To friends, family, colleagues, fellow business students and those who just may be interested:

As some of you may be aware, in the summer of 2016, my son, Julian Youd and I decided to undertake a project and bring a tiny house to Ontario in hopes of starting a larger conversation about alternative living and affordable, sustainable housing.

Together, this past fall, we completed a 8 week business course offered through the Toronto Business Development Centre and the Toronto Public Library.

The tiny house movement is growing rapidly in the United States and Western Canada

This tiny house would be available on a weekly rental basis, allowing individuals to explore alternative forms of living.

The images below are inspirations for our design concept.

The Tiny House concept

The Tiny House concept

We have secured a piece of land on Silverlake Road, Gravenhurst, Ontario. We are currently in the process of designing the house.

On Saturday, April 22, Earth Day we will be hosting a soft launch in Gravenhurst, Ontario, two hours north of Toronto on hwy 400.

We hope to have the tiny house completed and available for rentals before Earth Day 2018.

Julian will have his Yurt, and will be showcasing it during the Earth Day THL Soft Launch at 1196 Silver Lake Rd. Gravenhurst Ontario.

If you are interested in finding out more about this, celebrating Earth Day, exploring the town of Gravenhurst, socializing, drinking locally made, award-winning beer and raising funds for a local nonprofit organization, please join us at the SAWDUST CITY BREWERY.

Appetizers provided by Well Fed from Gravenhurst from 6 to 7 pm.

5 PM on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

http://www.sawdustcitybrewing.com/

**** If you have an item and / or a certificate that you can donate to the silent auction, it would be very much appreciated****

We will be serving appetizers and raising money for a local nonprofit through a silent auction and a donation to ‘Passport to Gravenhurst‘ for your opportunity to win a week stay at the tiny house.

100% of the proceeds generated from this event will be donated to a nonprofit Gravenhurst agency – The Women’s Centre in Gravenhurst with the intention of providing more resources for those experiencing mental health issues.