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Old 03-22-2017, 08:32 PM   #1
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Skoolie on your own land

I just bought a half an acre of land that i was planning on converting a skoolie on. It is listed as 2 different lots so if they say i have to move it i think i can just drive it on the other lot. It is in a low density residential zoning. I was wondering if this can work and does anyone have subjections. Thank all of you and have a good day.

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Old 03-22-2017, 09:14 PM   #2
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Check with your local city zoning people. If it's illegal to park on one half of the lot it's likely to be illegal on the other half as well. Things tend to get very interesting when you ignore homeowner associations or local zoning boards.
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Old 03-22-2017, 09:34 PM   #3
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When I used to live in city limits, the city regarded anything that you lived in without a foundation a "mobile home" and restricted them to only specially zoned areas.

RV parked without occupants was fine (provided it didn't fall within some kind of nuisance category like being dilapidated or potentially housing rodents, which translated into neighbors not complaining).

Probably a lot depends on the size of city/town and how well funded their code enforcement/inspection department is.
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Old 03-22-2017, 10:53 PM   #4
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That sounds nice.

If you can put a shed on your property you should be able to house your bus in it if there are ever complaints. You'll still have to check with your local officials about the, probably, agricultural type shed. The shed can also have grid power. You wouldn't have to hook up a paddle weel in the creek for power.
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Old 03-30-2017, 10:52 PM   #5
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Build a 200 sq ft building or two. Many places don't require a building permit for such a small building.then pull your bus up next to it. build a good fence too! That's basically what I am doing.i have been living in a bus on a lot in southern Oregon for years.county officials don't come out here much though.
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Old 03-31-2017, 12:11 AM   #6
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I don't know where you are but here in Ontario. Even if it is your own land you can't live on wheels. (They should revise the law since more people like the tinny houses idea) you can't even park an rv in your driveway in some areas. If you are building you can get a special right and have time to live in your bus/rv...i
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Old 03-31-2017, 10:25 AM   #7
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I live in a somewhat rural area in Washington State. We are outside of city limits. The rule here is that you may stay in your RV on your own land for up to six months of the year. Reality is that they will not bother you unless someone complains.

I endeavor to be a good neighbor and not give anyone reason to complain. That has worked well for me.
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