Tiny House Activism: Help Get Appendix Q Passed In Montana

There are not enough places to live tiny legally. So, the tiny house community works constantly to inspire lawmakers to create more tiny-friendly laws. The folks at the American Tiny House Association are leading the charge. Here’s the latest:

If you live in Montana, have ties there, or just want to see tiny houses made legal in the state, please contact the following people and let them know.

Montana is considering adopting Appendix Q: Tiny Houses from the 2019 International Residential Code (IRC) and they want to hear from people who want the Appendix adopted.

So far they have received very little communication regarding the topic to date so they really need to hear from all of us.


It’s simple… contact them by email and say:

  1. Hi, my name is…
  2. I’m emailing (or calling) to request that Montana adopt Appendix Q: Tiny Houses from the 2018 IRC.
  3. Thank you for your consideration of this important decision.


  • Bureau Chief, Tim Lloyd: email hidden; JavaScript is required
  • Program Manager, Carrie Baker: email hidden; JavaScript is required

If you prefer to call, you can find their phone numbers on the Montana.gov website.

Thanks for your help! Please share this news with folks that also want to help. Every tiny house friendly law, ordinance, and building code is a giant step in the right direction.

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2 thoughts on “Tiny House Activism: Help Get Appendix Q Passed In Montana

  1. Kathy says:

    FYI – put it in your own words. If it looks like copy/pasted from 100 people, they can count it as one. So be sure to add something or change the way your request for their support of this adoption is worded. Just a few words… then it looks personal from YOU and not a canned request that robots could have done. (Hope that made sense!)

  2. Janet Thome says:

    Update On Montana Appendix Q Tiny Homes

    Spoke to Tim Lloyd: Last day of public comment is Sept.20th, 2019: Tim said they were planning to adopt and did not see much opposition

    (a) Appendix Q, Tiny Houses. Appendix Q may be adopted by a certified city, county, or town building code jurisdiction. Tiny houses do not meet the building code requirements for commercial or business occupancy and are therefore prohibited for these types of uses. The department will apply Appendix Q to factory-built buildings which meet the definition of a tiny house as having 400 square feet or less in floor area excluding lofts, and which are intended to be mounted on a permanent foundation and used as a single-family dwelling.

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