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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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New Edition Of IRC Appendix Q: 2021

New Edition Of IRC Appendix Q: 2021 The International Residential Code is a comprehensive, stand alone residential code that creates minimum regulations for one-and two family dwellings of three stories ...
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Tiny Home Financing

Tiny Home Financing Photo Credit: Compact Cottages Loans For Land For Tiny Homes: the US And Canada ADU Financing With Craft3: Serving Oregon and Washington  Liberty Bank Of Utah: Nationwide ...
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Must Have Books

Tiny House Decisions By Ethan Waldman Backdoor Revolution: The Definitive Guide to ADU Development by Kol Peterson Minimalist Living For A Maximum Life By Emily Gerde Micro Shelters  By Derek ...
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Illinois Tiny Home News

Illinois Tiny Home News Chicago may allow more granny flats amid affordability crisis Jan, 20, 2020 Chicago doesn’t love accessory dwelling units, but it may need them to help combat ...
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Appendix Q: State By State

Appendix Q: State By State Photo: American Tiny House This is a work in progress as more jurisdictions and states are added as they adopt Appendix Q List Of Municipality ...
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Appendix Q: The Back Story

Appendix Q: The Back Story Photo: Rafter B Tiny Homes The International Residential Code has a Big Vision for Tiny Houses February 1st, 2018 Appendix Q Tiny House is  the ...
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ICC Development Process

ICC Development Process Goal Of ICC Utilize a process open to all parties with safeguards to avoid domination by proprietary interests. ICC Governmental Consensus Process achieves this with the final ...
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Appendix Q: 2018 IRC

Appendix Q: 2018 Residential Code First Printing August 2017 Provisions Contained In This Appendix Are Not Mandatory Unless Specifically Referenced In The Adopting Reference It Is Up To Each Municipality ...
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Appendix Q: Tiny Houses On A Foundation

Appendix Q: 2018 Residential Code First Printing August 2017 Provisions Contained In This Appendix Are Not Mandatory Unless Specifically Referenced In The Adopting Reference It Is Up To Each Municipality ...
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Smithville, Texas Wants Public Comment On Tiny Homes

Call To Action : Should Smithville Adopt Appendix Q? Smithville, Texas- Has put out the call for public comment on tiny homes and are requesting interested parties to fill out ...
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Minnesota Tiny Home News

Minnesota Tiny Home News City Council Approves Zoning Changes To Make Building Tiny Homes Easier Oct. 29th, 2019 DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth City leaders are hoping to expand the use ...
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California Tiny House

Written By Janet Thome California Tiny House- Custom builder California Tiny House-Owned and operated  by father and son, Pat And Nick Mosley. They have additional  family members that bring  their ...
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