Tiny House Villages
Grand Forks pushes
to permit THOW
Council, city staff (Graham Watt, Senior Planner) and Peter Matheson (architect, who built his own tiny home) moving forward with bylaw changes to permit tiny homes on wheels in Grand Forks, BC.
Links to the bylaw changes publicly available here.
Airport Farm Collective
with Tiny Houses
This farm community will comprise 5-10 affordable modern residences, a community greenhouse and common lands. There are currently 3 tiny houses, a large barn in good shape and old farm
buildings that need to be torn town.
Interested? Connect with Jean Marc La Flamme.
Tiny Home Subdivision
in Big Valley, Alberta
Big Valley is building a subdivision containing 22 undersized lots for tiny homes. Lots range in price from $43,000 to $46,000, view attachement with the lots and the pricing. The homes will have to be on a permanent foundation, be connected to municipal water and sewer and have hook-ups for gas and power. Interested? Connect with Michelle.
pilots Tiny House Village
in Maple Ridge
We submitted a proposal to start a Tiny House Village in a 16-acre farm in Maple Ridge. On Dec 11 we hosted a Jamboree with 10 workshops for the
Maple Ridge Tiny House Village.
Here the letter to the Mayor.
Watch the video:
Dave Ryley's Tiny House
Thanks to Aaron Tha Butcher for filming, and David O'Brien of www.360hometours.ca for editing this
short video about the Dec 11 Jamboree for the
Tiny House Village in Maple Ridge.
Vancouver Magazine features the 2017 Tiny House Festival @ UBC. Special guest of the festival is the Tiny House Expedition. Read the article about the YIMBY Festival.
Lisa Chessari spent months putting together tools, resources and a proposal to create a tiny house village to help people pilot in any municipality in Canada. Read the article about us.
Steps to Make it Legit !
Download the Template and apply in your municipality for a Temporary Use Permit to legally park your tiny house. Provide as much information as possible.
Share the Template with others interested in parking their tiny houses. Meetup to discuss your application progress and let the MEDIA know about it.
Ask for help
Depending on which municipality you are submitting your application to, we can help you out with barriers encountered with your application.
Gather. Start with a tiny home open house. Engage others in a parade or public event. Keep us posted and we'll support YOU: Let's Make it Legit together !
About This Movement
This movement is called: “Park your Tiny House: Make it Legit!”
It started in Vancouver on October 7, 2016 with a meetup group created by Lisa Chessari, who is planning to build her Tiny House and park it legally in Metro Vancouver.
The meetup group went viral and has been gathering others willing to Make it Legit.
Today the movement supports Tiny House owners who want to apply for a permit to legally park their tiny houses. It also connects Home owners willing to offer a parking spots in their backyard/driveway to Tiny House owners. It incorporated as not-for-profit in Jan 2017.
The movement hosted its first Tiny House Festival in Vancouver on July 8 at UBC and featured the Tiny House Expedition. Alexis Stephens and Christian Parsons from Tiny House Expedition put together an educational documentary series about "LIVING TINY LEGALLY"!
Feb 1: Meet the movement
Meet the movement on Feb 1 and learn how to start a Tiny House Village on co-shared land in your town. Check out the agenda for the upcoming meeting or suggest a topic to discuss at the meeting!
Signup below: it's free!
Our mission is to make Tiny Houses Legal: read our not-for-profit foundation statement !
We match tiny house owners with land owners and support them in the Permit Application Process. We also organize jamborees to raise awareness and tracks complaints related to tiny house builders’ misconduct. Get Involved here.
CSA Standards for Tiny Houses - our foundation created a framework for municipalities to modify their regulations to permit tiny houses permanent legal dwellings. Keep in mind that municipalities are more receptive to permit Tiny Homes if certified as Manufactured homes than Recreational Vehicles, read the document here.