For the past few months, visitors to Emily Carr and Granville Island may have noticed a tiny 154 square foot house located east of the University, tucked near the water's edge.
The house was originally designed and built by Industrial Design students and instructor Charles Dobson for the Bowen Community Housing Association. The association was looking to address the needs of homeless individuals living on the island with affordable and sustainable housing. Unfortunately, the Bowen Island Municipality was unable to facilitate the move to Bowen and the tiny house remained on Granville Island.
On the morning of October 16, 2013, the tiny house was finally picked up by crane and truck destined for a new destination, but still holding true to its original purpose!