Tiny Portable Cedar Cabins https://www.tinyportablecedarcabins.com Fusing The Mobility Of An RV With The Quality Of A Custom Built Home Tue, 22 Dec 2020 23:57:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.6 Portland Legalizing Tiny Houses On Wheels https://www.tinyportablecedarcabins.com/portland-legalizing-tiny-houses-on-wheels/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=portland-legalizing-tiny-houses-on-wheels https://www.tinyportablecedarcabins.com/portland-legalizing-tiny-houses-on-wheels/#respond Tue, 22 Dec 2020 23:57:31 +0000 https://www.tinyportablecedarcabins.com/?p=13392 The Shelter Continuity Project Portland Oregon-The Shelter Continuity Project is including tiny houses on wheels, shelters, group living, outreach and engagement, and outdated codes and regulations as a means to address the increasing homeless crisis.  Among the goals are to create more safe shelters and a variety of options for affordable housing. FAQ S2HC Frequently …

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The Shelter Continuity Project

Portland Oregon-The Shelter Continuity Project is including tiny houses on wheels, shelters, group living, outreach and engagement, and outdated codes and regulations as a means to address the increasing homeless crisis.  Among the goals are to create more safe shelters and a variety of options for affordable housing.

FAQ

S2HC Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Shelter to Housing Continuum (S2HC) project addresses the urgent need to provide more options for those who are homeless – or could potentially experience homelessness – and facilitates transitions to permanent housing for housing-vulnerable Portlanders.

The proposed amendments to the City code would allow needed emergency shelters, day storage, and hygiene facilities, transitional living facilities, and stable housing for individuals and households with extremely low incomes. It would also improve how the regulatory environment affects for-profit, nonprofit, and public sector shelter and housing providers.

The proposals fall into four categories:

  1. Traditional sheltering and temporary facilities
  2. Outdoor shelters and day facilities
  3. Housing flexibility through group living
  4. Limited occupancy of a recreational vehicle or a tiny house on wheels on residential property.

These FAQs address important topics about the project and the overall proposal.

General

What is this project about?

The project changes a variety of City codes to help partner agencies (the City-County Joint Office of Homeless Services, Housing Bureau, Bureau of Development Services) and nonprofits (e.g., Central City Concern) provide safe and decent shelter and more affordable housing for those in need during this crisis of homelessness.

Why is this project happening so fast?

  • BPS was directed by City Council on Feb. 19, 2019, to undertake this work through Ordinance No. 189387, which extended the City’s State of Housing Emergency to April 4, 2021.
  • This project changes City codes to provide most of the same opportunities that the Housing Emergency provided – but on a more permanent basis.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to worsen Portland’s homeless crisis, should more people lose their jobs or rent and mortgage payment moratoria and unemployment benefits expire. Changing the code now allows the City to get in front of this potential increase.
  • People who are homeless, living on the streets in tents or vehicles, are suffering. This project makes it easier for the City and shelter providers to replace informal encampments with sanctioned shelters that have onsite services, such as hygiene facilities, garbage collection, and, in some cases, wraparound medical, disability, and social services that help people get ready to rent.

What is the difference between “shelter” and “housing”?

Shelter is a community service provided by government agencies or nonprofit corporations to help people experiencing homelessness. A “host” provides shelter and services to a “guest” or “client,” who is supported as they transition to housing.

Housing is residency established under a landlord-to-tenant relationship or by ownership. The zoning code categorizes housing as residential use and shelters as a community service use.

What is considered a “dwelling unit”?

A dwelling unit is a building or a portion of a building that has independent living facilities, including provisions for sleeping, cooking, and sanitation (a bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom).

What are “allowed uses” and “conditional uses”?

The zoning code categorizes land uses as allowed, conditional, and prohibited. Allowed means a permit can be issued for the use without any public process or hearing. Conditional means that there must be public notice and an opportunity for a hearing. Prohibited means a permit cannot be issued.

Why does the project eliminate the regulation about the number of people allowed to live in a dwelling unit?

  • The current definition of Household is outdated and does not reflect the range of living arrangements today.
  • This definition is also unenforceable because, in some cases, it relies on proving a blood relationship between household members.
  • Other City codes already have limits on the number of people in a building, based on bedrooms and square feet. It is not necessary to also regulate the number of occupants in the zoning code.

How does this project relate to the City’s inclusionary housing rules that require a percentage of affordable units in new apartments and condominiums?

Inclusionary housing (IH) requirements require a percentage of affordable units in new development with more than 19 units.  While adjusting group living housing regulations, the project was careful to neither expand nor contract IH requirements. Inclusionary housing requirements do not apply to shelters.

