Jim, you need to find out what Building Code the house falls under. The Uniform Building Code defines a habitable space as "space in a structure for living, sleeping, eating or cooking. Bathrooms, toilet compartments, closets, halls, storage or utility space, and similiar areas, are not considered habitable space."
I would think, habitable or not, the electrical requirements for areas near a tub, etc, would be enforced over 6/12 spacing.
[This message has been edited by stamcon (edited 06-20-2003).]