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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Legalize Tiny Homes: 2-Part Virtual Advocacy Training with Dan Fitzpatrick

Learn best practices for working with your local officials to help get Tiny Homes legalized in your city or county. Leading national advocate, Dan Fitzpatrick will be conducting a two-part webinar on How to Work with your Local Government Officials on making changes to land use ordinances and building codes to be tiny home friendly. By…

Silicon Valley Welcomes Movable Tiny Houses

4/14/20: San Jose Legalizes Movable Tiny Houses California’s tiny home legal acceptance is on a major roll! Following in Santa Clara County’s footsteps, the city of San Jose is expected to approve movable tiny houses as accessory dwelling units within the next couple of weeks. With that, over half a million households in Silicon Valley,…

Update: Maine Tiny House State Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk – Call to Help!

Update: Bill Moves to Final Step of Approval Process “LD 1981 a bill to allow for Titling and Movement of Tiny Houses in Maine passes the Maine Senate & House. Now goes to Governor for signature. ACTION IF YOU LIVE IN MAINE: please call the Governor of Maine Janet Mills (207) 287-3531 and ask that…

Update: City of San Diego Expected to Pass Movable 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,…

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…

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…

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