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 safety concerns center found fire dangers and how in a small space occupants may become incapacitated before alarms sound. Read more about this story at OregonLive. Photo via Square One Villages – a proponent of this new legislation.