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ICC Announces International Tiny House Provisions

By Alexis Stephens | September 12, 2022

Breaking news! The International Code Council (ICC), in collaboration with the Tiny Home Industry Association (THIA), Modular Building Institute (MBI), and the Modular Home Builders Association (MHBA), announces the release of the 2021 International Tiny House Provisions (ITHP). Soon this new innovative resource will provide code officials and tiny home builders easy access to all the applicable codes …

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Amazing Tiny House Zoning Approved in Placer County, CA

By Alexis Stephens | June 17, 2022

Movable Tiny House Zoning Approved for 3 Uses! The good news for acceptance of tiny homes keeps coming!  Dan Fitzpatrick, President of the Tiny Home Industry Association, has been working with Placer County, California for the past three years to have them accept movable tiny homes as ADUs. This week, the Board of Supervisors approved …

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Tiny Homes at 2022 Innovative Housing Showcase

By Alexis Stephens | June 15, 2022

THIA Goes to DC for Innovative Housing Showcase Once again, tiny homes made an appearance at the National Mall in Washington DC for the 2022 Innovative Housing Showcase. At this three-day event, open to the public, new building technologies and housing solutions were featured that make housing more innovative, resilient, and affordable for American families. …

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Movable Tiny Homes May Be Built in Compliance with the International Residential Code

By Alexis Stephens | May 26, 2022

Build a Tiny House on Wheels to Residential Standards! The International Code Council (ICC), in collaboration with the Tiny Home Industry Association (THIA), has published An Advisory on Tiny House Model Legislation containing simple language that can be embedded into laws for the adoption of residential building codes that permit a Movable Tiny House (MTH) …

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THIA Helps Historic Colorado Tiny Home State Law Pass

By Alexis Stephens | May 17, 2022

Excellent work by THIA’s Dan Fitzpatrick & Byron Fears guiding this historic Colorado Tiny Home State Law! Today was a historic day for the state of Colorado and the Tiny Home Industry Association (THIA), marked by the signing of HB22-1242, a bill to regulate the sale and manufacturing of movable tiny homes. The Bill recognizes our …

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Offsite Construction Alliance & Tiny Homes

By Alexis Stephens | May 14, 2022

Offsite Construction One Tiny Home Standards Pathway The Offsite Construction Alliance recently launched to offer in-depth education about all aspects of offsite construction. Importantly, the Offsite Construction Expo created it by partnering with companies from across the industry. THIA is honored to be a partner! Offsite Construction Expo (OSCE) offers focused presentations on the abilities …

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City of Boise Tiny House Pilot Project

By Alexis Stephens | February 11, 2022

Apply to Run Boise’s Tiny House Pilot Project Boise is moving forward with two cutting-edge initiatives for foundation-based accessory dwelling units and movable tiny homes. The Tiny Home Industry Association (THIA) has advised the City of Boise on implementation details for the tiny house pilot project, including multiple placement scenarios. Additionally, THIA will be a …

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UPDATE: Oakland’s Groundbreaking Tiny House Ordinance Approved!

By THIA Contributor | November 17, 2021

Oakland approves cutting-edge tiny house regulations! WOW!!  The City of Oakland, California is now tiny home friendly. The Mayor and City Council yesterday approved a sweeping set of ordinances that permit movable tiny homes as not only accessory dwelling units (ADUs), but also as units that can be placed on a city lot by itself …

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Maine Passes 2nd State Law for Movable Tiny Houses

By Alexis Stephens | August 20, 2021

Groundbreaking news: Maine passes second state law for movable tiny houses! Governor Mills signed the trailblazing State Bill LD1530 into law on June 16, 2021-the second state law for tiny houses. In summary, it gives municipalities permission to allow people to live in tiny homes as primary or accessory dwellings. This law puts MTHs on …

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British Columbia Tiny Homes Report to Aid Regulation Change

By THIA Contributor | June 18, 2021

The BC Housing Research Centre released a long-awaited study on tiny homes. Inside it includes interviews with experts related to the tiny house industry and analyzes opportunities to regulate and support the construction of single tiny houses and villages. It features THIA President Dan Fitzpatrick and THIA Members, including Tiny Healthy Homes Owner/Builder, Ben Garratt. …

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THIA Welcomes Tiny Dream Homes!

Have you met Tiny Dream Homes? Because if you haven’t, we’d love to introduce you. Tiny Dream Homes just became our latest THIA commercial member, and we’re excited to welcome ...
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THIA Welcomes Interscapes Architectural Woodwork!

Interscapes Architectural Woodwork is a company that produces and installs cabinets, reception desks, wall panels, and countertops throughout the Midwest. They also just became a THIA commercial member! Please join ...
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THIA Welcomes Concept Builders of Charleston!

Concept Builders of Charleston is a family-owned general contracting firm located in beautiful South Carolina. They also just signed on as THIA commercial members! Please join us in welcoming them ...
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THIA Welcomes Azure Printed Homes!

If you close your eyes and picture a ‘home of the future’, that’s what an Azure tiny house looks like! And if you have 100,000 plastic bottles on hand, Azure ...
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THIA Welcomes BiGBLiSS Tiny Homes!

Custom tiny home builders can be tough to come by— especially those with experience!  That’s why our team at THIA is so excited to introduce you to Traci. Traci is ...
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THIA Welcomes Tiny House Basics

A foundation is the most important part of any home, and that doesn’t change just because your tiny home foundation is a trailer. Tiny House Basics is a tiny home-specific ...
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THIA Welcomes 14 Acre Designs and Furniture!

If you feel drawn to the tiny home movement, chances are, you’re looking for a home with a bit of magic.  Fortunately, our latest THIA commercial member, 14 Acre Designs ...
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THIA Welcomes WaterPlantir!

You know it's easier to legally park a tiny home on rural land, but there’s just one problem: many rural properties don’t have utilities. Luckily, our friends at WaterPlantir have ...
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THIA Welcomes the National Fire Sprinkler Association!

Tiny homes are a relatively new type of structure, so as the tiny home industry develops, we must remember safety first!   Here at THIA, we are happy to report ...
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THIA Welcomes Byrd Houses!

Let’s start with the name Byrd Houses. Have you ever heard of a cuter name for a tiny house building company?! Byrd Houses is just gearing up to go into ...
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THIA Welcomes Shed Windows and More!

Calling all DIY tiny home builders! Who needs shed windows, shed doors, shed accessories, or a cute chicken coop to complete your tiny home vision? If that sounds like you, ...
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THIA Welcomes Casarella Tiny Dreams Builders!

Back in 2009, Nestor Gonzolo founded “Casarella” in Buenos Aries, Argentina, a home building company specializing in steel construction. Then, in 2018, he became the country’s first tiny home builder!  ...
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