Tiny house trends: Builder discovers untapped demand in small home market
It’s a homebuilder’s dream: People of all ages — even millennials — purchasing custom-built homes, rather than remaining renters. But where is this abundance of potential buyers? Vancouver-based builder Brian Persse said that, believe it or not, it’s in the tiny house market.
“I could see a lot of builders switching over to this type of work,” he told Construction Dive. “There’s plenty of space for everybody.”
Persse, originally from Ireland, worked as a builder of traditional homes before moving to Canada. When he arrived in Vancouver, British Columbia, he took note of the climbing home prices that were unattainable to a significant portion of buyers. “There was a huge shortage in affordable housing,” he said.