Canada Tiny Home News

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.

Article Source Edmonton Journal 

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.

Article Source Vancouver Sun

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.

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.

Article Source The Globe and Mail

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.

Article Source CBC News

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.

Article Source Global News 

Cambridge Bay is turning to tiny homes to solve some of the community’s housing problems.
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.

Article Source Vancouver Sun

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.

Article Source Calgary Herald

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.

Article Source Calgary Herald

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.

Article Source CBC News

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.

Article Source The Record

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.

Article Source Canada.Com

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.

Article Source Global News

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.

Article Source Calgary Herald

Living Big In A Tiny House June 7th, 2019

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.

Article Source March 18th, 2019

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.

Article Source SFGATE

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.

Article Source Calgary Herald