The idea that Tiny Towns can enable tiny homes as a housing option is just that, an idea. Moving from an idea to a project in action takes resources and people, people that can catch the vision. So when you're thinking about living tiny, consider that these companies have helped make your dream possible. They supported Tiny Towns when it was just an idea, and their support is making it a reality.
When we put out a call for help with a set of plans for the Logan32, Doug was the first person to respond. His design team patiently accepted out plan changes and with their experience, helped us move from an idea to a liveable tiny home. They have been handcrafting tiny homes since 2014. Their experience and craftsmanship shows in every home they build.
We were introduced to KTect Sustainable Building Systems through Queens University when we were looking for potential builders of the Logan32. Steve immediately liked the idea of Tiny Towns as their resident engineer was working on an early version of a tiny home for personal use. As we began working together, we realized that we both share similar corporate values and a genuine desire to make the world a little better. KTect SBS is building our Logan32 using our floorplan and their innovative SIP (Structurally Insulated Panel) system. They will be accepting orders for the Logan32 in 3 configurations: a DIYer Basic kit, DIYer deluxe kit and the Turn-key Logan32 (complete tiny home).
When we reached out to Habitat for Humanity, Canada about donating our Logan32 to them at the end of our tour, Terry was enthusiastic but reserved. Our Tiny Town concept was different than their traditional housing model. As they warmed up to the idea, they started reaching out to their supporters to help us build the Logan32.
I reached out to Tiffany because I liked her vibrant personality and design style as a host on HGTV's Home to Win. When I explained that I was working to enable tiny homes as an affordable housing option and way to address homelessness in Canada, Tiffany was excited to become involved. She put her team onto helping us make the Logan32 a reality by not only providing her unique interior and exterior design expertise, but she has also gotten some of her corporate sponsors to support the build.
Tiffany reached out to Farrow & Ball about participating in the Logan32 build and they were eager to participate. The chance to have Tiffany work with their products and showcase them in an innovative tiny home was a unique opportunity they didn't want to miss. Understanding the importance of the tiny home movement and knowing that the home would ultimately provide a home to someone in need through Habitat for Humanity, fit well with their corporate advocacy.
As our construction timeline continues to shrink, I have been contacting more local companies about sponsoring the Logan32 build. I reached out to Kingston Windows & Doors and Gerry contacted some of their suppliers. Hometech Window Corporation agreed to sponsor our windows, with their Contour Series vinyl windows. This is great as their Energy Star LowE Argon windows will be a great addition to the Logan32.
Gerry at Kingston Windows & Doors reached out to their window suppliers and Hometech offered to provide windows for the Logan32. They are an innovator of window design manufacturing, a LEED-certified manufacturer, and a C.G.B.C. (Canada Green Building Council) member. Hometech proudly stands behind their ENERGY STAR and CSA certified windows, backed by an industry leading Non-pro-rated Lifetime Warranty.
While looking for a sponsor for some bathroom fixtures, I happened into Plumbing Plus. Their helpful staff directed me to a tub/shower located in Cornwall. I contacted them and spoke with Ian who wanted to help out with the build and feature their active living acrylic shower unit. After determining the parts we would need, they have sponsored the shower stall for us.
I came back to Plumbing Plus to let them know that Longevity was sponsoring the shower unit. I asked them if any of their manufacturers might be interested in sponsoring the shower system in the Logan32. Steve thought that Riobel might be interested in providing faucets for the complete build. The next day he called to say they approved the complete project.
Whirlpool donates a new fridge and stove for each new house that Habitat builds for the people they are helping. Terry connected me with the people that arrange this for Habitat and they helped me find the right department to talk to. For the Logan32 build, Whirlpool has provided a fridge, stove, microwave, washer, dryer, and dishwasher. This is great as it makes the Logan32 a completely self-contained home, at an affordable price.