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Tiny Houses

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Baltimore Uses Tiny Homes to Teach Building Skills

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Sep 12, 2019 6:08:36 AM

A program designed to train new construction workers uses tiny house construction as a full-featured training module.

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Southwest Florida Loosens Rules for Tiny Homes

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Mar 4, 2019 11:47:56 AM

A bill introduced into the Florida Legislature would define “tiny homes” in state law and require the state Building Commission to draft building codes for the houses.

In this story from TCPalm.com, coverage of the bill, which addresses permanent tiny homes only, is discussed.

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Beware the Green Halo

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jan 10, 2019 11:11:03 AM

Tiny home owners who assume they have earned a sustainable dividend can end up trading one environmental harm for others.

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Compact Water Heating for Tiny Houses

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Dec 26, 2018 9:40:59 AM

Although a bit more expensive, a “triple threat” system of solar, electric and gas backup delivers under every scenario.

One of the simplest, lowest-tech systems we’ve seen for water heating on small homes is essentially a black tube mounted on the roof, that’s heated by the sun, and gravity feeds hot water to your shower or sink. In southern climates, there are many variations on this concept, and at least one commercial product called Road Shower 2 (Fig. 1).

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Tiny House Case Study: Florida Getaway

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Dec 17, 2018 2:50:52 PM

To pay for their tiny house dreams, many buyers are offering them as short-term rentals to pay down the mortgage.

This Florida gem offers the kind of million-dollar water view none but the wealthiest of us ever see, except perhaps when camping at a seasonal resort. The reason for renting this tiny unit is obvious, but short-term rentals such as this sometimes puts tiny house owners at odds with local planners, especially in areas short on housing.

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Green Builder Editor Pitches Fine Tuned IRC Code Compliance to Tiny Home Enthusiasts

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Aug 27, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Presenting at the Tiny House Jamboree in Austin, Editor-In-Chief Matt Power suggested a seldom considered approach to code compliance.

ON THURSDAY, the tiny house industry, an alliance of DIYers, small builders, mobile home park developers and so on, were presented with a new angle on tiny homes.

"I wanted to find out if it's possible to build a tiny home that weighs half as much, yet still meets the IRC 2018 Code," says Matt Power, Editor-In-Chief of Green Builder magazine and CodeWatcher, a digital publication. Read More

Sprout Announces DOE Certified Zero Energy Ready Tiny Home

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jun 1, 2018 7:42:57 AM

Sprout Tiny Homes use infrared radient floor heat, ERV systems, and other innovative technology to create a beautiful and durable Zero Energy Ready home.

PUEBLO, CO, May 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sprout Tiny Homes (OTC PINK: STHI) announces it has become DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Partner and one of its models is already certified as a Zero Energy Ready Home.  The Zero Energy Ready home is a high performance home so energy efficient, all or most annual energy consumption can be offset with renewable energy.  DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes are verified by a qualified third-party and are at least 40%-50% more energy efficient than a typical new home. This generally corresponds to a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index Score in the low- to mid-50s, depending on the size of the home and region in which it is built.

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Small But Mighty: A. O. Smith Adds ProLine® Specialty Point-of-Use Water Heaters

Posted by Green Builder Staff

May 10, 2018 8:18:12 AM

Small-profile electric water heaters offered in 2.5-, 4- and 6-gallon models.

A. O. Smith, a leading water heater manufacturer, has enhanced and expanded its popular commercial-grade ProLine® family with three specialty electric water heaters for low-demand, point-of-use applications, such as office lavatories, handwashing stations, emergency stations, RVs and more.

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New Trends: Buy Your Tiny House on Amazon

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Mar 15, 2018 11:16:00 AM

Tiny House Construction Options: DIY, Support Local Business - or now - Buy it On Amazon.

Some tiny house owners want to build their own home, others source out to a local construction company. Now, there is a third option: buy it online and have it shipped to you.

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Tiny House Community Coming to Pennsylvania

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Mar 13, 2018 9:47:55 AM

With recent amendments for tiny homes in the 2018 building code, new communities of smaller houses are being built in the US.

As reported by Priscilla Liguori from ABC27 News:

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