Skip to content

Keva Tiny House Living Small On Salt Spring Island

  • 5 min read

If you love tiny homes, then Rebecca is the perfect person to meet. Rebecca helped design and build this tiny home on the beautiful Island in Canada’s Pacific Northwest. She now lives there all year. Salt Spring Island is located between Vancouver Island and Vancouver Island in British Columbia. It’s no surprise that the tiny home movement is slowly taking root there due to its mild climate and naturally off grid environment. Rebecca’s story is inspiring. Her goal in building this tiny house was to express herself creatively, to explore a new way to live, and to discover the freedom it could bring. Her quest was to question everything that was or seemed “normal.”


She entered into this tiny house project as she does with all other projects – she jumped in without over-thinking it and without any expectations. She was curious to see how the process would go. She learned so much, especially from the wrong turns and so-called errors, and she continues to learn and grow with it, even after the tiny house is built. Every day is a new adventure in her tiny home. She loves exploring the forest and paddling to the oceans near her Salt Spring tiny home.

The motivation behind the tiny home movement is money. People are increasingly choosing smaller living spaces, as they are less expensive to build, buy and maintain than larger properties. When you consider the cost of a larger house, including the initial price tag, mortgage payments, interest and property taxes, as well as the mortgage payments, mortgage payments, interest, property tax, electricity bills, heating bills and repair costs, you can see the total cost. Also, consider having a larger place to clean. It saves time and money. What if you decided to downsize? What if you built or bought a tiny home – or, better yet, a mobile tiny home? Most people don’t need to take out a mortgage for tiny homes. If they do, they can pay them off quickly.

Repurposing materials can help keep costs low and make your tiny home project a quest for low cost materials. If it’s a portable tiny home, then you can plant it anywhere you wish – whether you buy a property somewhere or ask a friend or family member to host you on their land. Rebecca did this and paid rent every month of $200 Canadian. This includes utilities and hot water. There are many ways to live tiny, whether you want it to be completely off-grid or to live a little less off the grid every single day. You won’t have to pay huge maintenance bills or spend all your time cleaning. You’ll have more free time to do what you enjoy and more money for the things you need.

Rebecca decided to build her tiny home with high-quality, sustainable products. She used wood from a local tree nurse rather than commercial lumber which would have been more expensive. Her tiny home cost her a little more than the $50,000 Canadian she was quoted as. However, her goal was to be as green as possible and support local businesses on Salt Spring Island. As you can see, approaches to tiny home building are as diverse as the people who make them. Rebecca’s Keva Tiny House is featured in this inspiring story and stunning photo gallery.



You can find more information about this story at: Keva Tiny House