There’s little room for large luxuries, but a Saskatoon builder has found a way to fit a three-piece bathroom, kitchen sink and double bed into a 225 square foot house on wheels.
It’s all part of a new tiny home division from J&H Builders.
“They’re great for a guest house at the lake or something to go on someone’s acreage,” said Jonathon Neufeld, J&H Builders’ vice-president.
“Once the city develops specific bylaws for it, I’m sure there will be more applications.”
However, Neufeld said J&H has received numerous calls inquiring about the homes since the division launched.
“People are really curious and they want to come check them out,” he said. “Tiny homes have really picked up steam over the last few years in North America.”
The tiny home is being showcased at the Homestyles Home show running Thursday through Sunday at Prairieland Park.
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Neufeld noted one misconception people have about tiny homes is they can’t survive Canadian winters.
“The one we’re showcasing is insulated, has a furnace, and hot water, so you can live in it in our winter climate,” he said.
The tiny home showcased is $69,000, but Neufeld said they can build whatever size the customer wants for comfort.
“It’s definitely an affordable housing option because a lot of people don’t need a lot of space,” Neufeld said. “They want to own a home and own it on a budget.”
Tiny homes are typically considered to be under 400 square feet.