Many people love the idea of living in these tiny houses because they are easy to move around. But if you want to get mail delivered to you, you need an address. You could put a mailbox on your property or even rent a post office box. However, when you’re moving around, it’s hard to know where to go to pick up your mail.
Some tiny homes do have addresses. This is because most people want to know where they live. Tiny houses may be built in different areas, but if you do not have an actual address, then there are many ways to get mail delivered to your tiny house. These include mail forwarding services and post office boxes.
Getting an address can be very difficult for a tiny house if it isn’t built to code. To obtain an address, you need to apply for a permit. This triggers many different things such as utility hookups, taxes, garbage collection, and the assignment of an address. If you’re not meeting the requirements, you probably don’t want to try to obtain an address. You might even end up getting fined or having your house condemned.
You can’t just put up a mailbox without being assigned an address by your local post office. However, there are ways around this if you’re willing to pay more money. Some people use private mailboxes or even hire someone to deliver mail on their behalf.
You can get packages delivered to your tiny house by using Google Maps. Just add your house number to your address. Then, you’ll be able to receive packages there. Also, if you go to Amazon, you can use their locker service to send packages to your tiny house. And finally, you can use USPS to deliver packages to your tiny house!
Can you live in a tiny house without an address? Yes, if you’re okay living off the grid. Hooking up via a mainhouse on the property is also fine. You may need to pay taxes somewhere, but other than that you can live without an address.
Mail forwarding services allow people who travel to get their mail forwarded to them. Many companies offer this service. They scan the mail and forward it to you. Some also let you specify what types of mail you want sent to you.
Mail forwarding services start at about $9 per month and go up to about $45 per month. These services are great ways to get your mail if your plans change frequently. You need to give them an address where you’ll be for about a week before you use this service. Once you find a new address, you tell them what address you’re moving to and they’ll send your mail to you.
Most people who live in a small space have a driveway or some other spot nearby where they can put a mailbox. You might choose to get an address plate mounted on your car if you’re worried about theft. And remember that you should use a lock when you’ve got your mailbox outside!
Mark is a contributor and author at FindTinyHouse.com. He loves exploring tiny houses and sharing his experiences and ideas. Mark lives in a tiny house himself and enjoys inspiring people to live simply.