Ottawa Net Zero Model Home

EkoBuilt’s net zero model home is available for public visits a handful of times each year in Ottawa, Canada. We share upcoming dates here, on social media, and with our mailing list.

EkoBuilt Model Passive Home

As we’re a small, nimble company, we don’t run the home as a presentation centre. We can only offer private tours to people committed to working with us.

Location: Dunrobin, West Ottawa | 1,634 sq ft bungalow with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths | Separate two-car garage with office (coach house)

Next Public Open House

Saturday, November 18th, 2023 from 9 to 4.

124 Pine Valley Court, Dunrobin, Ontario K0A 1T0

An interior shot of the great room of our 1,634 square foot model net zero home in West Ottawa.

Net Zero Bungalow and Coach House

Located in West Ottawa, our net zero model home is easily accessed by anyone keen to feel the passive house difference and to see a net zero home in action.

It’s a particularly exciting project for us as it’s allowing us to expand on our super energy efficient home offerings in two key ways:

  1. the main home is a beautifully optimized bungalow of 1,634 sq ft and includes four bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and open plan main living spaces
  2. the stand alone two-car garage features an office space (676 sq ft) above that can easily be treated as a coach house or laneway suite on its own (we’ve even prepared separate plans so this can go straight into our coach house offering!)

Net Positive is our new take on Net Zero. Our new model home is so energy efficient, the 6kW solar installation we have in place is often producing more energy than the home needs. That’s Net Positive!

The office sits on top of a two-car garage in a carriage house style building.
EkoBuilt’s new demonstration home has a detached coach house / garage. The Pine Valley coach is 676 sq ft with an office over a garage.

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Passive Home inspiration

Our finished model home is just one incarnation of a passive house plan.

We’ve put together these gorgeous renders for your inspiration, with completed outdoor spaces and landscaping.

We also include below photography of finished interiors and exteriors of our model home, as well as photos of the solar array on the coach home.

You might also love the blog post we did on how you can customize your home, including image compares of exterior finishes.

Super smart floorplan

The main home’s floorplan is incredibly smart and will appeal to families in need of maximum bedroom space, as well as to home owners who’d like to use one or more those bedrooms as an office, den, or other quiet “away space”.

It would also be easy to take down a wall between two of these bedrooms for a larger space.

A covered porch connects the main home and the garage/coach home, which in our case features an upper floor with an office for EkoBuilt.

For other homeowners, this could be the perfect in-law suite, rental apartment, home gym, or studio with guest space built in. The possibilities are amazing.

4-bedroom house plan

The main Pine Valley bungalow house plan is 1,634 square feet.

Cost analysis

We have good guidance on our blog about how to calculate the turnkey cost of any of our house plans.

If you’re interested in possibly building this house plan, we’ve already created a full cost analysis for you:

Note: Cost analysis documents updated Dec 2022. Pricing won’t be accurate, but a good ballpark.

Virtual Tour

Take a tour when it suits you, virtually

We know it’s not practical for many of our customers to travel to our Canadian headquarters, so we’ve put together a virtual tour you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

We think you’ll agree with other homeowners in diverse locations across the continent – from Ontario to Atlantic Canada, Maine, New York, South Carolina, Utah, and Minnesota and points in between – that we have your passive house solution.

Ready to talk? Give us a shout!

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