Tiny homes construction in the Heiltsuk Nation: Follow-up on the housing project
In 2016, under FPInnovations’ Indigenous forest sector support program, a participatory housing pilot project was initiated with collaboration between the Heiltsuk First Nation, FPInnovations, and the University of British Columbia (UBC). The housing project was created to help address the urgent housing shortage issue in Bella Bella – a small town located on the central coast of British Columbia where over half of the Heiltsuk Nation’s 2,400-member population resides. …To address the urgent housing shortage issue, the Heiltsuk Tribal Council has partnered with FPInnovations, the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and the Faculty of Forestry at the UBC as well as with Mitacs. The main objective of the housing project was to explore timber-framed housing options for their newly created 46-lot subdivision in Bella Bella.