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Le Petit Quartier, the first tiny house urban neighborhood in Canada

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Finally, the first urban tiny house neighborhood in Canada will be in Sherbrooke, Quebec 

Le Petit Quartier is a 73 tiny houses development designed on pocket neighborhood style greatly inspired by Ross Chapin’s style. All houses are 480 sq.ft. and some have a loft and even a full second floor.  The 13 acres site is located 12 minutes from downtown Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada and will include a 6 acres natural forest, many parks, a community building, a swimming pool, a large community garden and much more.

The concept was to create a country village in the middle of a large town. A place where everyone knows and helps each other. A place where the usage of a good is more important than owning it. As Richard Painchaud, the creator of Le Petit Quartier, says, most tools will be bought by the community and for the usage of all. Why should we all have one if 15 lawn mowers are enough. Buy less and share more is our motto!

It’s a cohousing project that started almost 4 years ago that is now, as of June 17, official. Already 66 new owners signed up and created their board of directors. All 73 houses should be sold before the end of August and the first tiny house should be delivered by May or June 2018. The whole project will be built by the end of 2018. Because there is no profit, all houses need to be sold before starting building.

The prices, starting at 89,000$ cdn all included, are far below the average price of the area which is 226,000$. The whole project has been created and managed by voluntary work, with no salary or profit, by citizens and for citizens. When profits are not your main goal, you can do miracles!

Le Petit Quartier Tiny House Model

We are starting the infrastructures this fall and all houses will be built by Oct 2019

73 tiny houses, 6 community buildings, a 6 ha natural forest, a 3000 sq. ft. community garden, terrace, swimming pool and many parks.

Here is a visual of the whole project in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada


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  • Nanny M
    August 3, 2017, 1:45 pm

    Love it! But wish I could see interiors. and wish we could do this for veterans / homeless.

    • lepetitquartier
      August 3, 2017, 1:49 pm

      Follow the Fb link and you’ll get to our page where you’ll find 3D and interior plans

  • Farracres
    August 5, 2017, 9:49 pm

    Looks like Don Mills when it was first designed. Was a great place to grow up and well designed with green space, schools, and shopping. Everything was in waking distance. Ruined now by McMansions on the rather small lots and the destruction of the mid-century modern classic homes, small but beautifully designed and built. Hope this succeeds.

  • Harriet Shriner Worden
    August 7, 2017, 4:02 pm

    Would make a wonderful RENTAL community for seniors

  • sue fuller
    November 8, 2018, 6:34 pm

    I am interested in purchasing one of these homes. Please email me any information that will be of help.

  • Howard
    June 16, 2021, 12:36 am

    I live in Montreal…I am single I want to be part of such community…Ki do not have a car…please respond!

    • October 8, 2021, 2:58 pm

      Hello Howard,
      You’ll find a lot of informations on our new website at petitquartiersherbrooke.com. Feel free to contact me trough our website. You might also need a basic french knowledge as all our papers are only french.

  • June 16, 2021, 1:03 pm

    All the info is here: https://petitquartiersherbrooke.com/

  • Sharron Howland
    October 7, 2021, 5:14 pm

    I am interested but doesn’t tell me how much one would cost if only need one bedroom. Yes two would be better but for elderly people looking for place to live out the rest of there life. For people like me who live small pension plan can I afford place like this?

  • October 8, 2021, 2:55 pm

    Prices start around 160,000$ can and it have to be your main adress. Are you canadian? You might also need a basic french knowledge as all our papers are only french

  • Deborah
    January 12, 2022, 1:53 am

    We bought a fishing cabin to turning an rv. it was already on wheels but it ended a lot of work. Its in storage for the moment and we are not allowed to do any work on it there. Where can I go to work on my project? It seems that you do have people in Montreal who have done this but I have been trying for the last couple of days to find a place to park it so work cane done on the roof! I am willing to pay for a place to park for a couple of days …Help!

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