Will shelters be allowed in parks and open space zones? Why or why not?

The current proposal does not allow for shelters to be permanently located in open space zones. This is because:

  • Open space (OS) zones often include environmental resources that should not be disturbed.
  • Parks and open space have often been purchased with bond money limited to specific purposes or were given to the City with deed restrictions, often stipulating they must be used for parks, recreation or open space purposes, which doesn’t include housing, shelters or other types of development.
  • The proposal would, however, allow the temporary siting of shelters in parks and open space for no more than 180 day.

Shelters

The proposed regulations:

  • Expand where shelters are allowed without conditional use.
  • Increase allowed number of shelter beds in the CM2 (commercial/mixed-use) and CI2 (campus/institutional) zones.
  • Clarify that clients may stay longer than 30 days in short-term shelters.
  • Add a new path for permitting outdoor village-style shelters so they do not have to be authorized one at a time by Council code waivers.
  • Facilitate more rapid opening of seasonal or weather-related temporary facilities.
  • Allow day storage and hygiene facilities.
  • Allow institutions (such as churches and schools) to provide meal programs, shelter and related services.

What are the three shelter types and how do they differ?

No single shelter type or shelter model can solve this crisis alone. These different types of facilities serve different types of clients.

  • Outdoor shelters (new to the Zoning Code with this proposal) are organized groups of tents or other accommodations that do not qualify as buildings. Supporting hygiene, storage and kitchen facilities could be in accompanying buildings. Shelters would be operated by a public agency or a nonprofit. The state of emergency helped us develop alternative outdoor shelter models like the Kenton Women’s Village and the upcoming St. Johns Village. These village-style shelters appeal to people who are more comfortable with smaller and more intimate settings. These communities empower participants to help and care for one another.
  • Mass shelters are in buildings but do not provide individual bedrooms. Examples: Laurelwood Center, Harbor of Hope, Willamette Center and Bybee Lakes Hope Center.
  • Short-term shelters provide individual bedrooms. Bathrooms or kitchens may be shared or private. Examples: Multnomah County Behavioral Resources Center.

Where will these new outdoor shelters be allowed?

  • Smaller shelters would be allowed by right in commercial, multi-dwelling, and employment zones.
  • Larger shelters could be permitted as conditional uses.
  • There would be a limited allowance with a conditional use review in industrial zones.
  • Shelters could also be allowed temporarily or seasonally anywhere – with permission of the landowner – but for no more than 180 days.
  • The City also retains flexibility to site temporary shelters anywhere without a conditional use for longer periods of time in response to disasters, such as the COVID-19 emergency or in the aftermath of an earthquake.

Will this project allow people to continue to camp in parks and on sidewalks and along streets?

No. Informal camping remains prohibited, but this prohibition has not been strictly enforced during the COVID-19 emergency. It is unkind to direct campers to leave parks, sidewalks and roadsides unless there is another place they can safely shelter. This project provides more sanctioned alternatives to informal camping.

Why not allow any vacant lot or empty building to be used for shelter?

Many vacant lots and buildings will qualify as shelter sites. But sheltering on any site requires the permission of the landowner, including public landowners like the City of Portland.

Many schools are empty and could provide shelter space; have you considered using those spaces?

Schools are expected to open again in 2021, and this project is about longer-term allowances for shelters. On a temporary basis, vacant school buildings could be used for shelters for up to 180 days, with permission of the school board.

Instead of increasing allowances for shelters, why doesn’t the City build more affordable housing?

The City is doing both. Shelter is a “front door” to services that help transition people to housing. This continuum strategy allows more options for the City to meet people experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity where they are and begin a transition to stable housing. In the meantime, City and Metro bond money is being used to build more affordable housing.

Group living

The proposed regulations:

  • Provide parity between household and group living by allowing group living arrangements by right in the same places that household living is allowed by right.
  • Remove code complexity and barriers to the production or retention of group living arrangements.
  • Simplify definitions to clarify difference between housing and shelter, group living and household living.
  • Eliminate the definition of “household” but continue to regulate residential use as either household living or group living.

What is group living and how is it different from houses or apartments that are rented?

  • Most resident uses are classified as household living.
  • Group living includes single room occupancy buildings, dorms, retirement care facilities or co-housing complexes where a larger group of residents share kitchens or bathrooms.
  • The proposal allows group living by right in residential zones in parity with household living, without a conditional use.
  • This increases the range of housing types that can be built. Group living buildings can be more affordable than traditional houses or apartments because kitchens are often the most expensive rooms to build.

What is the difference between group living and single room occupancy living?

