Compact housing / Guides

Shipping container homes, Good or Bad?
Architecture and plan design

Are shipping container houses environmentally friendly & good or bad to live in?

...compact design and re-purposing of materials. It's just that in our opinion, this is a housing solution better suited to climates that are a bit more forgiving ...

Mobile tiny house
Tiny house

Is Tiny House living in a cold climate good or bad for the planet?

...housing. Tiny House living is a housing trend that has inspired radically scaling back home size, which is a very good thing. The average house size in the US...

A Tiny House with a Greenhouse - Yes it's Possible!

Tiny House with attached and mobile greenhouse - good or bad idea?

...housing catastrophe that paints itself as a solution to the global housing and climate change crisis. Poppycock. The world is facing resource depletion and a cl...

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...housing market. You can increase the value of your home while at the same time reducing its operating costs. Be sure to have a home properly inspected before ...

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close
Planning and Design

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

...housing option from cradle-to-grave in both its relatively compact design for a 3-bedroom home and material selection to reduce the total carbon footprint and g...

Vancouver's first laneway house
Tiny house

Vancouver 's laneway house movement is increasing urban density

...Housing and Homelessness Strategy (July 2011) and the Mayor's Task Force on Housing Affordability, which call for expanding the Laneway Housing Program to other...

Step by step guide for slab-on-grade home construction
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade construction: the ecoHOME A to Z Slab building guide

...compact the rest of the trench as well as the undisturbed ground in the centre before spreading crushed gravel over it. Vibratory plate compactors work best and...

Gas powered tankless water heaters
Plumbing and water heaters

Are tankless water heaters good?

...Housing Corporation (CMHC) estimated at around 230 m3 the annual water heating savings achieved with a gas-fired instantaneous water heater; at a cost per cubic...

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

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

...housing option for the largest portion of our society: hard-working individuals who can't make ends meet due to the high cost of living. Adding our pre-engineer...

The Affordable Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab 2 Bed kit home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab 2 bed kit home

...compact living, another quickly growing trend in home construction is the rise in popularity of modern prefab kit houses . Le Refuge is a compact but perfectly-...

Sustainably built Prefabricated Tiny houses from FabCab
Tiny house

Tiny Houses: The FabCab prefabricated building WA

...housing options for people to live near employment areas, there is less pressure to develop valuable green space in more remote areas. FabCab didn't stop at...