This past weekend, I had two days to put together an application for The Banff Centre’s ALT/Now program. The focus? Economic inequality as it relates to four themes, one of which is housing. I was kindly nominated by a fellow master recycler and applied with only a few hours to go.

On Monday I got the news. I wasn’t shortlisted, but was asked to be put on reserve. While at first I took this as not cutting the mustard, I’m grateful that the concept of prototyping tiny homes got me into a potential second round of sorts. The jury expressed interest in the project and now we wait. A total of 26 thriving entrepreneurs will be brought to Banff to expand upon their theme and focus over the course of four five-day residencies. Fingers crossed an interview is in the works. And best of luck to all those who were shortlisted.