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NEW ZEALAND
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Nelson City Council8/1/2018Progress of Nelson SHAs slow but steadyAnother five, including the tiny house development on Blick Tce, have been given initial council approval but still needed work before they are recommended to the Government. Gibellini said this might involve meeting requirements from the Urban Design Panel – a group of experts who suggest improvements for a development before a resource consent is applied for – or providing plans for how they'll meet council infrastructure needs, such as stormwater or roading.https://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/100090529/progress-of-nelson-shas-slow-but-steady
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Rotorua
16/12/2017
Tiny solution for big housing problemshttps://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/homed/99902438/tiny-solution-for-big-housing-problems
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Marlborough District Council10/12/2017Tiny homes wheel around building codesSpring Creek Holiday Park near Blenheim had their first application for an 'eco-cottage' on wheels, with the manufacturer winning assurance from the Marlborough District Council that no consents were required to park it permanently at a plumbed and wired site.https://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/business/99594346/tiny-homes-wheel-around-building-codes
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Christchurch City Council8/11/2017Tiny house community proposed for Christchurch red zonehttps://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/98648785/tiny-house-community-proposed-for-christchurch-red-zone
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CANADA
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BC Tiny House CollectiveCanada tiny house advocateshttp://bctinyhousecollective.com/
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Stephenville Town Council14/1/2018Tiny homes, tremendous opportunity? Stephenville hopes soA bylaw that requires single dwellings to be at least 750 square feet was amended with the full support of council in November 2017, to allow for homes as small as 387 square feet.http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/tiny-home-subdivision-stephenville-1.4480928
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Lake Cowichan Town Council
28/12/2017
Are tiny houses coming to Lake Cowichan? Council looks at the ideaWith many municipalities looking at ways to attract more affordable housing, Lake Cowichan town council moved Dec. 19 to offer opportunities for development of so-called tiny houses in the community.https://www.cowichanvalleycitizen.com/news/are-tiny-houses-coming-to-lake-cowichan-council-looks-at-the-idea/
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Delia Village Council7/12/2017
Delia approves first tiny house development
The trend of tiny homes has hit the Village of Delia as its village council approved the construction of one such home.http://www.drumhellermail.com/news/30339-delia-approves-first-tiny-house-development
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Whitehorse City Council7/12/2017Tiny house project proposed for downtown WhitehorseThe Blood Ties Four Directions Centre Society wants to put 5 units on one downtown lothttp://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/tiny-homes-blood-ties-four-directions-whitehorse-1.4436589
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Grand Forks City Council
27/11/2017
City Public Hearing Covers Sustainable (Official) Community Plan, Zoning Bylaw Proposed Changes to Allow Garden Suites, Tiny Houses and Cluster Housinghttp://boundarysentinel.com/news/city-public-hearing-covers-sustainable-official-community-plan-zoning-bylaw-proposed-changes#.Wh6Ia7T1UWp
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Grand Forks City Council
20/10/2017
70 Year Old Builds Innovative Off-Grid Tiny House For Debt Free RetirementCouncil are now working together with Peter to create a local tiny house community which could be the first of it’s kind in Canada.http://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/70-year-old-builds-tiny-house-for-retirement/
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Mendip Town Council
16/12/2017
The Edspace – a cost-effective response to the housing crisisThe event, held on Monday 20th November, was called ‘What If?’ and looked at the potential of tiny homes as a way of addressing the shortage of affordable homes in Frome, particularly for young people. The eye-catching centerpiece of the evening was an actual tiny home, an ‘EdSpace,’ which had been specially built over three weeks and assembled inside Rook Lane Chapel in just 4 hours by Stuart Dalton and a team of local company Chisel & Grain.http://www.frometimes.co.uk/2017/12/05/the-edspace-a-cost-effective-response-to-the-housing-crisis/
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American Tiny House AssociationUSA tiny house advocateshttp://americantinyhouseassociation.org/
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Living Tiny LegallyUSA tiny house advocateshttp://www.tinyhouseexpedition.com/livingtinylegally
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Oakland City Council (California)21/1/2018Laney, West Side Baptist’s Pocket Houses for Homeless StudentsCouncilmember Abel Guillén spearheaded a collaboration between the City of Oakland and their department with an $80,000 grant to Laney carpentry to build a tiny home prototype for mass production.http://www.oaklandpost.org/2018/01/21/west-side-baptists-pocket-houses-homeless-students/
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Seattle City Council (Washington)17/1/2018Mayor announces short-term housing proposal
$11 million sale of SLU property to fund 'Building a Bridge to Housing for All'
Students at the Seattle Vocational Institute briefly put down their hammers and saws on Wednesday, so Mayor Jenny Durkan could announce her plans to create more tiny houses and short-term measures to addressing affordability and homelessness using $11 million in proceeds from the sale of city-owned South Lake Union property expected to close this summer.http://www.capitolhilltimes.com/Content/News/Homepage-Rotating-Articles/Article/Mayor-announces-short-term-housing-proposal/26/538/5459
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Cape Girardeau City Council (Missouri)17/1/2018Tiny homes to boardwalks: Cape city planning process draws many suggestionsThe Cape Girardeau City Council in June voted to spend up to $80,000 to develop a new comprehensive plan. The council hired Teska Associates Inc. of Evanston, Illinois, and Orion Planning + Design of Boulder, Colorado, to help craft the plan.https://www.semissourian.com/story/2476823.html
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Spur (Texas)13/1/2018Tiny House Capital of AmericaIn 2014, Schallenberg worked with city officials to designate Spur a tiny-house-friendly town, complete with special zoning and simplified permitting.

