Tiny House Regulations Mississippi

  • There are currently no laws in place that govern tiny houses.
  • Tiny house builders in Mississippi can construct any size tiny, but they usually range between 100 and 900 square feet.
  • Tiny houses were used as emergency shelters after Hurricane Katrina. Since then, it doesn’t appear that local governments have taken on tiny houses as permanent housing. There are a number of companies that sell tiny houses in hopes that the trend will spread and they’ll become more widely accepted.
  • It does appear that Shed to House Conversions are becoming popular in Mississippi.
  • After Hurricane Katrina, tiny homes were used in communities across the state as a type of emergency shelter, but the use of these structures as permanent residences has not been addressed in many cities. The state has also not officially recognized tiny homes by defining building codes or zoning rules for them. There is an increasing number of tiny home builders serving Mississippi, however, and these builders are raising awareness about tiny home benefits. In areas where tiny homes are accepted, the typical size spans between 100 square feet and 900 square feet. Some of the communities that are more open to the idea of tiny homes are Southaven, Jackson, Vicksburg, Biloxi, Meridian, Hattiesburg, Meridian, Gulfport and Tupelo.