Happy Couple Seeks Iowa City Location for Tiny House

My name is Michelle and I just moved to Iowa City a couple weeks ago from Buffalo, NY.

My girlfriend and I are going to be building a tiny home for ourselves and have the tentative plans of having the home ready to move in by the end of August, 2016. We’re having the shell built by a company and then will work on the interior throughout the summer.

Now, we have floor plans, financial plans, living plans but what we don’t have is space or land or any idea where our home will go (kind of important).

I’m reaching out to you to see if you can help us with what our options are here in Iowa City and perhaps educate us on the zoning laws here and what we would need to do to be on either our own property or someone else’s property.

Thank you in advance for your help. Also, if there is a mailing list for events that pertain to tiny house living in, around or near Iowa City, please add me to it.

Thanks again and I look forward to hearing from you!

Here’s the link to the ad I posted on Craigslist:


I posted the same ad in a couple different forums.


Re-Post of CraigsList Ad


I am 42 year old professional female who has just recently moved to Iowa City to be closer to my girlfriend.

We are currently in the process of building a tiny home (Will be on an 8′ x 26′ trailer, approximately 14′ from ground to top of roof) I’ll include pictures of what it will potentially look like.

PICTURES WON’T BE OF ACTUAL HOUSE. (see listing for photos)

The plan is to have it completed and ready to move in by August of 2016. It will be a mostly off grid structure, meaning we will be using solar power and have a water tank system with no need for septic (Composting toilet)

Our hopes are to find someone who lives in or very near to Iowa City that has a spot of land where we can park our home and live in for the next year or so. In exchange we would offer a monthly rental fee for the space.

We are a very environmentally conscious couple looking to give back more than what we take from our beautiful planet. Living a sustainable lifestyle is very important to us. We also have a small dog. Very well trained and quiet.

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please contact us and we’d love to discuss the opportunity further with you.

Thank you for your time.




2 thoughts on “Happy Couple Seeks Iowa City Location for Tiny House

    1. Thanks, Joy! For those unfamiliar with your company, I’ll post this description from your website: “Premier Portable Buildings is a family owned business that continues to strive for excellence. Being in the portable building industry for over 16 years and incorporating skilled Mennonite craftsmanship into each of our products, we take great pride in our work and proud to say, “Made in the USA”. We have been helping customers with solutions to all of their storage needs with completely customized backyard sheds, portable garages, utility buildings, lofted barns and cabins. We construct an attractive, affordable, high quality, hand-crafted, and long-lasting building the old fashioned way!”


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