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Wanyee Li with Metro News reports on tiny houses and their owners, folks that have a 250 square foot house on wheels with compost toilets and loft beds. Earlier this year Price Tags reported on the AirBnB rental “Moonbeam”a van rentable for the night in Vancouver, which was completely booked out.
The City of Vancouver does not allow people to live in vehicles, so while these tiny houses can easily fit into a trailer park, they are not legal in the City of Vancouver.
“Samantha Gambling, co-founder of the BC Tiny House Collective, was buying paint to put the finishing touches on her 320-square-foot house when Metro spoke with her Thursday. It’s just a matter of normalizing [tiny houses] and having conversations with policymakers to make those changes happen so that it can be a viable housing stock.”

Ms. Gambling sees the tiny house as an alternative type of housing, suggesting that residential property can be further subdivided down to accommodate these diminutive dwellings. Hers was built at a cost of  approximately $70,000, “Tiny houses are not going to solve all the systemic problems that exist in our society.“But it will fit alongside single-family dwellings and high rises and microsuites and the whole spectrum.”

There is a BC Tiny House Collective volunteer meeting today the 20th, at CityStudio, 1800 Spyglass Place Vancouver  at 6:30 p.m.  Here is a link to a report on Tiny Houses prepared by Natradee Quek at UBC.