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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
How much does it cost to build a house by square foot?
Posted by Mike D Sept. 5, 2017, 4:12 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses
Does a low radon air reading necessarily = low radon in well water?
Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 4, 2020, 1:45 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 3 Responses
Is it possible to reconcile installing a wood stove in a airtight, super-insulated house?
Posted by rick seward Dec. 23, 2018, 2:49 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 1 Responses
Can you use a vapour retarder paint on the ceiling instead of using a poly vapour barrier?
Posted by Anwas Qwelten June 8, 2019, 3:56 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 2 Responses
What type of wood can be installed on a radiant floor?
Posted by Colleen Blak Dec. 11, 2017, 1:59 p.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses
Slab on Grade for House in Grand Rapids MI - Can I get Prefab form kits & Assistance easily?
Posted by Greg Hooks Nov. 20, 2019, 3:35 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses
Why do you say building on a slab is more ecological than starting with a basement?
Posted by Geri P Dec. 11, 2017, 11:45 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses
Is a vapor barrier necessary under a concrete slab with foam insulation and if so, where does go?
Posted by Grady 22 Aug. 17, 2019, 12:19 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 Responses
What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?
Posted by Sylvie Gagnon Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses
Is the ZIP sheathing system good or bad for water control?
Posted by Trevor Prinz Nov. 26, 2019, 4:03 p.m. Walls and Roofs 4 Responses
How do I create a complete air barrier using a vapour retarding primer?
Posted by Mihai Wilson May 3, 2018, 10:15 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses