Micro homes, small homes, tiny houses, tiny abodes. It doesn’t matter what term you use, the idea of living in a small space is capturing the hearts and minds of more and more North Americans. Whether it’s freedom from that large mortgage debt-sentence, or the idea of living on less, or knowledge that you are supporting a build-process that uses less, wastes less and conserves more, the tiny home movement is a viable solution.
But how do you find a tiny home and is it possible to custom-build your tiny home for a fraction of the cost it takes to build a standard home? The short answer is yes and the best way to achieve this goal is to work directly with a tiny home builders.
In the last three decades, a growing number of independent home builders have turned their back on conventional house-building and turned their attention to building tiny homes. The result is more than a handful of tiny home builders that are experts in constructing micro homes able to withstand Canada’s temperature and climatic extremes. Here are seven tiny home builders to start your search.
Tiny home builder No. 1: Blackbird Tiny Homes
Based in Calgary, Alberta, Blackbird Tiny Homes builds custom tiny homes for clients across North America. As a company committed to the growth of tiny home communities, they offer professionally built homes using licensed plumbers, electricians, carpenters and gas fitters. This ensures that the home is built to local, municipal standards and able to withstand the extreme weather variations found across Canada and the United States. The company also offers off-grid versions of their small-space homes. Plus, the company has a finance department that can help clients amortize the cost of their tiny home—a real benefit since many lenders are still reluctant to offer mortgages on tiny home purchases. For more information email the company at [email protected].
Tiny home builder No. 2: Tiny Homes Canada
Tiny Homes Canada is a company based in Abbotsford, British Columbia. They build and ship their tiny homes to clients throughout Canada. Each tiny house built is separate and unique, built solely to meet the needs of each client. For those concerned about their environmental footprint, Tiny Homes Canada uses ecologically friendly materials to ensure that their customers can live an authentic green lifestyle. Customers are involved in the building process from start to finish, which means that every customer is completely satisfied with the final product. For more information, you can contact the company at http://www.tinyhomescanada.com/contact/.
Tiny home builder No. 3: Modern Huts
Modern Huts is a company based out of Calgary, Alberta, with clients across Canada. They use cutting edge products to build affordable, modern tiny homes. Design and functionality are extremely important to the Modern Huts team, so homes are built to be beautiful and stylish, as well as practical and safe. As a builder that continues to build traditional homes—they have more than 25 years in the home building business—Modern Huts brings a wealth of knowledge to each build. For more information, you can email the company at [email protected] or you can ring them on 403-862-3970.
Tiny home builder No. 4: Pocket House
Pocket House is based in Onoway, Alberta and serves the British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan tiny home market. This company believes you shouldn’t have to compromise the quality of a build, just because you are living in a smaller space. Their tiny homes start at 533-square feet—so they aren’t mobile—and go up to traditional home dimensions. The best part about Pocket house is their three-month building process. If you want to contact them and you live in British Columbia call 250-515-1386, if you live in Alberta call 780-818-8448 and if you live in Saskatchewan call 306-291-1709. You can also contact them via their website by visiting http://pockethouse.ca/contact/.
Tiny home builder No. 5: Teacup Tiny Homes
Teacup Tiny Homes is a company out of Lethbridge, Alberta, although their homes are sold across Canada and the United States. The aim of this company is to help people to simplify their lives by removing debt and clutter, and they offer a wide range of designs and styles to help you do this. You can purchase fully furnished tiny homes or just the shell that you can then customize the way you like. If you want to find out more information you can email the company at [email protected].
Tiny home builder No. 6: The Tiny House Construction Company
The Tiny House Construction Company is a Toronto, Ontario-based business, who builds mobile and tiny homes for people across Canada. They offer three styles and each can be purchased using three different packages. The most basic, Package A, gets you a water-tight shell and starts at $10,500 CDN, while the luxurious Package C on their largest model will run you closer to $66,000 CDN. No matter what you pick, these tiny homes are built according to the Ontario Building Code (OBC) and with a commitment to energy conservation. If you want to find out more information visit http://tinyhousecc.ca/contact/ or email the company at [email protected]. You can also ring them on 1-(647)-691-3510.
Tiny home builder No. 7: Tumbleweed Houses
Tumbleweed Houses are based in Colorado Springs in the U.S., but they provide tiny homes for people across Canada and North America. They are a well-established company and a pioneer in the tiny house movement. They offer a range of designs that can be customized to create a totally unique-to-you tiny house. They’ll even furnish the interior if you want. Each tiny home is fully certified for the road so you can drive it and park it in most places! If you want to find out more information at https://www.tumbleweedhouses.com/company/contact/, or you can ring the company on 1-877-331-8469.
For more Canadian tiny home builder options, see the list compiled by the Tiny Home Alliance.