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Hands-on learning, one nail at a time

Recorder & Times / Wayne Lowrie / 25 November 2020

It’s all part of a unique program by the Employment and Education Centre to give the young people hands-on experience in the trades.

Heather Brisebois, project co-ordinator, said the budding tradespeople will develop their skills under the supervision of trade professionals and learn by doing.

At the end of the 30-week program, the youths will have learned basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical wiring, drywalling, roofing – all of the skills that go into house construction.

And they will have built a house that will be donated to Habitat for Humanity to be used as affordable housing somewhere in the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville.

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Athens builder dreams big … and Tiny

Recorder & Times / Howaida Sorour / 15 April 2019

Sometimes all the stars align and dream projects become reality. That’s what’s happening right now with the prototype Tiny Home that Yuergen Beck, owner of Redwood Homes 1000 Islands of Athens, is building at Algonquin College in Perth.

“The point is, Tiny Homes provide a solution for people to get into the housing market,” said Beck.

It’s a sentiment he shares with Brockville Coun. Leigh Bursey.

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Etown ponders tiny homes

Recorder & Times / Sabrina Bedford / 26 August 2019

Currently, the township requires houses be a certain square footage; minimum house sizes currently range from 65 to 85 square metres at minimum for most zones, with an exception being a minimum of 140 square metres currently required in the “estate residential” zone.

In order to facilitate the development of tiny homes, they are proposing to remove the minimum square footage requirements for all zones except estate residential, an area where many subdivision lots are located.

The changes are part of a bylaw update, which is the continuation of a years-long process of the township’s official plan. Updating the bylaw would simply implement the details of the official plan passed in September 2018, of which the tiny home development is one.

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Student confident tiny home will keep mom warm

CBC News / 02 December 2018

The tiny house tucked away just outside the architecture school at Carleton University in Ottawa — and recently featured on HGTV — occupies just 180 square feet.

Its exterior is scale-like, with overlapping diamond-shaped shingles that look like they’re made of aluminum.

Inside, there’s a full-size shower, a full-size sink, a bed that comes out of the ceiling with the touch of a button, and a more traditional pull-out couch.

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TLTI thinking tiny (homes)

Recorder & Times / Wayne Lowrie / 07 October 2017

Council members decided this week to embrace the tiny-house movement that has become the darling of environmental trend-setters in the United States and Europe.

They asked planning director Elaine Mallory to prepare a zoning bylaw amendment that would remove the minimum size requirements for new houses, and include tiny houses in the township’s definition of permissible dwellings.

The township’s building rules now say that new houses should be at least 807 square feet in size, although houses can go as small as 484 square feet in a mobile home park.

Tiny houses, on the other hand, can run as small as 223 square feet, plus a “wash closet” in the bachelor model.

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8 huge benefits of living in a Tiny House

Mother Earth News / Jennifer Poindexter / 02 February 2017

Tiny houses are everywhere! These tiny, compact, affordable houses are the perfect addition to any family. Just look up Tiny House Hunters, Tiny House Builders, or Tiny House Nation. The blogs and TV shows show how popular the craze is right now, especially with the cost of owning a “normal house” growing out of proportion. But, besides the cost effectiveness of owning and living in a tiny house, there are tons of benefits. Ability to travel, eco-friendly living, less money decorating and cleaning, to just name a few. Together, we will go over the top 10 benefits of living in a tiny house, and hey, you might even want to start considering one.

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