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Vancouver's first laneway house
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Vancouver 's laneway house movement is increasing urban density

...laneway house application was approved in July 2010. Council has already mandated the expansion in both the Housing and Homelessness Strategy (July 2011) and the Mayor's Task Force on Housing Affordability, which call for expanding the Laneway Housing Program to other zones. By legitimizing this burgeoning undergro...

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

...housing, delivers more homes to those who still can’t afford what the market currently provides. And tenant protections which rely on legal housing safeguard those with the least housing security - including renters, insulating them from rapid change. Tiny Houses & the tiny home movement have a place in this & Washingt...

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

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

...housing catastrophe that paints itself as a solution to the global housing and climate change crisis. Poppycock. The world is facing resource depletion and a climate crisis - so we need to keep our eye on the ball and be wary of well-intended designs that actually make matters worse. No one at an RV dealership is tel...

Bike lanes in Vancouver
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver's goal of becoming the Greenest City by 2020

...Laneway Housing, where new homes are being created in backyards, accessed by lanes in the centre of city blocks. More densely populated neighbourhoods means more efficient use of city services, and a more vibrant and active local business community. Living in an efficient home will certainly reduce your personal ...

Shipping container homes, Good or Bad?
Architecture and plan design

Are shipping container houses environmentally friendly & good or bad to live in?

...Laneway Homes How to stay on budget when building a home Ontario clarifies building-code for permits for laneway homes & legal Tiny Houses in Toronto Tips for a successful green home build Architect Designed Le Refuge modern green prefab kit home which is ideal for Quebec, Ontario, New York, Ver...

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

...laneway houses; the movement was so popular that there are now over 2,000 such houses and it continues to grow. In the case of Vancouver where affordable housing is a major crisis and the land in question is already part of a deeded lot, the economics make great sense. Laneway houses are hot items for rental and they...

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

...Laneway Homes How to stay on budget when building a home Ontario clarifies building-code for permits for laneway homes & legal Tiny Houses in Toronto Tips for a successful green home build Resilient design features for new home construction Find more about green home construction in the Ec...

Tiny House living in cold climates - one of the best tiny homes on wheels
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Tiny Houses - Living in Cold Climates

...Laneway houses , and learn if Tiny Houses are Good for the Environment in the first place! Learn all about Sustainable Green Home Building in the Ecohome Building Guide Pages .