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Welcome to Tiny Homes!

In 2021, a citizen-led initiative took flight to address the housing crises in Brantford and Brant County. Here you will find our history, our next steps, and how to get involved.

We would like to thank our partners...

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Community Living Brant

Community Living Brant is committed to providing supports and services to meet the diverse developmental needs of people within the community. They support over 350 individuals across Brantford and Brant County.
Reach them by clicking here.

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Jaycee Brantford Non-Profit Homes

This non-profit organization is committed to building strong families and communities. They have been offering affordable housing for over 35 years. 
Connect with them here.

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Axiom News

Axiom News produces news and events that move people toward their preferred future by utilizing generative organizational journalism, narrative arts, dialogue, event hosting, workshops, courses, and mentoring circles.
Learn more by clicking here.

Tiny Homes: Video Gallery

Peter Pula of Axiom News engaged a conversation between David LePage (Buy Social Canada) and Laurie Macintyre (Jaycee Homes). Watch this inspiring and important video on social enterprise and the tiny homes initiative. Help make the conversation louder by sharing this video.

Our History

1 / Our Inception

Our first appearance in Axiom News. Read about Jocelyn Birkes and how she convened a circle around tiny homes for our community by clicking here.

2 / Gaining Traction

From a growing circle of community members to getting the green light from the City for prototypes, things are moving and shaking with this initiative!

3 / Forging Ahead

We are forging ahead and taking next steps! This is where we are today. To stay connected, reach out to join the newsletter.

Tiny Homes in Narrative Design

All artwork created and provided by Yvonne Hollandy at Axiom News.

We Are NOT
a Committee!

It has been said that many committees are the long, dark alleyways into which the best of ideas are lured and there quietly and slowly strangled to death.

If you choose to join us you are not being asked to come to every meeting. Come as often or as little as you like! You will not be asked to do anything you don’t want to do, or to add something to your workload that doesn’t bring you alive. Just being there, when you are, is enough. You never know when a small connection, an insight, a resource might come to light that wouldn’t have if you hadn’t been there.

Some of us will feel drawn give something we want to give and that’s what will make this all work. It’s those things we each bring and choose to take on out of our own interest and enthusiasm that will provide the energy source for moving forward.

If you are a planner, builder, communicator, connector, ambassador, community member, researcher, property owner, have lived experience with homelessness or precarious housing, are a leader or a listener, all are welcome. When we get in the room together, good things will happen.

Also free to invite folks you feel would like to be part of making tiny homes happen.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Jocelyn Birkes at or (519) 758-5394 ext. 204.

We look forward to seeing you!
Your Tiny Homes Hosting Team

We Want to Hear From You!

Fill out our Tiny Homes topic-of-inquiry survey by clicking the button below!

Resources for Tiny Homes &
Accessory Dwellings - Adding a legal second dwelling to your home or investment property doesn’t have to be a scary thought anymore. Ken Bekendam and his team are industry leaders in helping both homeowners and real estate investors get more out of their home(s) through a hassle-free legal second suite conversion process.

Our resources are ever-expanding! Know something that would fit here? Please share with us today!

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