Tiny homes and tiny shelters are pop-up responses to government failures

Around the world there are tiny home TV shows, tiny home blogs, even tiny home coffee table books (I have one!). Toronto even had a tiny home housing committee led by longtime activist Bonnie Briggs.

My first experience with tiny homes was at Toronto's Tent City, the famous waterfront encampment that lasted from 1999 to 2002. Homeless people began to build shacks, realizing that winter on the shores of Lake Ontario would be easier to survive within four walls compared to a tent. Eventually there were over 50 structures.


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