There’s good news for tiny Home enthusiasts in Port Townsend. In March 2023 the city of Port Townsend passed ordinance 3306 to remove barriers for creating new housing. Here are some of the relevant changes:
- Tiny Houses on Wheels (THOWS) can be used as ADUs. That’s right. You can park a tiny home on wheels on your property and use it as an accessory dwelling unity (ADU).
- Two ADUs are allowed per residence, whereas previously there was only one allowed.
- There are no parking requirements related to ADUs. This removes the cost of adding parking space from any project.
- Reduced setbacks.
- Increased lot coverage.
- Owner occupancy requirements were also removed in 2019. This means that the city is encouraging property owners to create ADU’s for renting.
For more information see this document from the City of Port Townsend Planning and Community Development department:
Mount Baker Tiny Homes specializes in small dwellings. We can make a tiny home on wheels, or we can make a factory built structure and place it on a foundation, as a permanent structure.
We build to the Washington State Building Code (IRC),
which supersedes and satisfies ANSI 119.5 (park models).
Interested in more information? Please contact us and we will be happy to research your specific lot and discuss your project.