The proposed code no longer employs the term “single room occupancy” – or SRO – because it is just a subset or form of group living. Group living is also allowed in buildings that function as apartment buildings, but residents have their own bedrooms and may share bathrooms or kitchens.

Why is there a cap of 3,500 square feet of floor area that applies only to group living?

The cap is a backstop to ensure group living facilities will be similar in size to allowed household living structures on large lots. This cap will not apply to existing buildings, and its application is limited to new group living facilities on oversized, single dwelling, residential lots. It will not apply to normal sized lots or to group living in multi-dwelling residential, mixed use, or employment zones. Aside from this cap, all size, height, coverage, and bulk regulations for group and household living are exactly the same. This cap is not applied to household living uses because the scale of household living is limited in other ways by density regulations and the number of bedrooms.

Portland

Recreational vehicles and tiny houses on wheels

What are recreational vehicles and tiny houses on wheels?

They are vehicles, not buildings. The term is used to refer to campers, motor homes, vacation trailers and fifth-wheel trailers. Tiny homes on wheels and park model recreational vehicles are also included. These are small homes built on a trailer, using a campsite style hook up for water, electricity and sewer. Vehicles are regulated by the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicles Division and are not subject to state and city building codes. The current City code prohibits residential occupancy of vehicles, but enforcement of this prohibition is de-emphasized pending a decision on whether to loosen the prohibition.

Where will recreational vehicles and tiny houses on wheels be allowed?

One recreational vehicle or tiny house on wheels will be allowed on a residential lot as a replacement of an allowed accessory dwelling unit, provided it meets certain industry construction standards. This allowance:

  • Acknowledges that many people already live in recreational vehicles or a tiny house.
  • Provides a lower cost option for people who might not be able to afford to rent an accessory dwelling unit, apartment, or house.

Recreational vehicles and tiny houses on wheels would also be allowed in outdoor shelters, church parking lots, manufactured home parks, and commercial campgrounds.

Why only one recreational vehicle or tiny house on wheels per residential lot?

  • Under state law, two or more on any one lot is considered a campground, requiring a state license.
  • In Portland, campgrounds or recreational vehicle parks are already allowed in commercial zones.

This one per lot limit does not apply to recreational vehicles and tiny houses on wheels in manufactured home parks.

How will utilities be provided to RVs and tiny houses on wheels?

The proposed code requires that a campground-style utility hookup be installed, with a plug for electricity and connections to City water and sewer.

Portland

Other Codes

What City codes other than the Portland Zoning Code are addressed in this project?

  • An obsolete chapter of Title 8 of the City code that used to regulate travel trailer courts is repealed because those regulations have been superseded by more current City codes or are pre-empted by state law.
  • Two chapters of Title 15 concerning emergency powers are amended to recognize that the city’s shortage of shelter and affordable housing is a continuing – not an episodic – emergency caused by a natural disaster.
  • One chapter of Title 17 amends right-of-way regulations to allow mobile support facilities (e.g., mobile showers) adjoining shelters.
  • One chapter of Title 29 amends property management regulations to allow permanent residency in a single recreational vehicle or a tiny house on wheels on residential lots and allow accommodations that do not qualify as buildings in outdoor shelters.

Outreach and engagement

Who are the project partner agencies?

  • Bureau of Development Services
  • Joint Office of Homeless Services
  • Office of Management and Finance
  • Portland Bureau of Transportation
  • Portland Fire and Rescue
  • Police Bureau
  • City Attorney’s Office
  • Mayor Wheeler’s Office
  • Commissioner Fritz’s Office
  • Commissioner Ryan’s Office
  • Commissioner Hardesty’s Office

How was the public engaged before public hearings began?

  • Community engagement for S2HC was guided by input from the Community Involvement Committee and the work of a consultant (Angelo Planning).
  • Project staff presented the S2HC proposals through video conferencing during a dozen virtual community meetings from May to November, which included people with experience being homeless or living in homeless shelters. More than 90 community members participated.
  • Members of a standing inter-agency Housing Continuum Committee participated in these community meetings, answering questions and providing assistance.
  • A technical advisory committee drafted the proposals and also participated in community meetings.
  • Thirty-one comments were received in response to the Discussion Draft in October. These comments were considered while formulating the Proposed Draft.

How do the changes in the proposed draft of the regulations respond to comments made on the earlier draft?

The Proposed Draft incorporates comments by:

  • Increasing the places where shelters are allowed under easier approval procedures.
  • Increasing the number of beds and accommodations allowed in some shelters.
  • Allowing permanent residential occupancy of recreational vehicles and tiny houses on wheels in some places.
  • Providing maps and charts explaining the different shelter allowances.
  • Adding numerous technical adjustments.
  • Adding a second Planning and Sustainability Commission hearing (on December 15).

