Tiny House Regulations New Hampshire

Last updated on February 7th, 2020 at 05:50 pm

A Bill has been introduced in the New Hampshire State Legislature to provide local governments with Guidance on approving Tiny Houses in the State. This is still an introduced Bill in their legislature and is not yet state law.  We will provide updates as they become available or you can contact Rep. Dave Testerman ( Bill Sponsor) at dave@sanbornhall.net



  • The state passed a law to allow accessory dwelling units (ADUs).
  • New Hampshire communities do not require ADUs to be occupied by the owner.
  • They do require the owner to live on site.
  • Outside of Coos County in the North Country, there are thirteen towns that do not have zoning laws:
    • Alexandria
    • Canaan
    • Ellsworth
    • Grafton
    • Haverhill
    • Orford
    • Rumney
    • Warren
    • Wentworth
    • Woodstock
    • Chatham
    • Tamworth
    • Lempster

In the midst of an affordable housing crisis, New Hampshire has seen great improvement with the legalization of ADUs. Tiny homes on wheels may have greater difficulty finding a place to park, but the general consensus is that it isn’t difficult in the majority of RV parks further north.

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