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Do you want to start a Homestead?

Frozen Parody Video well worth the watch 🙂

Do you want to start a Homestead?

 

Although it’s a Parody it’s really no joke at all.

Jesse and Alyssa recently purchased 5 acres of land and are developing their off-grid homestead, 100% from scratch, debt-free! They are documenting our entire journey in hopes of helping others who wish to do something similar. Feel free to subscribe and follow along!

www.purlivingforlife.com




City of North Vancouver Shed Regulations

City of North Vancouver Shed Regulations 

DISCLAIMER: The City of North Vancouver Shed Regulations are provided as a courtesy only. Always consult the City of North Vancouver Building Department prior to any construction.

City of North Vancouver Shed Regulations

Sheds and Accessory Buildings are meant to be used as minor accessory structures for storing goods ancillary to the principal use of single or two family dwelling. Sheds are not permitted in a front yard in most zones and cannot be used for vehicle parking or a home occupation.

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Prefab Gulf Island Cabins – Galiano Island

Gulf Island Cabins:

Who wouldn’t want their own pair of Gulf Island Cabins?

A client came to us recently with a challenge. He wanted us to design and build two remote cabins on Galiano Island (on a relatively tight budget) to serve as a meeting place for friends and family to escape from the hustle and bustle of busy city life.

Galiano Island is located in the Southern Gulf Islands between Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. There are a couple of factors that make Galiano Island so appealing for a Gulf Island Cabin getaway. Read more ›




Kill the Metro Vancouver Commute

Kill the Metro Vancouver Commute: Live longer, live healthier with more money in your pocket.

As a business owner, professional draftsperson and building designer Plamen Apostalov had a big problem. A time sucking problem that had plagued him for years, the Metro Vancouver Commute.

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Saanich Shed Bylaws

Saanich Shed Bylaws:

DISCLAIMER: The Municipality of Sannich Shed Bylaws are provided as a courtesy only. Always consult the Municipality of Sannich Building Department prior to any construction.

Saanich Shed Bylaws

Please refer to the appropriate neighbourhood zone for specific regulations pertaining to ‘Other Accessory Buildings and Structures’.

Sheds are meant to be used as minor accessory structures for storing goods ancillary to the principal use of single or two family dwelling. Sheds are not permitted in a front yard in most zones and cannot be used for vehicle parking or a home occupation.

Sheds less than 10 square metres (sqm) in area

Small sheds less than 10 sqm (108 square feet) must comply with the accessory building regulations Zoning Bylaw.

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B.C. woman fined for renting garden shed to homeless couple

Man, woman and pets living in tool shed in Kelowna, B.C. paid $200 a month

CBC News Posted: Dec 7, 2012 7:23 PM PT

A power cord that ran from the woman’s house in Kelowna, B.C., supplied electricity to the small metal building, for which she was charging rent of $200 per month.

It’s not clear how long the people and pets had been living in the shed. Bylaw officers warned the owner two weeks ago it was not suitable accommodation, but the advice was ignored, said city spokesman Stephen Fleming.

Fleming described the small building as “a standard type of metal garden shed that you’d get at your local hardware store. It certainly doesn’t look like a place for people to be living in.”

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Installing a Modern-Shed Kit:

Modern-Shed kit construction is easier than you might think.

Modern-Shed Kits: Ever thought about having a Modern-Shed in your backyard? Do you have basic construction skills? Can you read directions?

Great then you should have no problem installing a Modern-Shed Kit.

The best way to minimize the cost of a Modern-Shed is to install it yourself.

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Prefab Houses & Construction: Everything you wanted to know!

 The Versatile Prefab House

The Versatile Prefab House - Dwell Magazine

Click to view this info packed FREE Special Edition

Ever thought about owning a Prefab House? If you are as passionate about prefab houses and construction as we are they you’ve gotta check out this FREE Digital Issue of Dwell Magazine.

Page 4: Prefab 101

Everything you wanted to know about prefab houses but were afraid to ask! We’ve tapped the brain behind popular Web resource FabPreFab to explain the birds and the bees of manufactured housing.

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