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Tiny House Oregon Building Codes Approved

Despite safety concern from officials, house lawmakers passed building codes for tiny houses on Tuesday. House Bill 2737 passed 43-16 and is now heading to the Oregon Senate for consideration. The bill would require the Oregon State Department of Consumer and Business Services to adopt building codes for prefab & site-built homes that are under 400 square feet. Yeah! The […]

Tiny Houses Growing Through the Cracks in City Rules

So far, three years after the Charlotte couple started work, they’ve heard no complaints. The Bouchers aren’t yet living in their house full time because it isn’t finished, so they’re probably safe from zoning officials, but the regulatory uncertainty looms over their future plans.” – Sam Hardiman for The Charlotte Observer. Read the complete story about: […]

Be Fearless and Have Fun – Erin’s Approach to Tiny House Living

Erin’s many attempts to legitimize her little house with the city didn’t result in a stamp of approval, but it did strengthen her belief that “the city” isn’t something to fear. It’s just a group of people who are doing their jobs, and are being asked a question they haven’t answered yet.” – Unlikely Lives Read […]

National Straw Bale Building Code is a Go!

A historic day for straw bale construction! Thankfully, we’ve never had to worry ourselves about local building codes, but there are many, many more folks who regularly struggle with codes when attempting to build a natural home in their area. And so the following news is very welcome, not just for those folks, but for […]

Alex’s Top 7 Tiny House Books for 2013

This year a lot has happened in the world of tiny houses including quite a bit of new books. In this post I wanted to share some of my new favorites with you along with some of the classics.

Tiny Houses Aren’t the Fad – McMansions Are the Fad

This is an older video but a good one. Stephen Marshall explains some of the tiny house loopholes and how to work with & around zoning rules. In the video Stephan quotes me (at 4:40) from a radio talk interview we did together where I said something to the effect that Tiny houses aren’t the fad – […]

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