Saskatoon men find freedom living on street in tiny houses
Brothers live in homemade bike trailers to draw attention to Saskatoon's housing problem.
Two Saskatoon men are living out their dreams in tiny trailer homes attached to bicycles.
Lloyd Romfo and Harlan Kinsilla made their homes out of discarded futon frames and sheds. The portable homes are on wheels and are just big enough to sleep in.
They say they strike up conversations with people who are interested in their unusual homes.
"Everyone's really excited to see what we're doing," Kinsilla said as several pedestrians stared as they walked by.
"I really desire this liberty and freedom for others," he added.
"There's no other lifestyle I'd rather be in than this. I'm very happy," Kinsilla said.
Building a tiny home community
Part of that joy comes from helping others. The two men say they share what they earn in donations with people who need it most.
"Everyone's got a utopian vision," Romfo said.
They say they can help others build similar mobile tiny homes with whatever they can find. Kinsilla said they can winterize their tiny homes by insulating them.
"Our end goal is to actually find some vacant land and have a whole bunch of people staying together as a commune," Kinsilla said.
"Everything will work out in the end, I believe."