“Spur allows tiny houses on fixed foundation and tiny houses on wheels as long as the ordinances are followed,” he says.
http://kut.org/post/tiny-house-owner-living-small-means-being-flexible
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Oldtown City Council (Idaho)10/1/2018Progress Continues In OldtownSome of the people have inquired not only about multifamily housing but also about tiny homes. The county will hold a meeting later this week which will cover tiny homes, he said. Oldtown’s regulations are not specific to tiny homes but they do cover them, he added.http://www.priestrivertimes.com/local_news/20180110/progress_continues_in_oldtown
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Denver City Council (Colarado)9/1/2018City Council Unanimously Approves New Tiny Homes LocationMembers of the community also plan to ask city councilors to change zoning laws so they don’t have to keep moving every six months.http://denver.cbslocal.com/2018/01/09/city-council-tiny-homes/
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Rockland City Council (Maine)9/1/2018Rockland council gives initial OK to cap on short-term rentalsThe committee would consist of subcommittees to look at issues including the feasibility of converting the McLain School into housing, the possible use of upper floors in downtown buildings, and reasonable regulations for tiny houses.https://knox.villagesoup.com/p/rockland-council-gives-initial-ok-to-cap-on-short-term-rentals/1716415
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District 9 County Council (Hawaii)8/1/2018County Council UpdateI am currently working with a farmer in our district to construct a “Tiny Home Agricultural Housing” complex as we are told this is possible under our current county ordinances.http://westhawaiitoday.com/north-hawaii-news/nhn-columns/county-council-update-10
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Mills River Town Council (North Carolina)4/1/2018Tiny-home project advances as Mills River tweaks codeA tiny-home development continues to move forward in Mills River while town officials work to establish rules for those developments in the midst of a six-month moratorium.http://www.blueridgenow.com/news/20180104/tiny-home-project-advances-as-mills-river-tweaks-code
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Farmington City Council (Minnesota)2/1/2018Living larger life in 'tiny house': Superintendent advocates for Farmington to lead Tiny Home movementAnd in an appeal to the Farmington City Council last month, Haugen said he would like Farmington to lead the way in removing barriers for all who seek to live in different ways with their tiny houses.http://www.hastingsstargazette.com/news/education/4381481-living-larger-life-tiny-house-superintendent-advocates-farmington-lead-tiny
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Rockland City Council (Maine)1/1/2018City Council voted Dec. 11 to create the Housing Task ForceThe task force will have several sub-committees that will look at the possible re-use of the McLain School for housing, the use of upper floors of downtown buildings, regulations for tiny houses, and regulations for more dense residential development in the city.https://knox.villagesoup.com/p/rockland-to-mull-moratorium-on-some-short-term-rentals/1714841
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Charlotte City Council (North Carolina)
26/12/2017
Amazon offers to deliver tiny homes to Charlotte buyers, city leaders discuss regulationsCharlotte's Housing and Neighborhood Development Committee is still researching the best way to classify and zone tiny homes.

Mayfield said for now, anyone considering buying a tiny home should contact the city's planning department first to see if utility services will be available.
