Property for sale

A friend of mine is selling seven acres of incredibly beautiful lakefront land with a yurt and bunkie, on it.  The price is $154,900.  It is 45 minutes from Kingston and 90 minutes from Ottawa.  Here is the link.

 

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Ontario Building Code, Orillia

Here is the building code for Ontario, as it has to do with size.  This was provided to us by Ontario’s amazing tiny house researcher, Lulu Chan, who in turn got it from the Chief Building Official from Orillia, Ontario.

The attached (below) is both an interesting and sort of hard to read document which shows that Ontario building code will allow for homes to be built that are 239 square feet, plus a bathroom.

Orillia is open for any of you who are interested in purchasing land and putting up a house of this size.

Now for the rest of the province!

What does about 250 feet of well designed space look like?

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A gorgeous 250 square foot floor plan

 

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Inside Tiny House Ontario

Tiny House Ontario is looking so sweet these days.  I thought it was as good a time as any to share some updated photos.

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Fruity table cloth – LOVE

Built a corner bench around the table in the cloth porch.  $112.

Bought an antique chamber pot for the in-house. $50

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    Not much new in the kitchen.    Sofa and stonework with the wood stove (I am not happy with the stove)

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Exterior after the rain

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Entry corner.

HJ reading under the solar light in the cloth porch

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Tiny House Ontario cloth porch reading by LED solar lights

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Bedroom

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Tiny House Ontario, loft – bedroom, king bed and ceilings tall enough for me to stand under.

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The Tiny Bad Wolf of Tiny House Ontario  :-D  

  • Rudigrrr Wolf at the table.
  • 4/5ths of the dog pack waiting at the door

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Guillaume’s place

It has been a long while since I updated you on Guillaume’s tiny house.  I think the last time I did, it looked like this:

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I don’t even think I let you know when his house looked like this:

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I did not even fill you in when it was moved – which was pretty exciting!!!

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Then last fall when I stopped to see him and the siding was being put on, I also did not update you!

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And yet, the building went on.

The other day I popped over to see my Guillaume and his house.  Unfortunately, he was not there.

But..

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I did find something unexpected!

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A porch!!!

And with the exterior now finished, I am sure there will be lots happening inside there in 2016!

 

She is a beauty Guillaume!

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Kitchener, Ontario

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Two weeks ago Jill wrote to me.  The note she sent was both surprising and hopeful.  In fact, it brings the tiny house movement in Ontario to the cusp of a new era!  We have finally had our first real, significant and open bite that Ontario has had from a community.  She enquired with the city and apparently, Kitchener is open to having a tiny house community, the only problem they have is that they have NOT been approached by a developer.  So… knock, knock, knocking now on the doors of developers!

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If there were a community there, my husband and I would seriously consider this.  We are currently still tied to this area, because of my husband’s work, so it would mean selling our house and building another tiny house to live in.  My list of wants for a tiny house community would be: A central shared building with laundry, a full kitchen and common room for community gatherings, a classroom and a guest room or two so that we could run classes.  Full hookups for sewage, water and power (even if we choose not to use them), a community garden space, private fenced lots roughly 30x 50 feet for each house (good fences make good neighbours and they also keep pets safe), and I think each lost should have a shed for storing off season clothing, sports equipment, hobby and outdoor items, gardening tools.

Personally, I would also like to be a part owner in such a development.  In that, I would not like to lease or pay rent on the land for the rest of my life.  I would strongly prefer for all of us who would potentially live there to be the land owners.  What I mean is that I would like the developer to organize this in such a way that the lots are each privately owned and that we each own a share of the common spaces and everything is decided through the voice of a common not for profit board, similar to a condominium structure, which is to say that we would still have a fee to pay for common needs such as building repairs to the common structure, snow plowing, land taxes and all other common expenses of the community.

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A few questions:

  1. How many of you would be in the VERY SERIOUS financial position to consider living in a tiny house in Kitchener?
  2. How many of you would be in the SEMI SERIOUS financial position to consider living a tiny house in Kitchener?
  3. How many of you would be in the position for a lease to own position for considering living a tiny house in Kitchener (good credit rating, for a mortgage and leasing space)?
  4. If you were able to answer yes to any of the three questions above – then what would you want from a tiny house development?  Do your desires differ greatly from my personal needs that are listed above?

Lastly… Do any of you know a developer who would be interested???

If you don’t know the city, here is some information About Kitchener

 

 

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