Frequently Asked Questions

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The people of Raleigh had fought for several years to legally be allowed to live in tiny homes. Before recent changes, only additional dwelling units, or ADUs, were permitted. ADUs are tiny homes that are on the property of a full-sized existing home.
In December of 2021, citizens of Raleigh, NC finally won the ongoing battle to place these constructions when the City Council approved tiny homes after a unanimous vote. These changes allow for citizens to use tiny homes for full-time living arrangements and went into effect in the spring of 2022.


Tiny homes are required to meet North Carolina Residential Code Regulations. These laws were developed to ensure that each tiny house provides a safe habitable living environment.
Tiny House Laws Include:

  • Tiny homes are not permitted to be on wheels and must be built on a foundation.
  • All plumbing must be connected to an approved disposal source.
  • Each tiny home is required to have at least one room with a minimum of 120 sq of living space.
  • All rooms must be at least 7 ft in any horizontal dimension and possess a minimum of 70 sq ft of floor area. The kitchen is exempt from this stipulation.
  • Every tiny home must have a kitchen, sink, shower, and toilet facilities.
  • Tiny homes must meet heating and energy conservation requirements.

There must also be a minimum of one habitable space in every tiny home. The definition of habitable means that the space can accommodate living, sleeping, and eating.


A backyard studio is a tiny home that is dedicated to a specific hobby, practice, or other special interest. Many professionals and art enthusiasts develop a tiny home to use as their backyard studio space, including dancers, painters, designers, and other skilled individuals.
This space is detached from the rest of the home and allows individuals to fully immerse themselves and explore their creative energy in a private setting. Click on the following links to learn more about creating a modern home art studio, backyard office studio, or backyard dance studio.


A backyard office is the most efficient and practical way to work from home in our modern remote business climate. Tiny homes are ideal for developing private home offices that allow professionals to work without distractions from inside the home. Click here to read more about the benefits of investing in a customized backyard office.


Boss Rooms are a great way to create a personalized, affordable, and private space for a man cave or she-shed. Choosing the right-sized shed will depend on the number of accommodations and intended use of your man cave/she shed.
Boss Rooms allows their clients to develop their own customized man cave/she shed tiny homes with features, including kitchenettes and ½ or full-sized bathrooms.

The cost to build a Boss Room currently ranges around 75k-100k depending on the features that are selected.  For us to provide an exact price, we’ll need to do an in-person site visit of your property.

Don’t worry if you don’t have the cash ready now. It’s possible to finance your Boss Room and pay under $500/month. We’d be happy to discuss these options.

Yes!  We work closely with a number of lenders, banks, and credit unions.  The ideal loan type will depend upon your individual financial needs and goals.  For more information see our Financing page.


Each HOA typically has their own rules and regulations about building additional structures in your yard.  One great thing about Boss Rooms is that we offer Modern and Traditional exterior options so that we can align the elevation of your space with what is required by the HOA.  We’re happy to connect with your HOA to help determine what they’ll allow and adjust the plans accordingly.

Built Like a Boss

Big on style and function, the Boss Rooms are customizable to match your home, personality, and suit your lifestyle. For whatever your lifestyle needs, Boss Rooms can deliver: a home office, a school room, a dance studio, guest suite, AirBnB, art studio, home gym and more.


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