International Code Council

2017 Appendix Q - Tiny Houses

Appendix Q - Tiny Houses

Canada does not have building codes that address the unique requirements of tiny homes, and most other countries around the world are facing similar challenges. In an effort to begin to identify a tiny home's unique points, the International Code Council (ICC) in the USA has created - Appendix Q Tiny Houses - in the 2018 International Residential Code for One and Two Family Dwellings. 

ICC - Appendix Q


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The Tiny Town Association acknowledges that while Appendix Q does not address all the unique points of tiny houses, it is a good starting point and does address many of the key points where tiny houses differ from traditional builds. It can be used as a reference guide to review a tiny house build.