Finally at long last I have made a video tour of Tiny House Ontario. I did this on my cell phone so it is wiggly and may give you a little motion sickness… but none the less it will give you a much clearer picture of how the house is laid out than photos have.
I did this on August 10th in the oppressive heat and humidity. You will notice a couple of things that I did not explain so well. One is that I have left the tarp up on the south east side of the cloth porch. This is because it keeps the kitchen dry so I can work there easily even when it is raining.
You will see that the stone risers are now completed so that the East part of the stone patio will no longer slide.
You will also see why I should really have a shed there. My motorcycle, ladder, wheelbarrow extra lumber and propane cylinders would make me happier if I could tuck them away when not in use. You will notice that near the motorcycle on the east side of the house there is a tarped area. This is covering lumber which is for a small shed.
You will also be introduced to the dogs ❤
Hi Laura. First let me say, thank you for the lovely video tour of your tiny home which you have shared here. Your place, the setting, it all looks very enchanting! I have been pondering the idea of a Tiny Home over this past year, and just recently started to poke around the web to research what is involved. I have been reading your blog for the past week or so, and I must say, you have one of the most informative sites around. I too am living here in Ontario, and I mistakenly thought I could buy some cheap land, perhaps towards the outskirts of Selkirk,and park a tiny home there! My little fantasy was squashed in reading the by-law information. Then I came across the website of the first Tiny Home community in KIngston, but I see here in your blog that you also mention that site, and that you are skeptical, believing it to be a scam. How disappointing if that is the case. Wondering if you have some personal knowledge regarding it? Certainly, when you really have a good look at the site, it seems sketchy and the fact that they want you to provide detailed personal information so they can “research” your details, just didn’t sit right with me. A few questions for you, since I haven’t yet been able to read every single blog entry you have provided. Was your tiny home built by a company here in Ontario? Was it prefab, or did you do it “from scratch”?. Are the by-laws different with regards to the toilet issues if the house is mobile, on wheels? I am leaning towards a house on wheels, and particularly one without a loft, since I am thinking this might be something I want to do once I retire in approximately 7 years. I can’t imagine myself going up and down a ladder or tiny house stairs. Do you have any practical advice for me with regards to how I should approach my research on Tiny Home living here in Ontario? I thank you kindly, in advance. And I look forward to pondering over the rest of your blog entries, past and future. ~ Lorelei. P.S. Your tiny fur babies in your tiny home are adorable!