Steve Cardiff Tiny House Community

Steve Cardiff Tiny House Community is a supported housing initiative brought to you by Blood Ties Four Directions Centre.
Working to end homelessness by creating a tiny home community of 5 supported houses in downtown Whitehorse.


The Steve Cardiff House History:

Blood Ties supports a very ‘hard to house’ population. Our clients experience discrimination in the housing market and tend to be easily displaced from housing. In order to address this housing shortage and the discrimination that contributes to our clients’ experience of homelessness Blood Ties built a “Tiny House” called the Steve Cardiff House in 2012. The house provided safe, secure, transitional housing for one client for up to 1 year.  This tiny house was affordable to build and affordable to operate, provided supported housing over a 4 year period to 5 hard to house people at a very reasonable cost.

Benefits of Tiny House living:

  • Provides 240 sq. feet of living space for at-risk clients in urgent need of housing
  • Allows our clients to live independently
  • Enough room for one person to live comfortably but avoids couch surfers, partying, and putting our clients with poor boundaries in difficult situations
  • Affordable to maintain

From 2012 to 2016, the Steve Cardiff House provided housing for 5 different people . The house was located on undeveloped land. In 2016, the landowner was ready to develop his lot and we were asked to move the tiny house off the property. The Steve Cardiff House was moved into storage until a “forever home” could be found.

The Project

We will see a total of 5 units situated together on one 5000 square foot lot. Each house is a stand-alone unit of 240 square feet.

Key Milestones

Secure funding   
Purchase property in Whitehorse  
Demolish existing structure – April 2018 
Move the existing Steve Cardiff house to new location – Fall 2018
Begin construction of 4 new tiny homes – May 2018
Project completed fall 2018

Property management is handled through Blood Ties Four Directions







General Contractor




Financial Grants and Contributions





Private Donors and Community Groups

Ross & Sue Findlater                                  Elizabeth Hanson

Ruth & Terry Harrold                                  Wynne Krangle & Peter Long

Laura MacFeeters & Duncan Sinclair         Mauro Family Foundation

Patrick Michael                                           Janet Moodie

Northern Vision Development

100 Women Who Care Whitehorse

Rendezvous Rotary Club of Whitehorse


Donations from Building Community

Associated Engineering

Tetra Tech

Underhill Geomatics

Williams Engineering


Contact the Executive Director, Patricia at  for updates or to make a donation.

You can also click here to make a donation to this worthwhile community project.

TAKE A VIDEO TOUR of the original Steve Cardiff House when it was first built in 2012.

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For more information: (867) 335-9067