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I think we all need some good news in our inboxes during this pandemic, so here it is: The San Jose, California City Council went through the first reading of an ordinance that would classify Movable Tiny Homes as ADUs!

According to the Tiny Home Industry Association, it has to go through another reading and would then become law by the end of May! Once these THOWs are recognized as ADUs, it makes it much easier to find a spot to legally park them. Hopefully this legislation will pave the way for more cities across the country follow suit, and therefore make tiny living more accessible long-term. To read more about the legislation, click here.

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San Jose Considering Passing Ordinance To Help Legalize Tiny Houses on Wheels As ADU’s

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This is the story of how Los Angeles is in the process of possibly legalizing movable tiny houses as backyard homes, according to LATCH Collective/YouTube, the city is working on an ordinance to allow it in some backyards. That’s good news! Watch the clip below to learn and see more.

As seen on CBS news, LATCH Collective offers workshops, webinars and hands on build experience. Los Angeles is in the process of legalizing movable tiny houses as backyard homes.1

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LA Legalizing Backyard THOWs?

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Just got news that Governor Newsom signed historic housing legislation for California that allows homeowners to build up to two ADU’s (accessory dwelling units) on their property.

This legislation will definitely boost interest and demand for micro, tiny, and small homes in California – where extra housing just like this is desperately needed. What do you think? This is a good thing, right? I suppose, some homeowners will be upset about it.

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California allowing homeowners to build up to two tiny homes on their property…

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Photo by Daria Shevtsova from Pexels

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This is the story of how tiny homes made a big impact at the recent Innovative Housing Showcase event in Washington, D.C. which showcased several affordable housing options. And also, how our government may be opening up to legalizing tiny.

Alexis and Christian, of Tiny House Expedition, even got the attention of Ben Carson, head of housing and development for the United States. Mr. Carson mentioned how we are being hampered by regulatory barriers. Again, this is coming from the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)! THAT’S encouraging. Maybe we will see significant forward progress for tiny homes in the very near future. So, wanna see what the event was like? Let’s go…

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How tiny houses made a big impact at the Washington DC Innovative Housing Showcase event (2019)

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This is a granny flat tiny house on a foundation in Australia. It’s called the Smithfield and it’s designed by 5 Star Granny Flats and built by 5 Star Builders.

It’s one of their 1-bedroom designs, but they also offer 2-bedroom, 3-bedroom, and even completely custom designs. What do you think of it?

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Granny flat cottage on a foundation in Australia… The perfect legal tiny home?

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During the discussions with El Paso County Commissioners on Tuesday the industry shared some interesting concepts for how these tiny homes are being clustered into highly efficient communities elsewhere and how they might play a role in addressing the need for more workforce housing in El Paso County.2

Video 1: Tiny Houses Regulation Discussion at BOCC

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Living Tiny Legally is a documentary by Tiny House Expedition.

It’s a 3 part series (you can watch Part 1 and Part 2 for FREE below).

And if you’d like, you can help fund Part 3 right here.

Images © Tiny House Expedition/YouTube

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News just broke that the city of Cape Coral, Florida is considering allowing tiny houses in certain areas.

According to Wink News, “city leaders spoke in favor of ‘tiny houses’ Monday during an informal Committee of the Whole meeting.”

Current zoning laws in Cape Coral require new homes built to a minimum of 1,100 square feet. Even though a final decision has yet to be made, the City Council members said they would be okay with the idea of allowing smaller homes to be built as long as 1) they are in a specific zoning area of the city, 2) they are built permanently on a foundation, 3) they built to be tolerant of hurricanes, and 4) that the homes are built to meet Florida’s building codes.

Tiny Homes Coming to Cape Coral, FL?

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Do you want to live in a tiny house but are worried about where to put it?

You’re not alone! It’s one of the most common obstacles for tiny living, “where can I park it legally?!”

In this video, Mat and Danielle from Exploring Alternatives give you 5 helpful tips to help you figure out where and how to legally park a tiny house.

VIDEO: Where to Park a Tiny House? 5 Useful Tips!

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