RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

Tiny Homes Take Big Legal Step

Thu Dec 29, 2016

If tiny houses are anything, they’re romantic. The image of a couple plopping their perfect mini-abode wherever they like, without a worry aside from finding tiny pillows to go on tiny couches, is adorable.

But there’s one small problem: Building and living in a tiny home is a legal nightmare when it comes to codes and zoning.

“The legal issues are indeed something that span across all 50 states, and other countries as well,” says Andrew Morrison of Tiny House Build.

We all like the idea of tiny houses, but practicality is very different from aesthetics. In order for compact, sustainable homes to really make a difference in the world, they have to be legitimate residences.

“Right now, some cities classify tiny houses as a secondary dwelling. Fresno, California, is the first city in the nation to allow tiny houses in backyards. Ojai, in Ventura, voted to allow tiny houses on wheels, but that hasn’t gone fully into effect yet. San Luis Obispo is working on an amendment,” Pat Mosley of California Tiny House says.

Additional Information: http://www.grindtv.com/culture/tiny-houses-take-big-legal-step/#PQtmDE1g7ta2cKeP.97