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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 Freedom Tiny Homes!

Simple, sleek, and modern- does that sound like you? If so, you have to meet our latest THIA commercial member, Freedom Tiny Homes!  Freedom Tiny Homes is a tiny home ...
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THIA Welcomes MS Tiny Homes!

How would you like a custom tiny home built by a woman-owned company? If that sounds good to you, we can’t wait to introduce you to our latest THIA commercial ...
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THIA Welcomes The Tiny House Advisor!

Finances are one of the main reasons people go tiny, which is why we’re having a total fan meltdown about our latest THIA commercial member, Laura Lynch, The Tiny Home ...
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THIA Welcomes Pacific Builders Crew Inc.!

If you agree it’s time to reinvent the world, you have to meet the team at Pacific Builders Crew Inc.! We are thrilled to welcome them to the THIA family ...
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THIA Welcomes Habitat28!

Picture this: an uber-modern tiny home that will make you feel like you’re living in the year 2050.  If you grew up watching The Jetsons, the futuristic tiny homes by ...
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THIA Welcomes Commercial member Craftsman Tiny Homes!

It’s a good day here at the Tiny Home Industry Association! Why?   Because the team at Craftsman Tiny Homes has just joined us as a THIA commercial member! So ...
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THIA Welcomes commercial member The Tiny House Concierge

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a tiny house help desk where you could direct all your tiny house questions?  Good news. There is! Please join us in welcoming ...
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THIA Welcomes Zero Damage!

Do you have plans to build a DIY tiny house? Or do you own a tiny home building company that is just getting started? Either way, you have to meet ...
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THIA Welcomes Real Results Realty!

With an aging population and housing prices at an all-time high, many seniors face housing anxiety. Fortunately, Real Results Realty was created to help seniors understand their options and get ...
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THIA Welcomes Naples Kitchen Cabinets!

Storage is one of the main concerns in a tiny house build, and nothing creates storage quite like high-quality kitchen cabinets! So if you plan to build a tiny home ...
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THIA Welcomes Commercial member Next Step Development Corp!

Tiny homes have so many purposes, but perhaps one of the most important uses of a tiny home is to provide shelter for the unhoused.  Our latest THIA commercial member, ...
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THIA Welcomes Commercial member Atom Modular!

Looking for a luxury micro-home? How about a swanky backyard ADU? Maybe one that comes with a prepper escape-trailer to protect you from hurricanes or Coachella festivities?  There’s no other ...
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