Tiny House Advocacy News
Tiny house advocacy is happening all over N. America and the world. Your help is needed to acceptance of tiny homes as dwellings! Here we share legalize tiny efforts, calls to action, and of course, victories.
Follow the Tiny Home Industry Association (THIA) for up-to-date advocacy news and resources to help you live tiny legally!
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Fun fact: Tiny House Expedition serves on the board of both of these important nonprofits!
THIA is the leading national advocacy group, and ATHA is currently switching gears to help fund individual projects to get more people in legal tiny homes.
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…
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…
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.…
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…
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…
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.…
Virginia Approves Tiny House Appendix
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…
Tiny House Appendix Approved in Massachusetts
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…
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…
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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.