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Idle No More sees tiny house as solution to huge problem

CBC New, Dec 07,2015- Indigenous activists have partnered with a Manitoba company to provide a truly unique home for a Saskatchewan First Nation family. Leaders from Idle No More raised more than $15,000 for a tiny home, which is being built by Mini Homes of Manitoba. The new Winnipeg-based company specializes in designing and building energy-efficient, compact mobile houses. The […]

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The alternative living movement-Trading in typical living space for economic, geographical, or financial freedom

The Manitiban, Nov 25, 2015- The housing market is a major issue across many large cities in the western world. Finding affordable, quality living space is a challenge in places like New York, San Francisco, London, Toronto, and Vancouver. For today’s young professionals, trying to get by with entry-level wages, while paying off student loans and living day-to-day, can be […]

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Banff tries to lead the way to affordable housing solution-Other mountain resort towns face housing issues similar to Banff

CBC News – Calgary, Nov 20, 2015 – Finding affordable housing can be difficult in many parts of Alberta. But nowhere is it more challenging than in the Bow Valley, where the vacancy rate sits at zero per cent. In the fifth part of a week-long series, CBC Calgary’s Evelyne Asselin looks at what Banff is trying to do. Banff is a beautiful place […]

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7 Montrealers offer up solutions to fix city’s housing woes

CBC News, Sep 14, 2015 – A new report by Montreal’s public health department paints a grim picture of Montreal’s housing situation. Mould, vermin and food insecurity problems afflict hundreds of thousands of homes. Rented low-income households are especially affected. Rented homes more likely to have sanitation problems: report CBC News asked seven of Montreal’s political, health and housing leaders at a summit on Monday to share […]

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Green and Affordable Homes, Out of the Box -Shipping containers hold the potential to revolutionize urban housing.

The Tyee, April 12, 2010 – Vancouver boasts both the “Greenest Neighbourhood in the World” — the LEED certified Olympic Athlete’s Village — as well as the world’s first LEED Platinum convention centre. But the city that calls itself the “Green Capital” has shown surprisingly little interest in a rapidly emerging building technology that promises to become not only far […]