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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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Maryland Tiny Home News

Maryland Tiny Home News Tiny houses, huge opportunity: Baltimore’s Civic Works trains young adults in construction Sept. 10th, 2019 This tiny house is the latest addition to the nonprofit’s “Tiny ...
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Alabama Tiny Home News

Alabama Tiny Home News AHS class plans to sell newly built Tiny House Nov 18th, 2019 Auburn High School took on a life-size endeavor that usually requires a team of ...
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Vermont Tiny Home News

Vermont Tiny Home News Can tiny homes help solve a big problem? Jan. 14th, 2020 BARRE CITY, Vt. (WCAX) Solving the homeless problem is complex. It involves creative solutions from ...
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Arkansas Tiny Home News

Rogers City Planners Propose New Zoning for Tiny Homes Sept. 20th, 2019 Growing interest in tiny homes is spurring regional city planners in Northwest Arkansas to create new development codes ...
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Canada Tiny Home News

Canada Tiny Home News Homeless Veterans Move Into Village of Tiny Homes to Get Back on Their Feet Just in Time for Christmas Dec. 26th, 2019 A collaborative effort in ...
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Virginia Tiny Home News

Virginia Tiny Home News Virginia Update On Appendix Q: Dec. 16th, 2019 Public Meeting: The Board is scheduled to take action on the proposed regulations on December 16, this includes ...
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Global Tiny Home News

Global Tiny Home News MUJI Debuts Latest Minimal Tiny Home Dec. 13th, 2019 Japanese homegoods brand MUJI recently announced its latest architectural feat, a tiny home named Yō no Ie ...
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Kansas Tiny Home News

Kansas Tiny Home News Ness City Tiny House Project Greatly Impacting Small Schools Oct. 25th, 2019 NESS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Under the watchful eyes of their teachers, students drilled ...
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Missouri Tiny Home News

Missouri  Tiny Home News NEMO organization provides tiny homes for homeless Sept. 19th, 2019 Anabel, MO — A northeast Missouri organization is partnering with area churches to build tiny homes ...
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Wisconsin Tiny Home News

Wisconsin Tiny Home News Milwaukee Signs Off On Village Of Tiny Homes For Veterans Nov. 11th, 2019 The city of Milwaukee is one step closer to having a village of ...
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Montana Tiny Home News

Montana Tiny Home News The search for home: HRDC without land for tiny home village  Oct. 27th, 2019 More than two years after announcing plans to build Montana’s first tiny ...
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Maine Tiny Home News

Maine Tiny Home News From Tiny Homes Of Maine Facebook Jan. 31st, 2020 The hearing went well yesterday! Thank you if you were able to attend in person to give ...
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