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Tiny house advocacy is happening all over the US (and world). Your help is needed! 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. Contact Tiny House Expedition with any relevant information that you would like us to share.  

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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. Additionally, they also released an informational handout about how to gain a building permit and planning/zoning considerations for various forms of tiny housing. Local advocate and…

San Luis Obispo, CA APPROVES Movable Tiny Houses as ADUs

The Ripple Effect of Tiny House Acceptance Continues Across California San Luis Obispo becomes the second California city to approve movable tiny houses, aka tiny houses on wheels, as accessory dwelling units. In effect as of March 5, 2019. Apply HERE. They follow in Fresno’s footsteps, as documented in Living Tiny Legally, Part 1. This is…

Tiny House Subdivision Comes to Bend, OR

Bend’s first tiny house subdivision, The Hiatus, is now open. It was developed by local tiny house builder, Tongue & Groove Homes. The community consists of 22 lots for 400-500 square foot tiny homes on foundation, under the local cottage housing development code. Tour the model home, 12-4pm, every Thursday–Saturday Each house is being sold…

Oregon Reach Code Creates Tiny House Building Guidelines

OR Reach Code with Alternative Building Standards for Tiny Houses, NOW In-Effect & Influencing Local Land Use Codes The new Oregon Reach Code is a voluntary set of standards with a section dedicated to tiny houses. These are can be utilized in place of state building codes, by a DIYer or pro-builder. It requires building…

Lyons, CO Approves Movable Tiny Houses as ADUs

9 THOW Permits NOW Available in Lyons, CO Tiny houses first came to Lyons, a charming little city in Boulder County, by way of the WeeCasa tiny house hotel. Shortly after, local advocates and a new city planner recognized them as an opportunity to increase affordable housing stock. Simblissity Tiny Homes was one of the…

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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