The prevalence of tiny homes and having a sustainable footprint will usher in a new type of design that goes beyond eco-friendly. This tiny home based out of British Columbia aims to incorporate zero waste living as much as possible. This goal is not just in terms of building the house but also in its daily usage.
Built by a retired couple, the custom-built home started out by using as much recycled and used materials as possible. In fact, a portion of the flooring in the bedroom area was salvaged from the dance floor of an old Vancouver-based studio. They also incorporated as many eco-friendly mechanisms as possible such as the toilet with the built-in-sink for water conservation. There is also a large roof deck which can house extra solar panels.
The couple is not aiming for a total zero waste tiny home. However, with thoughtful design, this cabin almost stands to be one.
As Barb says, tiny homes can be a positive component of a more sustainable solution, especially for aging folks