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The Fiction Factory Wikkelhouse tiny house made of carboard
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Wikkelhouse: A tiny house made of cardboard

...house with a woodstove to a firefighter. The best part about tiny houses is that you need to be clever with space use, which leads to things like sliding walls and secret compartments, making them even more appealing. Not all the tiny houses we post here would work in this climate but they do bring the tiny hou...

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

...Tiny 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-Villages in Washington State: MRSC Insight Blog: Tiny Houses as a Workable Option to House the Homeless (2017) The Spokesman-Review: Tiny house notion (201...

The Hemloft, Joel Allen's secret treehouse near Whistler, BC
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This Cool treehouse near Whistler, BC became a global sensation because it used recycled materials off Craigslist!

...Tiny House in BC inspires you, and you're interested in building a Tiny House or Tiny Home, then take a look at all these too! Especially the articles on building a Tiny House on a Tiny Budget ... or this truly beautiful Tiny house Movement Tiny Home But then a situation like this for the Hemloft also raises interest...

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

...Tiny Houses Worth it? Are Tiny houses a good investment? That depends on your lifestyle and how well you build them. Here are some things to think about before you join the Tiny House Movement and commit to life in an extremely small space. We have featured a number of tiny houses on our pages over the past few years...

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

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

...Tiny House option , but will probably end up costing more once heating and cooling is taken into account. Now you know more about whether Shipping Container Homes are Good or Bad :- Find more pages about Tiny Houses and resilient green building techniques here : All about Tiny Houses & Laneway Homes ...

Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

The Passive-Aggressive House - Our History of a Passivhaus Build

...House certification standard or Passivhaus , which is the building code in much of Germany where it originates. It’s also mandatory for new construction in many European cities. Yet, even though it can cost as little as 5 percent more than a conventional house to build, there are just a handful of Passive Houses in Can...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...houses don't have to be energy hogs. The energy savings in the Edelweiss house are so extreme that it would be considerably cheaper to buy and live in this house rather than a house built simply to meet the base requirements of building code - just about anywhere in North America. The Edelweiss House is in Quebec, so...

Affordable Modern Prefab Eco Homes Available - The S1600
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...tiny house single bedroom homes to full-sized but eco-friendly 3 bedroom family homes - all with one huge difference compared to "standard" prefab houses - these are designed top to bottom as green eco homes with certified sustainable credentials for materials and performance - which truly sets them apart. Prefab Can...

4th generation blowing agents for spray foam
Insulation and soundproofing

New HFO blowing agents for spray foam will make it over 1,000 times less harmful to the climate

...house gas. As a result of the 1990 Montreal Protocol to ban ozone-depleting gases - mainly chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) - hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) took their place as the blowing agents for foam insulation. That halted ozone depletion but handed the burden to the climate change file instead. Blowing agents are the g...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...Canada is below 7°C in winter, if an Earthship in Canada truly did warm a house to a comfortable temperature, it would disprove the second law of thermodynamics which states that heat moves from warm bodies to cold. If heat were able to move from areas of cold to areas of warm – like from 7°C ground to any house kept a...

Poly vapour barriers in air conditioned houses can cause mold and rot
Healthy indoor air quality

Why you should Never Install Air-Con in a Home with a Vapor Barrier

...houses rot while old ones are in great shape? It should be no wonder that a house full of air leaks with durable materials and very little insulation could remain in almost the same condition today as it was 100 years ago. While trying to stay warm with our roaring fires we effectively kiln dried houses from the insi...