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Old 09-13-2016, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Hello. My fiance and I want to purchase a prefab shed that is about 14 x 24 ft and convert it into our full time home. We would get the plumbing and electricity done by a professional and be on the grid (city water, normal toilet etc). We want to purchase a small plot of land roughly an acre, but we're fine with less if the location is nice. It would be sitting on blocks as well. We want to make sure everything is done legally. Does anyone know of any good areas in Virginia where we could do this or have any suggestions / advice? We 100% want to do this!

Here's a video link from YouTube of a couple who did the same thing if you want to get an idea! https://youtu.be/Y-uKj_QrJyc
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Old 09-14-2016, 04:30 AM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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"Does anyone know of any good areas in Virginia where we could do this"....it could be almost anywhere.....depending on county building codes. What will you require for a location ? Employment ? Schools ? Hospitals ? A one acre lot will most likely not provide any agricultural zoning exemptions, you will be subject to normal county building codes....so once you find the right location, then contact the county for their specific regulations....their answers may dictate that you look for another option.

Good Luck
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Old 09-14-2016, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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They may not have the answers you'll need but having dealt with C of C over the years I'll wager they'll know who to contact for each area. This is the Chamber of Commerce for my county which you'll see, is a beautiful area. Just Google the web address for any area you might have interest in.

Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce
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Old 09-14-2016, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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We're both self employed so we wouldn't need a large area to grow food and such.
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