Vancouver

Vancouver

Join this group of Vancouver Home Owners renting out a parking spot in their backyard. On behalf of all home owners, we will be presenting a proposal to the City of Vancouver to create a network of tiny house spots.

Vancouver

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.
Read the letter sent to the Mayor.

Kootenay Village

Kootenay Lake

This property is on Kootenay Lake in Balfour, British Columbia. The owner Victoria reached out to our movement to submit a proposal to start a Tiny House Village in her property. Connect with us: we are piloting 6 Tiny Houses.

Big Valley

Big Valley

Big Valley, Alberta, is building a subdivision containing 22 undersized lots for tiny homes. The homes will have to be on a permanent foundation, be connected to municipal water and sewer. Connect with Michelle.

Turtle Island

Turtle Island

This property is located in Qualicum Bay on Vancouver Island. The owner Michael is creating a space for Tiny Homes. Looking for a parking spot? email Michael.

Campbell River

Campbell River

This property is located at Ivy Lane 55 on Vancouver Island, 10 minutes south of Campbell River. The owner Andy is creating a space for Tiny Homes. Looking for a parking spot? email Andy.

BC Farmers

BC Farmers

If you want to rent out a parking spot in your farm, join us here ! On behalf of all farmers, we will be presenting a proposal to your municipality to create a network of tiny house spots in several farmlands in BC.

Yukon

Yukon

On Dec 11 a presentation was given on the Solar Tiny House Village! This project will involve 10 UBS Professors to build a "CLIMATE HERO PARK".

Pilot a Tiny House Village

How to find reclaimed materials for your Tiny House

Our movement
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
& Jamboree

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
.

Pilot Village

Want to start
a Tiny House Village?
Pilot with us

Are you interested in starting a Tiny House Village? Pilot with us! We will prepare the proposal on your behalf for free, just email us here. We will feature your property on our website and Tiny House Magazine.

Latest News

Tiny House Festival

Vancouver Magazine features our Festival !

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.

Tiny House Magazine

Tiny House Magazine

The Tiny House Magazine is now available: check it out!

Main Feature: Dec 11 Jamboree for the Tiny House Village in Maple Ridge and pictures of the workshops.

CSA Standards for Tiny Houses

regulatory framework for Tiny house in Canada
Tiny House Building Standards
CSA standards for tiny houses

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"!

Sep 28: Meet the movement

Meet the movement on Sep 28 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!


Join our monthly meeting

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.


Connect with the Crew

  • Founder

    Email Lisa Chessari here

  • Co-organizer

    Email Dave Ryleyhere

  • Co-organizer

    Email D. Conway here

  • Co-organizer

    Email Cleo Dominique here