Just came across this thread while searching for solutions to my problems with the county making it very difficult for me to build on my property in Joshua Tree. My biggest problem is water. They say I have to extend the 8" water main across my neighbor's property and then all the way across my 5 acres! They have stated that it would cost between $60,000 to $75,000 just to have water on my property!!! It's insane.
Anyway, I thought I would mention that the original poster on here was having trouble with the size limits for a structure. I recently learned that San Bernardino has changed the code and reduced the minimum size to 150sq ft!!! To allow for tiny house built in foundation. I built a tiny house on wheels and technically can't live in it on my property, lol. Oh the government. What would we do without them?