The Proposed Draft does not incorporate comments requesting:

  • Even greater increases in the number of allowed shelter beds and accommodations.
  • Allowing shelters as a permanent use of Open Space after the housing and COVID-19 emergencies expire.
  • Allowing permanent residential occupancy of more than one recreational vehicle or tiny house on wheels on a residential lot.
  • Stopping or slowing down the project.

Contact

Al Burns

Project Manager

Janet Thome  Founder And President Tiny House Alliance USA

Tiny House Consultant Tiny Portable Cedar Cabins

Contact Me at 509 345 2013

Cell 509 770 1694

janet@tinyportablecedarcabins

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The Future Of Tiny Is Now!

I am extremely happy to share that I am the Founder and President of a new nonprofit filed in the state of Washington on October 8th, 2020 and our website is now live! The purposes for which this corporation organized are exclusively for charitable and educational poses in accordance with section 501 (C) ( 3 ) of the Internal Revenue Code. We have filed our request for tax exemption from the IRS and are waiting for the determination letter.

Mission

The Mission Of Tiny House Alliance USA is to build tiny houses with collaborative partners and to foster and transform vacant, abandoned, and distressed properties into vibrant tiny home communities that will transform neighborhoods into a valuable asset for the community.
Fulfilling The Need  For Appropriate, Attainable, And Affordable Housing, Encouraging Multi-Generational Living.
The Tiny House Alliance USA will be an educational center for the industry, documenting the history and the progress of tiny houses.
It is our desire to broaden home-ownership, promote all life and safety building standards, and to encourage our youth to learn math skills by building tiny houses and to pursue work trades for the continued development of the tiny house industry.
We are dedicated to advance the tiny house industry through education and uniting all related services and resources to support tiny houses as a viable option for housing.

Vision

We have a dream…………We envision a world that is thriving, sustainable, and supportive of all life, where everyone has a home.

We are committed to be a part of the solution that unites humanity through mutual respect,  support, and values that nurture the human spirit.

The Tiny House Alliance USA is founded in the Seventh Generation Principles.

“In Our Every Deliberation, We Must Consider The Impact Of Our Decisions On The Next Seven Generations.”

 

Janet Thome  Founder And President Tiny House Alliance USA

Tiny House Consultant Tiny Portable Cedar Cabins

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 Built And Ready For The Road: $69,000

The Zeus Model, built by Decathlon Tiny Homes is built in Dallas and can be delivered anywhere in the continental US. All homes are certified by Pacific West Associates. Jerry Terry founder and builder of Decathlon Tiny Homes and has been in the construction industry for almost 20 years. The sales price is $69,000. The tiny home is 192 square feet and sleeps 2 in the loft.

Video Tour Of The Zeus

Specs: 8.6 Wide X 24 In Length

  • RV Certified
  • 24′ Bumper Pull Trailer
  • Dual Pitch Gable Roof
  • Onduvilla Roofing System
  • Smart Siding Exterior Siding
  • Cedar Accents
  • Painted Interior
  • 2’x 8” Exterior Door
  • Walnut Butcherblock Counters
  • Luxury Vinyl Flooring
  • 12K HVAC Mini Split
  • Full Oven And Range
  • Microwave
  • 10  Cubic Fridge
  • Stackable W/D
  • Standard Flush Toilet
  • 32”  X 32” Dual Threshold Shower
  • Farm Kitchen Sink
  • Farm Bathroom Sink And Vanity
  • Loft Stairs With Storage
  • 30 Gallon Hot Water Heater
  • Built-In Storage In Stairs

You can reach Jerry at 972 530 3884: Decathlon Tiny Homes

 

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Allowing RVs And Tiny Homes

Fresno County residents whose homes were destroyed or damaged in the Creek Fire have new housing options available as they return to rebuild what they lost.

They can now live on their properties for the next six months in recreational vehicles or “tiny homes” under a temporary measure approved Tuesday by the board of supervisors. Two of the short term dwelling units are allowed per residential parcel and they must be self-contained with onboard water, power, and waste systems, the county said.

The rule applies to motor homes, travel trailers, truck campers, and camping trailers, according to a county document. A “moveable tiny house” with no more than 430 square feet of living space is also permitted.

Creek Fire

The Creek Fire started September 4th, is 49% contained. It has so far burned 328,595 acres.

According to Cal Fire, it’s the single largest wildfire in state history and has destroyed 856 residential, commercial, and other structures to date. Another 71 structures have been damaged.

The US Forest Service says full containment is not expected until October 31.

