Flexible design / Guides

A Vancouver laneway house
Flexible house design

Flexible house design

...Design basics for flexible housing: Depending on the stage you are at in your life, you might have kids, they might be gone or you might want to have some in ...

Flexible 'solar glitter' from Mpower Technologies
Solar photovoltaic

Flexible PV 'solar glitter' panels coming soon

...design means a longer life and that makes them cheaper in the long run. The cost of solar technologies has dropped by 70% over the last seven years, and the int...

The high performance almost ZNE Warburg house by bioi - built for under $100,00
Efficient home design

A High Performance Home on a Shoe String Budget (Almost ZNE!)

...design © bioi Zero Energy Home Kitchen design © bioi About bioi Bioi is a small design studio based in Alberta, Canada. With...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

...flexible h​ouse: Our family size will change throughout our lives, and a flexible house is one that has been designed to accomodate that change with as little...

Bike lanes in Downtown Vancouver
Choosing where to live

Urban living

...flexible" home, which has been designed for quicker and easier expansions and changes. Take a look at our page on flexible housing .

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Foundations and Basements

Slab on grade or crawlspaces, which is better?

...design; first make sure it flows well. You could also plan for future renovations with flexible house design by running electrical lines and even water lines an...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

...flexible housing design ' where future changes are anticipated so that the necessary infrastructure can be put in place at the time of initial construction. ...

Rendering of the Ecohome demonstration house
Efficient home design

Ecohome Demo House: High performance, affordable cost

...Flexible Design Avoiding long term financial and environmental costs are the essence of flexible design . The more we foresee the inevitable changing needs of...

Correctly installed Triple pane south facing windows on Ecohome's Demo House
Windows and doors

Installing doors & windows for the best performance in high efficiency homes, LEED & Passive House

...flexible seals being fitted between the frames and the framing, often called Air Sealing System Tapes , which are part of an effective Exterior insulation and f...

Choosing where to live

What makes a home livable to you?

...designers? We need to take into consideration the things that are most important to people. Design open and appropriately-sized spaces that offer multi-functi...

Jenine Alexander's homemade mobile tiny house
Tiny house

DIY Tiny House for less than $3,500

Using materials found on Craigslist and salvaged from the landfill, Jenine Alexander built herself this super affordable Tiny House. Since first building this ...