November 28 2018

Tiny Advocacy Network News

“Hope’s Village of SLO and its president Becky Jorgeson are working to build a village of tiny homes like these to provide permanent housing for homeless people. The city is discussing standards that would specify what types of tiny homes on wheels are allowed.”

IMAGE & STORY FROM The Tribune News .. read more!

SAN LUIS OBISBO

LEGALIZES

MOVABLE TINY HOUSES

AS BACKYARD HOMES!

On November 28th, San Luis Obisbo became the second city in California to legalize tiny houses as accessory dwelling units.

The City’s new tiny house ordinance allows residents to apply for a permit to locate a movable tiny house in a residential backyard, as an accesory dwelling unit. Requirements for the permit include the following:

  •  registered with California DMV
  • minimum 100 square feet first floor interior living area
  •  maximum size 400 square feet
  • certification to ANSI 119.2 or 119.5 standards
  • owner occupied

We’re very happy to see this housing option become available in this beautiful city – congratulations San Luis Obisbo, with special thanks to Mayor Heidi Harmon for following through with her campaign promises to bring affordable housing options and tiny homes to SLO!

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 29th –
LOS ANGELES CITY HALL 

The City of Los Angeles has been working on their Accessory Dwelling Unit ordinance, which includes  draft language for Movable Tiny Homes as legal backyard homes! Tomorrow , the City Planning Commission (CPC) will meet once again to discuss this ordinance. We are hopeful for an pproval on this language by CPC so that it can be passed to City Council for discussion & vote. CPC  &  the planning department staff have been supportive of movable tiny homes up to date. A report of the planning department’s most recent recommendations for the ordinance can be found here.
You can find the Thursday November 29th public hearing  agenda here.

We strongly encourage anyone with a flexible schedule to come to the hearing and speak in favor of inclusion of tiny homes within the ADU ordinance. If you would like some support with preparing your one minute statement, sit next to tiny house advocacy network folks – look for the LEGALIZE TINY shirts!

The public hearing will be located at:
Van Nuys City Hall
Council Chambers, 2nd Floor
14410 Sylvan Street, VAN NUYS, California  91401

If you cannot attend in person, you can write to the planning commission at  cpc@lacity.org .

For more information, you can track the ordinance at this Council File <— be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on the action!

Speak up & support Tiny Homes!
SATURDAY DECEMBER 1st 1
MEET & GREET
Alexis & Christian – Tiny House Expedition! – Producers of Living Tiny Legally web series!

Welcome the USA’s most travelled tiny house to LA! Alexis & Christian have travelled accross the country, studying and filming the topic of legalizing tiny homes and tiny home communities. Come and tour their self-built tiny home, ask questions about travelling in a tiny house, and hear about options for legally living tiny across the country!This backyard gathering has limited space so you don’t want to wait …

USE INVITE CODE –>  legalize tiny <–  for access to this event!

Register for the TINY HOUSE EXPEDITION gathering!
Do you have tiny house related news or events you’d like to share?

Please keep everyone in the loop by emailing tinyadvocacynetwork@gmail.com  

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October 15 2018

Tiny Advocacy Network News

Great news!
We’re one step closer to legalizing tiny homes in California!

Finding a place to park movable tiny homes is often a huge barrier to entry for this housing option. Did you know that tiny house advocates all over the country are working hard to improve options for legally locating tiny homes? And guess what – we’re making progress!
We recently found out that at the State Level, California Department of Housing and Community Development (HDC) has gone on record that they “support” the City of LA in its pending ordinance to permit “movable tiny homes” as ADUs!

In a letter dated October 8, 2018 to the City of LA, Paul McDougall, Housing Policy Manager, California HCD, provided comment on the City’s pending ADU ordinance. Specifically, he stated:

“Movable Tiny Homes: HCD supports the City’s efforts to explore and allow a variety of housing choices, including permitting “movable tiny homes” as an ADU.

While this comment is directed towards the City of Los Angeles, this is great news across California as it showcases a willingness to support tiny houses as a much needed affordable and flexible housing option for California residents!

Meanwhile, in Los Angeles…

The City Planning Commission continue to have interest in approving draft language for Movable Tiny Homes as legal backyard homes in Los Angeles. At a recent meeting on October 14th, no opposition to tiny homes was reported from the public or the commissioners. Unfortunately, the clock ran short of time for a discussion by the commission on this topic, so they voted to discuss the ADU ordinance and movable tiny homes during their next meeting.

