Canada Tiny Home News
Big move on tiny houses: Edmonton committee green lights motion to update zoning bylaw Sept. 13th, 2019
The proposed changes would allow for the development of tiny homes and smaller homes as single-detached housing and garden suites. Rows of tiny houses could be coming, too, as long as they are 2.4 metres apart. Tiny homes on wheels, however, would be on hold while the city works on how to apply building codes.
Any changes still require approval from city council as well as a public hearing.
Vancouver to consider allowing temporary modular housing throughout residential areas Sept. 10th, 2019
The motion, from Coun. Christine Boyle, would direct city staff to explore the possibility of building temporary modular housing in the lower-density residential neighborhoods that make up most of the city’s land.
In the past two years, Vancouver has built just over 600 units of temporary modular housing, a relatively fast-to-erect and inexpensive kind of prefabricated building, mostly funded by the province.
Small space, big impact: Tiny homes could soon be coming to Edmonton properties Sept 6th, 2019
To build multiple tiny homes on a single lot, the lot would have to be rezoned under the Row Housing Zone, which was approved by city council last week.
The homes would require a minimum of 2.4 metres of spacing and one parking spot per unit.
Project aims to give homeless veterans a roof over their heads and a supportive community August 30th, 2019
This is the Homes for Heroes Foundation’s first project, and Mr. Howard, a concert promoter, is one of its early and determined supporters. It is designed to help struggling veterans, police officers and first responders transition from living rough to living on their own.
Proposed bylaw changes look to boost Edmonton tiny home development August 30th, 2019
Edmonton councillors will review proposed bylaw changes that could boost tiny home development after a city report suggests there is growing interest.
Tiny homes, usually under 400 square feet, can already be built as single-detached homes or garden suites in Edmonton so long as they’re constructed onsite and meet building codes.
Tiny homes ecovillage in Okotoks unlikely after Monday council vote August 20th, 2019
The Town of Okotoks won’t be holding a plebiscite on the future of a proposed village of eco-friendly tiny homes.
The small homes could also be used as “granny suites” for elders to live independently, but close to their families, Limonsin said. Or they could serve as a stepping stone out of the community’s homeless and women’s shelter.Article Source CBC News
Tiny homes making big waves in expensive housing markets August 9th, 2019
In step with this demand is the number of tiny-home producers on the market. From flat pack, self-assembly cabins, to repurposed shipping containers, to small homes on wheels, there is now something out there to suit every site and budget.
Montreal Is Hosting An Adorable Tiny House Festival Next Month August 9th, 2019
Petition against Okotoks tiny homes project garners 3,200 signatures August 1st, 2019
The push for affordable tiny homes in Okotoks has been met with huge local opposition after more than 10 per cent of the population signed a petition demanding the approval of the project be overturned.
Father of fallen soldier helping build tiny village for homeless veterans July 31st, 2019
A flagship community of tiny homes is set to make a huge difference in the lives of homeless veterans and the father of a fallen soldier is glad to have a role in the project.
Tiny homes for homeless youth July 24th, 2019
Cornerstone Landing — a non-profit that provides assistance for homeless youth — and Algonquin College have teamed up to build tiny homes to house youth on private property.
Organizers are looking for volunteers willing to host future tiny houses on their property. The eight-by-24 homes are on wheels and can be moved to a willing landowner’s preferred spot.
One way to create more affordable housing July 19th, 2019
The newly formed group, YIMBY, Yes in My Back Yard, has one solution. Changes to zoning at the municipal level. If properties were zoned so as to allow multiple dwellings, low-rise apartments, tiny houses and granny suites, more people with low incomes would have accommodation.
5 Unique glamping experiences across Canada July 16th, 2019
“[Often with] with five-star amenities and unbeatable outdoor access, glamping is where luxury meets simplicity,” explains Glamping Hub, an online booking platform that connects potential glampers with available sites around the world.
High house costs have some Canadians considering tiny homes, but not all cities on board July 1st, 2019
The three Montreal-area women are all among those contemplating the idea of eschewing bigger spaces for tiny homes, spurred by a rising cost of living and an increasing focus on minimal living that minimizes one’s ecological footprint.
Opposition grows against tiny-house village approved for Okotoks June 25th, 2019
A small group of Okotoks residents that formed on social media brought a petition with 1,450 signatures to town council during a meeting Monday in an attempt to end the town’s pursuit of a tiny home eco-village, arguing the money being spent on the project would be better invested in a “less risky” affordable housing project.
Tiny homes provide shelter, job skills for central Alberta First Nation March 18th, 2019
He and his classmates earned tickets in carpentry, electrical and plumbing over the course of the winter.
Single mom transforms Canadian fire van into chic tiny home March 3rd, 2019
The step van, which she found on Canada’s Kijiji classified ads site, was bright red with just under 10,000 miles on the odometer. It was a fire rescue van from the Montreal Fire Department.
Homes for Heroes brings housing to homeless veterans April 30th, 2018
The Homes for Heroes Foundation unveiled plans for its village of affordable tiny homes in Bridgeland on Wednesday, a project aimed at housing the estimated 160 homeless veterans in Calgary.