Would You Live in a Tiny House?


With rising housing costs and growing concerns regarding sustainability, many Vancouverites are searching for housing alternatives that will set the city on the right track for more harmonious and affordable living in the (hopefully) near future. BC Tiny House Collective predicts that smaller homes might be the key.

Photo: Elaine Goussiatiner.

The collective believes that “tiny houses” could fulfill the rising demand of affordable, urban living for the city’s diverse population (seniors, students, lone parents, couples, singles). Furthermore, smaller homes could be used as small-scale infill housing that fits within the Vancouver residential neighbourhood context, or as laneway alternatives on residentially zoned lots.

To better understand the needs of Vancouverites as well as the role, benefits, limitations, and opportunities of tiny houses as a viable housing stock in Metro Vancouver neighbourhoods, BC Tiny House Collective has launched an online survey, which will inform their upcoming pilot project. Let them know how you feel about tiny houses by completing their survey online: https://survey.ubc.ca/s/tinyhouse/.

While the survey is meant to gauge interest across Metro Vancouver, they’d also like to hear from those living throughout BC and Canada. For more info on BC Tiny House Collective, visit their website: bctinyhousecollective.com.

Tiny-stats_Tiny-Life-350x808The BC Tiny House Collective is a Vancouver-based initiative made up of community-oriented individuals who are passionate about tiny houses and tiny living in BC. The group’s members are diverse in their backgrounds and bring with them skill sets in research, real estate, human resources, community engagement, construction, planning, design and communications.