Not Your Traditional House: Van Living and Tiny Homes

Half Banked

Jun 21 2023 • 41 mins

The Next Generation of Homebuying Part 3

The dream of homeownership can seem unattainable, especially with the average one-bedroom apartment rental in Canada costing just over $700 a month and 29% of Canadians resigning to renting forever. Fortunately, today's episode focuses on alternative home-buying strategies, which may be the light at the end of the tunnel for many aspiring home buyers. Tiny homes or van living might be a way out of renting for the rest of your life.

On this episode of Half Banked, we interview three guests: Comedian Matt Watson, as well as tiny home builders and experts Roger Allan Gallant and Bianca Metz. All of them have experience in alternative housing. Matt Watson enjoys the freedom of van living and lives a nearly nomadic lifestyle that aligns with his career. Roger and Bianca are experts in the tiny homes field and have built, purchased, and helped others create tiny homes to suit their needs.

Mobile or tiny homes may be a great option if you'd like to break free of renting forever.

Here are three reasons why you should listen to this episode:

  1. Learn about the freedom and affordability benefits of living in tiny homes.
  2. Discover how the tiny home market may evolve and grow in the coming years.
  3. Understand the demographic trends and factors driving the popularity of tiny homes.


About Matt Watson

Matt Watson is a comedian making his living out of a van. He takes a relaxed and sincere approach to comedy and has done shows all over the world.
Connect with Matt through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also follow him on YouTube or visit his website for videos and show dates.

About Roger Allan Gallant

Roger Allan Gallant founded EcoEnviroBuilders, which builds environmentally friendly, off-grid, and affordable tiny homes. He's built several homes for families and lived in five different ones himself.
You can connect with Roger through the EcoEnviroBuilders Facebook page.

About Bianca Metz

Bianca Metz founded Giving Tree Tiny Homes, a consulting company that helps Canadians build their own tiny homes.
Connect with Bianca through the Giving Tree website, Instagram, or LinkedIn.

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