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Adrienne and Dave are no ordinary couple and they have come up with a truly unique plan for their retirement. After selling the family home to their son, the couple built a Tiny House on wheels where they plan to spend their golden years in style!

At roughly 2.5 meters (8ft) wide by 7.2 meters (24ft) in length, this Tiny House is a huge downsizing adventure for the couple, who perviously have lived in a significantly larger farm-style home. Despite the drastic change in size, the couple say that fitting their lives into the home has been simple as they are used to traveling and living out of suit-cases and therefore don’t have many possessions to bring with them into the new Tiny House on wheels.

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Couple Build Tiny House To Live Big In Retirement



Tumbleweeds for Senior Citizens

From Tumbleweed Tiny House Company

Where will you live when you retire? Will you be able to maintain your house and a lifetime of belongings during your golden years? Or could a simpler lifestyle reduce your burdens? At Tumbleweed, we are seeing more and more senior citizens downsizing to Tiny House RVs. Here’s why –

Seniors are using Tumbleweeds in several different ways. Some enjoy their tiny mobile dwellings as a comfortable alternative to the traditional RV. Others park in a family member’s backyard, giving them an opportunity to maintain independence and privacy while being near loved ones. Widows and single seniors find tiny living to be less stressful and more fulfilling. Could Tiny House RVs be the next senior-lifestyle trend?

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Baby Boomer Tiny House with Slide Outs

From Tiny House Talk

This is a tiny house on wheels with slide outs designed with baby boomers in mind by Tiny By Design.

From the outside, you’ll notice it has a shed-style roof to maximize spaciousness when you’re inside.

Once you’re inside, you’ll find a one-level floor plan with a living area, kitchen, an abundance of storage cabinets, closet space, a bathroom, slide-out bed, and additional loft space you can use for storage or additional sleeping space.

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Latest Post

18 February 2021

I have been reluctant to post updates because many projects are still in the works, but I wanted to keep everyone aware that progress is being made, on a number of fronts:

  • Our partnership with Collège Boréal in Sudbury, Ontario is making progress. Robin Craig at the college has assembled a great team including the City of Sudbury Planning, Housing, and Council. This is a design, build, install, and study project on tiny home living in northern Ontario. The college has gotten behind the project in a big way, with the support of many departments. They have completed and submitted a grant application for an NSERC Social Innovation Fund project, A Comprehensive Study: Building a Modular Tiny Home Standard for an Affordable & Supportive Rapid Housing Solution.
  • We have been working with a growing group in Huron County Ontario to establish a tiny home Pocket Community. This showcase affordable housing development will begin with 16 off-grid tiny homes (to be confirmed, they may be grid-connected) in a small community. At present we are planning that each home will be on a 1/4 acre site. We have been working with Huron County Planning, Housing, Social Services, and Economic Development, along with CMHC.
  • Kaitlyn Adam has joined our Advisory Board and is working to submit an FCM (Federation of Canadian Municipalities) Green Municipal Fund - Planning: Early support grant for sustainable affordable housing projects for our off-grid tiny home communities.
  • Aldo Ruberto, a councilor in Thunder Bay, Ontario has been spearheading a project to develop a supportive tiny home community within the city. He has connected with the City of Thunder Bay Housing, Planning as well as a number of commercial businesses to launch the project.
  • I was speaking with Steve Janssens at St Lawrence College in Kingston, Ontario about the possibility of putting together a small tiny home community project on college property, as another design, build, install, and study project. The homes would be used for graduate student housing, and be connected to full diagnostics providing operating data as well as an opportunity to look at the social effects of tiny home community living.
  • Akshthal Kalia who joined the Association late last year has taken on the project of planning our upcoming social media program. As we work to establish more tiny home communities, we will want to keep everyone informed, so when a development is moving forward, those interested in a site will know how to apply. These demonstration communities will begin small and may have under 2-dozen sites available during the launch phase. We are planning to keep the public updated on our progress through our social feeds first. We will be launching a series of surveys on the Association's website that will help us in planning the order that these communities are built. 
  • Our partnership with SIPSTECH in Calgary, Alberta is developing at an accelerated rate. They are interested in supplying tiny homes that will be available to rent in our communities. This is an exciting step in our providing affordable rental housing and we are looking into the possibility of offering a limited number of rent2own homes as well. There may be an opportunity for private, corporate, or institutional investment in this program, so if you are interested in discussing it in the early stages, reach out to me.


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More exciting news to come, but that's all for now. #JOY