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A Vancouver laneway house
Flexible house design

Flexible house design

A well-constructed home will stand long enough to see many families come and go in its lifetime, and they won't all have the same needs. When drawing floor p...

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Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
Efficient home design

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

Developed by Alex Wilson, ENDURE is an acronym for a design concept that defines the essence of sustainable and efficient construction, and the foundation of...

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The Hemloft, Joel Allen's secret treehouse near Whistler, BC
Tiny house

The treehouse near Whistler, BC that became a global sensation

With free materials found on Craigslist, Joel Allen built a treehouse hidden in plain sight on Crown land. Now that he's shared it with the world, it's going...

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The Fincube tin house
Tiny house

The Fincube off-grid tiny house

The Fincube tiny house is off-grid, portable and enjoys a 360 degree view of the world

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The off-grid Ecocapsule accessory dwelling unit
Tiny house

The off-grid Ecocapsule tiny house

The fully off-grid Ecocapsule has its own micro-power generation and rainwater treatment system.

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Tiny Tack House living room
Tiny house

The tiny house movement: Tiny Tack House

Despite being portable, it's almost impossible to think of this traditional looking tiny house as an RV.

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Concept, design and architecture

Efficient home design

All about energy efficient home design - building enclosures, product selection and energy efficiency strategies.

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Jenine Alexander's homemade mobile tiny house
Tiny house

DIY Tiny House for less than $3,500

Built largely with reclaimed and salvaged materials, Jenine Alexander built this beautiful tiny home for less than $3,500

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The high performance Warburg house by bioi was built for under $100,00
Efficient home design

A High Performance Home on a Shoe String Budget

Seeking to balance function, efficiency and budget is not an easy task; but this was the brief provided for the Warburg house. The question posed by the clie...

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Passive solar home design

Saskatchewan: The birthplace of high performance buildings and passive solar home design

The Conservation House in Saskatchewan was built in 1977, and was a revolutionary building design that introduced passive heating and cooling to modern home ...

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A tiny house that looks like a stack of logs
Tiny house

A portable off-grid tiny house that looks like a stack of wood

An Italian architectural firm called Lab Zero have designed a multi-purpose sustainable hut dubbed the "Yeta Log Cabin" that at first glance looks like nothi...

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