Sean Mercer owns Rollin Cabins, which is building tiny homes, which are are portable homes that are closer in size to a camper trailer, but resemble a traditional full-sized house.
Mercer started the business after seeing the popularity of tiny homes grow in other parts of Canada.
“I’ve been looking at it for the last couple of years online, becoming a big hit across Canada and the [United] States and hopefully it’ll catch on in Newfoundland,” Mercer told CBC’s Central Morning Show.
It takes about eight weeks to build one of Mercer’s tiny homes and the cost depends on what customizations the customer wants. The base cost is $65,000 and it goes up from there.
“You get the best of both worlds. You could use it as a cabin or an RV unit or a guest home,” said Mercer.
The model unit is equipped with a propane heater, a full-sized kitchen and a three-piece bathroom. The tiny home can switch between a 12-volt and 120-volt electrical system, or utilize solar energy.