We are a group of Cantabrians with a common interest in tiny houses and the tiny house movement. While the Facebook group has been around for many years, this not-for-profit society was established in about 2017. We hold public events in the form of social picnics, workshops, and presentations, to meet our general aims of:

  • Providing and enabling a collaborative space that informs, connects, supports and provides a hub of information for those interested in Tiny Houses;
  • Advocating and engaging proactively with policy makers on behalf of the Tiny House Community to enable a regulatory framework that establishes tiny houses as a legitimate form of housing;
  • Actively encouraging members to build and maintain tiny houses which are safe and have minimal impact on the environment, local resources, and other people;
  • Educate and collaborate to form a harmonious relationship with policy makers and the wider community

For more information on what we’re doing sign up to our mailing list, and join our discussions in the Facebook group.

Committee members for 2020-21

  • Chair: Kyle Sutherland
  • Treasurer: Allie Clover
  • Secretary: Jacqui Barnes
  • Online Coordinator: Matt Lang
  • Council Liaison: Simon Corskie
  • Social Leader: Meredith Leutzinger

Committee members for 2019-20

  • Chair: Kyle Sutherland
  • Treasurer: Allie Clover
  • Secretary: Jacqui Barnes
  • Online Coordinator: Matt Lang
  • Council Liaison: Greg Anderson
  • Social Leader: Anthony Coulter
  • General Committee: Simon Corskie, Chrissie Coulter, Meredith Leutzinger

Committee members for 2018-19

  • Chair: Kyle Sutherland
  • Treasurer: Jacqui Barnes
  • Secretary: Alannah Wallace
  • Online co-ordinator: Maddy Albertson
  • Council liaison: Greg Anderson
  • Social leader: Florence Gachet
  • General committee: Regina Speer, Matt Lang, Simon Corskie

Roles of Committee Members

The Chair is responsible for:

  • Ensuring that the Rules are followed;
  • Convening Meetings and establishing whether or not a quorum (quorum is half of the Committee) is present;
  • Chairing Meetings, deciding who may speak and when;
  • Overseeing the operation of the Society; and
  • Providing a report on the operations of the Society at each Annual General Meeting.

The Secretary is responsible for:

  • Recording the minutes of Meetings;
  • Keeping the Register of Members;
  • Holding the Society’s records, documents, and books (except those required for the Treasurer’s function);
  • Receiving and replying to correspondence as required by the Committee;
  • Forwarding the annual financial statements for the Society to the Registrar of Incorporated Societies upon their approval by the Members at an Annual General Meeting; and
  • Advising the Registrar of Incorporated Societies of any rule changes;

The Treasurer is responsible for:

  • Keeping proper accounting records of the Society’s financial transactions to allow the Society’s financial position to be readily ascertained;
  • Preparing annual financial statements for presentation at each Annual General Meeting. These statements should be prepared in accordance with the Societies’ accounting policies.
  • Providing a financial report at each Annual General Meeting; and
  • Providing financial information to the Committee as the Committee determines.

The Online Coordinator is responsible for:

  • Keeping the Facebook page
  • Maintaining this site
  • Maintaining any other social media

The Council Liaison is responsible for:

  • Arranging ongoing communication with council
  • Keeping a record of council discussion

The Social Leader is responsible for:

  • Arranging social events for members
  • Assisting in the facilitation of workshops to inform the membership of best practice

We also have a handful of general committee members, to aid each of the above in their roles.