The minimalist living fad is spreading through the prairies.

Especially in Big Valley, where a 22 house subdivision is being planned for tiny homes.

"We have been working on getting a partnership with a company from Edmonton. They do more smaller sized structures that are on city lots, the typical mother in law suites. So, their designers are very interested in doing 'right sized homes' and marketing that," explains Big Valley CAO Michelle White."We are working them with different design concepts and marketing for our tiny home subdivision."

While the Village of Big Valley council was expecting some push back from local residents they were surprised to find out that was not the case.

"We have had incredible community support for the idea. The community members here see it as a cute and interesting style of community addition for Big Valley," explained White.

While the homes planned to be built are considered to be tiny homes by village standard, it is a different story by city standards.

"I was just at a meeting with some planners yesterday, and they were talking about how the city is trying to downsize their lots. They said in Edmonton right now they are trying to do 35 foot frontage for a regular home. It got me thinking, oh my goodness, we are doing 35 foot frontage for tiny home," exclaimed White.

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