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First Emerald Village Residents Move-In

Gib Hayes and his dog Sadie were among the first to receive keys to a tiny home at Emerald Village on December 23rd. The home was designed and built by Arbor South Architecture and a crew of dedicated volunteers. Dubbed "Gib's Digs," this tiny home comes in at 236 square feet—complete with a full bath, kitchenette, sleeping nook, and storage loft. Prior to this, Gib was living in an unheated RV without plumbing. At age 75, his modest social security check was not enough to afford even the most basic apartment rental. But now for just $350 a month, Gib can afford a permanent place to call home at Emerald Village. This monthly fee covers utilities, maintenance and operating costs, as well a

Public Hearing on Sleeping Lofts in Small Homes - December 12

SquareOne Villages fought hard to pass HB2737 earlier this year, which requires an amendment to Oregon's state building code to allow sleeping lofts with ladder access in small homes. The Building Codes Division released a draft of this new code in November, but to the surprise of the tiny house community, it excluded homes under four hundred square feet. Advocates rallied with dozens of emails sent to the Residential and Manufactured Structures Board, and they filled the room at the public hearing. Building Codes Division has since published a new code (view here) that includes homes under 400 square feet, as mandated by HB2737. However, it still includes several overreaching regulations be

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