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 Idaho, but this is absolutely the best outcome from yesterday’s vote. The vote was unanimous too!
Macy Miller from MiniMotives.com has been an essential player in the Idaho adoption process and we want to send out our gratitude for all of her efforts. As I told her yesterday, she’s a ROCK STAR! Macy will be writing an article about the process: what she said to the code board, what worked and what didn’t, and we will share that article with you as soon as it is complete. She told me that she has specific notes that could be reproduced in other locations as well. That will be very helpful for all of you who are interested in helping with the appendix adoption in your state.
I have been working with several locations as well over the last few months. Here’s a little update on each of those…
Oregon recently passed their version of an adoption process and the governor signed it into law a short time ago. We still have not officially adopted Appendix V, but we have created a motion to do just that. Now we have our eyes on the prize: statewide adoption of Appendix V.
Finally, I’ve been in touch with the State of New Mexico and they are working towards adoption. In fact, they’re hopeful that they may be able to add a moveable tiny house code as well. Martin Hammer an dI have provided them with the skeleton code appendix we have been working on for moveable tiny houses. Let’s hope they move to adopt it… Now THAT would be something!
Stay tuned for more updates as they come in from states across the country. We will keep you as updated as possible. If you have updates to share with us and the tiny house community in general, please be sure to share them in the comments section below. If you want to get involved with the adoption process in your state, stay tuned for Macy’s article that will give you talking points and other ideas for your own state process.