Mini homes are perfect for new life chapters

John Lennon once said that life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans. With the best intentions in the world, we often end up in different situations than we thought we would, and have to adjust accordingly. Here at Havill’s we’ve helped many people to downsize their lives after divorce, changing or leaving jobs, facing mobility challenges, or finding themselves back home in Nova Scotia after spending many years away. We know from our many years of experience that buying a new Kent mini home can often be the perfect next move after life changes. Here’s why:

The cost. Mini homes are often much cheaper than stick built homes (those constructed entirely on-site). While each home varies in price, a typical mortgage payment on a new mini home runs at between $700 and $950 a month. The actual cost of the home could be as low as $150,000, and could exceed $200,000 depending on the model you choose. You can also customize Kent mini homes in a myriad of ways, which would have an impact on costs depending on size, style, finishes etc.

Instant community. When you move into a land lease community, you’re joining a group of homeowners who genuinely care about their homes, and where they live. Apartment living can feel anonymous, where you hardly know any of your neighbours and there’s often a high turnover of people coming and going. HRM land lease communities tend to be friendly places where people help each other out and take pride in being a community – which can be heartening when you’re dealing with major changes in your life. Also, we have partnerships with communities throughout the HRM, and can help you locate your home everywhere from Sackville to the South Shore – with each community offering a unique feel and amenities. 

Sized for you. Kent mini homes come in all sizes and configurations, from the 504 sq ft Chebogue model with two bedrooms and one bathroom to the 1184 sq foot MacLean, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. So, whether it is just you that’ll be living there, two if you, or you just need an extra bedroom for visiting kids or grandkids, there’s a home sized perfectly for your needs.

Your needs met. Because Kent mini homes are highly customizable, you can design them with features that you need – be that doors sized for a wheelchair and a ramp that leads you into the home, or a luxurious kitchen with island and walk-in pantry because you just love to cook. You can make this your dream home, adding whatever you need to it, or you may just find your perfect home right there on our lot (so you should come check a few out and see). 

Fido or Fluffy comes too. Not being able to move a much-loved pet into a condo or apartment can bring significant stress into your life, but you don’t have to worry about that if you’re buying a new Kent mini home to place on a land lease community in the HRM. There are few restrictions on pets in land lease communities (this varies from park to park, especially in regard to numbers or breeds of dogs, but we can advise on that). 

Looking to start a new chapter in your life and need the perfect home to do that in? Contact one of our friendly home consultants and they’ll be able to help you choose the best home for your next move.

For the health and welfare of all customers and staff, our office is temporarily closed to the public. We are taking action to limit contact with the public, while still being there for you, our customers. New Home viewings are still available on an appointment only basis. All enquiries are to be made via our office phone voicemail system (902)835-8388 or by email:

If you have made an appointment with a home consultant, please confirm before coming in. Obviously, if you have been out of Nova Scotia and are in a self-isolation situation or have been in contact with someone who has recently been outside of Nova Scotia, please reschedule. If you have COVID-19 symptoms, please reschedule. We are closely monitoring the rapidly-evolving COVID-19 situation. We are committed to following the guidelines issued by all levels of Government.

Note: This information is current as of December 1st, 2020. As Governments continue to address the COVID-19 pandemic with additional responses, we will ensure our customers are kept informed.

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