WHAT IS A TINY HOUSE?
Our tiny house definition
There is no one definition of a tiny house.
Some think size alone makes a house small, where others may consider the philosophy that goes along with living in smaller spaces. Our working definition differentiates a tiny house from other small dwellings, such as laneway homes/granny suites, RVs and mobile homes, modular units and micro-suites. Here's how we see a tiny house:
- less than 500 square feet
- single housing unit that includes the basic amenities of a permanent home: kitchen, washroom and sleeping area
- detached or semi-attached
- mobile (on wheels) or on a temporary or permanent foundation
- customizable, tailored to individual taste and budget
- designed and built on the principles of affordability, environmental sustainability and social inclusion/community
"Tiny living is more than a smaller footprint and simplified lifestyle, it's taking steps towards a more sustainable, harmonious way of life with the world around us."