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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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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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Arizona Tiny Home News

Arizona Tiny Home News Tiny homes giving foster kids who have aged out of the system a fresh start Jan. 16th, 2020 Noah has spent his whole life getting in ...
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Colorado Tiny Home News

Colorado Tiny Home News Denver Nonprofit Buys Hotel, Transforms It Into 139 Mini-Apartments for the Homeless Feb. 3rd, 2020 Rooms are available for people who come in from shelters across ...
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Nevada Tiny Home News

Nevada Tiny Home News Tiny Homes: Recent Housing Trend Coming To Vegas In A Big Way June 12th, 2019 The business of building tiny homes is also booming in southern ...
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Nevada Tiny Home News

Nevada Tiny Home News Geoship is touting the bioceramic geodesic dome as the home of the future—August 7th, 2019 It’s the design of a startup called Geoship, which is using ...
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Washington State Tiny Home News

Washington State Tiny Home News Offering some hope by allowing more tiny homes Feb. 2nd, 2020 So far, the ADU Beauty Pageant I introduced in my last column has produced ...
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Georgia Tiny Home News

Georgia Tiny Home News Tiny house village expands services offered to veterans  Dec. 13th, 2019 SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - The tiny house village in Savannah is expanding the services offered ...
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Massachusetts Tiny Home News

Massachusetts Tiny Home News Somerville City Council, Administration Pass City's First Zoning Overhaul In 30 Years Dec. 13th, 2019 Somerville is the first and largest municipality in the Boston metropolitan ...
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Affordable Housing

From Zack Giffin Facebook Page A fascinating thing has been happening. Tiny Homes and Moveable Homes, are finally starting to be included in top level conversations about developing solutions to ...
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Tennessee Tiny Homes News

Tennessee Tiny Homes News Newport home to dozens of new tiny homes Sept. 12th, 2019 It's all happening off a side road in Newport, Tennessee. Now people are moving to ...
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