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Province promoting building of 'tiny homes'

Tiny homes are small, self-contained residential units built for year-round use.
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Tiny homes are less costly to build and maintain and can be more affordable than traditional housing.

That's why the Province is encouraging them to be used in Ontario.

The Build or buy a tiny home guide offers advice about building or buying a factory-built tiny home that complies with Ontario's Building Code. It's the second in a series of guides highlighted in More Homes, More Choice: Ontario's Housing Supply Action Plan.

"We know that the demand for alternative, innovative and more affordable types of housing is growing," said Steve Clark, Minister of Housing.

Municipal zoning by-laws affect whether and where you can build a tiny home. Some municipalities have embraced creative and innovative housing options in their by-laws and their approach to housing.

Tiny homes are small, self-contained residential units built for year-round use. In addition to a living area, they must contain a kitchen, dining, bathroom and sleeping areas.

A tiny home cannot be smaller than the minimum standard set out in Ontario’s Building Code, which is 17.5 square metres (188 square feet)




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