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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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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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microLife Institute, a THIA Commercial Member

The microLife Institute is an Atlanta, Georgia-based non-profit dedicated to spreading the message that less is more. They do this by advocating for more inclusive zoning and educating their community ...
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Solar Engineering Technology, a THIA Commercial Member

Here at THIA, we are dedicated to partnering with companies working to build a better world. That's why we are so excited to welcome Solar Engineering Technology as our latest ...
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Cuvrr, a THIA Commercial Member

  If you haven't heard of Cuvrr (pronounced: cover) yet, let us be the first to introduce you to the insurance company that is changing the game! Cuvrr is a ...
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Tiny House Communities Delaware, a THIA Commercial Member

  Solving the housing crisis will require that we take action now. Tiny House Communities Delaware is one group dedicated to taking massive action, and here at THIA, we appreciate ...
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Digz 2 Go, a THIA Commercial Member

  Forget everything you think you know about prefabricated homes- Digz 2 Go just reinvented the game! This San Francisco-based company is putting a modern twist on factory-built homes, and ...
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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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