I know that zoning is an issue for a lot of folks, sometimes people buy land and, oopsy, it isn’t zoned for the goals the community has. I know that having a realtor can help with this problem, but my question is how often a varience (change in zoning) can be obtained.
There doesn’t seem to be a community in the two counties I want to live in that would fit us and our needs, and so I seek to find cofounders or join someone else’s group of cofounders. In my imaginings I’d like this future community to have a variety of housing options including single-family (on the smaller end), tiny houses, maybe modulars, maybe container houses, yurts, , and maybe a small multiple-unit dwelling, so folks have choices of how they want to live.
Is there a way in Oregon, or anywhere who has zoning rules, to have such a variety of housing options on one parcel of land (I’m thinking 10 acres-ish? Or would we have to buy multiple properties next to each other and have certain types of dwellings on different adjacent properties?
Not to mention the question of the commonhouse, someone told me that a commonhouse counts as a “barndaminium” which gets around zoning laws? But I don’t know how that works or if its true everywhere etc.
Any info is welcome