Our goal is to provide high end alternative housing solutions at affordable rates while increasing your quality of lifestyle. From the moment you set foot inside one of our homes you will see and feel the difference in quality and craftsmanship. Our design provides our customers with a fully functional housing system that maximizes the overall efficiency of your space; ultimately reducing your cost of living.
The idea of living in a unique space is appealing to everyone but, being connected to the environment was just as important as the overall design. Waking up in an atmosphere that makes you feel good from the moment you get up and being grounded in nature is appealing to eveyone and truly a life worth pursuing.
Whether you live for the open road to explore the outdoors or looking for a unique living space to park on your property, we can create the perfect solution for you!
WHO WE ARE
The concept of Alternative Lifestyles was developed between two childhood friends. Our first concept was designed out of the desire to create a truly unique living space that is affordable for the average home buyer while allowing for more freedom in your life.
Both founders of Alterntive lifestyles, Chuck Walker and Steve Barr have 20 years experience in their related fields. Chuck is a seasoned carpenter for 20 years and had built some truly unique homes and cottages in and around the Muskoka region. Currently he is a registered red seal carpenter and licensed to build all across Canada.
Steve is a storyboard artist in the film and animation industry with over 20 years experience as a designer and story artist and has worked for studios such as Disney, Dreamworks and Electronic Arts. Together they have brought their respective passions and knowledge to give their customers something truly unique.
HOW WE BEGAN
It all started with a phone call. “Hey, you busy? Wanna build a tiny house”?
Being friends for almost 40 years we had both grown up together in the same small town of Waubaushene, Ontario. Our interests in nature first led to learning about living more conscientiously and how to create less impact on the environment. Concepts like earthships and treehouses made us more aware about how to approach living more harmoniously with nature. This would play a big part into how we designed our in initial concept.
After discussing what our goals should be, we realized we had the same vision for the end goal. From that point on everything else just seemed to happen quite oganically. We would discuss our plans over the phone, sending videos, reference and sketches until we felt our design brought the most ease of use, efficiency of space and energy and overall comfort no matter where you decide to take it.
Being in a tiny home doesn’t need to feel tiny and our signature designs were created with space in mind. High ceilings and an open concept living space give our models an exspasive feeling as you step inside. As you begin to explore inside you will feel the character and charm and immediately start to feel right at home.
Each home is designed to give the maximum use out of your space. The open concept allows for natural airflow, efficient use of energy when heating or cooling, and easy maintenance and cleaning. This allows you to maximize your time to do the things you desire in life and keep your overall energy expenses much lower than a standard home.
We still currently have limited spots available for 2021. Place your order today and we will help you design and create your own alternative lifestlye!
|24′ Model||$119 000|
|32′ Model||$149 000|
|40′ Model||$179 000|
General Spec Sheet
|– No External Plumbing||– Single or Double Farm Sink | OPTION|
|– Built-in Storage||– Set-up as a 30amp Plug-in | OPTION|
|– Low Slope Steel Roof||– 24′, 32′, 40′ Tiny Home Trailer|
|– Electric Heat and A/C||– All Windows are Tempered / Argon Filled|
|– Propane Hot Water on Demand||– 50gal Water Tank (Off Grid) | OPTION|
|– Propane or Electric Stove/Oven | OPTION||– LED Lighting – USB Plugs|
|– Incinerating Toilet – Elec. or Propane|
(standard and compost also available)
|– Generator Panel 60 Amp | OPTION|
|– Propane or Electric Hookups | OPTION||– 13’6 High (max) | 8’6 Wide (max)|
|– 2×4 Wood Walls (R-14)||– 2×6 Wood Roofing (R-22)|
|– Batt Insulation Over-spray Foam|
(effective noise cancellation)
|– Wood Construction|
(more effective noise cancellation than steel)
|– Lofts | OPTION||– Built in Table/Pantry|
|– Double French Doors | OPTION||– Energy Efficient Appliances|
Not Just affordable housing – Sustainable Affordable Housing
All custom builds are made to order and require a deposit:
- 30% Before start of construction,
- 40% Upon completion of shell,
- (exterior frame/Typar/windows & doors/roof completion),
- 30% Upon Completion of home.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us!