Le Petit Quartier is a 73 tiny houses development designed on pocket neighborhood style greatly inspired by Ross Chapin’s style. All houses are 480 sq.ft. and some have a loft and even a full second floor. The 13 acres site is located 12 minutes from downtown Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada and will include a 6 acres natural forest, many parks, a community building, a swimming pool, a large community garden and much more.
The concept was to create a country village in the middle of a large town. A place where everyone knows and helps each other. A place where the usage of a good is more important than owning it. As Richard Painchaud, the creator of Le Petit Quartier, says, most tools will be bought by the community and for the usage of all. Why should we all have one if 15 lawn mowers are enough. Buy less and share more is our motto!
It’s a cohousing project that started almost 6 years ago and already 66 new owners signed up and created their board of directors. The whole project will be completed by the end of 2019. The prices, starting at 127,000$ cdn all included, are far below the average price of the area which is 226,000$. The whole project has been created and managed by voluntary work, with no salary or profit, by citizens and for citizens. When profits are not your main goal, you can do miracles!
Type of Village
AmenitiesCommunity Building, Community Garden, Community Kitchen, Fire Pit, Hiking, Office, Onsite Storage, Outdoor Seating, Playground, Pool, Walking/Biking Path
CultureCooperative, Eco-Friendly, Family-Friendly
EconomicsResource Sharing (such as car shares)
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Number of Lots