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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 Hampshire Tiny Home News

New Hampshire Tiny Home News City considers easing restriction on in-law apartments to create more housing options Feb. 3rd, 2020 MANCHESTER, NH — Aldermen on Tuesday night will consider a ...
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Minneapolis Tiny Home News

Minneapolis Tiny Home News With no building experience and a sea of YouTube how-to videos at their fingertips, the Klaths spent a year and a half building their dream tiny ...
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Idaho Tiny Home News

Idaho Tiny Home News Moscow officials: Housing gaps won’t be easy to fill  Dec. 3rd, 2019 Understanding and solving housing gaps is something organizations and governments are trying to do ...
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Florida Tiny Home News

  Florida Tiny Home News New Sarasota startup eyes affordable housing option Dec. 23rd, 2019 A Sarasota company’s founder wants to modernize modular housing construction by repurposing shipping containers to ...
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Floyd Energy Fest In Virginia

Floyd Energy Fest July 13th, 2019 The Floyd Energy Fest is this Saturday, July 13th, 2019 in Floyd, Virginia from 9am to 4pm. "Join members of the area's Floyd Tiny ...
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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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