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The Big Calm Blog

Little Wonders

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CategoriesDevelopment

Lofty Energy Saving and Eco Design Goals

A building project is a long series of design choices. Some are prescribed and imposed by regulations but many come…
Cozy tiny house interior with small dog on a couch near a window
CategoriesTiny Homes

10 Tiny Home Interior Ideas to Help Complete Your Space

We were recently invited by US real estate brokerage Redfin to offer our perspective for an article they just published…
Aerial view of a rural field with earthworks
CategoriesDevelopment

Project Update (Year-end 2021)

2021 wasn't an easy year in which to build a project like Big Calm. Slow bureaucrats, busy contractors, wildfire evacuation…
CategoriesTiny Homes

The Pocket Getaway at Big Calm

We're thrilled to welcome the first tiny house to Big Calm! Last month, a 25-foot Jaunt tiny house on wheels…
wildfire on a mountainside at night
CategoriesLifestyle

Fire Break

Old-timers in the Kootenays sometimes refer to June as “Juneuary,” a month with cooler, wetter weather. But June 2021 definitely…
Wooded field with double rainbow
CategoriesLifestyle,  Tiny Homes

Home Isn’t Just a Place

Most of our conversations these days are with people getting into tiny homes. Recently, however, we were contacted by Mike…
A blue tiny house sits in a peaceful verdant meadow
CategoriesDevelopment,  Lifestyle,  Tiny Homes

The Bigger Picture on Tiny Homesteads

When we first contemplated building a tiny home community in the Slocan Valley, we thought a lot about how it…
Black and white photo of a couple in a field of flowers
CategoriesDevelopment

Big Calm in the Valley Voice

One of the things that drew us to the Slocan Valley was the local spirit and "real world" news conveyed…
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CategoriesLifestyle

How to Work Remotely in Canada for a Foreign Employer

Numerous polls indicate that remote work is here to stay, with 68 percent of respondents from a recent survey indicating…