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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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Extensive Tiny House Ordinance Proposed in Santa Cruz County, CA

By THIA Contributor | January 28, 2021

Fantastic news from Santa Cruz County, California! The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors, on a 5-0 vote yesterday, directed staff to bring back ordinances that will legalize movable tiny homes as: ADUs (accessory dwelling units) Single-Family Lots Tiny Home Villages/Planned Unit Developments (PUDs) THIA President Dan Fitzpatrick has been working closely with newly elected …

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Movable Tiny Houses Approved In Great Barrington, MA

By THIA Contributor | September 19, 2020

THIA member Bethany Blackburn, Davis Tiny Homes co-founder, attended the Great Barrington town meeting on Sept 15, 2020 and she gave THIA a report on the newly approved movable tiny house zoning: Tiny House History In The Making! “Wow! Oh wow! I was so thrilled to have witnessed “history in the making” at last night’s …

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Tiny House Tryouts, a THIA Commercial Member

Are you thinking about going tiny but want to try before you buy? Luckily for you, Tiny House Tryouts exists to provide that exact opportunity! And guess what? They are ...
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Intertek Modular Solutions, a THIA Commercial Member

As the tiny home movement surges across the world, it's imperative that we have trustworthy companies at the helm of the industry. That's where Intertek comes in! For more than ...
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Historic Shed, a THIA Commercial Member

Custom historic sheds and tiny houses? Yes, please! Here at THIA, we love historic structures, so we couldn't be more excited to welcome Historic Shed as one of our official ...
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Safe Room Designs, a THIA Commercial Member

Since 1995, Safe Room Designs has been leading the way when it comes to modular and RV trailers! Every day, they apply their extensive knowledge to help clients all across ...
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Tiny Healthy Homes, a THIA Commercial Member

Tiny Healthy Homes is a company that believes in building houses that are better for your body and better for the planet. That's a concept that we at THIA can ...
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JAX Tiny Home Sweet Home, a THIA Commercial Member

Are you passionate about the tiny home movement? Do you want to see legal tiny house parking and sustainable lifestyles flourish in Duval County, Florida? So does Jax Tiny Home ...
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Peacock Tiny Home Trailers, a THIA Commercial Member

Here at THIA, we are excited to welcome commercial members Robert and Michelle of Peacock Tiny Home Trailers! Peacock Tiny Home Trailers is a veteran-owned company with over twenty-five years ...
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Tiny House Expedition, a THIA Commercial Member

A Journey With a Purpose Maybe you've heard of Alexis and Christian. No? Oh, well, they are just the creators behind the little (see: uber-famous) website and YouTube channel, Tiny ...
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Strategic Insurance, a THIA Commercial Member

They've Got You Covered  They might be small houses, but Strategic Insurance understands just how big the tiny home movement is! That's why they opted to become one of the ...
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TinyHouse.com, a THIA Commercial Member

Tiny House Resource Hub Have you met THIA commercial member, tinyhouse.com? No? Well, let us introduce you! Tinyhouse.com is the reigning source to help you design, build, and enjoy a ...
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Movable Roots, a THIA Commercial Member

Family Owned Tiny House Builder Movable Roots is a family-owned tiny house building company, and we are excited to introduce them as one of THIA's commercial members!  The family behind ...
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Copper Key Tiny Homes, a THIA Commercial Member

Tiny Home Community We want to thank and welcome THIA Commercial Member, Copper Key Tiny Homes. Copper Key Tiny Homes is developing a tiny home community in Rifle, CO, on ...
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