12/05 Tiny house friendly changes in IRC 2018

We are one step closer to having more lenient requirements for ceiling heights, lofts, and stairs in tiny houses that are on foundations. Voters in the International Code Council (ICC) passed the proposed appendix written by Andrew Morrison. Results still need to be certified and confirmed, but as long as that happens, the appendix will be part of the IRC 2018. Local communities can then adopt it if & when they choose to. It won’t pertain to tiny house on wheels and it doesn’t mean that tiny houses are now legal (as some are saying) but it is a positive step.

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Elaine Walker

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