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Decorating a Small Home Office - Top 5 Tips

Even though your apartment may not be large, you can always find space to build a small home office. You just need to be a little more creative and find a way to incorporate everything you need in there. In order to help you decorate it according to the latest trends and create a place which will inspire you to work hard and be fully concentrated, we’ve singled out our top 5 tips on how to achieve this fast and easy. Feel free to take a…

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Posted by Tracey Clayton on August 25, 2018 at 3:46am

Tiny Bathroom Decorating Tips

Living in a tiny house has numerous perks, including lower construction costs, lower energy bills, easier maintenance, cheaper decorating, and, of course, minimal impact on the environment. However, while it is quite easy to get accustomed to the small square footage in almost every room, we usually discover that we could always benefit from extra space in the kitchen and the bathroom. If you are struggling with decorating a cramped bathroom, we’ll help you…

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Posted by Tracey Clayton on August 2, 2018 at 7:00am

Décor Changes to Make Your Tiny Home Feel All Fresh and New

No matter how spacious your home is, it’s always going to be too small to fit all the things you’d like to keep around. However, even the tiniest of homes can be utilized if you plan ahead and find sustainable ways to make the most of the space you own. From hidden storage area to multifunctional furniture, there are lots of ideas you can try out and use literally every inch you own. So, if you too are living in a small home, but still have big plans, here are a few ways to make it feel…

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Posted by Tracey Clayton on July 6, 2018 at 5:56pm

Small Bathroom Design Issues

No matter how small your bathroom might be, it still offers a world of design inspiration. With little creativity and improvisation, you can overcome some of the most common design problems of small bathrooms and transform yours into a truly relaxing oasis.  …

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Posted by Tracey Clayton on May 9, 2018 at 3:22am

State of Oregon Investigation into Tiny Homes

This is an email that I received from the State:

Wade,

 

Thank you for your response. The Division is in the process of concluding its investigation regarding Small Home Oregon LLC (Small Home) and the “tiny home” industry.” Ms. Simmons is in possession of your file and requires some additional information before wrapping things up.  You previously indicated that Small Home designs “small homes, tiny homes on wheels, and garden cottages” and sells those designs to individuals.  The Division needs the names and contact information (including addresses) of the individuals to whom Small Homes has sold “tiny home” designs. By “tiny home” I mean the Division’s definition of “tiny home” which I provided in a previous e-mail and includes “any structure under 300 square feet that is designed or intended for use as a residential structure and that provides living facilities for one or more persons, including permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation. This definition includes, but is not limited to, structures that are designed to travel or be pulled by a motor vehicle on roads and highways.” 

 

Please provide this information at your earliest opportunity, in any event within the next two weeks.  The Division is hopeful that we can conclude this investigation through the informal exchange of information.  You may contact myself or Ms. Simmons as needed.  Thank you and have a good day.

-Anthony  

 

Anthony Estrada

Contested Case Representative

Building Codes Division

503-378-2051

Anthony.J.Estrada@oregon.gov

...  end of email....

I was subsequently sent a registered letter with a subpoena requiring me to send them all my files including plans, contracts, client lists and contact information including location of their tiny homes.  My attorney said it would cost more to fight than it was worth so I sent a letter to my clients warning them about this demand by the state and then sent the state all the information they demanded.

Watch out!  The heavy hand of the State Building Dept. on it's way and they aren't interested in respecting your rights.

Walt Quade   smallhomeoregon.com   503-201-6635  waltquade@gmail.com

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