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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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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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creative arts farm

Creative Arts Farm, a THIA Commercial Member

Urban Arts & Farming Community Music and minimalism? Urban farming and yoga? Sustainability and tiny houses?! If you said 'yes, please!' to any of the above, then you should come ...
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City of Boise Tiny House Pilot Project

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 ...
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TinyFest Events

TinyFest Events, a THIA Commercial Member

Tiny House Events and Festivals THIA is excited to feature Commercial Member TinyFest Events, operating nation-wide! Are you excited about tiny houses and sustainable living? So is TinyFest Events!   TinyFest ...
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atlas cottage homes

Atlas Cottage Homes, a THIA Commercial Member

Tiny House Builder THIA is excited to feature Commercial Member, Atlas Cottage Homes based in Florida. Atlas Cottage Homes, believes housing is for everyone. That's why they offer leisure homes ...
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UPDATE: Oakland’s Groundbreaking Tiny House Ordinance Approved!

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 ...
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WolfDens LLC joins THIA

Tiny House Builder & Solar Power System Provider We want to welcome the new THIA Commercial Member, WolfDens LLC. They are a small boutique full-service custom home builder dedicated to ...
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Warrior Village Project

The Warrior Village Project joins THIA

Affordable Tiny Housing Nonprofit We want to thank and welcome new THIA Nonprofit Member, Warrior Village Project. Their mission is to provide affordable, permanent housing for homeless veterans while training ...
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