Tour tiny homes and plan a greener life at the Tiny Home Show

Tour tiny homes and plan a greener life at the Tiny Home Show

Hamilton, Ontario (July 25, 2022) – The Tiny Home Show, a consumer show dedicated to tiny homes and affordable, sustainable lifestyles, will feature new and eco-friendly housing options amid an ongoing climate crisis.

You might have seen tiny homes featured on Netflix’s Tiny House Nation and countless PInterest boards, but most people do not realize that tiny homes are not only cheaper, they are more eco-friendly than traditional homes. 

Tiny homes reduce not only your physical footprint on the ground, but your environmental footprint as well by encouraging minimalism, off-grid utilities, and using less energy and building materials. 

The Tiny Home Show offers the opportunity to tour real tiny homes and explore options for greener living, such as sustainable building materials, off-grid power, waterless toilets, and sustainable community design.

The Tiny Home Show, held in Ancaster, Ontario from August 4 to 7, aims to immerse attendees in the tiny lifestyle with a lineup of professionally built tiny home models and expert speakers. The show explores affordable and sustainable housing options and offers the opportunity to engage with others in the Canadian tiny home movement.

Features of the Show

Tour tiny homes – Tour over a dozen models of tiny homes, cabins, trailers, and even a converted van. Tourable home models include two tiny homes by ZeroSquared (the only Canadian builder on Netflix’s Tiny House Nation) and the only public tour of a new build by the exclusive Fritz Tiny Homes (featured twice by Dwell Magazine). 

Get your tiny lifestyle questions answered – Where can I park a tiny home in Ontario? How do I permit a tiny home? How do I start a tiny home community? How do I build a secondary dwelling unit? All these topics will be explored by our expert speakers.

“Municipalities across Ontario are reshaping their Official Plans in accordance with the Provincial Planning Act, which requires the inclusion of sustainability goals for their cities. Namely, “Integrating the principles of strong communities, a clean and healthy environment and economic growth, for the long term (Provincial Policy Statement 2020)“, says Bianca Metz, Tiny Living Consultant and co-producer of the Tiny Home Show.

“The opportunity to build green cities is present when accommodating population growth. When looking to build more homes, municipalities can look at sustainable, green, and affordable options for developments and builds. By making zoning by-laws more inclusive of tiny homes and tenant-owned secondary dwellings and recognizing sustainable utilities and services like incinerating toilets, grey-water systems and cisterns, municipalities can introduce more housing while reaching sustainability goals.”

Why Tiny Homes?

Tiny home dwellers are attracted by the financial freedom of tiny living and the opportunity to reduce their environmental footprint while focusing their lifestyle on what’s important to them. 

First-time home buyers, retirees, single parents, young professionals, and empty-nesters in Ontario are considering living in a tiny home. Tiny homes are minimally sized homes (around 200-400 sq. ft.) that are recognized by the Ontario Building Code and best suited for one- or two-person households. According to Stats Canada Census 2016, over half (59%) of all Ontario households are comprised of one to two people. 

Ontario provincial and municipal governments are seeing the opportunities that tiny homes offer in the housing affordability crisis. Many are currently reviewing ways to introduce tiny homes as primary or secondary dwellings. Two speakers at the show will be sharing their story of starting a tiny home community within their Ontario municipalities, Kingston and Chatham-Kent.  

To learn more about the Tiny Home Show and to purchase tickets, please visit https://tinyhome.show.

About the Tiny Home Show

August 4 to 7, 2022
Ancaster Fairgrounds, Ancaster, Ontario
Tiny house models, expert speakers, product and service vendors, live build demonstrations, and more. https://tinyhome.show

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Media Contact:
Maria Sturova
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