Utility Connections Required Starting in April

Residents who need more time to complete repairs will have the option to continue living in the temporary units after April 6, 2021, the county said. But, starting on that date they will need to connect their RV or tiny home to onsite utilities, comply with some zoning rules and obtain a permit.

Fresno County Adopts Temporary Housing Ordinance to Assist Residents Impacted by Creek Fire disaster

FRESNO, CA, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 – The Fresno County Board of Supervisors has adopted a Temporary Housing Ordinance that modifies and suspends various County Zoning Ordinance Regulations to allow for the occupancy of recreational vehicles and tiny homes on properties located within the Creek Fire disaster area that were damaged or destroyed by fire.

In summary, the Ordinance provides for the following:

• Occupancy of up to two self-contained (sewer, water, power) recreational vehicles or movable tiny houses (temporary dwellings) per parcel for a period of up to 180 days (six months), beginning October 6, 2020

• Temporary dwellings proposed to be occupied beyond the initial 180-day (six months) period shall be connected to onsite water, sewer, and power

• Location of temporary dwellings proposed to be occupied beyond the initial 180-day (six months) period shall meet all underlying zoning districts setback standards

• Temporary dwellings proposed to be occupied beyond the initial 180-day (six months) period shall obtain a Temporary Housing Administrative Permit from the Department of Public Works and Development Services & Capital Projects Division

Additional information regarding the Temporary Housing Ordinance can be found at:

Temporary Ordinance

County Of Fresno

Source GV Wire

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Built And Ready For The Road: New Lowered Price At $75,000 Plus Transport

Today I am featuring the Eagle’s Nest Tiny Home built by Jason Lundmark with Hawks Tiny Homes. The tiny home is brand new and was featured at Tiny Fest and Jason was interviewed by ABC News. Hawks Tiny Homes are certified by Pacific West Associates and Jason is a licensed contractor in Ilinois.

ABC Interview: Click On Video To See The Tour

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Features

  • 8 ft 6×30 ft, 13 ft 4 tall
  • Weight 15.5K
  • Three Axle I Beam Suretrac Trailer With 21k Ability
  • Full Plywood Construction For Pi CDX Glued And Fastened
  • 2×4 Exterior
  • Insulation-R17 Glass Mineral Wool
  • R27 GLass Mineral Wool Above Loft Areas
  • R20 Foam In The Floor Area
  • Complete House Wrap With Double Pane Windows
  • 1×6 Tongue And Groove Stained Siding Exterior
  • Rustic/Industrial Design And Sheet Metal Accent On Top
  • Two Flat Roof Decks 10 ft Each With White TPO Commercial Grade Ready For Solar Panels Or Sunbathing
  • Center Area Of Home 10 ft Owens Corning 30 year Architectural Shingle With Ice And Water Membrane Below
  • 100 Amp Capable Service Panel And Wiring With 50 Amp RV Twist Lock Connection
  • 8 Ft. Dedicated Family Room Space -Could Also Be First Floor Bedroom
  • 12 Ft Galley Style Kitchen Left And Right Cabinets And Counters With Appliances
  • Step In A Loft Style Master Suite With Only Four Steps To Access Walk Around A Queen Size Mattress Easily
  • Deluxe Storage Space Below And Around Master Suite And Next To Bathroom
  • Complete Bathroom Suite Including Washer Dryer Combo Unit, Shower Vanity, And Stool
  • In-Wall safe, Utility Area, And Electrical Panel Access, Option Of Tongue Storage Area To Be Lawn and Garden Shed Or Extended Master Closet
Price Does Not Include Transport.  Ask Jason about adapting the Eagles Nest to Off-Grid. You can reach Jason at 815 216 7238

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Built-In Texas

Zeus Model Is 8.6 Wide

Specs: 8.6 Wide X 24 In Length: Starting At $64,900

  • RV Certified By Pacific West Associates
  • Sleeping Loft
  • 24′ Bumper Pull Trailer ( Also Available At 28 Or 32 Feet In Length)
  • Dual Pitch Gable Roof
  • Onduvilla Roofing System
  • Smart Siding Exterior Siding
  • Cedar Accents
  • Painted Interior
  • 2’x 8” Exterior Door
  • Walnut Butcherblock Counters
  • Luxury Vinyl Flooring
  • 12K HVAC Mini Split
  • 2 Burner Cook Top
  • Microwave
  • 10  Cubic Fridge
  • WD Connections
  • Standard Flush Toilet
  • 32”  X 32” Dual Threshold Shower
  • Farm Kitchen Sink
  • Farm Bathroom Sink And Vanity
  • Loft Stairs With Storage
  • 30 Gallon Hot Water Heater
  • Built-In Storage In Stairs

Upgrades Available

 

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Streamlining The Process

Pre-Approved DADUs

To simplify and streamline permitting, the City of Seattle developed pre-approved DADU construction plans that offer a faster, easier, and more predictable design and permitting process. Here’s how it works:

DADU

Browse the pre-approved designs in the gallery below. They also showcase more than 160 design submissions from which we selected our 10 pre-approved plans.

