For those architects and city code experts out there, we at D+R have a few shackitecture related questions.
- We have heard that it is against code and illegal to utilize used lumber. Is this a fallacy? Does that restriction only apply to structural wood?
- Does a building under 100 square feet require a permit?
- What would keep an individual from building 2-3 100 square foot shacks?
- Are there restrictions on what can be in a 100 square foot shack, like no bathroom?
- Mobile homes are exempt from building codes, correct? As such, could you buy a mobile home and strip it to a skeleton and use this as a basis for building a code-free shackitecture project?
However, as an individual who has been through the process, I can tell you it is very arbitrary and completely dependent on the individual inspector's predilections and quirks, which sometime slip into malicious power wielding. Don't believe me? Wait until you have an inspector measure the height of the handicap restroom sign to the ground and declare it an inch too low.
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What is shackitecture? Buildings of modest size and grand ambitions.