Compact housing / Guides

Shipping container home
Architecture and plan design

Are shipping container houses environmentally friendly?

...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...

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 ...

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...

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...

Tiny Houses encouraged Washington State for Affordable Housing WA
Tiny house

Tiny Houses - Washington State promotes tiny homes & Eco-villages for Affordable Housing in WA

...housing, delivers more homes to those who still can’t afford what the market currently provides. And tenant protections which rely on legal housing safeguard th...

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...

Tiny Tack House living room
Tiny house

The tiny house movement: Tiny Tack House

...housing trend, on wheels or stationary. There is a certain freedom that comes with limiting your space and stuff, there's a lot less to worry about. And I gue...

The Fun Box
Tiny house

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

...housing and a keen problem-solving mind. The rising bed of the Fun Box is one of the more impressive small house features we have seen in a while, and best of...

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...