Can I go living in a Tiny House even in Italy?
Many people dream of being able to live in a Tiny House in the middle of nature and choose a sustainable and essential lifestyle. At Autosufficienza you have the opportunity to make your dream come true, at least for a few days, but above all, to experience this new concept of life first hand.
Since 2021 a pitch of our agricamping will host a beautiful wooden house on wheels, approved for the road just like a caravan and equipped with all comforts.
To find out more about our Tiny House click here.
What does Tiny House mean?
By the term Tiny House we mean a little house on wheels. Compared to a caravan, it differs in strength, energy saving, aesthetics, and usually, even in larger spaces. Since 2008, following the real estate crisis in the United States, the concept of Tiny House has developed strongly and has given way to a truly ecological and anti-materialist lifestyle.
How much does a Tiny House cost?
The price is extremely variable, like for a car, a caravan or a house.
If we are looking for a real Tiny House, that is a vehicle that we can move just like a caravan, at the time of writing this article, there is only one manufacturer in Italy, Simone Vecchiato (S.V. Mini House).
Each Tiny House by Simone is a unique and handcrafted piece. To give an indication, prices range from 50,000 euros upwards, depending on the set-up and size. The vehicle is supplied with approval, systems, furniture, bathroom, mattresses, fridge, etc. From the day of delivery it is fully habitable.
Tiny Houses in other European countries have similar costs. In Germany and France, prices range from 45,000 to 80,000 euros. Only Poland has prices that are around 35,000 euros, but the structures are built on trailers approved for the transport of things, not for residential use (it seems trivial, but in reality this is a fundamental question). Prices vary depending on the construction materials and also on the furnishing and structuring needs.
What permits do you need to live in a Tiny House?
Unfortunately the answer is: it depends. Each Italian municipality may have specific laws in this regard. The Tiny House, if approved and registered for road travel, is comparable to a caravan. In some municipalities, for example, there is a ban on placing caravans or mobile structures even on agricultural land. Other municipalities provide for the possibility of leaving the Tiny House on agricultural land for a maximum of 90 days, then it must be moved, even just a few meters, and then repositioned for another 90 days.
How to move a Tiny House?
Tiny Houses usually weigh between 30 and 35 quintals. For this you need a vehicle with a high towing capacity. Ideal in this sense are large American pick-ups.
There are few European cars with these towing capabilities: Mitsubishi Pajero, Ford Ranger, Land Rover Defender, Land Rover Range Rover, Jeep Grand Cherokee…
A BE license is required for the driver.
Where to buy a Tiny House in Italy?
To date, there is only one manufacturer in Italy that produces and sells approved Tiny Houses: Simone Vecchiato (S.V. Mini House).
Everything is assembled and handcrafted with care by Simone directly in the headquarters of Arcade (TV).
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