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Vancouver's first laneway house
Tiny house

Vancouver 's laneway house movement is increasing urban density

...Laneway 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, wh...

Ottawa Coach House
Tiny house

Ottawa now allows backyard coach homes in a way that builds value for your whole family. A coach house could start as an in-law suite, turn into your kids’ first house, then maybe you switch wi...

Jenine Alexander's homemade mobile tiny house
Tiny house

DIY Tiny House for less than $3,500

...House projects, be sure to check out her blog where she writes about small house building projects and low-impact living. Here she offers a tour of her Tiny H...

Passive House design Vancouver
Passive House

The city of Vancouver is actively promoting Passive House construction

...House Standards here, look into the specifics of Passive House certification in North America here , read about the first Passive House in Alberta here or brows...

The Fincube tin house
Tiny house

The Fincube off-grid tiny house

...House The Fincube Tiny House external view The Fincube Tiny house rear view

Bike lanes in Vancouver
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver's goal of becoming the Greenest City by 2020

In our previous article we discussed the building trend in Vancouver known as Laneway Housing, where new homes are being created in backyards, accessed by lane...

Mobile tiny house
Tiny house

Definitely an inspiring housing trend but tiny houses may be a bad idea in some cases.

...houses: They will for sure cost you less than a 'normal-sized' house, but when you calculate it by square foot it's often double the price. You can build a ho...

The Archipod
Tiny house

Have a backyard home office delivered by truck gas emissions. According to a 2011 report by the Telework Research Network, if compatible workers in Canada spent just two days working from home every ...