Areas With Few or No Codes: Ozark Plateau

We’ve had a lively discussion for years here on our Natural Building Blog about the best places to live with few or no building codes that make it easy to build a home out of low cost natural materials and … Continue reading →

Best Places to Live: Scenic Byways

As a young man, I traveled across Nebraska on Highway 20 that parallels the main east-west interstate across the state. It’s very beautiful country. The scenic byway was far more interesting than the interstate which I had traveled many times … Continue reading →

CodeNEXT: Nightmare Agenda 21 Building Codes of the Future

This is a new building code system that city planners are trying to implement in Austin, TX. “CodeNEXT is a plan is to effectively do away with old fashioned things like neighborhood zoning and building use restrictions. Those are too … Continue reading →

How We’re Living In Our Tiny Home LEGALLY

Derek from Life Inside a Box channel explains how he and Hannah live legally in their tiny home in Cochise county, Arizona. Note how building codes vary from county to county and what they’re doing is not legal everywhere, so … Continue reading →

Few or No Building Codes in Rockcastle County, Kentucky

“Just wanted to chime in that we (Joana, Michael & Loren) are building in Rockcastle County, Kentucky and there are no building codes or regulations. We asked at the courthouse where the building regulations department was when we were thinking … Continue reading →

Lenient Building Codes in Upstate NY

Great news for natural builders and homesteaders in New York — from Bill, one of our readers. Is it just me or does there seem to be a growing number of areas with more reasonable building requirements? … Continue reading →