Floor plans / Guides

Passively-heated off-grid LEED house in Low, Quebec
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog: a firsthand account of building and living in a remote area

...plans, I have put up the final house plan with all building details, here . These don't often seem to be shared, but I am not too concerned about someone copying our home; if you would like to borrow any details, please do so. We built a cathedral ceiling using a single pitched shed-style roof. Starting from the top,...

Building Green Homes on a Budget is Possible - Our top tips
Planning and Design

Top tips for planning and building a green home on a budget

...plans. As much as we appreciate that everyone has to start somewhere, we would generally advise against using a complete novice in the field of sustainable home plans, there's too much at stake. So, the first question to ask any Architect or home designer is "Have you built a Green or Sustainably Certified home before,...

Mobile tiny house
Tiny house

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

...plans, septic, well and power hookup (or corresponding costs to access city services), with very little space to show for it. Anytime you build something that far outside of the norm (much bigger invites the same problem) there are less people that will consider it for purchase, so the potential list of buyers shrink...

Affordable green prefab homes - contemporary rancher style - Abri 1850 BV
Architecture and plan design

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now

...Floorplan with Solarium and south-facing deck © Studio MMA On the north facing side, this cleverly designed prefab kit home turns it's back on the cold; and with it's high placed windows the daylight can still stream in without letting folks passing-by get a clear view of the interior and family life adding instant...