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Changes proposed to the International Residential Code for tiny houses on foundations

Tiny house friendly changes have been proposed by Andrew Morrison to the International Residential Code for consideration for 2018. Source: https://tinyhousebuild.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Proposed-Tiny-House-Appendix-and-Reason-Statement.pdf Document: Proposed-Tiny-House-Appendix-and-Reason-Statement

By | September 6th, 2016|0 Comments

Walsenburg, Colorado modifies building code to be tiny house friendly

Walsenburg, Colorado passed amendments to the 2015 IRC to be more tiny house friendly for homes on foundations. They waived minimum room

By | August 29th, 2016|0 Comments

City of Albuquerque, NM provides Tiny House Construction Guidelines

example of a tiny house on a foundation The tiny home trend is taking Albuquerque by storm as an option for

By | August 12th, 2016|2 Comments

Five Minutes with Jay Shafer: Can You Take the Tiny Out of the Trailer Park?

Tiny house advocates are flocking to Colorado Springs this weekend for the Tiny House Jamboree. Builders, DIYers, tiny house owners and enthusiasts

By | August 6th, 2016|0 Comments

North Carolina Tiny House Regulations

Jackson, NC details building & zoning requirements here: http://www.jacksonnc.org/code-enforcement.html. You can scroll down in that link to download their Tiny House Brochure

By | June 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Pima County, AZ adopts tiny-house-friendly zoning & building codes

Definition: A tiny house is a single family dwelling of maximum 400 square feet Zoning Code Requirements Tiny houses built on permanent

By | June 3rd, 2016|1 Comment

Suggested changes to Virginia’s Uniform Statewide Building Code for tiny houses on foundations

Here are changes suggested by Thom Stanton to accommodate tiny houses on foundations in Virginia: Suggested Changes to the IRC by Thom

By | April 24th, 2016|0 Comments

State of California Issues Information Bulletin on Tiny Homes

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIVISION OF CODES AND STANDARDS 2020 W. EI Camino Avenue, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95833 P.O.

By | February 8th, 2016|2 Comments

Florida Advanced Code Requirements for Residential Construction

Excerpt from "Advanced Code Requirements for Residential Construction - Internet Course" by Becky Boucher Slide 8: Minimum Room Dimensions: The total area

By | September 1st, 2015|0 Comments

How Small Can I Build in Oregon?

This was my question to Tony Rocco, Building Code Specialist, Oregon Building Codes Division today. He gave me the following link: http://codes.iccsafe.org/app/book/toc/2014/2014_Oregon/14_Residential/index.html Refer to

By | August 19th, 2015|0 Comments