3 Dec 2016

Dear tiny house enthusiasts and alternative housing advocates – I hope you’re enjoying their first weekend of December! 


hank you to everyone who reached out to their planning and building departments regarding the potential tiny house appendix. We will know the results of the vote on December 6th – the voting members decide if there will be a tiny house appendix in the International Building Code of 2018. Fingers crossed! 

 

Are you hoping to build your own tiny home, but lack the space and resources to do so? LATCH Collective is now accepting applications for a sponsored spot at their workshop space, coming soon! The chosen applicant receives access to a secure site to build their tiny house at the LATCH Collective warehouse, access to a wide range of on-site tools, support from our community and training from professionals contracted to hold educational workshops at LATCH. Applications are due December 11th.  Apply here.


LATCH Collective is having a members meeting on Wednesday December 7th at 7 pm. Anyone is welcome to sit in on the meeting and ask questions afterwards. Visit latchcollective.com/events for meeting location and details. 

 

Would you like to strengthen some of your building skills while giving back to the community?  Join tiny house enthusiasts in building for Habitat for Humanity on Saturday December 10th. This will be a really fun event and give you a chance to connect to other tiny house lovers! Space is limited - reserve your space and get more information here.

              

 

Clear your calendars the morning of December 15th, if you can! There is an important hearing at Los Angeles City Hall regarding a newly proposed accesory dwelling unit (ADU) ordinance. Even though LA just recently updated their ordinance, they are now required to draft a new ordinance to fit the new State requirements for ADUs. There are many positive aspects of their proposed ordinance, which not only makes it easier to build tiny homes on foundations, but increases potential for allowing tiny houses on wheels (THOWs) in backyards in the future. Please please please consider coming to this hearing, voicing your support, and showing LA City Council that there are tiny house enthusiasts in LA who want to take this ordinance one step further, as have cities like Ojai and Fresno! (For more information, visit planning.lacity.org and click “Ordinances,” then “Proposed Ordinances” to find “Accesory Dwelling Unit Ordinance” information.)

Andrew & Gabriella Morrison from Tiny House Build have been the driving forces behind the push for inclusion of a tiny house appendix in the International Building Code – and you will soon have a chance to thank them! Tiny House Build is coming to Los Angeles January 13th  – 15th for their Tiny House Build workshop. If you join the LA Tiny Houses Community Meetup Group for a code that gives you 50% of tuition.  Get your early bird tickets here  - early bird ends December 17th ! 

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Congratulations on an improved transit system for Los Angeles County! On November 8th, LA Voted to pass Measure M! This is a huge leap forward for a sustainable future in LA, allowing affordable, reliable transit options for more people in the county. Good work, LA! 

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The Tiny Advocacy Network of LA (TAN) is focused on advocating for improved local zoning bylaws and building codes to foster housing solutions including tiny houses.

 

“UNITING IN OUR SHARED INTERESTS OF AFFORDABLE BY DESIGN, SUSTAINABLE AND MINIMALIST HOUSING, WE USE OUR SHARED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS TO ADVOCATE FOR INCREASED HOUSING OPTIONS, ALLOWING THE NEEDS OF THE TINY HOUSE COMMUNITY BE HEARD AND MET. WE AIM TO IMPROVE THE WIDER LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY’S UNDERSTANDING OF TINY HOMES AND THEIR PLACE AS A LEGITIMATE HOUSING SOLUTION.”

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Teresa Baker

Tiny Advocacy Network of LA

Teresa Baker