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Vancouver's first laneway house
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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 Houses with prefab modern tiny house kit homes are available here
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Ottawa now allows backyard coach homes & high-end tiny house kits

...house or coach house? There are a myriad of reasons - in-law suites, rental properties, even getting your 30-something out of the house in a way that builds v...

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...

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

...Houses & Laneway Homes How to stay on budget when building a home Ontario clarifies building-code for permits for laneway homes & legal Tiny Houses ...

A Tiny House with a Greenhouse - Yes it's Possible!

Tiny House with attached and mobile greenhouse - good or bad idea?

...houses The laneway house movement Container houses - Are shipping container houses environmentally friendly? How to build a green house in a c...

Shipping Container Homes in a Warm Climate might be a good option
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Beautiful shipping container homes - Tiny Houses in warm climates

...Houses & Laneway Homes Ontario clarifies building-code for permits for laneway homes & legal Tiny Houses in Toronto Tips for a successful green home...

Mobile tiny house
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Is Tiny House living in a cold climate good or bad for the planet?

...houses inevitably include. But the question remains whether or not Tiny Houses are a good solution to climate change and housing. Tiny House living is a housi...

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...

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

...Houses & Laneway Homes How to stay on budget when building a home Ontario clarifies building-code for permits for laneway homes & legal Tiny Houses ...

Tiny Houses encouraged Washington State for Affordable Housing WA
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Tiny Houses - Washington State promotes tiny homes & Eco-villages for Affordable Housing in WA

...House Laneway Homes in Toronto or for the latest on laws for tiny houses in California, see here Further reference reading on Tiny Houses & Tiny Home Eco-Vill...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

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

...house in place will, in the future, sounds an silly as having a bunch of car parts delivered to your house and having to assemble it yourself in your laneway. ...