Posts Tagged ‘tiny house zoning’

Tiny House Appendix Approved in Massachusetts

MA Becomes 7th State to Adopt IRC Tiny House Appendix Q Massachusetts joins California, Idaho, Maine, Oregon, Georgia, and Washington to become one of the first states to adopt International Residential Code, Appendix Q for Tiny Houses. It provides a model building code for houses 400 square feet and under. “This has been a long…

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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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City of LA Moves Forward with Tiny House Zoning: Help Needed!

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 State Bill Proposed in New Hampshire

State to Study Tiny Houses Local advocates Developer Joseph Mendola is the leading advocate behind House Bill 312 that would require communities across NH to allow movable tiny homes in any residentially zoned area. It would be the first state to allow THOWs by right, as a permitted use. Per the Concord Monitor, the bill…

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Legal Parking Option for THOWs Comes to Flagstaff, AZ

New Mobile Home Parking to Include Tiny House Lots Developer, Hope Construction signed a contract with city to build a mobile home park on an undeveloped piece of land. Of the 30 future lots, six will be dedicated for tiny houses on wheels. Lot rents expected to run $500-$600/month. Learn More

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City of Bend, OR Considers Allowing THOWs as ADUs

The city of Bend is actively looking into zoning language that would allow movable tiny houses as residences in accessory dwelling situations. There has been pressure on the city to come up with a solution after a young family was recently informed they had a mere ten days to vacate their tiny house on wheels.…

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City of Corvallis, OR Passes Tiny House Friendly Code

The Corvallis City Council unanimously passed new code language Monday that will make it easier for developers to place ‘tiny houses’ on residential lots. “We’re proud to say our (tiny house) owner and advocate, Nathan Watson, has played a big role in helping get these changes pushed through. One step at a time, we’ll get…

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San Luis Obispo, CA APPROVES Movable Tiny Houses as ADUs

The Ripple Effect of Tiny House Acceptance Continues Across California San Luis Obispo becomes the second California city to approve movable tiny houses, aka tiny houses on wheels, as accessory dwelling units. In effect as of March 5, 2019. Apply HERE. They follow in Fresno’s footsteps, as documented in Living Tiny Legally, Part 1. This is…

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Tiny House Subdivision Comes to Bend, OR

Bend’s first tiny house subdivision, The Hiatus, is now open. It was developed by local tiny house builder, Tongue & Groove Homes. The community consists of 22 lots for 400-500 square foot tiny homes on foundation, under the local cottage housing development code. Tour the model home, 12-4pm, every Thursday–Saturday Each house is being sold…

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