You've probably seen the wildly popular FYI Network show "Tiny House Nation," featuring families and people who build small homes anywhere from 150 to 400 square feet. It's part of a tiny house movement that is sweeping across the country. Many folks are looking for freedom of mobility, flexibility, and having a paid off home. They're bigger than the one in the picture, but  you get the idea!

However, the reality is, at least in Washington state, many communities and counties have certain zoning and building restrictions that can prohibit or hinder the building and locating of a tiny home.

According to KEPR-TV, legislators in Olympia are looking to pass bills that would ease some of those restrictions and allow for easier for them to be built.

One of the biggest hinderances is what's called minimum room size. Most building codes require a bedroom, bathroom, or other rooms to be a certain size, bigger than what's found in most tiny homes.

Rep. Brian Blake of Aberdeen, WA, who is pushing the legislation, says these rooms can be used safely in properly built tiny homes, and if his bill is successful in passing, it would reportedly go into effect in 2019.

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