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By Emma Epperly
WNPA Olympia News Bureau 

Tiny houses bill proposed

 

February 13, 2019



Tiny houses are a trendy new housing option that are often considered affordable; however, zoning requirements and other laws make them difficult to legally place.

A tiny house is usually between 100 and 400 square feet but can range up to 1,000 square feet. District 25 Senator Hans Zeiger, R-Puyallup, is the prime sponsor of three bills to overcome obstacles to tiny house developments.

The Senate Housing Stability and Affordability Committee heard public testimony on two of Zeiger’s bills, Wednesday. SB 5382 deals with tiny houses as detached accessory units. SB 5383 outlines building requirements for a tiny home, in effect creating a legal framework for tiny homes, which can be speci...



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