Part 2 of 3
Historic Model Building Code + Local Innovative Progress
Part 2 explores the benefits of tiny housing, examines the need for building standards and how current codes can be updated to be more tiny house friendly.
Features the following stories:
Insightful look at how one CTE (career technical educational) program in San Antonio, the Construction Careers Academy, opened the door for permitted, inspected and certified tiny houses.
Behind-the-scenes story of how Walsenburg, CO, became a tiny house friendly town-- from zoning to building codes.
Creation of the historic tiny house appendix for the 2018 version of the International Residential Code. This includes the important arguments for why this is needed, implications for the future of the movement and next steps for implementing the appendix locally.
This was the first time in International Code Council history that an outside film crew has been granted permission to film inside the hearing room and to distribute the footage publicly.
Showcases the successful adoption of these groundbreaking ordinances and model building code:
Tiny House Appendix for the IRC 2018 (nationally recognized; needs to be adopted on state or local level)
City of Walsenburg: Ordinance 1045, Tiny Houses Allowed in R1 & R2 Zones AND Ordinance 1092, Ammends IRC 2015 to be Tiny House Friendly
City of San Antonio Code-Compliant Tiny Houses (permitted, inspected & certified)