http://www.wbtv.com/story/37138022/amazon-offers-to-deliver-tiny-homes-to-charlotte-buyers-city-leaders-discuss-regulations
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San Jose City Council (California)
26/12/2017
A little hope for a homeless solution: Tiny housing units sprout in the Bay AreaNearly 1,000 tiny homes or their close cousins — stackable modular housing units, typically with less than 200 square feet of living space — are being planned in San Francisco, San Jose, Richmond, Berkeley, Oakland and Santa Rosa.http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/A-little-hope-for-a-homeless-solution-Tiny-12454639.php#photo-14750638
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Huntingdon Town Council (Tennessee)
19/12/2017
Zoning and tiny housesPassed the second and final reading on Ordinance No. 579, an ordinance that amends the official zoning ordinance of Huntingdon to create provisions governing tiny houses. They will be allowed as permitted uses in R-2 and F-R Districts.http://www.rheaheraldnews.com/news/article_a3bed59e-e694-55f4-aa4f-e1600f017fab.html
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Cloverdale City Council (California)
19/12/2017
Council passes urgency housing ordinanceThe ordinance makes two temporary amendments to the city code: it allows residential uses on the ground floor of commercial properties, subject to a plot plan; and it allows RVs and tiny homes to park on private property within all zoning districts.http://www.sonomawest.com/cloverdale_reveille/news/council-passes-urgency-housing-ordinance/article_46f7c3c0-e51e-11e7-a571-0b0886d447b8.html
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Texas, Oregon, South Carolina, North Carolina, North Wyoming, California, Missouri, Washington, Utah, Michigan, Virginia, Colarado, Illinois, Idaho, Florida, Minnesota, Massachusetts
15/12/2017
35 Inspiring Tiny Houses and the Families Living Therehttps://mightygoods.com/tiny-houses/
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Lincoln City Council (Nebraska)
15/12/2017
Lincoln looking at rules for tiny homesLincoln officials are expected to approve city building code changes that would allow some residents to build tiny homes, guest houses and small studios on their property.http://www.hastingstribune.com/news/state/nebraska/lincoln-looking-at-rules-for-tiny-homes/article_4ea46ef0-467b-554f-b61c-57455309dd2b.html
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Mills River Town Council (North Carolina)
14/12/2017
Land sale approved; new mayor chosen in Mills RiverThe council also began discussions on potential town codes for tiny-home and similar developments such as recreational vehicle parks after imposing a moratorium on those types of developments last month.

That moratorium will expire in May and Acony Bell, an in-the-works tiny-home development, will be grandfathered in and not have to abide by the regulations. It’s planning for a spring 2018 opening with 153 units on 53 acres.
http://www.blueridgenow.com/news/20171214/land-sale-approved-new-mayor-chosen-in-mills-river
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Yuba County Council (Marysville)
14/12/2017
Tiny houses, big potentialThe small community, which includes 20 tiny homes as well as a community building, portable toilets, a dog run and covered picnic benches, is a transitional housing program for those experiencing homelessness in Yuba County.https://www.newsreview.com/chico/tiny-houses-big-potential/content?oid=25516904
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San Jose City Council (California)
13/12/2017
California city approves tiny home plan to tackle homelessAt a meeting Tuesday night, the city council voted 9-2 to approve the plan to build micro sleeping cabins, which could eventually be expanded to include all 10 council districts.http://www.heraldcourier.com/news/california-city-approves-tiny-home-plan-to-tackle-homeless/article_88e7e15d-f4c2-5850-9a8a-9d74525685be.html
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East Point City Council (Georgia)
13/12/2017
Tiny houses create big stir in East Pointhttp://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/south_metro/news/tiny-houses-create-big-stir-in-east-point/article_be491460-e04b-11e7-9b2c-f7afe9fb5dde.html
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San Jose City Council (California)
13/12/2017
San Jose approves 40 tiny homes for the homelessAt a Tuesday City Council meeting, the city of San Jose approved a pilot program to erect 40 “tiny houses” (as small as 80 square feet or as large as 140, depending on the deign) as temporary shelters for the homeless.https://sf.curbed.com/2017/12/13/16773786/san-jose-homeless-tiny-homes-houses
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El Paso County Council (Colarado)12/12/2017El Paso County welcomes tiny homes in unincorporated areasEl Paso County is one of the first local governments in Colorado to change its rules for tiny houses.http://gazette.com/el-paso-county-welcomes-tiny-homes-in-unincorporated-areas/article/1617088
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San Jose City Council (California)12/12/2017After a heated debate, the City Council voted 9-2 to approve a yearlong pilot program to build one tiny home village comprised of 40 units. Elected leaders by next month will come up with three potential sites for the tiny homes and eventually want to place a tiny home village in each of the city’s 10 City Council districts.http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/12/12/tiny-homes-for-san-joses-homeless-wins-approval-after-heated-debate/
