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Under bed storage

Storage ideas for small spaces

Design and furnishing ideas to make the best use of empty spaces in a home. From underneath a bed, under a subfloor or the underside of the staircase, there are many underutilized areas in a home that can make life in a small home a lot less cluttered. Here are some ideas on how to transform dead space into storage sp…

Fire retardants in furniture are intended to slow flames

Flame retardants in furnishings - an unnecessary and serious health risk

Flame retardants are found in almost all manufactured materials. They pose a serious health risk yet are virtually useless for preventing fires. With the intention of reducing the speed at which flames can spread, fire-retardant compounds are added to almost all the materials we furnish our homes with: children's toys…

Laneway house by Lanefab Design/Build

Interior furnishings & decor

Protect your air quality with chemical-free home furnishings.   Protecting your indoor air quality: Any renovation or building project is exciting, but it can also be exhausting and emotionally taxing. Right at the end when it's time to furnish your new space can be one of the hardest times to stick to your environmen…

Tiny House living in cold climates - one of the best tiny homes on wheels

Tiny Houses - Living in Cold Climates

Are you wondering how to build a Tiny House for living in cold climates? How much insulation does a tiny house need? See plans for the best tiny house on wheels that we've ever seen. Are tiny houses a good investment? That depends on how you want to live and how well they are built. Small homes are more affordable an…

The Fun Box

The Fun Box! Solar, wind and human powered luxury living

The Fun Box is a masterpiece of energy and space saving solutions that translates into it's own brand of decadence. Check out the photos, and don't miss the YouTube video. There seems to be a design trend of trying to out-cool the previously coolest tiny house, and as long as that keeps happening we will keep having g…

Sustainably built Prefabricated Tiny houses from FabCab

Tiny Houses: The FabCab prefabricated building WA

Integrating Douglas Fir timber frames and structural insulated panels, FabCab offers universal accessibility in its eco-friendly homes, cabins and accessory dwelling units (ADUs). FabCab’s approach to sustainability is simple — design healthy, efficient environments to accommodate varied lifestyles. Dedicated to desig…

The Fincube tin house

The Fincube off-grid tiny house

The Fincube tiny house is off-grid, portable and enjoys a 360 degree view of the world. The Fincube is a pre-fab multi-purpose dwelling, it's built to operate off-grid, it's portable, and it's beautiful. It's also made in Italy so would hardly be a "green" choice for a North American dweller, but one can't help but be…

Affordable green prefab homes - contemporary rancher style - Abri 1850 BV

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now

Architect-Designed contemporary homes always attract attention - especially ones that are super efficient, stunningly beautiful and that ooze quality - But the Abri range is all that and more - It's Affordable too. Exceptional Prefab Eco Homes - introducing the Abri range These ultra high performance prefabricated hom…

Keyhole Garden

The Keyhole Garden: An Introduction

How to get this drought-resistant efficient growing method working for you, a five step process. A keyhole garden is a circular raised garden bed with a compost basket at the center and a keyhole-shaped path that allows access to the entire garden. The compost basket can be fed throughout the season and will continual…

Installing a rainwater catment system

Installing a rainwater catchment system

If you think a rainwater catchment system might be what you're looking for, whether to maintain independance or to further water conservation, read on. setting up a rainwater catchment system If it is not for financial reasons, why are you installing a water tank? Here are some reasons: To do your part for water cons…

Tiny Tack House living room

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.   Inspired by the Tiny House Movement, Chris and Malissa Tack designed a 140 Square foot home that sits on a 7’ x 20’ trailer bed. This traditional looking home with gable roof and dormers just happens to be mobile…

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