Canadian Tiny Houses

I was very stoked when I heard from Natalie yesterday.  She is I think, the newest tiny house person in Canada.  You can see about her here.  She is located a couple of hours drive from Tiny House Ontario, in Quebec.  This is the first finished or almost finished tiny house, I have heard about since learning about Lydiah’s tiny house in Saskatoon.

I am sure there are others of us and I would very much like to add you to this list.  If you are living in a tiny house please leave a comment here or privately on the Tiny House Ontario Facebook page and I will contact you.  If you don’t want your house to be public information I will not disclose.  If you are interested I will add you to this list with a link to your blog.

Here are the Canadian tiny houses that I know about.

With Blogs or sites:

Me!  Laura Moreland, Ontario: Tiny House Ontario:

Gute Shepard Huts: Builders

Henry, British Columbia: The Totems:

Heather, Manitoba: Tiny is More:   Not much up at the site yet, but the house is nearly done!

Collin and Joanna, Ontario: Our Wee House (SOLD – but story is still there):

UNKNOWN, British Columbia: Chemical Free Tiny House:

Natalie, Quebec: Tiny Refuge:

The Leaf House, Yukon (BUILDER as well):

Kyla and Jessie, Alberta: A Tiny House on the Prairies:

Newly Weds, Nova Scotia: Tiny House Nova Scotia

Derrick and Lisa, New Brunswick: Get Tiny

Michelle, British Columbia, (BUILDER): Hornby Island Caravans

Without Blogs

The Little House (Built in 1912)

UNKNOWN, Newfoundland, The Great Escape:

Deanna, New Brunswick:

Nicole, Nova Scotia:

Lydia, Saskatchewan: La Casita

Kirstin and husband, Calgary:

UNKNOWN, Bridge Studio, Newfoundland:

Tracy, Ontario: AWESOME TIME LAPSE

Kayla, British Columbia: Jack in the Box:

Kat and Matthew: Ontario:

Turtle Island Tiny Houses: Builder (They recently relocated their business to) British Columbia

Forest Trek Cabins, Edmonton Alberta, Builder: (Lots of skill here and some fancy looking sheds and a cottage too, but no tiny houses YET.  Let me know if you give them a try.

Readers, I am sure I missed a lot, please let me know of any houses and links that you know about.  A thousand sets of eyes are always better than one.

The most Canadian Flag flying tiny house photo that I know of

The Canadian lawn chair, dead of winter, Canada

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15 thoughts on “Canadian Tiny Houses

  1. Fran Reay

    Love the website… I am interested in retiring to a Tiny house. How easy is it to find contractors or maybe re purpose a small building for a tiny house.
    My husband and I are thinking of buying a shed or large bunkies to retrofit.

    • Hi Fran,
      GREAT! Congratulations on your decision!
      However, there is an important step that you must look into first. You must find out if you can do so legally, or at the very least work around the bylaws in the area where you live. You don’t want to build a house only to find out that you can’t live in it anywhere near to where your roots lie.
      I also strongly suggest that you don’t buy a shed and retrofit. This building is to be your home, not a place where you store your hammer so there will be different building techniques that apply. Too, when you live tiny, you will want to custom fit the house so that it fits your lifestyle. Where windows sit, the door is, how high the ceiling is, if there is a loft and so on… these all become VERY important when you downsize your life.
      I suggest that you have a look at as many tiny house plans as you can find, use some tape on the floor or ground to fit your house plan and get a feel for moving around in that space. Put some things in the area… how does this feel to you?
      Good luck and enjoy the journey. Keep me posted too please.
      Laura
      Tiny House Ontario

  2. Holly

    I am very interested in building a tiny house in Alberta or bc. I realize that with the equity in my current home, I could could build a comfortable tiny home and live mortgage free. I also appreciate that tiny homes can be a more sustainable way of living.

  3. Sam

    Anybody know of someone with a blog that has built/ is building a tiny home in Alberta? The one posted is actually in B.C. I’m just curious to see how the tiny house living is here in Alberta.

    Thanks!

  4. Catherine

    I am so overwhelmed and confused as where to begin. We are a family of four and want to embark on this adventure.

  5. Steve

    Hello

    My family (3 kids, wife and dog) and I are going to be making the tiny living/off grid transition soon. Currently employed on the Army but will be getting out soon. It seems to be quite the growing community here in Canada. I’ll keep you posted of progress.

    Ciao for now.

  6. Jean Dupuis

    I’m going to build. here in Ontario. Just got to get the money together for the build. Holding out good thoughts for great zoning. We shall see. I want to prove that going tiny house with solar can save a quality of life for the elderly that is being missed.

  7. Hello! We are in the beggining stages of our build, our website is houseofhobos.com and fb is facebook.com/hobohemians. What a cool idea, nice to see a list of some Canadian tiny houses!
    We just spoke with CBC this morning and did a live interview and they put this up after, http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/guelph-couple-wants-to-build-mini-house-on-wheels-1.2710117. Yay for tiny houses!

  8. Hey Laura,
    I’ve been reading your posts for a few months I guess. YES – I think there must be many more tiny housers in Ontario that either of us realize. We started building our tiny house last year with $70,000 in sponsors products. We expect to finish it by the end of this summer. Here is a time lapse of it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UPsKbbfA8E
    We are located in Tottenham, Ontario and have written a book your readers might be interested in about how to get sponsors for your tiny house build – Its on Amazon. There’s an interview with Andrew Odom from Tiny Revolution in it too.
    We’ll be taking our tiny house on tour across Canada and the US (once we’re finished) to promote our free website and tiny house tool (compare the cost of a big house vs tiny/small) and other calculation tools, like how to discover your future net worth. Tiny house people seem to be very money wise. Homazooma.com means “home + money”.
    Anyhow, we’d appreciated being added to your list. :) Thanks!

    Tracy

  9. We would love to be added to your list :) Currently building in Nova Scotia and hoping to move in this September … we have started a small blog and hope to update it as the build comes together. Still very new – http://tinyhousenovascotia.wordpress.com/

    • Awesome. I certainly will add you newly weds. Congratulations! Good luck on your build and with every little bit of your life together.
      xo Laura

  10. Anonymous

    …May I’ll be added to your list as well…one day.
    … who knows… :-)
    Yet, best winches!

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