Tiny houses: Are they feasible in our region?

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

CityStudio

1800 Spyglass Place

Vancouver, BC V5Z 4K7

Canada

View Map

Event description

Description

The BC Tiny House Collective invites city planners, urban designers and engineers from across Metro Vancouver to shape the conversation around tiny houses in our region.

Participants will help identify content to include in several feasibility studies on tiny houses from a construction management lens. This could include tiny house design and construction, system needs (servicing) and requirements, and cost and build analyses.

The goal of this event is to connect and facilitate dialogue between these key stakeholders: city planners, engineers, designers, student researchers and community/industry partners. Each student research team will be matched with relevant stakeholders to collaboratively develop a feasibility study on a particular theme related to tiny houses including: grey water, black water (compost toilets), solar energy and proposed tiny house lots. In the end, these studies will be useful to municipal decision-makers, and practical for both student researchers and their partners.

We also encourage municipalities to bring forward specific plots of land they would like to explore as potential sites for tiny houses as single units (infill or backyard lots) or as pocket villages/communities (multiple units on a lot), from which feasibility studies will be based. These feasibility studies could inform a network of future tiny house pilots across Metro Vancouver, BC and the rest of Canada.

This event is organized by the BC Tiny House Collective in partnership with the University of British Columbia's Centre for Community Engaged Learning and participating civil engineering 300-level course students (over a three-month term), and is supported by the Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC).


Click here for the day's agenda


References:

Go Tiny: The BC Tiny House Collective's project proposal on tiny houses

Would you go tiny? Our tiny house survey to gauge tiny house demand in Metro Vancouver, BC and Canada more generally | Complete and share

Tiny Houses: A New Typology for Vancouver and Beyond | A research paper on tiny houses within a Vancouver context by UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture master student Natradee Quek (December 2016)

Tiny houses and their contribution to sustainability and affordability issues | A research paper by master of engineering student Sadaf Farzanehfar (Jan 2017)

Date and Time

Location

CityStudio

1800 Spyglass Place

Vancouver, BC V5Z 4K7

Canada

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved