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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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The Tiny Home Lady, a THIA Commercial Member

thia welcomes the tiny home lady! We heard you want to go tiny! That's great! But where the heck does one even start? If you were looking for someone to ...
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Tiny House Block, a THIA Commercial Member

thia welcomes tiny house block! If you are looking for a tiny house experience that allows you to unplug, connect to nature, and convene with like-minded humans, then you need ...
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Tiny Homies, a THIA Commercial Member

tiny homies joins thia! If you are ready to go tiny, Tiny Homies is ready to get you started! And guess what? They just signed on as a THIA commercial ...
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Zomes, a THIA Commercial Member

thia welcomes zomes! Do you need a backyard yoga studio? How about a detached home office, a meditation lounge, or an Airbnb to remember? If you answered yes to any ...
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The Capable Carpenter, a THIA Commercial Member

the capable carpenter joins thia! The moment we learned about someone called The Capable Carpenter, we knew we had to learn more! And it turns out that Chris Strathy is ...
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Temple Spaces, a THIA Commercial Member

thia welcomes temple spaces! How would you like a team of technologists, artists, regenerative innovators, and ethical producers to build your tiny home? Right?! We can hardly believe it, but ...
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BSquared Credit, a THIA Commercial Member

bsquared credit joins thia! A lack of access to money is the number one obstacle people cite when expressing what holds them back from going tiny. That's why we are ...
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Recreational Resort Cottages, a THIA Commercial Member

thia welcomes recreational resort cottages! Do you need a tiny home or vacation cottage, but you want to try before you buy? Perfect, then allow us to introduce you to ...
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Powers Digital Marketing, a THIA Commercial Member

thia welcomes powers digital marketing! Did you know there are two-hundred-million active websites?! There are! So it can be tough to stand out from the crowd! Here at THIA, we ...
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United Tiny Homes, a THIA Commercial Member

United tiny homes joins thia! What's that? You need a tiny home, like, rightnow? Excellent. In that case, let us introduce you to our newest commercial, United Tiny Homes! We ...
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NeoHaus, a THIA Commercial Member

thia welcomes Neuhaus! The team behind NeoHaus has been designing state-of-the-art custom homes and commercial buildings for more than thirty-three years! So you can imagine our excitement when we learned ...
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High Desert Mini Homes, a THIA Commercial Member

thia welcomes high desert mini homes After years of experience in real estate and the manufactured housing world, dynamic-duo Dina Velez and Carol Smith are bursting onto the tiny home ...
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