Design Your Own Sustainable Home – in Toronto & Ottawa

Straw bale passive house office building

March 19-20, 2016 (Ottawa)
9.30 am to 4.30 pm
Collab Space, 70 Bongard Avenue

Instructor: Chris Magwood

Workshop Description

Do you dream of designing and building a sustainable home so you can live lightly (and affordably!) on the planet? Or of renovating your existing home to be more natural and energy efficient? If so, you’re not alone!

However, many questions face the prospective owner-builder setting out on this journey. To design yourself or hire a designer? How to choose from a myriad of competing natural building materials? How to choose heating options, water and waste options, electricity options? How to manage budgets and timelines? How to choose a piece of land?To build yourself, or hire builders for different phases? This workshop will explore all of these questions in an in-depth way.

The workshop is designed to be an un-biased look at all the options available to the prospective owner-builder, and to assist you with tools to help you assess and choose your way to the house of your dreams. You will leave this workshop ready to handle all the competing claims and information you will face by focusing on your personal goals and aspirations and creating a road map for how best to meet them.

Making Better Buildings book by Chris Magwood

Making Better Buildings by Chris Magwood

This course was the inspiration for Chris Magwood’s new book, Making Better Buildings. The book will be available at the workshop.

Entry Requirements
Open to all

Early bird – $350
Regular – $400
$600 – Couple rate

Maximum class size: 12

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