It’s Finally Here! Small Houses: Innovations in Small-scale Living from North America

We are very excited to share the news that our Small Houses: Innovations in Small-scale Living from North America is finally ready to go public! As many of you know, we have scoured the small home landscape of North America, in search of interesting and innovative models worth sharing.

Our toolkit, available for free download here, showcases 10 innovative examples of housing under 1500 square feet from around the continent: surveying and documenting recent innovations in small house types – from small lot homes to cottage housing – in places where the regulations have been purposefully designed, or substantially reformed, to encourage the development of well-conceived small forms of housing.

We are very excited about the results and hope you find it as interesting and informative as we do.

Last but not least, a few words of gratitude to you all for your patience, as well as the many people whose support and guidance made this possible, including the kind folks at the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia, Sean Hodgins of Cenury Group, David Crenna from the Canadian Home Builders Association, Rebecca Siggner of BC Housing, Margaret Eberle of the Metro Vancouver Housing Committee and Duncan Hill from the National Housing Research Committee (CMHC), just to name a few.

As wonderful as this is, however, our advocacy for small houses is not stopping here. This is only the beginning. A number of things are in the works already and we will be sure to share these with you as they unfold.

In the meantime, enjoy Small Houses: Innovations in Small-scale Living from North America. Please don’t hesitate to pass it forward. More importantly, we would love to hear any feedback or insights you may have for us.

Thank you all, again.


Download Small Houses: Innovations in Small-scale Living from North America (3.4MB). Given its size – and depending on the speed of your connection – it may take a little while to download, so please be patient.

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