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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 commercial member Incredible Tiny Homes!

Even if you don't know it, you've probably seen one of Incredible Tiny Homes' tiny houses before. And if you haven't, allow us to introduce you because Incredible Tiny Homes ...
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THIA Welcomes commercial member Cahaba Tiny Homes!

Here at THIA, we know you're excited to get going on your tiny home journey. But before you can buy a tiny home, you have to choose a tiny home ...
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THIA Welcomes Commerical member Out of the Box Properties!

So you want to buy a tiny house. Or maybe you are interested in shipping container homes. But wait- are those better than skoolies or a converted sugar silo?? If ...
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THIA Welcomes Commercial member Universal Storage Containers!

Suppose you have a business that requires shipping. You’ll need some high-quality storage containers, won’t you?  We thought so! In that case, meet our latest THIA commercial member, Universal Storage ...
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THIA Welcomes Commerical member Simpson Strong-Tie!

Are you a tiny house builder? Or do you plan to build a DIY tiny house? If so, you’ll need materials and some things to hold them together!  Fortunately, Simpson ...
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THIA Welcomes Commercial member Ekodome!

Did you mention you love glamping? Do you dream of building a glamping site of your own? Because Ekodome, our latest THIA commercial member, could probably help you out with ...
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THIA Welcomes Commercial Member Handcrafted Movement!

Oh, sorry, did you catch us with our mouths hanging open? Whoops. But honestly, you’re about to have the same reaction when you meet our latest THIA commercial member.  Handcrafted ...
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Learn about innovative tiny house building standards and the elusive single-lot zoning for tiny homes. See two THIA Members-Only webinars below to learn more. Building Standards Webinar on the new ...
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THIA Welcomes Non-profit member, Tiny House Communities Delaware!

Do you live in Delaware? Do you love tiny houses? Perfect, because our latest THIA commercial member, Tiny House Communities Delaware, would love to have you on board! Tiny House ...
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THIA Welcomes Teacup Tiny Homes!

Yesssssss! Sorry, that was us having a bit of a fan freak out because, guess what?! Teacup Tiny Homes just joined us as a THIA commercial member! Like, THE Teacup ...
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THIA Welcomes Western Colorado Tiny House!

You know those tiny homes you’ve fallen in love with on Instagram? The ones with the cedar siding and black metal exteriors? Yeah, those. Now add a downstairs bedroom and ...
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THIA Welcomes Clever Tiny Homes!

Do you want a luxury tiny home built by a team who cares? Have you wished there were tiny houses for sale that cost less than 55k?  If so, meet ...
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