Furniture & Interior Design

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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 s…

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 toy…

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 a…

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 …

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 desi…

Mobile tiny house

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

The Tiny House Movement is an inspiring green home trend, but are tiny houses on wheels green? Find out more about Tiny House Living in cold climates and whether they are a good or bad idea.… Are Tiny Houses Worth it? Are Tiny houses a good investment? That depends on your lifestyle and how well you build them. Here a…

Tips for Urban Gardening and Gardening in Small Spaces

Grow food at home: 7 tips for growing food in small spaces

With a little creativity & ingenuity small spaces can be maximized for a greater food harvest from your garden & look great doing so!… Many of us look forward to the unmistakable taste of fresh, locally grown vegetables and fruit, especially those that come from our own soil. For those of you who would like to grow fo…

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…

Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?

Condensation on windows is a pain but is it a problem & how to stop it?

Condensation on windows is a pain in winter and runs down the wall can mean hidden issues in our homes - What causes fogged up windows, how big a problem is it and, most importantly, how do we stop it?… Condensation on Windows – Is it Bad? It’s that time of year when condensation on windows becomes a pain, we wake up…

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 continua…

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