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

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now

...with plasterboard finish for thermal mass, kitchen island and cabinets in low VOC & formaldehyde-free plywood with hardwearing UV finish , non-toxic quartz countertops , every effort having been made to ensure these homes have an exceptionally healthy indoor air quality . Passive Solar Homes: leading by design The ...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...wood and Insulation can be sorted, stored and later reused. Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US States on EcoHome Look for more and more prefab home manufacturers to hit the market every year, with better quality and competitive pricing. That’s of course just our predict...

Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

The Passive-Aggressive House - Our History of a Passivhaus Build

...with our permanent shelters too? There are indeed no good reasons. But there are reasons. Our Passivhaus design was engineered We initially thought ourselves lucky to meet an engineer with impressive Passive House credentials. After months of discussions, he presented us with floor plans, which, to our eyes, look...

A Tiny House for sale locally set me thinking, should I buy a Tiny Home?
Tiny house

ARE TINY HOUSES FOR SALE LOCALLY A GOOD CHOICE FOR A FIRST HOME?

...with with what I discovered. Are cute Tiny Homes for sale on wheels generally a good buy? That's what I set out to find out... So what are Tiny Houses exactly? A Tiny House is generally considered to be 400 square foot or under , which is a stark contrast when compared to the average U.S. and Canadian-sized h...

Lockeport Beach House
Real estate

Lockeport Beach House wins Canadian Green Building award

...with low-energy consumption and net zero water use. A simple and elegant building that speaks to a different way of living in harmony with the environment. Within a protected cove along the south shore of Nova Scotia, at the end of a stretch of sand, a river empties out into the sea. Time and tides have created a one...

Multi Unit Passive House design Vancouver Island BC
Passive House

The North Park Passive House on Vancouver Island, BC

...with our son Mark’s family, convinced us that the market in Victoria was ready for Passive House market condominiums. To follow through, we built the North Park Passive house, a six-unit urban infill market condominium. Even with little marketing budget, the project sold out prior to completion in the spring of 2015,...

Snowboarder, Mike, Basich's, off-grid cabin in the woods with hot tub
Tiny house

Off-grid tiny house in the heart of the Sierras.

...Without a bedroom or bathroom per se, but equipped with a hot tub and chairlift, this gorgeous Tiny House is most perfectly situated in the heart of the Sierras. © Mike Basich Basich began his career as one of the pioneers of snowboarding. Once embroiled in competitions, he lived a very "big" ...

Slab-on-grade for Ecohome's upcoming video building guide
Slab on Grade

how to build a slab-on-grade on standard soil

...with the interior slab floor being poured later once the footing has set. Insulation underneath the footing is often omitted with this technique, which leads to thermal bridging and heat loss. This technique also requires a second trip with a concrete pump truck, which depending on your region can run anywhere from $70...

Top Tips for Getting a House Ready for Winter
Wall assemblies - renovation

Winter preparation for your home - are you ready for the cold?

...with your windows. Before getting all gung-ho about replacing windows, a seasonal solution can be covering them with a thin sheet of plastic; that will prevent heat loss, reduce air leaks, and as a bonus you'll be able to see outside. Poorly performing windows will also make a home feel drafty and cold when you're ne...