Bathroom design / Guides

The LEED Platinum Beachaus II from Inhaus Development Ltd.
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Home in British Columbia

...Designed for active living and built to last – this ultra modern 2000 square foot, 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom home includes a large separate office/studio space and ...

Tiny Tack House living room
Tiny house

The tiny house movement: Tiny Tack House

Inspired by the Tiny House Movement, Chris and Malissa Tack designed a 140 Square foot home that sits on a 7’ x 20’ trailer bed. This traditional looking hom...

A sustainably built, ultra modern and affordable tiny house
Tiny house

NOMAD Micro Home fuelled by crowd funding, takes green building world by storm.

With write-ups in Gizmag, Inhabitat, Tiny House Design, FastCoExist and well, too many other places to recount, one could say it's clear that the green buildin...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...Designs , Passive Solar heating design , LEED certified homes & Zero Energy Homes all of which is accomodated in the design of the EcoHome prefab kit homes whic...

Tiny House living in cold climates - one of the best tiny homes on wheels
Tiny house

Tiny Houses - Living in Cold Climates

...Design The staples of tiny house design seem to be the following - low ceilings over a narrow galley kitchen and a tiny stand-up shower (where you would be lu...

The Fun Box
Tiny house

The Fun Box! Solar, wind and human powered luxury living

There seems to be a design trend of trying to out-cool the previously coolest tiny house, and as long as that keeps happening we will keep having great stories...

Concept and design

Important tips for a successful build or renovation

...designer or architect who recognizes the value of a moderately-sized home. Professionals with experience in compact design will avoid the inclusion of wasted an...

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

A Toronto Off-grid home 20 years later; how did it fare?

In 1996, this off-grid house designed by architect Martin Liefhebber was one of two concept homes selected by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC...

A tiny house that looks like a stack of logs
Tiny house

A portable off-grid tiny house that looks like a stack of wood

...designed space includes a kitchen, bathroom, shower and solar panels for off-grid power. With both kitchen and bathroom behind moveable partitions, the unclutte...

Crawlspace radon barrier installation for radon mitigation
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces

...design is to keep it far enough from open windows to prevent the radon gas from re-entering the home, but that is unnecessary and can work against you. The ai...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...design .” The EcoHome Team even designed Edelweiss to make use of deciduous trees on the south facing side of the building lot to effectively shield the windo...