Tiny houses idea pitched to Amherstburg council
This undated photo provided by Ryan Gines shows Meghan Panu's house in St. Louis. (Courtesy of Ryan Gines via AP, File)
Rich Garton, CTV Windsor
Published Tuesday, October 29, 2019 9:33AM EDT
AMHERSTBURG, Ont. - The Town of Amherstburg got a pitch from students at Stella Maris School on Monday night, hoping the town will allow tiny houses to be built in the municipality.
The idea was born of a perceived need to create more affordable, accessible and ecologically responsible housing in the community.
The group, a Lego robotic team, proposes the town amend its bylaws to allow tiny houses, which could be as small as 28-square metres.
The students believe the small houses will appeal to cash-strapped millennials, who could in turn save money and spend it in the local economy and also lead to more ‘urban densification.’