There is a lot of hub-bub about tiny homes. Whether built on wheels or on land as a permanent (though easily moveable structure), tiny homes have become a low-cost, environmentally friendly way to live frugally, with less stuff and clutter, and tiny homes have a certain cool factor. While city zoning and bylaws may not yet be facilitative of this type of housing, it is being discussed around city tables, and it really is just a matter of time before tiny homes become a viable alternative to more conventional builds.
Tiny homes are another version of micro-units that are being build across the world, typically as part of a multi-unit building to accommodate people living in big cities where the cost of owning or renting housing is beyond reach for so many. The Edmonton CDC is interested in exploring micro-housing in its various forms, but for the purposes of this article, it’s the tiny home movement that is on our mind.
Not only are we wondering what role we should play in promoting and building tiny homes, we are interested in talking wtih people who are interested in exploring living in a tiny home community. As you may know, the Edmonton CDC has received or will be receiving substantial parcels of land from the City of Edmonton and we also intend on purchasing more land in the future. Some of the land may be suitable for a tiny home community.
We are also interested in the possibility of building an off-grid tiny home community and determining how such a community could accommodate renters and owners from all walks life.
We plan on holding an initial meeting in September.
Want to come?