NOVEMBER 29th
SAVE THE DATE

The next City Planning Commission meeting to discuss movable tiny homes as legal Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) will happen on November 29th. You can make a public comment and support this effort to legalize tiny homes in LA!

If you cannot attend in person, please write to the planning commission at  cpc@lacity.org  

For more information, you can track the ordinance at this Council File <— be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on the action!

UPCOMING EVENTS

RAISE YOUR HANDS if you’d like more housing options in California?
KEEP THEM RAISED if you’d like to see more places to legally live tiny in this state?
OK now put your hand down to your keyboard and purchase a ticket to this workshop!

American Tiny House Association state chapter leader Teresa Baker will review current options for locating tiny homes legally.

Webinar tickets available for those wishing to tune in from a live stream.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY! USE PROMO CODE TAN FOR $5 off!

We need your help!

Local leaders need to hear support for tiny homes from their constituents! Emails and phone calls can go a long way in making change happen! Reach out to your representative as well as your planning department today!

Do you have tiny house related news or events you’d like to share?

Please keep everyone in the loop by emailing tinyadvocacynetwork@gmail.com  

August 9 2018

Tiny Advocacy Network News

Legalize Tiny by working together!
Have you heard? We’re on a mission to create more options for legally living tiny in Los Angeles, California, and beyond! Good things are work that we’d like to share them with  you. We’d LOVE for you to take a quick moment of action and help make change!

LOS ANGELES
The City of Los Angeles Planning Commission met last month to discuss movable tiny homes as legal back yard units.. Thank you to advocates who came out and commented in person,  and everyone else who wrote in! The Planning Commission decided to further study Movable Tiny Homes for Los Angeles, so there’s still time for you to express your support for this housing option in Los Angeles!  Send your emails to  cpc@lacity.org  

For more information, see the meeting agenda here. You can track the ordinance at THIS Council File <— be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on the action!

OJAI
On August 1st The City Planning Commission met to discuss a proposed Tiny House Ordinance which was almost shot down! Thankfully, a few Commissioners put their necks out for the ordinance and were able to turn the discussion around! You can check out the riveting discussion within this recording.The ordinance will go forward and be reviewed by the City Council on August 28th, 2018.
Find details on the meeting here.
You can read the admin report on tiny homes that was sent by community development here.

SAN LUIS OBISPO
The City Planning Commission has reviewed language for Movable Tiny Houses! Next step is for the language to be approved by City Council on August 21st 2018. Find more about this meeting here.

The County will be including tiny houses as a topic of interest to a presentation
for their Board of County Supervisors happening this month.

MONTEREY COUNTY
Staff preparing amendments that planning commission will hear on August 29th 2018,

SEASIDE
Community Development  staff will be hosting a tiny house design charrette (workshop) for city staff, planners, engineers, architects, building officials, social services, etc. tomorrow August 10th! Follow up with your elected officials with your thoughts on tiny homes!

UP IN OREGON…
Oregon has been back and forth, trying to come up with a solution for tiny homes.

Feedback is now being accepted on Part II of the 2018 Reach Code related to Tiny Homes. The informational public hearing will be held on August 28, 2018. Submit written comments to Richard Baumann, Rules Coordinator, at Richard.J.Baumann@Oregon.gov. The last day to submit written comments is August 30, 2018.

You don’t have to wait for a public hearing to write in to your city council members and planning department to express a desire & support for legal avenues for living in a tiny home in your community. Believe it or not, this simple act of public engagement / feedback can potentially make a HUGE political impact!
TINY ADVOCACY NETWORK CALL THIS WEEKEND!

August 12th 2018 6 pm 

Tiny Advocacy Network Call – Join us!
Join in a conference call and learn from other tiny house advocates and enthusiasts around Southern California as we strategize on our next steps in making effective change!

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/248410854
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +16465588656,,248410854#  or +16699006833,,248410854#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 646 558 8656  or +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 248 410 854

Do you have tiny house related news or events you’d like to share?

Please keep everyone in the loop by emailingtinyadvocacynetwork@gmail.com  

July 9 2018

Tiny Advocacy Network News

Legalize Tiny in LA!
Have you heard? Los Angeles has put a new draft out for their Accessory Dwelling Unit ordinance to include language for movable tiny houses as legal backyard dwellings! 

The City of Los Angeles Planning Commission will be meeting & hearing public comment THIS THURSDAY July 12th.For more information, see the meeting agenda here. You can track the ordinance at this Council File, including the PLUM Committee’s final action here.

