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 ...

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...

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 .

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...

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 expens...

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...

Sustainably built Prefabricated Tiny houses from FabCab
Tiny house

Tiny Houses: The FabCab prefabricated building WA

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

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...

Permeable interlock pavers & paving stones
Permeable laneways and patios

Water-permeable landscaping surfaces

...design and product choice in interlocking paver stones which will help you retain and manage stormwater that falls within your property. When patios and drive...

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...

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

...design; the basics There are many different soil conditions and corresponding slab designs. This page is about how to build a thickened edge concrete slab on ...