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Tiny Houses

Last weekend there was a tiny house show in Edwards. You may watch a video and read more about that here. Tiny houses are compact, minimalist homes typically ranging from 100 to 400 square feet. They prioritize efficient use of space and are designed to provide the essentials for living within a small footprint. Here […]

CMHC Housing Starts for April 2024

On May 15, 2024 CMHC issued a news release pertaining to the April housing starts. According to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), the total monthly seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of housing starts for all areas in Canada decreased by 1% in April 2024, reaching 240,229 units compared to March’s 242,267 units1. The […]

Architecture – Cathedrals and Great Churches

Etchmiadzin Cathedral Armenia The development of church architecture, especially in the context of cathedrals and great churches, is a fascinating journey that reflects broader historical, cultural, and theological shifts. Here’s an overview of how church architecture evolved from early Christian times through the development of complex cathedral structures: Early Christian Meeting Places House Churches: Early […]

Insurance and Age of Roof

There can be insurance issues if your roof is more than 20 years old. Here are some common challenges and considerations: Higher Premiums: Older roofs are generally viewed as higher risks by insurance companies. This risk perception can lead to higher insurance premiums as the likelihood of roof-related problems increases with age. Coverage Limitations: Some […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

She’s been gone several years but I quote her often so she’s not entirely gone. Happy Mother’s day Maman! To my daughter’s mother! To all my clients and friends who are mothers and to everyone one else.


I’ve just learnt a new word: Midimalism. It seems to be a new trend! You guessed it it is somewhere in between minimalism and maximalism. It’s not bad actually. Not everyone wants to live at either end of the spectrum. Maximilism being too much for many and minimalism being, well, too little. So this perhaps […]