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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 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

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

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

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

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

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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