Smiths Falls council is proving very receptive to entertaining a tiny solution to tackle a big problem.

On Monday April 9, Terrilee Kelford, Chair of Cornerstone Landing Youth Services, asked council to consider donating a small parcel of municipal land and allowing the non-profit organization to build tiny houses as permanent shelters for homeless youth.

Kelford had already done her homework and identified a plot on Franklin Street, that has according to Mayor Shawn Pankow been vacant for many years and might be available.