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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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Groundbreaking Regulations: Tiny Houses and RVs Allowed as Housing in Portland

By THIA Contributor | April 29, 2021

Tiny Home Industry Association Members, along with numerous local supporters, played an important advocacy role in support of the City of Portland, Oregon’s new groundbreaking regulations to provide accessible, safe, and low-barrier shelter and housing for more residents. This multi-faceted initiative makes way for movable tiny houses and RVs on private property with exceptionally minimal …

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Extensive Tiny House Ordinance Proposed in Santa Cruz County, CA

By THIA Contributor | January 28, 2021

Fantastic news from Santa Cruz County, California! The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors, on a 5-0 vote yesterday, directed staff to bring back ordinances that will legalize movable tiny homes as: ADUs (accessory dwelling units) Single-Family Lots Tiny Home Villages/Planned Unit Developments (PUDs) THIA President Dan Fitzpatrick has been working closely with newly elected …

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Movable Tiny Houses Approved In Great Barrington, MA

By THIA Contributor | September 19, 2020

THIA member Bethany Blackburn, Davis Tiny Homes co-founder, attended the Great Barrington town meeting on Sept 15, 2020 and she gave THIA a report on the newly approved movable tiny house zoning: Tiny House History In The Making! “Wow! Oh wow! I was so thrilled to have witnessed “history in the making” at last night’s …

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Firefly Tiny Homes, a THIA Commercial Member

THIA Welcomes Firefly Tiny Homes! Here at THIA, we love builders who practice the tiny house lifestyle. And that's why we couldn't be prouder to welcome Firefly Tiny Homes to ...
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San Jose Conservation Corps + Charter School, a THIA Commercial Member

"Building Futures" Here at THIA, we understand that solving the housing crisis will require a multi-faceted solution. We need everyone on board. This is why we couldn't be more excited ...
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Maryland Tiny House Coalition, a THIA Commercial Member

Maryland Tiny House Coalition Joins THIA! Here at THIA, we strongly admire citizens who take matters into their own hands. That's why we couldn't be more proud to welcome The ...
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THIA Helps Historic Colorado Tiny Home State Law Pass

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 ...
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Namastay Hideaway, a THIA Commercial Member

"Namastay with Us" Yes, but where do you PARK a tiny home??!  Well, you can officially stop panicking because NamaStay Hideaway has got you covered! Seriously, we couldn't be more ...
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Offsite Construction Alliance & Tiny Homes

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 ...
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Hideaway Glen, a THIA Commercial Member

Hideaway Glen Joins THIA! t sounds mythical, but deep in Texas, there is a pocket of land that is lush and green. Tucked into its folds, you'll find a small ...
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Tiny House Building Company, a THIA Commercial Member

Tiny House Building Company Joins THIA! After more than twenty years of building and renovating traditional homes, class A licensed contractor, Kristopher Angstadt, broke onto the tiny house building scene. ...
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Habitat for Humanity ReStore, a THIA Commercial Member

Welcome to THIA! Here at THIA, we typically deal with tiny houses. However, when a big name like Habitat for Humanity ReStore wants to join forces, we are all over ...
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My Tiny House Builder, a THIA Commercial Member

Guess who just joined us as a THIA commercial member?  My Tiny House Builder!  Living the Tiny Dream Here at THIA, we are particularly excited to welcome this company to ...
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Cornerstone Tiny Homes, a THIA Commercial Member

Cornerstone Tiny Homes Joins THIA! To say that Brett and Kim Hiltbrand are experienced builders is a little bit of an understatement! The two of them pour decades of experience ...
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Korallus Tiny Homes, a THIA Commercial Member

Korallus Tiny Homes Joins THIA If you are interested in a custom design that considers your budget, Korallus Tiny Homes is the builder for you! This Durango, Colorado tiny house ...
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