What's a Tiny Home?
What's the big deal about a Tiny Home? The average person lives in a 2500 square foot house shared with one other person (especially after the kids are grown and have moved on) and spends about 30% of their income on housing, whether renting or owning. In Toronto, this number in 2017 for home ownership was 72%, an outrageously high number. Tiny Homes are loosely defined as anything smaller than 400 square feet. They are sometimes built on wheels or on trailers for easy moving. People put them on either owned or rented land, sometimes totally isolated and off the grid, and sometimes close to neighbours and sharing common areas like full kitchens, living areas, showers, and laundry. So the Tiny Home movement addresses
Linda has joined the Tiny Home social movement because it brings together a lifestyle that she is intrigued by and represents her values well. She and her husband have built a Tiny Home that is 8 feet by 12 feet (total 96 square feet) and is built onto a trailer to be moved around as needed. They used a ZenSheds pre-fab model that cost less that $15,000 to build, and within 2 days it was built and had 2 doors installed.
To understand some of the many decisions one needs to think about in choosing a Tiny Home and the various options that she chose, consider following her Blog.
New Site for Tiny Home / Glamping Tent Village
Interested in the Tiny Home Movement? We have found a site for our vision of a Tiny Home / Glamping Tent Village based on a shared love of art, environment, and spirituality. See photos in blog below.
Shared amenities and private space
3 ponds; one pond has dock for fabulous swimming
A kitchen tent, a dining tent, a "plouge", and a campfire pit
Limited electrical power, unlimited clean water from a well, a porta-potty, and propane hot outdoor shower
1.5 hrs from Toronto, just south of Lindsay off Highway 35
$500/month for 4-8 months of the year
Tiny Home Visit
If you're interested in learning more about the new Tiny Home / Glamping Tent Village or arranging a visit, please send an email.