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State of MA Takes Step Closer to Adopting Tiny House Appendix!

Andrew was invited to give a presentation and answer questions about Appendix V (the new tiny house construction code adopted by the ICC-International Code Council) to the Board of Building Regulations and Standards on Sep. 12, 2017 in Boston, MA. In attendance was the state Chief Inspector, the chairman of the president of the AIA Massachusetts […]

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Idaho Adopts Appendix V

Idaho Becomes the First State to Adopt the IRC Tiny House Appendix V

It’s official. Idaho has become the first state to adopt the IRC Tiny House Appendix V! It happened yesterday, June 27th, and the tiny house community is buzzing. This is a huge step forward for everyone who wants to live legally in their tiny home. There is still a lot of work to be done in […]

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Call to Action: Help with the Tiny House Appendix Adoption Process

If you are interested in seeing tiny houses legalized as primary residences across the US, we would love your help! As you likely already know, we won approval for a tiny house construction code through the International Code Council (ICC) in December. As such, we now have an official Tiny House Appendix in the 2018 version […]

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State Legislature to Consider Movable Tiny Houses

Oregon Legislative Assembly to Consider Movable Tiny Houses

As the Oregon Legislative Assembly considers the legalities of tiny houses, Gabriella and I travelled to Salem, Oregon yesterday to discuss the topic with State Representatives, building officials, and industry professionals in the State Capitol building. I was invited to take part in the “Tiny House Work Group” tasked with assessing current legislation proposals meant to address tiny […]

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Tiny House Appendix

Official Vote Count for the Tiny House Appendix in the IRC

The official vote count for the International Residential Code (IRC) Tiny House Appendix was released on January 31, 2016. The vote was close, as was the case in Kansas City during the “in-person” vote. We needed to win a 2/3 majority, and we did. The vote was within 2.6% of that threshold. Here’s how it came […]

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