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People collect things as an expression of emotion; of personality. The downfall of this is that the excess of our possessions, of the things that are owned, infact have the nefarious ability to possess the human as an emotional muddle up. As such, “things” collected can clutter and complicate our lives as the inventory grows;…

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5 Struggles of an Aspiring Minimalist

Originally posted on Becoming Minimalist.com By Craig Stephens, Retire Before Dad The fundamentals of minimalism resonate with me today because of a period of my life when I lived well with few possessions. In my 20’s, I left my career to go backpacking in Asia and Latin America. During the 14 months of bumpy bus…

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The Journey to Tiny

Design Choices: Foundations & Wheels Like any home, there are thousands of designs to choose from using a whole massive range of different materials. And where there is not one found that fits your dreams, you can design your own! We would recommend the simple flow chart process as depicted in the image above to…

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Why go tiny?

In a world of over-consumption and poorly distributed (finite) resources, tiny homes offer long-term sustainability solutions including the security and freedom that comes from owning less debt and fewer possessions. By our research, the chief reason people downsize to “tiny” is a desire to simplify their lives. Other common causes include housing affordability, ecological stewardship,…

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Who goes tiny?

Millions of people around the world live in modestly sized homes which have long been the norm. For example in Europe where most people live in flats. Here in North America, the industry has been underway for several years; some suggesting that it gained ground in the US after the 2008 financial crises. Since then…

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Support the Cause

Nearly three years to the date of this writing, Tiny Home Alliance Canada (THAC) was born from a concept of HOPE and improvement for housing options in Canada. Now, THAC operates with a committed board of directors, is a registered as an official not-for-profit organisation within Canada, and set up for financial integrity! Further, we…

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CSA Certified Tiny Home Builders in Canada?

Please be aware, at that time of this writing, in Canada, there are only a very small amount of CSA certified builders of tiny houses on wheels. It would seem from some investigation on our part, that more than that are advertising their business compliance with “CSA approved” or “certified” (to A277, Z240, Z241 and…

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Tiny houses National Building Code change request submitted

ATTN: CANADA Documentation has been submitted the week of March 20, 2017 to the National Research Council (NRC), Tiny Houses National Building Code (NBC) Change Request. The following is a list of all of the code change requests that have been prepared to address issues identified with tiny houses: • CCR_ Div.A, 1.1.1.1.(2)_Application of Code…

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Sheep’s Wool for Insulation?

Wool has some unique properties that make it one of nature’s most amazing fibres! If you are building a small home, we recommend giving sheep wool insulation some examination. Here are some top reasons why: Air Purifying – Natural sheep’s wool actually absorbs and filters toxins from the air around it– indefinitely. Doing so, gives…

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How do I insure my tiny house?

Originally Published 11/28/2016 In the last few months, this is one of the hottest questions asked of us and others involved the Canadian Tiny House concept, “how do I insure my tiny house?” Sometimes straightforward; though, mainly what the tiny house is on wheels (or ‘THOW’), not so much. If you are not building your…

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