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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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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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Southern Coast Supply, a THIA Commercial Member

Southern coast supply joins thia! Disasters can happen in the blink of an eye, so it's essential to be prepared. But how do you plan for resources when you don't ...
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Rebuilding Green, a THIA Commercial Member

rebuilding green joins thia! What do you mean there's a non-profit that helps youth, seniors, working families, and veterans find affordable housing in a way that's socially and environmentally responsible??! ...
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Wilding Woodworks Tiny Homes, a THIA Commercial Member

Wilding Woodworks Tiny Homes joins thia! Your tiny home is the beginning of your new life, so it's important that it be constructed with care and purpose. That's exactly what ...
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Planning for Sustainable Communities, a THIA Commercial Member

planning for sustainable communities joins thia! Do you have a passion for sustainability? Do you want to create new systems that bring housing, food, and transportation to your community? If ...
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Mission at the Eastward, a THIA Commercial Member

mission at the eastward joins thia! The tiny home movement is built around lifting each other up. So you can imagine how thrilled we are to announce that Mission at ...
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Central Coast Tiny Homes, a THIA Commercial Member

thia welcomes coast tiny homes!  Here at THIA, we are excited to welcome Central Coast Tiny Homes to the team as our latest commercial member! So what are they known ...
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Bonton Farms, a THIA Commercial Member

THIA welcomes bonton farms! Bonton is a neighborhood in Dallas, Texas, that has historically been severely underserved. Systemic racial injustice has caused 48% of residents to live below the poverty ...
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Hermosa Orchards Village, a THIA Commercial Member

THIA Welcomes Hermosa Orchards Village! What's that? You're looking for tiny home parking? Perfect. In that case, allow us to introduce you to Hermosa Orchards Village- our latest commercial member!  ...
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Benton Custom Home Furnishings, a THIA Commercial Member

THIA Welcomes benton Custom home furnishings! If you want it, Benton Custom Home Furnishings can build it- let's just say that! So if you were looking for a tiny home, ...
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121 Tiny Homes, a THIA Commercial Member

121 Tiny Homes Joins THIA! There are tiny home builders who are just okay, and then there are the ones who truly get it. 121 Tiny Homes is one of ...
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AU&A Inc., a THIA Commercial Member

THIA Welcomes AU&A Inc.! So you want to build something great. Or maybe have something great built for you. Wouldn't it be helpful to have a one-stop-shop of building professionals ...
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Tiny Living NC, a THIA Commercial Member

THIA Welcomes Tiny Living NC Don't you love it when a group of like-minded individuals band together to save the world? So do we! Tiny Living NC (North Carolina) is ...
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