“I think there is a real market for Tiny Houses because there are so many different applications for them,” said Matthew Willox, owner of Howling Dog Construction.
“They can be totally customized to a client’s needs and wants. They can be totally self-contained. They are perfect for renting out as short or long term accommodation. I think they will be around for while as people are still finding new uses for them.”
Willox is one of a number of Nova Scotian entrepreneurs looking to satisfy an emerging desire for Tiny Houses. These homes usually cost between $20,000 and $50,000.
“I think people love the idea of having everything you need in a cozy and comfortable space that doesn’t cost a fortune, to run or to buy,” said Willox. “Some are looking to downsize from their large regular house, some just want a summer cottage that they can move around if they want to.”