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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

High efficiency appliances
Appliances

Efficient appliances and electronics

...house starts, you can even incorporate 'kill switches' into your plans, so all power to selected rooms can be easily shut off if desired.

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

...house and yard, a bit less than half of an acre. On the north, west and south sides of the house, this means that the forest begins only 20 feet from the house....

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

...House Canada , Winter 2014/15 issue. Kyle England is an architect with William Dewson Architects, www.dewson.com. Farnham Avenue House is a single-fam...

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...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

...house or in the garage or shed. Basements usually house mechanical rooms. Keep this in mind during the design phase should you choose a slab, as mechanical sy...

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...