I just heard some good news for tiny house wannabes in Ontario. This came from Tamara who is a tiny house fan. She says that Edwardsburg/Cardinal has a minimum house size of 400 square feet***. So, if you are considering the absolute maximum size of a tiny house or even a small house this area looks like this area could be a good and totally legal option. This is a nice area of Ontario, particularly down at the riverfront.
Since we are here at the border, I want to wish a happy fourth of July to friends and readers down in the USA. And, on the topic of celebrating America, I have been working on my family tree and have found that my ancestors were the White family (no pun intended) who arrived on the Mayflower. My direct branch were of course UEL, so this is how they wound up in Canada. None the less, they were clearly the first of my genetic background to come to North America, excepting the Native Delware Indian branch; however, this branch is impossible to trace.
***NOTE: I have not confirmed this so please be sure to check with the building department before purchasing land.
Tamara here.. Amazing that so many people would be interested in Edwardsburg Cardinal.
At the time, I believe I made a simple short call of general interest to the local building inspector. Asked about minimum sq. ft, and was referred to Ontario building code.
Also in my mid 50s and considering retirement feisabilty, its great to know there are other individuals with same consideration for this area.
I have a bit of land, and will next look into “second dwelling” for this area.