A Cool, Canadian, Sustainable Mobile Home

As regular readers know, sooner or later we’re planning on building on our property on Pender Island. Our eventual plan is to also build a separate, small guest cabin. We like our family and friends, but we also like our personal space, if you get my meaning.

We’re not opposed to the guest cabin being some kind of mobile home, assuming it’s comfortable and kind of cool. This one, from Sustain miniHome might fit the bill:

All for about CAN $120,000 at the base price. And, importantly, there would be not duty costs because it’s a Canadian company. They seem to be based in Toronto–how much does it cost to ship a tiny house across the country?

Thanks to Metaefficient for the link.

On a related note, why is it that every architect I hear about is an ‘award-winning’ one? Is it as easy to win awards in architecture as it is in the technology industry? Because of its over-use, the phrase seems totally hollow. Maybe I want to work with an architect who’s won no awards and is proud of it?


  1. Hi Darren,

    I was watching a rerun of the Nature of Things they were talking about sustainable living. One of the homes they featured was a small home that I thought was somewhere in the Greater Vancouver area. You might want to take a look at it and see if fits your bill. It would be a lot less shipping.


    This is the link to the episode that I am talking about. I just thought you might be interested.

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