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Tiny Town Citizenship

In this community, everyone works together because the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
  • Tiny Town communities are diverse and recognize that everyone that wants to contribute, makes the community stronger.
  • Tiny Town communities are affordable, because each citizen contributes to the growth and operation of the community.
  • Tiny Town communities encourage a healthy, sustainable lifestyle, by producing many of the needs of the community.
  • Tiny Town communities develop friendships among citizens through group activities.
  • Tiny Town communities are a place to live, work, play, and grow together.
  • Tinty Town communities are as unique as the people that make them home.

Membership

Builidng Tiny Towns costs millions and a portion of the expense is shared amongst citizens through a membership fee. The balance becomes a mortgage that the community collectively pays off through part of the monthly operating budget.

  • Joining a community

    • The cost to join a community is $65,000 which covers a portion of the acquisition and development costs of the community.
    • The balance of the development cost is converted to a mortgage that the community collectively pays off through a portion of the monthly operating budget.
  • Restrictions to community membership

    • Citizen membership is restricted to people and excludes businesses of all types.
    • A Citizen may join ONLY one (1) Tiny Town community.
    • The Citizen that joins a community, must reside in the home in the community.
    • A Citizen may not rent, lease, or loan any rights of their citizenship to another.
    • The Citizenship may not be transferred to another person or entity.
    • A portion of the homes in a community (up to 15%) may be owned and managed by a local charitable agency that provides supportive housing services.
  • Living in the community

    • Each member pays a monthly site fee that collectively becomes the community’s operating budget.
    • The operating budget covers the community utilities, maintenance of the infrastructure, mortgage payment, and operations of the community.
    • Each citizen must contribute 10-hours per month to the operation of the community, through a series of posted tasks, as part of their monthly fee.
  • Leaving a community

    Voluntary departure

    • A citizenship may be returned to the Association and the membership fee (excluding taxes) will be returned, without interest or penalty should a Citizen wish to leave a community.
    • In the event a Citizen chooses to leave a community, they have 48-hours from the time of notice to remove their home from the community.
    • Once the home is removed and the site inspection confirms that no damage has been done to the common community elements, the membership fee will be returned as stated.
    • In the event of damage to common community elements, an estimate of the costs to repair the damage will be deducted from the membership fee.

    Involuntary departure

    • A Citizen may be asked (in writing) to leave a community should 75% or more of the community members request their expulsion.
    • The Citizen has 96-hours from the time of notice to remove their home from the community.
    • The community management may remove the home after the 96-hour window expires and the costs will be charged against the Citizen’s community membership fee.
    • In the event of damage to common community elements, an estimate of the costs to repair the damage will be deducted from the membership fee.
    • Once the home is removed and the site inspection is complete, the community membership fee will be returned less any repair costs or charges.
  • Fee payment to join a community

    One-time payment

    • A one-time payment of $65,000 +HST may be made to the Association to cover the membership costs. 
    • Payments must be made by bank draft payable to the Association.
    • Contact for complete details on making the payment.

    Future Citizens

    • The Future Citizen program provides an easy way for individuals to move towards becoming a Tiny Town Citizen.
    • The program gives participants preferential choice in joining a new community before the general public.
    • See the Future Citizen item for complete program details.
  • Joining a community as a Future Citizen

    The Future Citizen program provides a way to move towards joining a new community or a new phase in an existing community.

    Deposit account

    • The first payment made each year (up to a $500 maximum cost) covers the Future Citizen account service fee and is non-refundable.
    • The balance of payments made each year are applied to your Citizenship.
    • Future Citizen membership may be canceled at any time.
    • If canceled, all payments applied to your Citizenship will be returned to the member without interest or penalty (excludes the annual non-refundable account service fee).

    How the account works

    • Future Citizens may become a Citizen in a new community, or in a new phase of an established community.
    • Future Citizens have two (2) weeks before the general public may join a community.
    • All funds (excluding service fees) are applied toward becoming a Citizen of a community.
    • The member must pay the difference between funds paid and the cost to become a Citizen, at the time of joining.
    • When a member joins a community, their Future Citizen account is converted to a Citizen account.
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Last updated: June 01, 2019

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