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 ...

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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 ...

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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...

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

A High Performance Home on a Shoe String Budget

...flexible, and efficient. The first problem the architects encountered was a high water table on the building site, so to meet both budgetary and durability...

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Sustainably built accessory dwelling units from FabCab
Tiny house

The FabCab prefabricated building

...designing highly flexible dwellings . From their website: "FabCab typically designs flexibility into a home so that its layout can be ...

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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 .

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Under bed storage
Interior design and furnishing

Storage ideas for small spaces

...Design the underside of stair cases to include shelves for books, closets or an small office space. Empty suitcases: except for the globe-trotters among us,...

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Students at New Frontiers School Board to build LEED home to be donate
LEED Homes

Quebec carpentry students to build LEED house for Habitat for Humanity

...design philosophy best described as ' flexible housing '. Over the course of its lifespan, a house will likely be altered many times, how difficult and exp...

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Skygarden House home renovation in Toronto earns Canadian Green Buildi
Real estate

The Skygarden House renovation in Toronto wins 2016 Canadian Green Building Award

...design strategies to ‘expand’ the interior space without expanding the footprint of the house. The design provides outdoor living spaces on mult...

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Tiny Tack House living room
Tiny house

The tiny house movement: Tiny Tack House

Inspired by the Tiny House Movement, Chris and Malissa Tack designed a 140 Square foot home that sits on a 7’ x 20’ trailer bed. This traditional looking ...

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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...

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