Adding a Tiny Town

Becoming a part of the Tiny Town network increases the affordable housing options in a city, while creating a plan to eliminate the growing burden of the current social housing programs.

When a municipality makes the commitment to developing a local Tiny Town, they begin the process of reducing their Social program requirements while helping vulnerable people regain their independence. They increase the affordable housing options available to residents and provide the incentive to new, young homeowners, to consider their city as their new home.

While some THOWs owners may never purchase a traditional home, many will transition into them based on their changing lifestyle. As people become established and can afford a more spacious home, or begin raising a family that requires space to accommodate a group of people and their things, traditional homes will be purchased. These new homeowners will settle in the cities where they have become established.

If a city does not include a Tiny Town where people choosing a tiny home lifestyle can establish roots, those cities may eventually face a labour and buyer shortage. Many jobs in society are done by young people and where affordable housing options are not available for them, they will eventually be forced to move elsewhere. These young people are the same people that move into management positions, so without a solid base, businesses will eventually suffer as well. And who will take care of the older population as they age? If there isn’t the younger workforce to assist, an aging population may be forced to other centers that have an established workforce.

Adding housing in the form of Tiny Towns is the most economical way for a host city to address their affordable housing needs. Combined with the THP, they can create a long-term plan to support a vibrant growing community for their citizens.