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Here you will find various articles and stories regarding zoning/codes

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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Are Composting Toilets Legal in Tiny Houses?

If you’ve been asking yourself are composting toilets legal in tiny houses, you’re not alone. Our friend Richard Brunt, who we purchased our Separett composting toilet from a few years ago, wrote this article to discuss the legalities. Composting toilets allow many of us tiny housers to have a safe way to manage our waste […]

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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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Tiny House Appendix Has Passed!!!!!

I’m writing a VERY short blog post to let you know some amazing news. According to the International Code Council’s (ICC) website, the Tiny House Appendix has PASSED!!! It is now be available for adoption across the United States!!!! Tiny House Appendix ICC Vote Results  “THESE RESULTS ARE NOT FINAL as they are subject to certification […]

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