Nashville's Codes Department decided that tiny houses on wheels do not qualify as dwellings and therefore cannot be slept in. As part of the city's ongoing battle against short-term rental properties, Codes issued a "cease and desist" order, mandating that all property on wheels be removed from Airbnb. (Music City Tiny House and many others were issued a similar order.)
As someone who has been an Airbnb host for a long time, and who has taken tremendous pride in offering my guests an excellent and matchless experience, this turn of events is disappointing to say the least. Long story short...
The Tiny House was handcrafted in East Nashville, Tennessee in 2015, and was utilized as a short-term rental on Airbnb from March, 2015 to December 2016.
Water: You can run a hose from any outdoor tap for water intake. As mine was located on the opposite side of the yard, a plumber accessed the pipes in the crawl space below my house, added a splitter, and ran an additional line of water out from under my house. We attached that to a heated hose which runs all the way to the water intake on the Tiny House. The tankless hot water heater utilizes a portable propane tank (the kind used in a gas grill). The Tiny House is not connected to sewer at all. The toilet is a waterless composting unit, and we simply utilized a grey water runoff pit for shower and urine.
Power: As I didn’t have an outdoor outlet receptacle in the spot the Tiny House sits, an electrician installed an electrical cable that runs to my house and is wired into my house’s electrical panel box (we then buried the cable). At present, the electrical cable is hardwired into a panel mounted on the exterior of the Tiny House. Upon sale, I can have an electrician install a plug in the Tiny House’s exterior electrical panel, with sufficient cable length so that the Tiny can be plugged directly into a standard RV outlet receptacle post, should the buyer prefer.
Sale Details: $57,250 (reduced from $64,500) for the tiny house, fully equipped to continue operating as a guest suite (with furnishings, multiple sets of linens, kitchen supplies, etc). Decking/steps included if desired, along with the heated water intake line. (Land/property NOT included. Buyer would relocate upon purchase.)
Note to anyone in the Nashville area: Codes regulations don’t allow anything on wheels to be rented on Airbnb within Davidson County.
There is also the option to purchase it with all branding, website, social media presences, and Airbnb rental history/reviews for $67,500 OBO. This is ideal for anyone interested in taking over the well-established social media and Airbnb accounts for the development of your own business venture. (Social media handles and Airbnb listing name could all be changed.) This would include:
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