Building Codes

12/05 Tiny house friendly changes in IRC 2018

We are one step closer to having more lenient requirements for ceiling heights, lofts, and stairs in tiny houses that are on foundations. Voters in the International Code Council (ICC) passed the proposed appendix written by Andrew Morrison. Results still need to be certified and confirmed, but as long as […]

Design & Construction

11/29 Bowen Island company makes tiny homes made of hemp

Tiny, eco-friendly hemp homes are the made-in-B.C. solution to the housing crisis, according to some advocates. Kim Brooks, the CEO of Hempcrete Natural Building, along with her partner, Jayeson Hendryson, have been building two tiny homes made of hemp since spring. The company uses hempcrete — a type of concrete […]

Design & Construction

11/21 Tiny home trend takes hold around Madison

On a modest lot on Commercial Avenue, you won’t see any house hunters or celebrity renovators. There is no camera following the carpentry work, nobody chronicling the do-it-yourself projects installed in each living space. But there’s a common thread between this Madison College construction and remodeling program and some of […]