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.
Lake Dallas Tiny Home Village Site Plan is Approved, Finally
Update 5/9/19: Lake Dallas Tiny Home Village Site Plan is Officially Approved. Finally! The Lake Dallas City Council unanimously approved the site plan and amendments to the Lake Dallas Tiny…
Auburn, MA Votes to Allow THOWs as Caretaker ADUs
Update 5/8/19: Tiny House Zoning Bylaw Passes in Annual Town Meeting After a months-long and town-wide advocacy campaign, the town of Great Barrington approved an accessory dwelling unit zoning bylaw…
Great Barrington, MA Votes to Allow Movable Tiny Houses as ADUs
Update 4/26/19: Tiny House Zoning Bylaw to be Voted on at Annual Town Meeting In support of the movable tiny houses zoning amendment, local advocates with the American Tiny House…
City Councilmember and Tiny House Ally Runs for Dallas Mayor
Dallas Mayoral Candidate Scott Griggs Supports Tiny Houses The DFW Tiny House Enthusiasts are hosting a tiny house Q&A with Scott Grigs, Dallas mayor candidate. He is a current City…
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…
Longwood, FL Moves Forward with Tiny House Community Land Use Ordinance
A Tiny House Community Could Be Next The City Commissioners in Longwood voted unanimously to welcome a tiny home neighborhood to the city— tiny houses on foundation only. Cornerstone Tiny…
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…
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…
Routt County, CO Approves Tiny House Building Code
Update 3/1/19: Routt County Adopts IRC Tiny House Appendix Q As a big step toward allowing their first tiny house on foundation community, Routt County adopted the IRC Appendix Q.…
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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.