Lucinda Scarman, Mullumbimby
I was encouraged by the news that Byron Shire Council is contemplating tiny house villages to assist those who are experiencing housing stress.
These types of villages work well in many places including the US and Canada and there is every reason they would in the Byron Shire also. Starting with a pilot tiny house village we could create something that addresses homelessness and sustainability.
Tiny house villages present all sorts of opportunities socially and environmentally – everything from integrating us all into the community, supporting each other, living off-grid, to rain water collection, permaculture gardens, and on-site waste management.
Ideally these initiatives would be offered by the state government, but with homelessness growing, it would be heartening to see the Byron Shire Council move forward with a tiny house village.