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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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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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North Carolina Tiny Home News

North Carolina Tiny Home News City Council Says No To Tiny Home Community In East Asheville Nov. 26th, 2019 ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Asheville City Council on Tuesday rejected a ...
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New Mexico Tiny Home News

New Mexico Tiny Home New City councilors approve three new ordinances Dec. 13th, 2019 Two speak up for tiny homes The tiny home ordinance defines a tiny home as a single-family, ...
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Washington State Tiny House Bill HB 5383

Senate Bill ESSB 5383- Tiny Houses bill went into effect July 28th, 2019 Sponsored by Senate Housing Stability & Affordability. It was originally sponsored by Senators Zeiger, Palumbo, Nguyen, Short, ...
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West Virginia Tiny Home News

West Virginia Tiny Home News Jackson County group building tiny houses for homeless veterans Dec. 27th, 2019 Over the past year, the project has been coming together, according to President ...
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