WE NEED YOU TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!

Here’s 3 ways you can help legalize tiny homes in Los Angeles:

ATTEND IN PERSON (because you get things done – BOSS!)
830 am Thursday July 12th.
Los Angeles City Council Chamber Room 340
200 north spring street , Los Angeles.

Meet at 8 am in front of HomeBoy Industries cafe to meet other Tiny House Advocates and for assistance in planning your public comment. Look for the blue ATHA shirts!

EMAIL CITY PLANNING COMMISSION (technology is awesome!)
Email your written comment  to cpc@lacity.org

WRITE A LETTER ( how old school of you!)
Written communications should cite the Case Number indicated at the top of this notice and may be mailed to the attention of the staff contact identified above at the Los
Angeles Department of City Planning, Code Studies Section, City Hall
– Room 701, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles CA 90012.

Other Advocacy Dates

July 24th 

Legally Living Tiny in LA – Webinar
Reserve your seat at www.latchcollective.com/events

August 12th 2018 6 pm 

Tiny Advocacy Network Call – Join us!
Join in a conference call and learn from other tiny house advocates and enthusiasts around Southern California as we strategize on our next steps in making effective change!

Call in details to come!

Do you have tiny house related news or events you’d like to share?

Please keep everyone in the loop by emailing tinyadvocacynetwork@gmail.com  

May 13 2018

Tiny Advocacy Network News

IMPORTANT NEWS!
After over a year of waiting, Los Angeles has officially updated their Accessory Dwelling Unit ordinance to include language for movable tiny houses as legal backyard dwellings! 

The City Planning & Land Use Committee will be reviewing the updated language THIS TUESDAY MAY 15th at 2:30 pm.

You can view the meeting agenda &  information here.

WE NEED YOU TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!

Here’s 3 really important ways you can help legalize tiny homes in Los Angeles:

Show up at the PLUM Committee meeting on Tuesday, May 15th and make a 1 minute public comment in expressing support for the ordinance.

See meeting info
Email the PLUM Committee as soon as possible expressing your support for the ADU ordinance and for increasing options for locating movable tiny houses in Los Angeles.
Email clerk.plumcommittee@lacity.org
Contact your Council Member & express your support for more affordable housing options in your area, including movable tiny houses as legal Accessory Dwelling Units.
Find Your Council Member’s contact info
We have been working hard to support the City with information on Tiny Homes during the past year and we believe that the language they have drafted is very strong. If you have any questions or concerns with the language, please contact us – tinyadvocacynetwork@gmail.com – we can help address your concerns. We would love to approach the Planning Commission with as much support as possible!
Important Advocacy Dates

May 15th, 2018 (tentative)

City of Los Angeles 
City of Los Angeles Planning and Land Use committee meeting will discuss their draft ADU ordinance which is likely to contain language for movable tiny houses.
2:30 pm Room 350, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

May 16th, 2018 

City of Ojai 
Planning Comission Meeting will meet to review their proposed ordinance ammendment to allow moveable tiny houses as ADUs.
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Ojai City Hall 401 S Ventura St. Ojai, CA 93023

May 22nd, 2018 

County of Los Angeles
Department of Regional Planning – reviewing draft ordinance for Accessory Dwelling Units.
9:30 am @  500 west temple st. Los Angeles CA 90012.

Do you have tiny house related news or events you’d like to share?

Please keep everyone in the loop by emailingtinyadvocacynetwork@gmail.com  

May 7 2018

Cities around California are  legalizing MOVABLE tiny houses as back yard homes! 

Thanks to changes in State Law that took place in 2017 (SB 1069 , SB 2299), municipalities are required to be more flexible and proactive in allowing accessory dwelling units (ADUs).  Cities across the State are updating their ordinances to allow these ADUS, which are also called  granny flats or backyard cottages. While it is standard for municipalities to require a permanent foundation for these dwellings, some municipalities are embracing the tiny house concept and exploring movable tiny house options within their ordinance.
Fresno paved the way in 2016,  becoming possibly the first City in the Country allowing for movable tiny houses as permitted ADUs. Since then, they’ve further deveopped their permitting program – check out their tiny house submittal requirements
(image from http://www.californiatinyhouse.com/ located in Fresno)
Ojai is soon voting on an ammendment to their ordinance, including language for Moveable Tiny Houses as legal ADUs. 

While there is much support for this idea, there are a few fears within the community regarding this change. If you can, please show up and support moveable tiny houses in the City of Ojai on May 16th – many local artists, business owners and employees are being pushed out of the community due to extreme rental prices. A solution such as moveable tiny houses is very much needed!

