Standards that Currently Apply to Housing on Gabriola
The following housing standards must be met to comply with the provincial building code (or equivalent):
- All residential dwellings built on Gabriola must meet or exceed the BC Building Code standards; OR the CSA manufactured home standards, including seismic standards for anchoring/foundations.
- A travel trailer, recreational vehicle or tiny home on wheels can only be used temporarily while constructing a permanent dwelling under a RDN Building Permit, and it must be connected to an approved sewage disposal system. The current limit is 2 years, but it can be extended by the Building Inspector (RDN).