Furniture & Interior Design

Home decor and Healthy furnishings

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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.

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.

Laneway house by Lanefab Design/Build

Interior furnishings & decor

Protect your air quality with chemical-free home furnishings

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide

Slab-on-grade technical guide

A home built on a slab-on-grade can be more affordable, more comfortable and more durable. Here is a technical guide to building a home on a slab instead of ...

BioSIPS Pre-fabricated straw bale panels

Modern staw bale construction: high performance, durable and affordable

Straw bale SIPS (Structural Insulated Panels) have all the benefits of traditional straw bale homes, but address all the risks.

Keyhole Garden

The Keyhole Garden: An Introduction

How to get this drought-resistant efficient growing method working for you, a five step process.

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

This Cool treehouse near Whistler, BC became a global sensation because it used recycled materials off Craigslist!

With free materials found on Craigslist, Joel Allen built his treehouse, The Hemloft, hidden in plain sight on Crown land. Now that he's shared it with the w...

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.

The high performance almost ZNE Warburg house by bioi - built for under $100,00

A High Performance Home on a Shoe String Budget (Almost ZNE!)

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

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 ...

What is a heat pump

Heat pumps: what they are and how they work

What is a heat pump? An energy efficient home heating system that can save you some money. Read on to find out how they work and if it makes sense for you.

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