Organizers hope combining the tiny home trend with Hamilton’s laneways will ease the housing crisis
By Samantha Craggs
Is 400 square feet a lot of space?
It’s two-and-a-half times the size of a parking space. It’s the size of an average two-car garage. It’s one-tenth the size of a tennis court, or as big as nine king size beds pushed together.
But for two Hamilton agencies, it’s the magic size for a partial solution to Hamilton’s affordable housing crisis, particularly when it comes to homeless women.
Good Shepherd and the Social Housing and Research Council of Hamilton (SPRC) are planning an as-yet-unnamed project to offer up duplexes of tiny units for women in danger of homelessness.
The project will cash in on another affordable housing concept — the use of laneway homes. The pair will build on a Clarence Street property accessible only by laneway.
It’s a new concept for Hamilton, said Renee Wetselaar, an SPRC housing advocate. But the tiny home concept has caught fire with affordable housing advocates across the U.S.
Click here to read entire article.
Article and image source: CBC Hamilton