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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 Becomes 7th State to Approve 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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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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Tiny House Model Building Code Now Mandated Across ALL of California

IRC Tiny House Appendix Q to be Accepted in Every CA Jurisdiction , Effective 1/1/2020 The 2018 International Residential Code’s Appendix Q is an optional provision for state and local governments. It officially defines a tiny house and creates a construction code specific to the needs of building under 400 square feet. While this addresses…

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Online DEBUT of “Living Tiny Legally, Part 2”

An Educational Documentary + Resource for Tiny House Advocates and Policy Makers YOUR guide for making legal, full-time tiny house living a reality in YOUR community! “Gave me goosebumps. Never thought building code revisions could be so gripping.” — Kevin Polk, Makes A Village The much-anticipated next installment of the Living Tiny Legally documentary series recently debuted…

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One Woman’s Journey to Living Tiny Legally

Guest Post + Podcast by Phoebe Petrovic Regulations like building and zoning codes exist to keep us safe. But they can also constrain us, making it difficult to innovate and try something new. This is the story of one woman’s journey to living tiny legally. Jan Dregalla, a retired graphic designer in Lakewood, Ohio, discovered this when…

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