My husband and I have begun to look into creating/purchasing our own home. We have been exploring tiny houses, yurts and renovating an RV style trailer (if we can find one that does not off gas). The idea of a moveable home is attractive to us because we are not sure where we want to settle. We would like to invest in something that we can take with us if we decide to move to BC or another part of Ontario (we currently live in SE Ontario). We are thrifty, resourceful, health conscious, foragers, gardeners, nature lovers and money conscious. What are your thoughts on a Yurt, such as one from Groovey Yurts? Or what would be the best option for our type of lifestyle/interests?
- Planning and Design
- Concept and design
- Tiny house
- Cold climate
- Tiny House
- Mobile home
Where do I start to build a small, affordable, low-maintenance house?
Posted by Ocean-Lynn Georgelin Oct. 22, 2019, 11:40 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses
What flooring options work with a passive solar design?
Posted by Christopher Dunn Feb. 23, 2020, 11:50 a.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses
How do you calculate window height and location for passive solar heating?
Posted by Daniel Gardener Sept. 12, 2019, 8:54 a.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses
How do you install grey water recycling in a tiny house?
Posted by Grace Schock June 21, 2018, 3:23 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses
What is your experience and thoughts on pre-fab wall assemblies?
Posted by Shaun B Nov. 12, 2019, 4:16 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 2 Responses
How do you seal windows from the exterior for water and air but not create a vapor seal?
Posted by Piyush Prince Nov. 7, 2018, 12:10 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses
What is the best option for building our next resilient home?
Posted by John Bae Aug. 27, 2019, 3:55 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses
What are the factors I should consider for choosing between a slab on grade and basement?
Posted by Shaun B April 2, 2019, 6:35 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses
What is the best way to insulate the ceiling of my crawl space?
Posted by Judy Mendel Feb. 17, 2020, 11:10 p.m. Crawl spaces 4 Responses
Is Blum hardware LBC compliant or free of Red List components?
Posted by Phil Lipton Aug. 27, 2019, 10:45 a.m. Kitchens 2 Responses
We want to build a solarium in Ontario, what do you think of heating it with a radiant floor and wood stove?
Posted by Deanna Tortolo Feb. 18, 2020, 10:51 p.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 Responses
Where can I get steel cladding like on your prefab house?
Posted by Flower Lunn March 1, 2020, 2:27 p.m. Walls and Roofs 2 Responses
How do you do a Vapour Barrier in a Dense Pack Cellulose Wall?
Posted by Ian MacKay July 26, 2018, 2:48 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 4 Responses
Do I need to insulate under the footings of a frost protected shallow foundation?
Posted by Jon Piana April 15, 2019, 8:45 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses
Do we have the option to build to meet the reqs. of the Living Building Challenge?
Posted by Lydia Singh Jan. 8, 2020, 1:30 a.m. Green building certifications 4 Responses
Can south facing windows and glass doors, double glazed, be used to collect passive solar heat?
Posted by Sue Whall June 5, 2020, 8:13 a.m. Passive solar home design 2 Responses
Which is best between well water vs rain water harvesting?
Posted by dean c April 24, 2020, 4:40 p.m. Rainwater harvesting 1 Responses
How do you apply vapor barrier and insulation to a CMU house?
Posted by Scott Brekke Nov. 22, 2019, 9:37 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses
How do you build a mold-free basement in a new construction house?
Posted by Charmaine Herzig Feb. 10, 2020, 7:32 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses