It's probably because it's Monday and I'm grumpy at work, but my crabby claws are out.
Building codes are there for a reason, safety. circumventing them makes them feel like Robin Hood or Steven Seagal "Above The Law" or Judge Dred "I Am the law"
where's the safety?
when the strong hurricane winds pick up suddenly, and the tiny house is flying - with residents inside.
How about when a fire happens because of an electrical shortcut, or a stove/candle/match?
where's the emergency exit? will they burn inside?
How about smoke inhalation? where are the smoke detectors and the carbon monoxide sensors?
Does the place have proper ventilation when all the windows are closed on a cold night?
On the superficial side, the common problem is bathroom duty #2, then your clothes and your food and pillow will smell like yesterday's dinner gasses from the colon.
House on a trailer... not a novel concept, it's a toolshed from Home Depot.
All the miniature appliances have been around for a long time from the Japanese lifestyle as well as the live-aboard boats.
I'm trying really hard not to overlap on the homeless gypsy 'traveler' trailer lifestyle.
"has a composting toilet. There is no running water so the couple shower at the gym."
what they don't say is that after their neighbor goes to work, they sneak into his yard to wash up with his garden hose, and urinate in his yard. Compost toilet... right.
with small spaces, no storage space for a big wardrobe, so the few clothes they have must be washed very frequently. No Washer/dryer? wash in the sink or go to the laundromat twice a week? Most Americans do laundry once a week, with about 1 medium sized laundry basket per person per week.
just like jetski wave runners on a trailer bed, how do you prevent a stranger with a truck from stealing/towing your home away...?
I don't see where they will put the Billiards pool table.