Tiny houses idea pitched to Amherstburg council
Published Tuesday, October 29, 2019 9:33AM EDT
This undated photo provided by Ryan Gines shows Meghan Panu's house in St. Louis. (Courtesy of Ryan Gines via AP, File)
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.’