If you do, make sure you don’t pay anyone for the privilege because, if you do, he will be fined and you will be kicked out.
A B.C. woman has been fined $500 for renting out a garden shed to a homeless couple and their three dogs.
A power cord that ran from the woman’s house in Kelowna, B.C., supplied electricity to the small metal building, for which she was charging rent of $200 per month.
It’s not clear how long the people and pets had been living in the shed. Bylaw officers warned the owner two weeks ago it was not suitable accommodation, but the advice was ignored, said city spokesman Stephen Fleming.
The mistake the homeless couple and their dogs made was they weren’t making a political statement. Had they been occupying the shed illegally and put up a sign to the effect that they were the 99%, no-one would have touched them, Anglican clergy would have preached sermons about them and celebrities would have paid them a visit for a photo-op.
Lacking that foresight, they are now not only homeless but shedless – although the Kelowna Gospel Mission has generously offered them a place at its shelter.