In the summer of 2011, Tiny House Ontario became itself in the forest in Eastern Ontario. I lived there until the cold came and found that, it is a creative, philosophical, authentic, non-consumeristic as well as a life first way of living.
I believe that one does not, so much, live in a Tiny House; these houses come alive in us. They change those who are courageous enough to take this leap.
Tiny House Ontario, has a 108 square foot foot print. By the time the walls fit on, and the cupboards and sofa move in, there is a 5×7 living space (that is 35 square feet). This 35 feet has a table, chairs and a small recliner in that space too. Thankfully Tiny House Ontario also has a 1/2 height loft with a king sized bed, so at night there is no arrangement to do, just up to bed.
Every spring, just as soon as it thaws, I move there stay until the freeze comes again. I go with my four dogs and my polar bear; alright, so I don’t really have a polar bear! You have to admit that a polar bear makes me living off grid in the forest with the four dogs seem a little less over the top. Actually, on reading my blog over the months and years, you may find that there is nothing over the top about my way of life at all. You may even find peace in me.
In the spring of 2012 I added a 12 volt off grid power system and I also built on a little in-house so I could forgo finding a spot on the 10 acres to do business on. In spring of 2013 I started to capture rain water so I could wash myself there too. There isn’t a well yet, nor heat and there is no modern plumbing; all of these are still in the making. The land does not lack for trees, rocks, wildlife, nor does my tiny homestead lack from projects that need doing.
Courage my loves, soon I might be able to tell you where this leads me.
My husband and I would be interested in learning more about this community. We own a home in Cambridge, ON and want to downsize asap.
Great to hear about your small living experience.
Have you ever come across anything saying the 108 square feet foot print can or cannot have a second floor?
There by giving a bit more space.
Hoping to hear from you