Tiny House Advocates of Vancouver Island

Tiny house owners, small living & intentional community supporters and others who are interested in exploring a variety of alternative affordable housing.
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Welcome to “THavi”!

Whether you are already a tiny house owner, would like to live in one in the future, have land available to rent or are just curious, we’re glad you found us!

We are a group of tiny house enthusiasts – some owners and some want-to-be owners. We formed “Tiny House Advocates of Vancouver Island” in July 2017 with the goal of working with local governments to make tiny houses a legal and acceptable housing option.

Although our group is based in the Victoria area, this website offers resources for others on Vancouver Island that will help to pursue legalization of, and publicity about, tiny houses without having to reinvent the wheel.

If you are in the early stages of tiny house interest, please check out our Facebook Page and Meetup group. If you want to support our efforts with a small donation, please check out our fundraising page GoFundMe.

And if you are ready to roll up your sleeves and get involved with our advocacy efforts, please contact Karen at office@thavi.ca.

What is our vision for tiny housing?

  • Infill: an alternative to garden suites
  • Communities: clusters of tiny houses with shared amenities.

Who wants a tiny home?

  • Younger singles, couples, small families
  • Older singles, couples
  • People who can’t afford a conventional home
  • Renters constrained by ultra-low vacancy rates and high rents
  • People who do not want to be a burden on society or government

Members have joined the THAVI Meetup Group


Tiny home owners own their own home without being in debt.

Average monthly utility bill.

The average tiny house is 186 sq.ft. That means that 11 tiny houses could fit in an average house of 2100 sq.ft.

Unlike RV's, tiny houses are built to last as long as traditional homes, use traditional building techniques and materials, and are aesthetically similar to larger homes.

Tiny house owners are twice as likely as traditional homeowners to have a masters degree.

Spur, Texas was the first North American city to declare themselves "tiny-house friendly"!

Special Events

03 March 2018

Real Estate Investment Expo, Victoria, BC

Featuring Tiny Home instructor Kenton Zerbin and representatives from THAVI.

13 March 2018

THavi Meetup Speakers

Jake and Kiva built and live in their tiny home on Vancouver Island. Along the way, they created Sketchup tutorials and a YouTube channel with how-to videos from throughout the build.


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We look forward to hearing from you.

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