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What is the code minimum size of a Tiny House loft?
Monday, June 7, 2021
These are the minimum requirements for a Tiny House loft:
• Minimum of 35 square feet (IRC AQ104.1.1).
• Portions of the loft with a sloped ceiling height below 3 feet do not count towards the minimum floor area (IRC AQ104.1.3). But one exception is allowed: when under a gable roof with a minimum 6/12 slope, the minimum height to be counted towards floor area is dropped to 16 inches.
• Lofts should not be less than 5 feet in any horizontal dimension.
• The access ladder or stairway should meet the loft where its ceiling height is not less than 3 feet.
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