If you can’t attend in person, consider SIGNING THIS PETITION.

Tiny House Advocates rocked the hearing room in March of 2017when they were able to convince planning commision vote YES toadding language for Movable Tiny Homes to their draft ADU ordinance!  
City Planning, the Legal Office, and Building & Safety are currently reviewing the language, and we are hopeful it will come to the PLUM committee again on May 15th  – though this is tentative, so keep your eyes on your inbox! We will need your support at this meting!
County of Los Angeles approved $550,000 in funding to support Tiny Homes for the Homeless built as ADUS.
This pilot project could have a hugely positive impact on families enduring difficulties who are given a chance at affordable housing. Currently, Los Angeles County is only considering non-movable accessory dwelling units at this point. We would like to express support for this pilot program and request more options such as movable tiny houses as ADUs. If you agree – be sure to book your calendar for the hearing on May 22nd, 9 am!
Other cities are using creative zoning and planning to allow for Tiny Houses, such as Santa Rosa ! 
The City of Santa Rosa, CA, recently adopted their Resilient City Development Measures in Santa Rosa – new measures which call for movable tiny houses as  temporary housing.
How can we make ADUs & Tiny Homes even more accessible?

JIll Shook from Making Housen Happen wants to see all fees associated with ADU development eliminated, and is asking us to contact Senator Anthony Portantino – senator.portantino@senate.ca.gov  . For more information on this initiative or for support in crafting your letter, contact jill@makinghousinghappen.com

ADU = Accessory Dwelling Unit

TOMORROW !

Legally Living Tiny Workshop

Tuesday May 8th 
7 pm @ Beyond the Lines Gallery
1150 E 12th St. Los Angeles CA 90021But…where do you put it?

The legal aspects of living in a tiny house are often misunderstood. Learn to navigate the zoning and codes, with a focus on California and Los Angeles regulations.

Past attendees of this workshop have found it extremely informational and helpful! You’ll also get the latest update on efforts to increase the options for legally living in Tiny Houses in the City and County of LA!

Led by Teresa Baker, ATHA State Chapter Leader, Co-Founder of LATCH Collective, Builder of the Bakon Box

Reserve your space at tomorrow’s workshop!
Have you heard? California is getting its first BIG Tiny House Festival!
California Tiny Fest is coming to us June 15th – 17th in San Jose, CA!

And did you know? You can attend for free PLUS help fund advocacy efforts by the American Tiny House Association if you sign up to Volunteer for the festival on behalf of ATHA!

Volunteer for the festival!
Important Advocacy Dates

May 15th, 2018 (tentative)

City of Los Angeles 
City of Los Angeles Planning and Land Use committee meeting will discuss their draft ADU ordinance which is likely to contain language for movable tiny houses.
Time & Location to be announced – hold tight!

May 16th, 2018 

City of Ojai 
Planning Comission Meeting will meet to review their proposed ordinance ammendment to allow moveable tiny houses as ADUs.
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Ojai City Hall 401 S Ventura St. Ojai, CA 93023

May 22nd, 2018 

County of Los Angeles
Department of Regional Planning – reviewing draft ordinance for Accessory Dwelling Units.
9:30 am @  500 west temple st. Los Angeles CA 90012.

Do you have tiny house related news or events you’d like to share?

Please keep everyone in the loop by emailingtinyadvocacynetwork@gmail.com  

18 Jan 2018

2017 saw an influx of tiny backyard homes to California!


Graphic by Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

Throughout 2017, municipalities across the State began updating their Accessory (ADU) ordinances to comply with recently passed legislation which encourages the development of small homes within backyards. Some Cities, like Los Angeles, are even considering language for Movable Tiny Houses as accepted ADUs.

This recent Curbed article offers a positive outlook on the developments of this past year. Check out the spike in ADU applications in 2017 across California!

Sonoma County reduces fees for ADUs

Sonoma County was hit hard by wildfires late 2017. The County put measures in place to help people access shelter, such as allowing residence in RVs and manufactured housing in areas previously not permitted, as well as recently waiving fees for the development of ADUs under 750 sq feet.

Photo: Michael Macor, The Chronicle

We need more municipalities to take the need for housing seriously – in needs of crisis like during fires, but also during crisis of affordable housing shortages.

Ojai City Council to talk Tiny next week!

