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Friday Report - 0809

​ Its been a few weeks since the last Friday report, as we've been so busy that getting to the blog has taken a back seat to other work.

 

 

Tiny Living Resource Additions/Updates

Momentum continues to increase as we get more information on how you can live tiny in new locations. This week we've added/updated:

Links to all the locations https://tinytownassociation.com/tiny-living-resource.html

Link to the Resource map (with links to each locations data) https://tinylivingresource.com/map.html

Link to add your location to the Resource https://tinylivingresource.com/add.html


Association News

 We have submitted our NHS Demonstration Project application. This project is to create a series of building code compliant tiny house plans that we will provide through the Association. The plans are being designed to be accessible, work in the Pocket Community/Tiny Town design, are cost effective and will provide at least 3 building methods. We also plan to send the plans to all building departments across Canada so building inspectors will have a point of reference regarding tiny homes.

We have been working on plans for a spring 2020 multi-city tour. The tour will showcase the new Logan32 v2.0 design, 1 or more tiny building designs, as well as all the great products that have been sponsored for a model tiny home. We have sent a proposal to OLG to be the tour sponsor, but if you or a company you know would be interested in being considered as the tour sponsor, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

While we are getting closer to submitting our proposal to NHS for our demonstration Pocket Community (and announcing the official location), more cities are indicating an interest in participating. This may result in our development of multiple demonstration sites. If you are a municipality, township, city or town that would like to be considered, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We would like to welcome Andrew Peel to our consultant team. Andrew of Peel Passive House in Blue Mountains, Ontario has offered their services to help us design the new Logan32 v2.0. We're excited about what they will bring to the design as Andrew explains:

We work collaboratively with the project teams to ensure the design and construction meets the Passive House Building Standard ("The PH Standard"). The PH Standard is a high performance, very low energy building standard that delivers optimal comfort, occupant health, and climate-resiliency. It achieves energy savings of up to 70-80% compared to conventional buildings. The Standard has a 25-year track record, with tens of thousands of constructed buildings throughout the world. There is, in principal, no limit to the types of buildings to which it can be applied. Homes, offices, schools, manufacturing facilities, police stations, and community centres, among others, and have all been built to the Standard. You can read more about what they do at http://www.peelpassivehouse.ca/

Finally, we are looking for tiny home builders to become the preferred manufacturer of tiny homes for our demonstration sites. This will require a company that is interested in scaling-up to handle a larger volume of tiny homes in an assembly-line format. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info.

Proposal News 

While we are advocates for tiny homes, we are also active in the development of this new form of housing. Because of the many initiatives we have in progress, we are always looking to collaborate and bring new ideas and perspectives to the table. We have begun putting together proposals for collaboration, so if you or someone you know are interested in getting involved, watch for new RFP in our Downloads section here: https://tinytownassociation.com/downloads/category/8-rfp.html

Sponsor News

​ We would like to acknowledge Mark Cunningham, President of SI Construction Systems Ltd. In Edmonton, Alberta who has offered their external building system for our model tiny home. Watch for more news on this collaboration and you can see what their structurally insulated panel system are all about https://sic-sys.com/. We're looking forward to seeing what these panels can do for tiny homes.

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