Entries by Katie Jackson

B&B Micro Manufacturing, Inc. is honored with an AIM Next Century Award

We are thrilled and humbled to be one of the twelve organizations honored by Associated Industries of Massachusetts with a 2018 AIM Next Century Award. “AIM created the Next Century Award to honor the accomplishments of companies and individuals creating a new era of economic opportunity for the people of Massachusetts. These remarkable people and institutions – […]

Are Composting Toilets Allowed in Massachusetts?

Composting toilets and greywater systems can be a great solution for how to deal with waste water.  But are you allowed to use them on your own land in MA? Spoiler alert: Like pretty much every code, there’s not a single easy answer that applies everywhere. According to mass.gov, for residential homes: “Title 5 (310 […]

A Look Inside B&B’s Resideo Tiny Smart Home with Honeywell Home Tech

We’ve built a Tiny Smart Home using tech from Resideo, Honeywell‘s new spinoff which goes public today. The Tiny Smart Home is right outside the New York Stock Exchange where Resideo rang the bell this morning, showing off Resideo’s smart home technology. “As Resideo rings in a new era as an independent company and begins trading […]

Appendix Q “Tiny House Appendix” Advances in Massachusetts, August 2018

Tiny House Appendix Advances in MA! From the Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) August 14, 2018 Regular Meeting Division of Professional Licensure (DPL): Proposal Number 5-2-2018 – Consider adopting Appendix Q of the International Residential Code pertaining to Tiny Houses. “On a MOTION by Rich Crowley seconded by Kevin Gallagher it was voted in the […]

Massachusetts BBRS Approves Tiny House Appendix: Here’s What’s Next

Good news for tiny houses on foundations in Massachusetts! Appendix Q has been voted through by the BBRS. This is not the end of the Tiny House Appendix’s journey to adoption, but it was an important step. The Tiny House Appendix has been voted through by the Massachusetts Board of  Building Regulations and Standards!  It is now being reviewed by other state offices.  If adopted into the state building code, IRC 2018, it will provide safety standards for building tiny houses on foundations in Massachusetts. Read […]

Tiny Guest Cottages for Under $50,000

Backyard Guest Cottages for Under $50,000 Affordable Tiny Houses, Ready To Move In, Are A Great Backyard Solution Need more space to accommodate your family members, but don’t want to renovate?  Want to have a tiny house in your backyard for guests but can’t get a building permit?  Want to make an extra income by […]