1/22/20 Update: City of Boulder Approved Appendix Q As expected the Boulder City Council voted to approve the IRC Appendix Q for tiny houses. While it primarily applies to homes, 400 square feet and less, built on a foundation, there’s an exciting opening for movable tiny houses. For more details, visit the Tiny Home Industry…

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Whenever a “tiny house” is mentioned, many people tend to think of one “on wheels”. Besides mobility benefits, tiny houses are built on trailers to get around stringent codes and zoning rules in some states that stipulate that buildings must meet certain standards to be deemed inhabitable. However, over the past few years, the popularity…

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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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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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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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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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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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OR Reach Code with Alternative Building Standards for Tiny Houses, NOW In-Effect & Influencing Local Land Use Codes The new Oregon Reach Code is a voluntary set of standards with a section dedicated to tiny houses. These are can be utilized in place of state building codes, by a DIYer or pro-builder. It requires building…

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