Ready to move forward? Review these program details, read Tip 310, and contact a designer to proceed. Then check out our step-by-step guide for information about ADU financing,

permitting, and construction.

Pre-Approved Plans

This gallery showcases 10 DADU designs that have been pre-approved by the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI). Scroll through the gallery, view images of the design, and connect with its designer to use the plan.

Note: the City makes no guarantees, representations, or warranty with respect to the DADU design or construction plans, including their quality, safety, compliance with building codes or state or federal laws, or suitability for a homeowner’s property. Homeowners using a pre-approved plan rely solely upon the designer, architect, or contractor for any representations, warranties, assurances with respect to the DADU design and construction plans.

DADU

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Tiny Homes Allowed In Nevada and Placer County, Ca. https://www.tinyportablecedarcabins.com/tiny-homes-allowed-in-nevada-and-placer-county-ca/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tiny-homes-allowed-in-nevada-and-placer-county-ca Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:13:22 +0000 https://www.tinyportablecedarcabins.com/?p=10460 Tiny Homes And Tiny Home Communities This tiny home sheet was created by The Mountain Housing Council for  Nevada and Placer County, California, and pertains to tiny homes on a foundation as ADUs ( accessory dwelling units ). Movable tiny homes are allowed in mobile home parks and RV parks. janet@tinyportablecedarcabins.com 509 345 2013 509 …

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This tiny home sheet was created by The Mountain Housing Council for  Nevada and Placer County, California, and pertains to tiny homes on a foundation as ADUs ( accessory dwelling units ). Movable tiny homes are allowed in mobile home parks and RV parks.

Tiny Homes In Placer County

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Seeking Public Comment For ICC Off-Site And Modular Committee https://www.tinyportablecedarcabins.com/seeking-public-comment-for-icc-off-site-and-modular-committee/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=seeking-public-comment-for-icc-off-site-and-modular-committee Wed, 16 Sep 2020 21:45:55 +0000 https://www.tinyportablecedarcabins.com/?p=10446 The Deadline To Recieve Public Comments Is Sept. 28th, 2020 The International Code Council is developing New 1200-202x, Standard for Off-Site Construction: Planning, Design, Fabrication and Assembly, and New ICC 1205-202x, Standard for Off-Site Construction: Inspection and Regulatory Compliance. ICC 1200-202X would address all facets of the off-site construction process including planning; designing; fabricating; transporting; …

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The Deadline To Recieve Public Comments Is Sept. 28th, 2020

The International Code Council is developing New 1200-202x, Standard for Off-Site Construction: Planning, Design, Fabrication and Assembly, and New ICC 1205-202x, Standard for Off-Site Construction: Inspection and Regulatory Compliance. ICC 1200-202X would address all facets of the off-site construction process including planning; designing; fabricating; transporting; and assembling commercial and residential building elements. ICC 1205 – 202X would address the inspection, approval, and regulatory compliance of off-site residential and commercial construction components and their assembly and completion at the final building site.

This includes: permitting; in-plant and on-site final inspections; third party inspections; the role of Industrialized Building Departments, state modular programs, and the Authority Having Jurisdiction. These standards include componentized, panelized and modularized elements and will not apply to HUD Manufactured Housing.

The ICC adheres to openness and transparency in our Standards development process. All ICC Standards committee meetings are open to the public. Any interested party can participate in committee meetings and can be considered by the committee for membership on any work-group that the committee creates. Interested parties will be notified by email of standards activities related to Off-site and Modular Construction Standards, including committee meetings, sub-group meetings, and the availability of standard development documentation. If you wish to be placed on the “interested parties” list for the development of this standard, contact the ICC IS-OSMC Secretariat, Karl Aittaniemi, P.E. kaittaniemi@iccsafe.org

ICC IS-OSMC Off-Site and Modular Construction Standards Committee

The Off-Site and Modular Construction Standards Committee (IS-OSMC) was appointed by the ICC Board of Directors in July 2019 and has primary responsibility for the development as American National Standards.  All standards development is subject to ICC’s Consensus Procedures.

