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'Tiny House Movement' in Sub-Arctic Whitehorse, Yukon

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"… Heaven on wheels: A mobile tiny house from the Great White North - Yukon-based tiny house builder Laird Herbert unrolls Leaf Version.2, a cozy, amenity-filled home-on-wheels that's built to withstand the gnarliest of weather...."

Yukon-based tiny house builder Laird Herbert on Facebook

"… Leaf House Version.2 is currently on the market for CAD$44,500 (US$43,429), which is a steal if you take into consideration that it cost Herbert CAD$40,000 (US$39,038) to build. If you fancy something with a personal touch, you can commission Herbet to design your very own tiny house prototype…."
Source: Leaf House via Jetson Green

Laird’s Yukon Modern Tiny Home - by Kent Griswold on May 16th, 2012

"... Leaf Version.2 is currently up for grabs for a little over $43,000. In the event that it gets snatched up, head on over to Tiny House Listings to a view an array of under-500-square-foot homes of both the wheeled and non-wheeled variety that are both for sale and for rent…."

"… Tiny Leaf House can accommodate a family of four – and it has wheels ..."

"…These plans provide eighty pages of 2d and 3d drawings, including elevations, floor plans, electrical plans, a material list, and a manual. Please note that these plans are meant for metal stud framing for the exterior walls, although an example of how they can be revised for wood studs is included. We rate these plans intermediate to advanced. Don't forget to save the file to your computer when you download it, and please do not share the plans with anyone beyond the purpose of building your own tiny home. VERSION.2 PLANS $150.00 plus tax (5%)…"

The 'Tiny House Movement' Comes to Whitehorse - video - "...Published on May 16, 2012 "…Up Here Business takes an exclusive tour of Laird Herbert's latest tiny house creation. For more on the North's only custom small space design-and-build company, check out http://tinyhousing.ca …."

NWT Minister McLeod has invited the federal ‪‎housing‬ Minister to Yellowknife to discuss housing needs “We recognize the importance of affordable and social housing, and believe that all levels of government need to work together to meet diverse regional housing needs and priorities,” said Minister McLeod. “My colleagues and I invite Minister Finley, the federal Minister Responsible for Housing to a meeting in Yellowknife in order to work together to address the housing needs of Canadians.”

Homeless First Nation woman builds her own cabin
Toronto group raises funds, helps build home on northern Ontario trapline
by Jody Porter, CBC News Posted: Jul 1, 2013  "…An Anishnaabe woman from a small town in northern Ontario is taking a simple, bold move to combat homelessness in her First Nation. Darlene Necan is building her own home on her family's trapline, outside the boundaries of the Ojbway Nation of Saugeen reserve, near Pickle Lake…"

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