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Sacramento Mayor Calls for Tiny House Acceptance & Mass Production

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg wants to spend 30 million to jumpstart the rapid production of tiny homes. Mayor Steinberg sees tiny housing as an opportunity to quickly and more affordable address dire housing shortages, sky-rocketing costs, fire devastation, and the expansive homeless population. “My hope is that with a little bit of financial incentive, hopefully…

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Lake Dallas Tiny Home Village Officially Opens: Spots Still Available

Lake Dallas Tiny Home Village Officially Opens! When we first met developer Terry Lantrip, he was standing in a grassy, empty lot describing his vision for a one-of-a-kind community. He just emerged victorious from the approval of the zoning ordinance for his tiny house development in Lake Dallas, Texas, inside the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. We met…

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City of San Diego Takes a BIG Step Forward on Tiny House Zoning

The 8th Largest City in the US Moves Closer to Allowing Movable Tiny Houses On October 10th, the Land Use and Housing Council Committee voted unanimously to direct City Attorney to draft an amendment to San Diego’s municipal code that would allow movable tiny houses as ADU’s, aka accessory dwelling units. Update from lead advocate,…

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Update: Tiny House Forum in Smithville, TX, Yields Positive Results

10/30: Tiny House Forum was a BIG Success! “Monday evening I represented the Tiny House Industry Association and the American Tiny House Association in Smithville, TX, a community outside Austin. A group of City Council and community members gathered to hear my presentation of tiny homes and how they could be incorporated within their community.…

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Update: New York Approves IRC Appendix Q

Officials Want to Hear from You: Make a Public Comment by 9/10 in Support of Appendix Q Have you submitted your comment? We did! Have you submitted your comment? We did! New York state is in the IRC 2018 adoption process, which includes the option Appendix Q for tiny houses. If approved and adopted, this…

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Call-To-Action: Tiny House Ordinance Proposed in SE Minnesota

Attend the October Planning & Zoning Meeting in Oronoco, Minnesota Local American Tiny House Association Chapter Leader, Cheri Beth Roshon needs your help. At the upcoming Oronoco P&Z meeting, she will help draft a movable tiny house zoning ordinance. In preparation, she is asking local advocates to support this effort by sharing the demand for…

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Washington State Opens Public Comment for Amended Appendix Q

Live in Washington? Make a Public Comment by 9/27 on Proposed Appendix Q Changes   Back in May, Governor Inslee signed a historic state-wide tiny house bill into law, ESSB 5383. Among other things, it mandated the state building code council (SBCC) to adopt tiny house building standards, including the IRC Appendix Q. Read all about…

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Virginia Approves Tiny House Appendix

VA is Set to Adopt IRC Tiny House Appendix Q with Zero Opposition   Just a few years ago tiny house building code discussion was completely shut-down in Virginia. Now it looks like they’ll join other states like Massachusetts, California, Idaho, Maine, Oregon, and Georgia to adopt International Residential Code, Appendix Q for Tiny Houses…

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City of LA Moves Forward with Tiny House Zoning: Another Hurdle Cleared

After Six Months of Waiting, LA Ready to Vote on ADU Ordinance, includes Movable Tiny Houses 6/12/19 Update from Dan Fitzpatrick, American Tiny House Association Director of Government Relations and Advocacy: “Council Committee Update: The LA Council land use committee gave direction to make several amendments to the ADU ordinance and bring it back to the…

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Tiny House Appendix Approved in Massachusetts

MA Becomes 6th State to Adopt IRC Tiny House Appendix Q Massachusetts joins California, Idaho, Maine, Oregon, and Georgia to become one of the first states to adopt International Residential Code, Appendix Q for Tiny Houses. Also, other statewide adoption in the works include Washington and Florida. It provides a model building code for houses…

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