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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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Tiny Topanga, a THIA Commercial Member

Tiny Topanga Joins THIA! Guess who joined us as a THIA commercial member? That's right- Tiny Topanga!  Here's why we're excited about this: they are a family-run company that builds ...
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Davis Tiny Homes, a THIA Commercial Member

We have exciting news! Davis Tiny Homes has joined THIA as a commercial member! And we couldn't be more excited to welcome them to the team  Davis Tiny Homes is ...
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Rulaco Tiny Homes, a THIA Commercial Member

Repeat after us: Rulaco Tiny Homes. After two decades of experience in custom remodeling and finish carpentry, this Ohio dream team smashed onto the tiny house scene! And wow, are ...
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Carriage Houses Northwest, a THIA Commercial Member

Talk about a company that is moving full steam ahead! If you haven't heard of Carriage Houses Northwest, you will definitely want to check them out. We are just a ...
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Canibuild, a THIA Commercial Member

So you want to put a tiny house on a piece of property. Excellent- but can you? Good question. If it's one you find yourself asking, there is now a ...
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Amerinote Xchange, a THIA Commercial Member

Are you ready for this? Amerinote Xchange has joined us as a THIA commercial member. Yup. The rumor is true. Amerinote Xchange is a San Francisco-based direct business and mortgage ...
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Timbercraft Tiny Homes, a THIA Commercial Member

Dormer windows, impressive tile work, and cabinetry that will make you swoon are all hallmarks of a Timbercraft Tiny Home! If we're honest, they make us feel a little star-struck, ...
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microLife Institute, a THIA Commercial Member

The microLife Institute is an Atlanta, Georgia-based non-profit dedicated to spreading the message that less is more. They do this by advocating for more inclusive zoning and educating their community ...
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Solar Engineering Technology, a THIA Commercial Member

Here at THIA, we are dedicated to partnering with companies working to build a better world. That's why we are so excited to welcome Solar Engineering Technology as our latest ...
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Cuvrr, a THIA Commercial Member

  If you haven't heard of Cuvrr (pronounced: cover) yet, let us be the first to introduce you to the insurance company that is changing the game! Cuvrr is a ...
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Tiny House Communities Delaware, a THIA Commercial Member

  Solving the housing crisis will require that we take action now. Tiny House Communities Delaware is one group dedicated to taking massive action, and here at THIA, we appreciate ...
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Digz 2 Go, a THIA Commercial Member

  Forget everything you think you know about prefabricated homes- Digz 2 Go just reinvented the game! This San Francisco-based company is putting a modern twist on factory-built homes, and ...
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