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Tiny Tack House living room
Tiny house

The tiny house movement: Tiny Tack House

...design process, characterizes the experience as a really good time saying "...we had a blast the whole way through". After tirelessly researching each stage of building, the couple finally began to design. In a home this size, strategic use of space and creative storage is paramount. For example, a living room benc...

The Archipod
Tiny house

Have a backyard home office delivered by truck

...design, 3' 4" polycarbonate dome roof and gull winged door, it's clear that these pods go beyond functional into the realm of artistic design. Functionality Each Archipod is fitted with an ergonomically semicircular desk that is 2' 4" deep with a curved length of 10' 2" and is available in a range of colours and fi...

Beautiful LEED home in Mulmur, Ontario.
LEED Homes

A beautiful lakeside LEED Platinum home

...Designed for a client with environmental sensitivities, +HOUSE is a manifestation of a sustainable and healthy approach to building that does not sacrifice design. Sited facing the bank of a stream-fed pond, this four-season house is nestled into a natural slope. Extensive 14-ft high glazing offers expansive views of...

Passive House design Vancouver
Passive House

The city of Vancouver is actively promoting Passive House construction

...design kit: The city has assembled a climate specific reference guide for architects and designers, to help them attain the performance levels required for certification, containing all the necessary information on: • building orientation and shading for passive heating and cooling ...

Passive House wall system ; Larsen Trusses & dense-packed cellulose insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Larsen truss wall systems with double-stud construction & extra insulation for new homes & energy efficient home renovation

...design but it is also ideal for deep energy refit high-efficiency renovations of existing home walls. It is a popular wall assembly for Passive House Certification as with attention to detail on air sealing it can result in an extremely energy efficient house. The typical design involves a standard code "tried & te...

First Passive House in BC Whistler

B.C.’s First Passive House was built in Whistler in 2012.

...designed by Marken Projects marks the first Passive House to be solely constructed in B.C. using primarily local products. Rainbow Duplex Passive House Whistler BC Interior Design, © Marken Projects Using up to 90% less energy for heating, cooling and building operation than a standard house, the Rainbow Duplex...

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

...Design Build Coach house © Lanefab Design Build © Lanefab Design Build

The Otis mobile tiny house
Tiny house

The Tiny House Movement may have gotten tinier with the arrival of Otis

...Design (REED) class built a custom-designed tiny house, a 96-square-foot structure with a sleeping loft “upstairs” and a 300-watt solar powered electrical system. This semester, his class went one better, constructing a 70 square-foot “living system” that can be towed on a standard 5 X 8-foot trailer. The pod-shape...

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

Tiny Houses - Living in Cold Climates

...design, the 'Hobbit House'. So that covers how to build a tiny home in a cold climate, see other Tiny house designs such as the Tiny Tack Hous e , Built-in storage designs for small spaces , Coach houses , Laneway houses , and learn if Tiny Houses are Good for the Environment in the first place! Learn all about...

Canada one of the top 10 countries building LEED homes
LEED Homes

The top 10 countries outside the U.S. certifying buildings with the LEED rating system

...design, construction, operations and maintenance of green buildings. To date, project teams in more than 140 countries and territories have implemented LEED in their building projects, taking advantage of its global, regional and local applicability to create structures that mitigate greenhouse gas emissions; create he...

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab tiny house kit home
Tiny house

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab tiny house kit home

...Design, practicality, energy-performance & affordability in one home This modular modern design can be seated on helical piles (screw piles) or slab-on-grade & frost-protected foundations . Le Refuge as a standard kit is 500 square feet, includes a kitchen, dining room, living room, bathroom and bedroom. The walls ...