New custom home in Wakefield, Quebec

Located on a wooded property near a ski hill in Wakefield, Quebec is a custom home that we finished recently. The cost effective house design for this home began with a plan to fit three bedrooms into a modest but comfortable 1,200 ft.² bungalow with no basement (the home is on bedrock).

Typically, a three-bedroom bungalow would run closer to 1,500 ft.² or more, but we utilized some space saving techniques and landed with a great design that totals 1,216 ft.²

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Save the date

EkoModel Open House Delayed

We’ve all seen the writing on the wall, and it would appear that we’ll have to delay our late April Open House until the government approves gatherings of more than five people.

In the meantime, we’ll be working on our current projects, undertaking a revamp of the EkoBuilt website, continuing to enjoy our conversations with the folks who reach out daily to explore home building projects, posting a whole bunch of project updates with pictures to our blog, and trying to keep a positive outlook.

If you haven’t noticed it yet, we’ll draw your attention to the 2020 Free Shipping campaign that we’ve just launched. Check it out and stay well!


Free shipping across North America

Although we like to be optimistic that things will be back to normal soon, we have already experienced a number of delays on projects because of the coronavirus.

We completely understand when projects hit delays beyond our control, but it’s also a good opportunity to take advantage of the lower interest rates and build now if you do have a build on the horizon.

In order to generate immediate sales we are offering free shipping throughout North America.

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Breathe easy with a ToxBox

In the spirit of information sharing, we like to sometimes focus on solutions for existing / older homes. This seems more relevant than ever as so many of us are staying home or otherwise conscious of pausing plans. This post focuses on healthy indoor air!

The ToxBox filter isn’t new, but it is an amazing Canadian product deserving of a bit of profile right now. Does your home have a conventional furnace? The ToxBox is for you.

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Save the date

Trade Show Cancellations

We wrote yesterday about the cancellation of the Green Living Show in Toronto this weekend due to measures being taken to stem the spread of COVID 19. We now know that the Ottawa Home & Garden Show has followed suit.

These are not postponed events, they are full cancellations, meaning they will not occur at all in 2020.

We do not yet have a statement about the Ottawa Cottage Life & Backyard Show, scheduled for mid-April. We assume it too is likely to be cancelled, but will confirm here when we know. Updated to note: this show has now also been cancelled.

Finally, we will obviously keep a close eye on developments and the latest guidance on gatherings in determining whether it makes sense to continue with our planned EkoModel Open House in late April.

In the meantime, best wishes to everyone. Stay healthy.