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Flexible 'solar glitter' from Mpower Technologies
Solar photovoltaic

Flexible PV 'solar glitter' panels coming soon

...home on a budget here , or find out all about Passive House certification & design in North America here - from The EcoHome Green Building Guides ...

A Vancouver laneway house
Flexible house design

Flexible house design

...flexible design and if possible lay out your home in a way that makes it a bit easier to modify in the future. Document your work: Keep a detailed diagram of any flexible design features that you include in a building project, so you don't end up cutting ten holes in your drywall looking for that elusive stove plug...

Under bed storage
Interior design and furnishing

Storage ideas for small spaces

...home that can make life in a small home a lot less cluttered. Here are some ideas on how to transform dead space into storage space. Use the bottom of the bed as a storage with drawers on wheels. There are risers available which will raise the height of the bed a few inches for added height if necessary. De...

Mobile tiny house
Tiny house

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

...homes built in the 1940s and 50s, which is a lot of living space considering family size has dropped from an average of over 5 people per home a generation ago to under 3 people per home today. Compare that to Tiny House builders that are producing fully-functioning homes that are as little as 100 square feet, probab...

Choosing where to live

What makes a home livable to you?

...designing homes, let’s make the most of our smaller spaces and design for livability. We are at the beginning of a new era of urban living, and livability will become increasingly important as our cities change. As designers, let’s continue to innovate, think outside the box, and build smaller, smarter, more flexible, ...