Kits / Guides

Prefab frost-protected shallow foundation insulated form kit
Slab on Grade

Raft slabs - How to build Insulated Frost Protected shallow foundations (FPSF) on problem soils

...kits . Excavation and slab placement Remove the approximately 6 inches of organic material, two feet beyond where the building footprint will be. Build a retaining wall if necessary to create a level building surface. If there are large holes where tree roots have been removed, they can be filled with aggrega...

Ottawa Coach Houses with prefab modern tiny house kit homes are available here
Tiny house

Ottawa now allows backyard coach homes & high-end tiny house kits

In the fall of 2015, the City of Ottawa conducted a public-consultation survey to gauge interest in a change of bylaws to allow secondary dwellings (Coach Houses or Tiny Houses) to be constructed on existing residential properties when space allows for it. The result was positive, with 60% of respondents in favour. ...

DIY Bidet Installation Video - Save on Water & Paper
Bathrooms

DIY Bidet installation video

...kits online here . Now that you know about the water efficiency of bidets , learn more about home water efficiency and conservation of natural resources in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages . DIY Home Bidet kits - compare online here Water efficient toilets that work well Are low-flow...

Solar Radiant Heated Floor Slab Kit
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Solar heated radiant floor with radiant heated hot water for a site with problem soil - expansive clay

...kits for problem soils and air-heated radiant floors , to see if high efficiency solar air panels could feed air directly into their existing in-floor duct work. They welcomed the challenge and engineered the system that will be the main heat source of our new (as close as we can get it to ) Zero Energy home . Needless...

Insulating a Slab on grade for a Passive Solar LEED Home with Rockwool © Ecohome
Insulation and soundproofing

Insulating below slab-on-grade floors

...kits, how to build them, what are the advantages?

Greenhouse Construction for Cold Climates
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate

...Kits online with delivery, or Greenhouse construction materials, see here Level of satisfaction: "We love growing our food and the autonomy that comes with it,” Maude says. “Apart from the organic farmer in the neighboring town, it’s a bit of a food desert up here in Gaspésie. I like to know what we are eating, whe...

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab tiny house kit home
Tiny house

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab tiny house kit home

...kits that are a little larger and family sized, see here for the full range available. An Affordable Modern Tiny House prefab home floor plan - Le Refuge - see details here Now you know more about the beautiful and Architect Designed Le Refuge modern green prefab kit home which is ideal for Quebec, Onta...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

Prefab Home kits are ideal for Passive House or LEED certified homes Écohabitation the French language Quebec affiliates of EcoHome, in conjunction with experienced Architects & Kit home manufacturers, have launched a series of Canadian Manufactured stylish & affordable, prefabricated sustainable green kit homes tha...

Solar Air Heating Panels for Homes - How to Build DIY
Solar thermal collectors

All about solar air heaters - DIY or purchased

...kits for Passive House, LEED & Zero Net Energy Homes How Heat Pumps work in Passive House, LEED & Zero Energy Homes Heat Pumps: Ground source geothermal GSHP or air source ASHP, which one is best for heating a home? And to see more guide pages in the EcoHome Green Building Guides for Sustainable Build...

The Affordable Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab 2 Bed kit home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab 2 bed kit home

...kits that are a little larger and family sized, see here for the full range available. An Affordable Modern 2 Bed prefab home floor plan - Le Refuge S750 - see details here Now you know more about the beautiful and Architect Designed Le Refuge modern green prefab 2 bedroom kit home which is ideal for Qu...