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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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Oklahoma Tiny Home News

Oklahoma Tiny Home News Community of tiny homes awarded $1.3M for expansion Dec. 13th, 2019 OKLAHOMA CITY – A community of tiny homes serving young people at risk for homelessness ...
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HUD News

Manufactured Home Procedural and Enforcement Regulations  Clarifying the Exemption for Manufacture of Recreational Vehicles Summary Effective Date January 19th, 2019 This rulemaking revises the exemption for the manufacture of recreational ...
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Michigan Tiny Home News

Michigan Tiny Home News Polish League of American Veterans looking to alternate sites for tiny village in Lorain County August 29th, 2019 The Polish League of American Veterans still is ...
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Upcoming Tiny Home Festivals

Open Roads A Van's Life Festival July 11- July 14th, 2019 Jug Mountain Ranch in McCall, Idaho. Brought to you by Kristen Bor, van lifer and founder of the adventure ...
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New York Tiny Home News

New York Tiny Home News Photo Stone Canyon Upstate Tiny Homes Yes, in my backyard: Easthampton startup builds its first mini home  Dec. 15th, 2019 Building a tiny backyard home ...
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Tiny Homes In Mobile Home Parks

Rocky Mountain Home Association, Western States Summit   Cheyene Mountain Resort, Colorado Springs Byron Fears, owner of SimBLISSity Tiny Homes and our Director Of Communications for THIA attended the Summit. ...
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Oregon Legislation For The RV Industry

Last week, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law a bill that eliminates the Department of Consumer and Business Services from regulating RVs. Oregon Duplicative Compliance Seal Eliminated With the ...
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Tiny Homes In Lyons, Colorado

Tiny Homes In Lyons, Colorado   Tiny Homes Are Legal In Lyons, Colorado The journey to legalize tiny homes on wheels  in Lyons, Colorado was a three year journey.  We  ...
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Oregon Tiny Home News

Oregon Tiny Home News Portland Wants Residents To Let Homeless Live In Backyards Dec. 14th, 2019 Would YOU let a homeless person live in your backyard? Portland offers residents free ...
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Tiny Home Industry Association

Tiny Home Industry Association- Online Relaunch The Tiny Home Industry Association ( THIA ) has been working behind the scenes and is establishing a new board of directors.  Stay tuned ...
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Texas Tiny Home News

Texas Tiny Home News   Tough Market for Affordable Housing Shouldn’t Mean We Give Up On It Dec. 5th, 2019 The best opportunity to expand the affordable inventory without turning ...
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New Jersey Tiny Home News

New Jersey Tiny Home News Tiny houses in Rochester in big demand. Take a peek inside this one Dec. 12th, 2019 A tiny house sits on Frost Avenue on the edge ...
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