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ICC Announces International Tiny House Provisions

By Alexis Stephens | September 12, 2022

Breaking news! The International Code Council (ICC), in collaboration with the Tiny Home Industry Association (THIA), Modular Building Institute (MBI), and the Modular Home Builders Association (MHBA), announces the release of the 2021 International Tiny House Provisions (ITHP). Soon this new innovative resource will provide code officials and tiny home builders easy access to all the applicable codes …

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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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Our Tiny Home On Wheels Is A Legal Dwelling!

Zone Approval With Buckingham County, Virginia Guest Post: Melanie Copeland So we are officially legal! We are homeowners and legal land owners in the great state of Virginia. Did you ...
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ADU Financing: Craft3

Finance Your Attached Or Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit ( ADU ) Written By Janet Thome Craft3- a regional nonprofit CDFI that makes loans to strengthen the economic, ecological and family ...
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Cheney Creek Tiny Homes Approved In Routt County

Milner, Colorado's  First Tiny Home Community Cheney Creek Tiny Home Development was approved by the Routt Board Of Commissioners Sept. 24th, 2019 and will be the first tiny home community ...
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Sprout Preferred Builder: Tiny Homes At River Run

 Tiny Homes At River Run Colorado Tiny Home Community Tiny Homes At River Run is a  beautiful, fully-planned and managed tiny home community in Colorado. It is  conveniently located just ...
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Connecticut Is Considering Adopting Appendix Q

Connecticut Has Announced Their Intent To Adopt The 2018 IRC Editions Written By Janet Thome The State Building Inspector, State Fire Marshal and the Codes and Standards Committee announce intent to adopt ...
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The Cottages On Vaughan: Clarkston, Georgia

First Of It's Kind Tiny Home Community Written By Janet Thome The Cottages on Vaughan broke ground this week and will be the first of its kind in Clarkston, GA. ...
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Hot Tiny Homes News For Denver

Appendix Q In Progress:  Denver, Colorado Written By Janet Thome Denver, Colorado is in in their building code cycle change to include the 2018 IRC and  Appendix Q Tiny Houses ...
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Connecticut Tiny Home News

Connecticut Tiny Home News The Tiny Home Trend Gaining Momentum in Connecticut Dec. 3rd, 2019 Could you live in a home that's only 400 square feet? Do you really need a ...
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Alaska Tiny Home News

Alaska Tiny Home News Sitka Mulls Joining Tiny House Movement Dec. 21st, 2019 SITKA, Alaska (AP) — Sitka is considering getting into the tiny home movement. The Daily Sitka Sentinel ...
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Jurisdictions Allowing Movable Tiny Homes

We Are Making Progress For Movable Tiny Homes Written By Janet Thome Appendix Q for tiny homes on a foundation is becoming widely accepted and welcomed by jurisdictions that benefit ...
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HBAM And ICC Publish 2018 Select IRC Options With MRC

''2018 Select IRC Options For Use With The Michigan Residential Code'' Written By Janet Thome The Home Builders Association of Michigan (HBAM) and the International Code Council (ICC) have joined ...
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Pennsylvania Tiny Home News

Pennsylvania Tiny Home News Students Build Tiny House for Veteran Nonprofit Feb. 3rd, 2020 TUNKHANNOCK, Pa. -- Tiny houses have been popping up all over the country in an effort ...
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