Applications to serve on the committee were received on April 15, 2019 for the ICC Board of Directors consideration in response to a call for committee in March 2019. Read more…

ICC joins modular building revolution

As use of off-site construction grows, the Code Council partners with industry leader to develop new standards. Read more…

The International Code Council Board of Directors held a productive, in-person meeting on Dec 7, 2018 in Florida as reported in the ICC Building Safety Journal. Read more…

For more information on Off-site Construction Solutions for Today’s Challenges please read more…

The first in-person public meeting of the IS-OSMC committee was held on November 19 and 20, 2019.  The Meeting Minutes and supporting meeting topics have been posted in the Committee Documents. Read more…

The second meeting of the committee was conducted as a teleconference on January 16, 2020.  The meeting minutes have been posted in the Committee Documents.

The third meeting of the OSMC committee was successfully held at the 2020 World of Modular Conference in Orlando, FL on March 11th and 12th.  The meeting was very productive and the conference was well attended. Many new interested parties were in attendance.  Read more… The meeting minutes have been posted below.

The ninth public meeting of the committee was conducted on August 12, 2020, at 11 am Central. The meeting minutes have been posted below.  

The tenth public meeting of the committee has been postponed from September 2 to September 30, 2020, at 11 am Central. The teleconference meeting will be conducted via Webex.  The meeting notice has been posted below.  The agenda will be posted below before the meeting. 

Due to recent ICC travel restrictions, it is anticipated that future committee meetings will be conducted by remote teleconference via Webex.  

International Code Council / Modular Building Institute Off-Site and Modular Construction Standard Consensus Committee(IS-OSMC)

ConsensusCommitteeScope: TheICC/MBI Off-Site and Modular Construction Standard Consensus Committee

(IS-OSMC) shall have primary responsibility for minimum requirements to safeguard the public health, safety, and general welfare through requirements for off-site and modular construction. This standard was processed and approved for submittal to ANSI by the ICC/MBI Off-Site and Modular Construction Standard Consensus Committee(IS-OSMC). Committee approval of the standard does not necessarily imply that all committee members voted for its approval. Representatives on the Consensus Committee are classified in one of three voting interest-categories. The committee has been formed to achieve consensus required by ANSI EssentialRequirements. At the time approved this standard,theIS-OSMCConsensus Committee consisted of the following members:

Public Comments Deadline Sept. 28th, 2020

THE DRAFTS OF THE STANDARDS HAVE BEEN POSTED BELOW IN THE “ADMINISTRATION” SECTION FOR INITIAL PUBLIC INPUT ON AUGUST 14, 2020.  PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO ACCESS A PUBLIC COMMENT OR PROPOSAL FORM. COMMENTS MAY BE SUBMITTED TO kaittaniemi@iccsafe.org. DEADLINE TO RECEIVE PUBLIC COMMENTS IS SEPTEMBER 28, 2020.

Draft Of Standards

CC 1200 Draft For Initial Public Input

Type: Administration
08/14/2020

CC 1205 Draft For Initial Public input

Type: Administration
08/14/2020

Related: THIA Board Member Appointed To ICC Off-Site Modular Committee

Nick Mosley was appointed to the ICC Off-Site Modular Committee. David R. Tompos, board member of THIA and founder of NTA ( now referred to as ICC NTA)  Is The Chair Of The ICC Off-Site Modular Construction Committee.

Very exciting news for the tiny home industry. Originally tiny homes were going to be excluded from the ICC Off-Site Modular Committee. Draft from OFF-SITE AND MODULAR CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE (IS-OSMC)

Through the advocacy of THIA board members, after meeting with the ICC-Off-Site Modular Committee, tiny homes have been included.

Source: Tiny Home Industry Association

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Tiny House For Sale https://www.tinyportablecedarcabins.com/tiny-house-for-sale/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tiny-house-for-sale https://www.tinyportablecedarcabins.com/tiny-house-for-sale/#comments Sun, 13 Sep 2020 15:27:39 +0000 https://www.tinyportablecedarcabins.com/?p=10397 Brand New Tiny House: Outside Of Portland, Oregon Hygge. Feng Shui. Minimalist This tiny home was handcrafted & curated to fit a contemplative & creative lifestyle away from all the noise of the world. While it’s minimal in design, it’s very functional & makes the most of the small space. The design is inspired by …

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Brand New Tiny House: Outside Of Portland, Oregon

Hygge. Feng Shui. Minimalist

This tiny home was handcrafted & curated to fit a contemplative & creative lifestyle away from all the noise of the world. While it’s minimal in design, it’s very functional & makes the most of the small space. The design is inspired by the Nordic sensibility of clean, simple comfort & is accented with a touch of Japanese teahouse culture. And with mobility built into the foundation, you can literally take this on whatever road your dreams lead you down!