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State Building Codes Division (Oregon)9/12/2017Public Hearing on Sleeping Lofts in Small HomesIf Oregon BCD does determine a measurable difference in fire safety in a small home with a loft in comparison to other residential structures, fire safety measures should be applied within reason. Cost and innovation should be primary factors of consideration in addition to safety. A reasonable solution then would be to allow the owner to select R329.5. (fire sprinkler), R329.5.1 (interior finishes), or R329.9 (loft location) as a fire safety measure in addition to R329.10 (emergency escape). This would remove the unprecedented burden of requiring all of these measures within the same residential structure—providing greater flexibility for allowing for compact, affordable housing options while still ensuring greater fire safety than the current IRC Appendix Q national model code for tiny houses.https://www.squareonevillages.org/single-post/2017/12/08/Public-Hearing-on-Sleeping-Lofts-in-Small-Homes---Dec-12
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San Jose City Council (California)7/12/2017Gensler designs homeless shelters to appease NIMBYsThe council wants to house around 25 people in each settlement and last year passed a law to relax building codes to make it easier to construct the shelters.http://www.globalconstructionreview.com/news/gensler-designs-homeless-shelters-appease-nimbys/
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Santa Maria City Council (California)6/12/2017Santa Maria council approves additional dwelling units with occupancy requirementshttp://santamariatimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/santa-maria-council-limits-extra-dwelling-units-to-one-per/article_ea73f412-3957-54f4-8a62-78ac56c271ea.html
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Texas, Las Vegas, Washington, Florida, Oregon4/12/2017What It’s Really Like to Live in a Tiny House Communityhttps://www.trulia.com/blog/what-its-like-to-live-in-a-tiny-house-community/
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Boise City Council (Idaho)4/12/2017
Boise proposing new codes for tiny homes
http://www.ktvb.com/news/local/boise-proposing-new-codes-for-tiny-homes/496828879
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San Jose City Council (California)4/12/2017San Jose’s tiny homes for homelesshttp://www.mercurynews.com/2017/12/04/san-jose-tiny-homes-for-homeless-plan-back-for-second-push/
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Rockland City Council (Maine)4/12/2017Reasonable regulations for so-called tiny houseshttps://knox.villagesoup.com/p/rockland-eyes-mclain-school-downtown-for-more-housing/1708897
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South Portland City Council (Maine)1/12/2017Council amends workshop lineup
Crafting zone rules for so-called “tiny homes”
http://sentry.mainelymediallc.com/news/2017-12-01/Front_Page/Council_amends_workshop_lineup.html
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Rockledge (Florida); Spur (Texas); Fresno (California); and Nantucket (Massachusetts)
30/11/2017
Tiny homes, big problems: Where can you park your home-on-wheels?Amy Turnbull, president of the American Tiny House Association, a volunteer advocacy group that promotes tiny houses as a viable, formally acceptable dwelling option, said more municipalities are becoming open to look into tiny houses as affordable housing options.

"The trend used to be for us to reach out to municipalities," Turnbull said. "Now municipalities are reaching out to us. It's a trend that’s we've seen in the last several months."
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/nation-now/2017/11/29/tiny-homes-big-problems/907752001/
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Raleigh City Council (North Carolina)
21/11/2017
Raleigh City Council to discuss tiny home regulationshttp://wncn.com/2017/11/21/raleigh-city-council-to-discuss-tiny-home-regulations/
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State Department of Community Affairs (Georgia)
15/11/2017
Georgia Passes Tiny House Appendix!http://mailchi.mp/tinyhouseatlanta/state-passed-tiny-house-appendix
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State House and Senate (Oregon)9/11/2017Legalizing Tiny Houses in Oregonhttps://tinyhousebuild.com/legalizing-tiny-houses-in-oregon/
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Albuquerque City Council (New Mexico)9/11/2017Tiny Homes For ABQ’s Homelesshttp://wmot.org/post/tiny-homes-abq-s-homeless#stream/0
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Lake Dallas City Council (Texas)
27/10/2017
Newly Approved Lake Dallas Tiny Home VillageThis is the first development which will use the trailblazing Tiny House Appendix Q for the International Residential Code; adopted for this specific use and amended to allow for moveable tiny houses.http://tinyhouseblog.com/announcement/newly-approved-lake-dallas-tiny-home-village/
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Lake Dallas City Council (Texas)
27/10/2017
North Texas City Approves Plan for Tiny House Developmenthttps://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/North-Texas-City-Approves-Plan-for-Tiny-House-Development_Dallas-Fort-Worth-453707933.html
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Salt Lake City Council (Utah)17/9/2017Salt Lake City Council to consider zoning changes for structures including ‘tiny houses’http://fox13now.com/2017/09/17/salt-lake-city-council-to-consider-zoning-changes-for-structures-including-tiny-houses/
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Fresno City Council (California)19/1/2016Fresno Passes Groundbreaking ‘Tiny House’ Ruleshttps://ww2.kqed.org/news/2016/01/19/fresno-passes-groundbreaking-tiny-house-rules/
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Rockledge City Council (Florida)9/23/2015Tiny-small house community APPROVED in Rockledge, Floridahttp://americantinyhouseassociation.org/tiny-small-house-communities-on-the-way-to-approval-in-rockledge-florida/
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