A small house has made a big difference for Lance Alexander.
“Got a stove and a fridge, little table and futon,” Alexander said, pointing around the 320-square-foot space.
?”Roll off the bed, roll into the bathroom, roll into the kitchen and roll out the door.”
Since moving in last year, Alexander has started working at a nearby mine and is living what he calls “the clean life.”
“[I] used to drink lots before,” he said. “Just surfing couch to couch… now I’ve got my own place, I can just lay on my own couch.”
It’s exactly the sort of transformation Aileen Prince, the former capital housing and lands manager for the Nak’azdli Whut’en First Nation in north-central B.C., envisioned after seeing a TV show about tiny houses.
She wondered if the homes could help solve a major problem facing First Nations across the country: homelessness.
One year after Prince helped build four of the tiny homes in her …