• handcrafted in Huron County •

tiny footprint homes


◦ creating happier, healthier communities ◦ creating happier, healthier communities ◦ creating happier, healthier communities ◦ creating happier, healthier communities ◦

Tiny Footprint Homes builds custom-designed tiny homes in Vanastra, Ontario. 

Manufacturing sustainable homes at a more affordable cost than traditional housing, we give our clients the ability to customize every detail. 

*All of our builds adhere to the Ontario Building Code*

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Every client comes with a list of wants and needs, and we work to incorporate them all while enhancing their vision through strategic design and high-quality craftsmanship.

Our Featured Model

The Bachelor

Designed by: The Hive Design Co
Contains: One Bedroom Loft, One Bathroom
Style: Open Concept
Size: 258 sq.ft Main + 145 sq.ft Loft

Meet the Team

Josh Batkin


Josh was born and raised in Vanastra, Ontario, and has over eight years of trailer and mobile home building experience. During the height of the pandemic, Josh saw a need in his community for affordable housing. He decided (along with his best friend, Paul Arts) that something needed to be done, so they put their building skills to good use.
Josh currently lives in Clinton, Ontario with his wife and three children.

Paul Arts

Owner, Carpenter

Paul was born and raised in Vanastra, Ontario, and has been building homes for 10+ years. Along with Josh, Paul began investigating the tiny home concept and quickly saw how it could provide sustainable and affordable housing options for the residents of Huron County.
Paul currently lives in Vanastra, Ontario, with his wife and three children and runs his own business, Arts Building Solutions.

Kasey Harrison


Kasey is from Huron Country and has been with Tiny Footprint Homes for a year.
He loves to golf whenever he gets the chance and currently resides in Seaforth, Ontario.

Jacqueline Boyd

Office Administrator

Jacqueline is originally from Toronto, Ontario but recently moved to Huron County to be closer to the beautiful beaches of Lake Huron. She has worked in an admin role in many capacities and is excited to be a part of the burgeoning tiny home community.

Our Trusted Contractors

Gentek Building Products

With over 50 years of manufacturing expertise, Gentek Building Products has earned a reputation for superior products. They are one of the few brands that offer complete lines of vinyl, aluminium and steel siding, soffit systems and trim accessories, as well as residential and light commercial windows.

Hoffmeyer Plumbing & Heating Ltd.

Hoffmeyer Plumbing & Heating Ltd. can take care of any residential or business plumbing needs, from routine service or maintenance to emergency repairs throughout Goderich and the surrounding area.

Van Wyk Electrical

Van Wyk Electric is an electrical contractor located in Huron County servicing residential, commercial, and agricultural customers.

Tow-Tek Trailers

Canadian trailers, for Canadians.
Fine craftsmanship reflected in every trailer.

Cabinets by Court

Duston Court specializes in custom cabinet making.

Arts Building Solutions

Licensed Carpenter, providing affordable, high-quality work.


The Hive Design Co. was created from one woman’s dream to stir up the conventional construction industry.

Justine Nigro is a Licensed BCIN designer in the province of Ontario.

She is passionate about creating a brighter future for the next seven generations by designing better buildings. Her mission is to serve clients with intention in order to achieve their dreams. Justine promotes off grid living, self-sufficiency, and passive income.



Tiny Footprint Homes began as a dream to help a local community plagued by homelessness and unprecedented housing prices. Josh Batkin and Paul Arts started building tiny homes to add an alternative to the traditional real estate market. However, somewhere along the way, they realized they were part of a much larger movement – trying to provide solutions for some of the world’s current economic, environmental, and social challenges.

Together at TFH, we believe in making happier and healthier communities. Offering opportunities of living simply, by using less and doing more. With a shift away from materialism, you can downsize your space, without downgrading your lifestyle.

Located in Huron County, TFH is focused on sourcing local, sustainable products and materials whenever possible, keeping longevity and durability in mind. High-quality craftsmanship with attention to detail down to every last inch is the standard.

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