Dan Fitzpatrick is the Director of Government Relations and president of the Tiny Home Industry Association and has made a name for himself as the go-to guy for tiny home legalization. This info-packed conversation does not disappoint! We talk about the importance of calling our homes “Moveable Tiny Homes” instead of “Tiny Homes on Wheels”, The current status of Appendix Q, and how to do tiny house advocacy the right way.
In This Episode:
- There is progress toward legalizing tiny homes
- Dan explains Appendix Q and what it means for tiny house dwellers
- The importance of standards and who they protect
- Is there a database of communities that allow tiny houses?
- The benefits of joining the Tiny Home Industry Association
- Explaining cottage clusters and the costs associated with tiny house communities
- Who makes which parts of tiny houses legal?
- How to find a contractor for your tiny house and when you should hire someone to help
- The new tiny house terminology and why the term is being changed
- You can be an advocate for tiny home legalization in your community with some help from Dan
- How to talk to your local zoning officials to get your plans approved
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Mr. Fitzpatrick is the Director of Government Relations and Advocacy of the American Tiny House Association. He has made presentations to cities and counties throughout the United States on the opportunities for tiny houses as a means to meet the ever-growing need for affordable and sustainable housing. Because of his government and developer experience, he has been working with local governments to amend their planning and zoning codes to permit moveable tiny houses as ADU’s. He is also working with several California municipalities for demonstration infill tiny home projects.
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Info booth for the American Tiny House Association
The American Tiny House Association is a great place to find information on the tiny house movement
Tiny house legalization is progressing