Is house hacking legal in Colorado?

Updated: Mar 17, 2021

House hacking is the best way to get started in real estate. Especially in hot markets like Denver and Colorado Springs where we work. It's simple. You live for free. You save money. You buy the next quickly. Bam! You've got a small real estate portfolio.

But let's take a step back: Is house hacking legal in Colorado? There are two questions inside that one question: What are the laws around renting by the room? And how long do I have to live in the property before buying my next Colorado house hacking home? Let's tackle these questions one by one.

What are the city laws on house hacking or renting by the room?

First, a housekeeping disclaimer. We're not lawyers, and this isn't legal advice. But this is what we read from following these issues.

House hacking laws vary from city to city. Denver's are different than Colorado Springs, which are different from Golden's or Aurora's, etc. Most cities limit the number of unrelated adults that can live together. And there is a sp