After years of sitting on the topic of tiny houses, Ojai City Council is moving forward on their discussion on tiny homes as a legitimate housing option in a town where locals are increasingly displaced by rising rents and property costs. With recent fires destroying so many homes in the area, another housing option is needed more than ever.

OJAI NEEDS YOU TO VOICE YOUR SUPPORT!

Please come out to the meeting and voice your support for tiny houses as a legitimate housing option. City Council will need to be influenced to make changes happen, and your voice/presence can help.

Tuesday, January 23rd – 7 pm
Ojai City Hall
401 S Ventura St
Ojai, CA 93023 United States
Collaborate with Ojai Tiny House Enthusiasts

Support tiny backyard homes in LA County

The County of Los Angeles Planning Commission is meeting to discuss their proposed development standards for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUS) next week:

Wednesday, January 24 9:00 a.m.

320 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Staff Report specifically mentions an investigation into the feasibility of tiny homes as ADUs, expressing that “prefabricated homes, modular construction, shipping containers, and manufactured homes are permitted as ADUs” but reports that they are required to be placed on a permanent foundation. Voice your support for increased ease of developing affordable ADUs, including options such as movable tiny houses placed on a permanent foundation system once cited.

Upcoming Events

Join Los Angeles tiny house enthusiasts & LATCH Collective as we learn all about Tiny House Travel with Tiny House Expedition!

Christian and Alexis are super-advocates for the movement and are also the most traveled tiny house on wheels!

More event info here


Looking to be more involved in on-the-ground advocacy, connecting with other housing advocates and tiny house enthusiasts and advocates around the State?

Have events, good news, or a call to action you’d like to share with this network of over 700 tiny house enthusiasts?

Email tinyadvocacynetwork@gmail.com to share your news and/or find out how you can become a tiny house champion in your community and beyond!

28 Nov 2017

Support tiny backyard homes in LA County – Tomorrow!

The County of Los Angeles Planning Commission is having a Public Hearing to consider new development standards for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) TOMORROW!

Consider coming and speaking in support of increasing the ease of developing  affordable ADUs.

Graphic by Los Angeles County Arts Commission – details on their tiny house design contest below.

Details you should know

Municipalities across the State are updating their ADU ordinances to comply with recently passed legislation.

The details of the changes presented by LA County can be found here. 

Please note that the County’s ordinance will only apply in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County, not the City of Los Angeles or any other city.

Hearing Date and Time:
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

Hearing Location: 320 West Temple St., Hall of Records, Rm. 150, Los Angeles, CA 90012

You will have an opportunity to testify, or you can submit written comments online or at the public hearing.

Check out upcoming tiny house events!

December 6th
3 pm – 7 pm
Altadena, CA

Join Green Circle Alta-Pasadena as they discuss housing affordability in Los Angeles, including tiny houses as an option.
More event info

December 10th
2pm – 6pm
Pasadena, CA

Hosted by Repair Cafe! A mini festival for living large with a small footprint. Check out the informative booths for tips and tricks. Hear stories from people who have owned and lived in small houses. Learn about legal and planning issues. Take home a tiny house model of your own!

FREE EVENT!
Register & Find More Info

Affordable Housing
Design Competition!

YES to ADU encourages architects and designers to serve as creative strategists in service to the Homeless Initiative, promoting affordable housing with inspiring, tangible examples of freestanding ADU’s that the public can visualize in their yards and neighborhoods.

$24,000 in prize money to be won!

Find contest details here

Looking to be more involved in on-the-ground advocacy, connecting with other tiny house enthusiasts and advocates around the State?

Email tinyadvocacynetwork@gmail.com to find out how you can become a tiny house champion in your community and beyond!

18 October 2017

Tiny Advocacy Network News

October 18th 2017

The Ojai City Council will meet TONIGHT!

After a long wait period, tiny house enthusiasts have a rare opportunity to voice their thoughts on the legalization of tiny houses in Ojai. If you’re in the wider area, you don’t want to miss this chance to show your support!

WHEN: Wed., Oct. 18th at 6pm
WHERE: 401 S. Ventura Street, City Hall


Are you in the Antelope Valley area?

Check out the newly formed Antelope Valley Tiny Home Coalition –  an informational and support group for Tiny Lifers, Tiny Home Advocates, and Tiny Home Enthusiasts.

The Antelope Valley Tiny House Coalition recently had their launch party and are planning more to come. The Antelope Valley Tiny House Coalition recently had their launch party and are planning more to come.


