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State of Oregon Tiny House Legalization Update 02/18

The recent temporary rule change and administrative rule change in Oregon that undermine the tiny house industry are definitely a problem; however, I don’t think they represent a long term problem in the end. Before we jump into how to handle the situation, it’s important to know how we got here and who the main […]

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Legalizing Tiny Houses in Oregon

Background on HB 2737  This summer, Oregon House Bill 2737 (the tiny house bill) was passed by the State House and Senate and signed into law by the Governor. It is an important step towards legalizing tiny houses in Oregon. HB2737 was authored by state representatives and mandates that the state of Oregon create a tiny […]

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What Are Tiny Houses?

WHAT ARE TINY HOUSES? Nearly all news stories addressing what are tiny houses say something like, “A common definition for a tiny house doesn’t exist…” Well we have good news; if you’ve been wondering just what a tiny house is, a definition has FINALLY been established!  In 2017, Andrew Morrison and Martin Hammer wrote International Residential Code (IRC) […]

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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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