Currently located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge, about 45 minutes East of Portland.

This tiny house is fully furnished & ready to hit the road today! All it needs is a loving family with an adventurous spirit.

Price = $89,000 or $99,000 fully furnished

(Price does NOT include the cost of transportation, which you’ll need to setup & provide.)

Stephen

Inside

  • Internal Square Footage: 225 sq ft (30’ x 7.5’) + 2x Lofts around 50 sq ft each = 330’ TOTAL sq ft

  • Full Kitchen w/ 21” SS 3-burner gas stove & oven (External Propane Tanks required)

  • 3 Kitchen base cabs with butcher block countertop

  • Rustic metal hood w/ vent & light over the range

  • Dedicated Coffee Corner

  • An array of built-in storage cubbies, cabinets, closets & floating shelves

  • Recessed can lighting, Gallery-style spotlights, & one modern LED chandelier

  • White Porcelain Farmhouse Sink

  • Unique handcrafted woodwork throughout the space.

  • SS 2 door energy efficient 10.1 ft. refrigerator/freezer with automatic defrost

  • Mini-split AC/Heating Unit + Faux-Fireplace that puts out heat.

  • White blackout pulldown shades on all large windows. The one opposite of the projector shelf serves as a perfect projection screen.

  • Two loft spaces that can be used for sleeping, reading, & storage. The main loft is accessed by a staircase & features a chest of drawers. The other loft is accessed by a fixed ladder-like staircase (similar to an attic staircase) with a hatch door and railing on the edge (perfect for a reading nook &/or extra sleep space.

  • Dining table made from handcrafted woodwork

  • Full Bathroom: toilet w/ septic hookup, 32” bath vanity with porcelain sink, mirrored medicine cabinet & cabinet space below sink, 36” x 36” shower, & an All-in-One Combo Washer/Dryer Unit with hanging rod above.

  • Bookshelf/Entertainment System media cabinet that is HDMI ready & feeds to a shelf on the opposite wall where a projector sits.

  • The enclosed wooded area that can serve as the perfect workspace, or extend your living room area & make it the great reading nook.

  • You also have the option to buy this tiny house FULLY FURNISHED! See the purchasing details below.

The Outside

  • Gross Square Footage = 264 sq ft (31’ x 8.5’)

  • Iron Eagle Tiny House Trailer with (3) 7K axles, trailer brakes, road lighting

  • LED Exterior Lighting on front

  • Black painted wood (board & batten siding) with Natural Cedar

  • Standing seam metal roof

  • Two moveable 6×6’ cedar decks with a step up to door (combined makes it 12×6’ – can travel inside the house)

  • Craftsman Exterior Door

  • 3 exterior power outlets50 AMP electrical panel with 50 AMP exterior RV outlet

  • Propane hookup with auto-changeover valve

  • Energy-efficient LP tankless instant water heater

  • Built-in stabilizing jacks

  • Total Weight = ~ 12,000 lbs

  • And an OUTDOOR SHOWER!! (outdoor showers can change our life.)

Fully Furnished Option

• Italian Tan Leather Couch from Article.com (34″H x 88″W x 38″ D)

• Two 24” tan leather counter stools by Poly & Bark

• IKEA Desk (natural wood top w/ black legs)

•. Mounted Vertical Record Player w/ Pre-Amp

• Two KRK Rokit 6 studio-quality monitors w/ KRK Subwoofer (it shakes the house!)

• Pyle Audio interface/Stereo Amp w/ Bluetooth, Radio, Aux input + HDMI splitter

• Hitachi Projector: CP-X4041WN standard throw, 4000 lumens

• Retro-style blue microwave (brand new)

• Large cowhide rug

• MoonPod (the best beanbag ever)

• Full-Size Mattress by Tuft & Needle (2 years old)

Interested in buying?

If you’re very interested in buying my brand new tiny house (that’s never been lived in), please reach out via the contact form. I can schedule a virtual viewing & walk you through the entire house by Zoom or Skype.

The price is $89,000 “as is” and includes all the interior & exterior features listed. For an additional $10k ($99,000 total), you can get the tiny house fully furnished (items listed on the bottom of the main page.) The price is negotiable.

The price does NOT include any kind of transportation or shipping. You will need to secure & pay for that on your own.

The house is ready to go TODAY. And I need to sell it as quickly as possible, so I will be operating on a first-come-first-serve basis. Serious buyers who want to put it on hold can do so for a non-refundable deposit of $1000, which will put the house on hold for two weeks. The deposit will go towards the total cost once the sale is final.

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