Sustainable housing development projects: One in California, one in BC

Check out this cool house design from an architect in San Francisco. I love the simplicity of the design. The architect and her husband wanted to buy a place in SF but the prices were too high. So they decided to build but it was going to cost too much. So she designed a simple, eco-friendly house for themselves, and soon lots more people wanted one. So it became a pre-fab one. Great story. Don’t forget to click on the first of the four pictures at the top of the story so that it takes you to the photo gallery.

And this is the story of the new Sea Bird Island development built as a partnership between the Government of Canada, through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) and the Seabird Island First Nation. They managed to build long-house style houses that hold up to 30 people each with completely flexible space dividers for rearranging the spaces/rooms, passive ventilation systems, and geothermal, solar, and wind-power in addition to the base power supply.