On September 29, 2017 the Tiny Town Association received its official Not-For-Profit (NFP) Federal Corporation certification as:
The lack of available and affordable housing continues to be an issue in most municipalities in Canada and around the world. Costs of materials, land, and construction continue to increase, pushing the cost of new homes ever-higher. These rising costs force buyers to look at resales to find something they can afford. This increased demand pushes the price of a limited resale supply higher as well.
Young adults entering the workforce and empty-nesters leaving the workforce are facing costs that limit homeownership possibilities, forcing them to look at rentals. This is putting an increased strain on the rental housing supply.
Some people like a spacious home and can afford the cost of that space. For others, raising a family requires space to accommodate a group of people. For these and a long list of other reasons, traditional forms of housing will always appeal to a large segment of the population.
Some people have few possessions, either by choice or circumstance. Some people live individually or as a couple and do not need the space to house a group. Some people do not earn enough to afford a traditional home.
We need to recognize that a new housing option is required to meet the needs of a changing population, in a changing economic landscape.
The revolutionary concept of Tiny Homes expands the available homeownership options. Where living space is not required to accommodate more than 1 or 2 people (often pre-or-post children), tiny homes can provide a practical and affordable solution:
The has developed a plan to build towns for within commuting distance of host cities. This Tiny Town model adds appeal to the host city by increasing the available, affordable housing options, without affecting the space occupied by traditional homes.
To be successful, this plan will require the participation of the association, various levels of government and the private sector.
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