Its been a few weeks since the last Friday report, as we've been so busy that getting to the blog has taken a back seat to other work.
Tiny Living Resource Additions/Updates
Momentum continues to increase as we get more information on how you can live tiny in new locations. This week we've added/updated:
City of Guelph
City of Kingston - updated
Links to all the locations https://tinytownassociation.com/tiny-living-resource.html
Link to the Resource map (with links to each locations data) https://tinylivingresource.com/map.html
Link to add your location to the Resource https://tinylivingresource.com/add.html
We have submitted our NHS Demonstration Project application. This project is to create a series of building code compliant tiny house plans that we will provide through the Association. The plans are being designed to be accessible, work in the Pocket Community/Tiny Town design, are cost effective and will provide at least 3 building methods. We also plan to send the plans to all building departments across Canada so building inspectors will have a point of reference regarding tiny homes.
We would like to welcome Andrew Peel to our consultant team. Andrew of Peel Passive House in Blue Mountains, Ontario has offered their services to help us design the new Logan32 v2.0. We're excited about what they will bring to the design as Andrew explains:
We work collaboratively with the project teams to ensure the design and construction meets the Passive House Building Standard ("The PH Standard"). The PH Standard is a high performance, very low energy building standard that delivers optimal comfort, occupant health, and climate-resiliency. It achieves energy savings of up to 70-80% compared to conventional buildings. The Standard has a 25-year track record, with tens of thousands of constructed buildings throughout the world. There is, in principal, no limit to the types of buildings to which it can be applied. Homes, offices, schools, manufacturing facilities, police stations, and community centres, among others, and have all been built to the Standard. You can read more about what they do at http://www.peelpassivehouse.ca/
While we are advocates for tiny homes, we are also active in the development of this new form of housing. Because of the many initiatives we have in progress, we are always looking to collaborate and bring new ideas and perspectives to the table. We have begun putting together proposals for collaboration, so if you or someone you know are interested in getting involved, watch for new RFP in our Downloads section here: https://tinytownassociation.com/downloads/category/8-rfp.html
We would like to acknowledge Mark Cunningham, President of SI Construction Systems Ltd. In Edmonton, Alberta who has offered their external building system for our model tiny home. Watch for more news on this collaboration and you can see what their structurally insulated panel system are all about https://sic-sys.com/. We're looking forward to seeing what these panels can do for tiny homes.