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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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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.…

Support Appendix Q Adoption in Boulder, Colorado

Boulder City Council is Considering Appendix Q Adoption Voice your support by sending in comments and attending the 12/17 city council meeting! This will be the second reading of the tiny house Appendix Q by the Boulder City Council, as it considers adoption. For more details on this effort, read this post from the Tiny…

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,…

Update: Tiny House Forum in Smithville, TX, Yields Positive Results

10/30: Tiny House Forum was a BIG Success! “Monday evening I represented the Tiny House Industry Association and the American Tiny House Association in Smithville, TX, a community outside Austin. A group of City Council and community members gathered to hear my presentation of tiny homes and how they could be incorporated within their community.…

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…

Call-To-Action: Tiny House Ordinance Proposed in SE Minnesota

Attend the October Planning & Zoning Meeting in Oronoco, Minnesota Local American Tiny House Association Chapter Leader, Cheri Beth Roshon needs your help. At the upcoming Oronoco P&Z meeting, she will help draft a movable tiny house zoning ordinance. In preparation, she is asking local advocates to support this effort by sharing the demand for…

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…

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

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