Help bring housing to low-income
individuals in Sonoma County.

image from http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/7286122-181/sonoma-county-housing-activist-architect?artslide=0 image from http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/7286122-181/sonoma-county-housing-activist-architect?artslide=0

The Tiny Houses for Humanity Campaign is a grassroots effort led by Jay Schafer and River King to start a program allowing low-income individuals and families access to housing using tiny houses. They are accepting donations in exchange for autographed copies of Jay’s DIY Book of Backyard Sheds and Tiny Houses and The Small House Book, along with other fun items.


Join the call – help to create a state-wide strategy!

Join tiny house enthusiasts and housing advocates from across the State of California to share updates and learn what’s working. It’s time that we create a strategy for approaching the State of California on legislative options for legal placement for tiny homes.

Call from the comfort of your home.

 

 

SUNDAY OCTOBER 29th
5:00 pm  – 6:00 pm
Call 515 739 1411
Access code 742590


We have some time to build support for legalizing Movable Tiny Houses as ADUs on Los Angeles!

The City of Los Angeles is sitting on their draft ADU ordinance   until they can pass a few other items including their Airbnb ordinance. If you recall, this past spring the Planning and Land Use Commission motioned to include language for movable tiny houses in the final ADU ordinance. We can use this time to voice our support for increased options for movable tiny houses within Los Angeles.

Continue the momentum of legalizing tiny houses in LA – Take 10 minutes to write to city council in support of the ADU ordinance and for including language for movable tiny houses now!

Here’s a SAMPLE EMAIL & CONTACT INFORMATION


Upcoming Events…

Legally Living Tiny @ Patagonia in Pasadena

Thursday
September 19th
7:00 pm

Living tiny might be more complicated than you anticipated. With zoning, state regulations, local building inspections, and national codes, there’s a lot to consider when trying to legally live full-time in any home. You’ll learn the different legal definitions of different housing options, where you can park each option, and what codes are relevant. This workshop will have a focus on Los Angeles & California with some examples the City of Pasadena. Led by LATCH Collective co-founder Teresa Baker.

 

 


Have something to share?

Use this network to share your events, important dates, or announcements with tiny house advocates across the State of California. Email tinyadvocacynetwork@gmail.com

September 21st 2017

Tiny Advocacy Network News

Next Tiny Advocacy Network Conference Call…

Join tiny house enthusiasts and housing advocates from across the State of California to share updates, learn what’s working, and discuss strategies for increasing the options for tiny houses as a viable option across the State

Best part is you don’t even have to leave your couch!

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 24th
7:30 pm  – 8:30 pm
Call 515 739 1411
Access code 742590

We need to put the pressure on the City of LA to get moving on their ADU ordinance!

The City of Los Angeles has been sitting on their draft ADU ordinance for a while, and its time they picked off where they left. A lot of people are waiting for the results of the final version of the City’s ADU ordinance before they go forward with their housing plans, including those with movable tiny houses! If you recall, this past spring the Planning and Land Use Commission motioned to include language for movable tiny houses in the final ADU ordinance. We have not seen this language yet, and would really like to!

Taking 10 minutes to write to your elected official in support of the ADU ordinance and in including language for movable tiny houses will really help to get things going!

Here’s a SAMPLE EMAIL & CONTACT INFORMATION

Upcoming Events…

 

Legally Living Tiny – Temecula  
September 24th  
12:30 pm – 3:30pm

Living tiny might be more complicated than you anticipated. With zoning, state regulations, local building inspections, and national codes, there’s a lot to consider when trying to legally live full time in any home. In this workshop you’ll learn the different legal definitions of different housing options, where you can park each option, and what codes are relevant. This workshop will have a focus on California with most examples from Temecula and the City & County of Los Angeles.

Admission is a suggested donation of $10. Cash donations accepted at the door. 

RESERVATION REQUIRED
 REGISTER HERE.


What’s a Tiny House? – September 28th  
5:30 pm
 

Are converted vans tiny houses? What about ADUs or travel trailers? Join us at Patagonia in Pasadena for an introduction on the ins and outs of WHAT a tiny house is. 

Free – no registration required!


West Coast Communities Conference – September 29th – October 1st. 
 

The theme of the event is Thriving: Not Just Surviving. Fiscal Health in Community.  This is the perfect place to connect with others and potentially learn how to start an intentional community. 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED with possibility of reduced registration!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
 


Have something to share?

Use this network to share your events, important dates, or announcements with tiny house advocates across the State of California. Email tinyadvocacynetwork@gmail.com