Convert park model trailers into fully winterized micro homes to be used as garden suites for people living below the poverty line (Individual $26,426 or couple $32,898).
Individual - $500/month
couple - $800/month
Our first micro home is finished and has weathered it's first Bradford winter very well.
Bradford Community Church offered the use of a parcel of their land to be home to our first 6 micro homes.
Once we knew the prototype worked we started the rezoning process with the planning department and On September 20, 2022 our Town Council approved the temporary zoning amendment for the project.
Following Council's approval there is a 21 day appeal period that had to be extended an additional 21 days due to a misprint in the town's communication. On the last day of the appeal period we were notified by the town that the project was appealed and that it would now have to go through the Land Tribunal.
While this was disappointing news we were encouraged to hear that because Bill 23 was voted through this meant that we would no longer be expected to pay the $209,000 in development charges! If the project had not been appealed and we had moved forward with signing the Site Plan Agreement we may have missed out on the relief this Bill is providing.
We are doing all we can to see the process move forward however, we do not want to rush through any part of this project. As a pilot project, one of our goals is to learn as much as we can through every step in order to be better equipped to assist other communities in the future. If our project was not appealed and a future project is we would be of little help to that community. Our hope is to gain as much knowledge and insight into the process as possible.
This is an innovative affordable housing solution that has the potential of being duplicated in other communities. As a precedent setting initiative we have had to be patient in the process.
We are still hopeful that the project will move forward in God's perfect timing.
The infrastructure costs will be:
Well - $40,000
Water Treatment - $10,000
Hydro - $25,000
Septic - $10,000
Landscaping & Pads - $8,000
Water Treatment building - $10,000
Pavilion - $16,000
If you are interested in supporting this project please email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-697-5634 to schedule a tour.