In 2018, LakeCity Works and its team of woodworkers, students and volunteers built a tiny house with the goal of increasing awareness around the lack of affordable housing for persons living with mental illness and to expand its services to young people living with mental illness.

Our TinyHome traveled to Amherst, Chester, Hubbards, Lunenburg, Mahone Bay, Musquodoboit, Tantallon, Truro, Wolfville and HRM throughout its fundraising campaign, increasing awareness around affordable housing in Nova Scotia and raising over $68,000 (in support of LakeCity therapeutic services for young people living with mental illness).

On Friday, January 4th, 2019, the LakeCity Tiny Home Lottery Draw was announced during a special event, when a lucky local resident won our Tiny Home (valued at $50,000). Second and third prizes – a set of outdoor chairs made from recycled plastics (valued at $2500) and a handmade wooden display cabinet (valued at $1725) – were also announced.

Thank you to all the LakeCity staff, students, local businesses, community sponsors, government partners and volunteers who made this ambitious project a reality!


Recent photos of our TinyHome.

Congratulations to our 2019 TinyHome Lottery winners!

  • 1st Prize- 8’ X 20’ TinyHome: David Paul from Halifax

  • 2nd Prize- A set of outdoor furniture made from recycled plastics : Jack & Jackie Fauria from Dartmouth

  • 3rd Prize- A handmade wooden display cabinet: K. Lewis from Sackville  

Thanks to everyone who supported our TinyHome Lottery!!!

Lottery Licence # AGD-103876-18
Lake City Employment Services Association Charitable Registration #88646 3496 RR0001

 Click here to see the lottery rules.


Our incredible students hard at work building the TinyHome.


Thank you to our sponsors!