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 are publicly available here.
Tiny Homes on Wheels allowed
in Sunshine Valley
Tiny Homes on Wheels and/or on foundations are now allowed in Sunshine Valley, British Columbia. If on wheels you will have to skirt your home or build a deck around it. There are currently 8 serviced lots for $79,900 + GST. Interested? Contact Walter Rawlinson.
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 is 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.
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"!
Mar 17: Meet the movement
Meet the movement on March 17 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.