Photo courtesy of Sherel
Photo courtesy of Sherel Purcell
Ontario's first ever Tiny House and Green Home Festival was held at the Perth campus of Algonquin College on April 21st, 2018. Judging by the popularity of the event, it should become an annual event... Read More
Ontario's first ever Tiny House and Green Home Festival was held at the Perth campus of Algonquin College on April 21st, 2018. Judging by the popularity of the event, it should become an annual event which could easily cover two days given the breadth and level of expertise seen in the very popular seminars covering everything from creative suggestions for reusing materials for construction and furnishing smaller dwellings, to new and greener insulation options to co-living communities across North America. Algonquin College which supports Habitat for Humanity and offers a program in Stone Masonry and other building techniques is the ideal partner for the Tiny House and Green Home Festival. Participants were able to tour completed "small footprint" local houses, designed by the students. Visitors also toured tiny houses on wheels while children built playhouses outside. Thanks to some of the early settlers - Scottish stonemasons who arrived after the War of 1812, fine examples of stone masonry are abundant throughout the attractive town of Perth - a few hours from Montreal and one from Ottawa, 20 minutes from the nearest Via Rail station in Smith Falls. To learn more about the Tiny House and Green Home Festival or to further investigate architecture in Perth, contact Lanark County Tourism.