building codes

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

Idaho Division of Building Safety Acknowledges Tiny Houses

Idaho Division of Building Safety Pamphlet Idaho is the first state to discuss RV's, manufactured, modular and tiny houses in

By | August 18th, 2015|0 Comments

Building code map

Handy map of the US. Just click on your state (in the link, not on the picture) to see which building codes

By | August 12th, 2015|0 Comments

Tiny house builders must clarify they are building park model RVs, says RVIA

We read an article about a group in Colorado that was successful in acquiring a zoning change to allow a new tiny

By | August 7th, 2015|1 Comment

Lawrence, KS Regulations Related to Tiny Houses

State Chapter Leader Beth Cain emailed the Lawrence City Planning Office. Here are replies from Lynne Braddock Zollner, AICP Historic Resources Administrator,

By | May 6th, 2015|0 Comments

Eugene, OR City Council Meeting April 27, 2015

Eugene City Council and Mayor weigh in on tiny houses—"I think we could really be on the cutting edge of something very

By | April 30th, 2015|0 Comments

New Jersey Building Code

New Jersey follows IRC 2009, for the most part. Here are the state regulations: http://www.state.nj.us/dca/divisions/codes/codreg/ Counties and towns may had additional codes.

By | April 28th, 2015|1 Comment