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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: 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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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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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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Washington Passes Tiny House State Bill

Update 5/9/19: Governor Inslee Signs Tiny House Bill   After the Washington State Congress passed the historic tiny house bill, 95-0, Governor Inslee signed the bill into law.  Senate Bill 5383, sponsored by Senator Hans Zeiger, is far-reaching and multifaceted. Most importantly, it legitimizes THOWs as permanent dwellings.   “We all know of the need for more…

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Lake Dallas Tiny Home Village Site Plan is Approved, Finally

Update 5/9/19: Lake Dallas Tiny Home Village Site Plan is Officially Approved. Finally! The Lake Dallas City Council unanimously approved the site plan and amendments to the Lake Dallas Tiny Home Village Planned Development Ordinance! The council agreed to give us 24 months to install the landscaping sprinkler system. Thank you those who showed up…

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Auburn, MA Votes to Allow THOWs as Caretaker ADUs

Update 5/8/19: Tiny House Zoning Bylaw Passes in Annual Town Meeting After a months-long and town-wide advocacy campaign, the town of Great Barrington approved an accessory dwelling unit zoning bylaw that includes movable tiny houses. Now it goes to the Massachusetts Attorney General, Maura Healey, to be signed. The AG is anticipated to sign it, as…

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