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Calgary Family Trades in Spacious Home for Tiny House

More extreme downsizing stories hitting the main stream media. Be sure to cast your vote in the survey at the bottom of the linked article. “A Calgary family is building a tiny new abode on wheels that holds roughly 300 square feet of living space. Kirsten Shaw and Michael Hunt plan to pull up stakes […]

Off-Grid Float Cabin: Retirement Tiny Dream Home in BC Wilderness

Great off-grid retirement story. “Margy and Wayne Lutz were camping in Coastal British Columbia when they discovered their dream home: the float cabins of Powell Lake. They’re not houseboats, but “float cabins”, that is, they’re permanently anchored to shore. The Lutz’s bought their retirement home in 2001 for 35,000 Canadian dollars (about $25,000 USD, at […]

Leaf House – a Tiny House in the Yukon | Tiny House Design

Laird lives up in the Yukon Territory, Whitehorse to be precise, and has just finished building his second tiny home. This design is called the Leaf House Read more at Leaf House – a Tiny House in the Yukon | Tiny House Design.

Off The Grid with Les Stroud

Les Stroud, a.k.a Survivor Man, produced this documentary several years ago that records his personal adventure into setting up an off-the-grid homestead in Canada. The property he buys is 150 acres and has some old farm buildings, one of which he trys to convert into a small 20′ by 20′ cabin before winter. He also […]

Extreme Tiny House Boat Living

This tiny house is located on Powell Lake in coastal British Columbia. It’s just 400 square feet (20’x20′) and sits on a floating platform made up of giant logs. Extreme Tiny House Boat Living

Twelve Cubed

Here’s a great little 12x12x12 cube tiny house from British Columbia, Canada. The creator has packed a lot of function and sophistication into this tiny space and is now offering to build tiny houses just like it for clients. Twelve Cubed

High School Students Design/Build Project

This is a great story about a class of high school students in Canada designing and building tiny houses. Each student is coming up with a design. Three houses will be built. In the end two will be dismantled and recycled into future projects and one will be sold to raise money for the school. […]

These Bunkies Avoid Building Permits

I always like to hear about folks finding creative ways of solving housing needs. It’s not the beating the system part that interests me, although too often it seems like that is a requirement, which is really sad. Shouldn’t building codes be designed to protect folks… not limit or exclude folks? This article on Tiny […]

French Cube is coming to North America

This is a great little vacation rental concept out of France that will soon be available in the US and Canada. It’s a self contained tiny house that can be transported to it’s final site in one piece and setup with just a little effort. French Cube

PreForm Prefab

This is a 500 square foot modern prefab home built by PreForm in Canada. The builder takes extra care to use reclaimed, recycled, and FSC lumber to keep the homes green. PreForm Prefab

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