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Tiny Tack House living room
Tiny house

The tiny house movement: Tiny Tack House

...House blog or visit their blog, Tiny Tack House , where if you want to skirt the entire design process, you can purchase their building plans. T...

Wall assemblies - new construction

Wood framing

...House are FSC certified, and provided by our sponsor Kott Lumber . Kott engineered the plans for us , supplying detailed framing documents including a cut lis...

Radiant floor tube installation
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

DIY radiant floor tubing installation video

...house. You can find out more about Ecohome's LEED V4 Platinum Edelweiss House , Radiant floors , slab on grade construction step by step , Raft slabs for buil...

Tiny House living in cold climates - one of the best tiny homes on wheels
Tiny house

Tiny Houses - Living in Cold Climates

...house designs such as the Tiny Tack Hous e , Built-in storage designs for small spaces , Coach houses , Laneway houses , and learn if Tiny Houses are Good for t...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

...house: We just can’t stress this enough — a smaller house is a more efficient house. A smaller house means less land to excavate, less materials to manufactur...

Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

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

...House,” without further explanation, seems to make people visualize a house that will fall down if you punch it. Others confuse it with “passive solar” houses f...

Vancouver's first laneway house
Tiny house

Vancouver 's laneway house movement is increasing urban density

...House Program. At that time, council asked staff to report back after the first 100 laneway house applications had been approved, or after 3 years, whichever ...

A Vancouver laneway house
Flexible house design

Flexible house design

...plans that work for you right now but can be easily adapted to accommodate different family dynamics in the future. Flexible housing starts with a basic layou...

Shipping container home
Architecture and plan design

Are shipping container houses environmentally friendly?

...house is strong, but so is a solid wood-framed house . There is a common association between container houses and green roofs, partly due to the fact that conta...

Choosing a building lot
Excavation

Things to look for when purchasing land for building a house

...house you want, or any house at all, so before you make a purchase make sure you can proceed with your plans. Issues to consider before making an offer: Zon...

Waste management

How to dispose of Construction waste responsibly

...house with reduced waste in mind by keeping the plans at sensible dimensions. If you plan lengths to be 4 and 8 foot increments instead of 5 and 9, this makes t...

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