Flexible housing / Guides

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 .

A Vancouver laneway house
Flexible house design

Flexible house design

...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 the future. Design...

Choosing where to live

What makes a home livable to you?

...housing stock diminishes and housing prices continue to rise to record-breaking heights. We now live in increasingly smaller and more diverse housing types such...

Sustainably built Prefabricated Tiny houses from FabCab
Tiny house

Tiny Houses: The FabCab prefabricated building WA

...housing options for people to live near employment areas, there is less pressure to develop valuable green space in more remote areas. FabCab didn't stop at...

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

...flexible housing '. Over the course of its lifespan, a house will likely be altered many times, how difficult and expensive those changes will be depends larg...

Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...Housing Program, home buyers purchasing an energy-efficient home or making energy saving renovations are eligible for a 10% refund of the Genworth mortgage insu...

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. ...

A sustainably built, ultra modern and affordable tiny house
Tiny house

NOMAD Micro Home fuelled by crowd funding, takes green building world by storm.

...housing option for the largest portion of our society: hard-working individuals who can't make ends meet due to the high cost of living. Adding our pre-engineer...

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

...flexible grooved drains to increase durability. 2) Including an accessible cleanout T-junction is a nice added feature as they allow for easy maintenance in t...

Tiny Tack House living room
Tiny house

The tiny house movement: Tiny Tack House

...housing trend, on wheels or stationary. There is a certain freedom that comes with limiting your space and stuff, there's a lot less to worry about. And I gue...

Under bed storage
Interior design and furnishing

Storage ideas for small spaces

From underneath a bed, under a subfloor or the underside of the staircase, there are many underutilized areas in a home that can make life in a small home a lo...