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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...

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...

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

...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...

Bike lanes in Vancouver
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver's goal of becoming the Greenest City by 2020

...Vancouver known as Laneway Housing, where new homes are being created in backyards, accessed by lanes in the centre of city blocks. More densely populated nei...

Mobile tiny house
Tiny house

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

...Vancouver laneway house movement, where tiny houses are being built on land instead of wheels. Vancouver has back lanes that run through the middle of...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

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

...houses , or laneway houses (Vancouver, Canada being an excellent example) . In a landmark appeal case in December 2019 Ontario BCC has clarified building-code m...