Tiny House Advocacy News

Tiny house advocacy is happening all over the US (and world). Your help is needed to acceptance of tiny homes as dwellings! Here we share the latest legalize tiny efforts, calls to action, and of course, victories. Follow along to stay up-to-date on important news.

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Palm Bay, Florida Expected to Pass a Tiny Home Friendly Ordinance

City of Palm Bay Florida Expected to Pass Provisions for Tiny Homes in Planned Unit Developments & as ADUs Importantly, the proposed easing of restrictions to allow for tiny home construction is directing at those on fixed foundation only, as of now. The effort to get far has been long fought. It’s an effort to…

Maine State Bill on Tiny Houses in the Works

“An Act Regarding the Regulation of Tiny Houses” After a successful public hearing, with huge local advocate turnout, Maine’s Joint Standing Committee on Transportation was given an “ought to pass” on a statewide bill, LD 1981. This provides a definition for movable tiny houses, also known as tiny houses on wheels. To be fully approved…

Update: Appendix Q Adopted in Boulder! Implications for THOWS?

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…

Update: New Hampshire Tiny House State Bill Submitted for Review

State to Study Tiny Houses 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 was tabled…

Proposed Arizona Statewide Tiny House Bill: Stakeholder’s Meeting, 12/20

Attend the first Tiny House Statewide Zoning Bill Stakeholders meeting, 12/20 Nonprofit, Build Us Hope is hosting an advocacy meeting about the proposed Statewide Bill. Learn how you can play a role in creating unified zoning codes and building regulation for tiny home living across the state. Proposed Bill Goals: Clarify rules for tiny homes.…

Movable Tiny Houses NOW Legal as ADUs in Los Angeles!!!

12/12/19 Update: Movables Tiny Houses as ADUs in LA NOW Legal! After years of advocacy and many starts and stops, victory has been achieved. The second-largest city in the US finally approved movable tiny houses as ADUs. The positive ripple effect caused by this historic success story will be huge, locally, and across the nation.…

Asheville City Council Considers Tiny House Zoning: Attend 11/26 Meeting

Asheville City Council Meets 11/26 at 5 pm: Attend to Voice Your Support for Tiny Houses Asheville City Council is considering a zoning change to allow movable tiny houses in the Highway Business zone. Support within the city government is quite limited. As many local residents and advocates that show up to the next meeting…

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…

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…

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,…

Grassroots advocates are working to legitimize tiny housing through educational initiatives and collaboration with local and state-level policymakers on common sense regulations. Their shared goal is to create more housing options to meet the needs of all residents.

Legal acceptance is critical for gaining access to financing, insurance and more secure placement of tiny homes. The biggest obstacles, restrictive zoning and building codes, are slowly but surely being overcome. To learn more, watch our docu-series, Living Tiny Legally.

-Alexis Stephens & Christian Parsons, Creators of Living Tiny Legally