Backyard / Guides

The Archipod
Tiny house

Have a backyard home office delivered by truck

I'm sure we can all agree that as the cost and inconvenience of commuting to work continues to escalate, the advances in networking technology are making the p...

Ottawa Coach Houses with prefab modern tiny house kit homes are available here
Tiny house

Ottawa now allows backyard coach homes & high-end tiny house kits

...backyard coach homes is new as of 2017. What's new since 2020 is that local prefab modern tiny house kit homes are available here that can be supplied prebuilt ...

The Methane Midden compost water heater that surpassed its goal on kic
Plumbing and water heaters

Compost pile hot tub water heater

...backyard inventions or hear of one, by all means tip us off.

“The perfect lawn” comes with a very heavy environmental cost!

Which are the best bee-friendly & Eco-friendly alternatives to grass lawns in backyards?

Alternatives to grass lawns - Ground covers! North American backyards have one main point in common – Kentucky blue grass. But here we’re talking about gro...

Suburb of Toronto
Choosing where to live

Living a greener lifestyle in the suburbs

...backyard chicken coop. There are many ground covers and plants that are attractive as well as edible, so decorate your yard with Kale, spinach and strawberries ...

Real estate

Real estate

...Backyard privacy and greenery Sun exposure: for interior quality of life, also for a garden if that's your thing. Community: do you like the neighbours and ...

Cutting a 110 year old dying pine tree.
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

The rise of urban logging

...backyard studio (which Brian and Colleen have dubbed the treehouse) has drawn in many curious and inspired neighbours who have walked away with bits of this loc...

Urban farming

Urban Farming turns beautiful gardens into a grocery store!

...backyard or even better some acreage to grow edibles, but that isn't always the case. Some of the more limited spaces would be apartment balconies, but if they ...

Natural backyard swimming pool design (NSP)
Natural swimming pools and ponds

Natural ponds and natural swimming pools

...backyard aesthetic, natural pools have many other advantages, including: excellent water quality; chemical-free water treatment; creating habitat for wi...

Growing Food Indoors, Vegetables for Homes & Apartments
Food production

Food & Greens can be grown easily indoors - here's how!

...backyards . Vegetables that grow well in the shade Growing food at home in small spaces - 7 top tips Urban farming - a guide to growing edible...

Vancouver's first laneway house
Tiny house

Vancouver 's laneway house movement is increasing urban density

...backyard' was applicable to a resistance, this is it. It's often hard at first to watch your neighbourhood add new houses, low rise buildings and certainly hi...