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HoneyBox Shipping Container House Tour

Mat & Danielle at Exploring Alternatives get a tour of a small shipping container home in British Columbia. It was built by the folks at HoneyBox, a home builder and shipping container supplier. This house was made from three 20-foot containers that have been attached using standard container connectors. It’s completely off-grid, has a small […]

Peter Downsized for a Debt Free Tiny Retirement

Peter Matheson lives in a tiny house on wheels in Grand Forks, British Columbia. It’s an incredibly small home – only 120 square feet – but has all the essentials for living full time. While volunteering at a cold weather shelter in Grand Forks, he was asked to help design spaces for the homeless. He […]

NOMAD Micro Homes

The NOMAD is a refreshing new modern micro home built in British Columbia. It measures just 10′ x 10′ and is designed to be shipped worldwide. It arrives unassembled and assembly should be completed by at least two people with at least handyman level building skills. The design can be used for a variety of […]

Next Stop – Vancouver Island

Portability is one of the advantages of owning a tiny house. While they may not be as easy to tow as a travel trailer – due to their weight and shape –  they are more comfortable for year-round living. So while a tiny house move won’t be something done on the spur of the moment, […]

“V” House

Nelson Tiny Houses, a tiny house builder in British Columbia, has a unique little tiny house design with deep eaves and a shed roof. It measures just 8′ by 13′ and has an 11-foot high ceiling on the high side. On the inside you’ll find a nice blend of finished wood and crisp white walls. […]

Green Shed Design Competition Winners

Pandora Park Community Garden Society, In Vancouver, B.C., recently organized a garden shed design competition. Here’s how they describe what they were going after: “The primary objective is to demonstrate that natural, hand built, recycled, or otherwise sustainably produced building materials and technologies can be used in a contemporary aesthetic and community garden context.” Below […]

Focus on the Future – Small is beautiful and eminently livable – By Michael Mehta

Back in November I posted the story of Michael Mehta’s small house on Gabriola Island in British Columbia. Shortly after that Michael mentioned to me that he was working on an article that focused on the benefits of simple living and small homes. To help with the research I reached out to you, my readers, […]

Small House on Gabriola Island, British Columbia

This small 576 square foot house is located on Gabriola Island in British Columbia and has two stories, a 24′ by 24′ footprint, type-3 septic field, instant hot water heater, and cork floors. The landscaping around the house was finished in river rock so as to avoid having to water lawn. The photos, plan, and […]

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