Nelson tiny home built and photographed by Seth Reidi.

Figuring out affordable in Nelson

The West Kootenay EcoSociety will be holding a series of conversation cafès over the winter and early spring.

The West Kootenay EcoSociety will be holding a series of conversation cafès over the winter and early spring. The environmentally-focused conversations will cover hot topics such as forestry, energy, food systems and waste.

“We’ve been cooking up this café series for a few months,” said John Alton, the EcoSociety’s outreach committee chair. “We’re excited to bring together both experts and community members to have real conversations about some of our communities’ challenges.”

The first conversation café will be held on November 22, at Oso Negro Café and will address the possibility of building housing that is both sustainable and affordable.

The affordable sustainable housing conversation will feature short presentations and a facilitated discussion among the panellists and the attendees, who will learn about a six-unit multiplex being built out of shipping containers in Vancouver. Local builders will also show off so-called tiny homes, new ideas for laneway homes, and an example of a passive solar home in our region.

Nelson city councillor Paula Kiss, city planner Dave Wahn, and Nelson CARES Society director Jenny Robinson will keep the conversation grounded in what is possible in the context of affordability and implementation in our community.

Everyone is welcome to attend and share their thoughts and experiences with making homes more affordable and sustainable. The conversation begins at 7 p.m. at Oso Negro Café, with admission by donation. More information on the café series is available online at ecosociety.ca.

 

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