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The Big Calm Blog

Little Wonders

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…
table with Canada flag, passport, and visa application
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…
tiny house bedroom with farm outside window
CategoriesLifestyle,  Tiny Homes

Tiny Houses for Mature Audiences

When we first conceptualized Big Calm, we figured it would appeal to individuals and couples purchasing their first home. We…
Woman in an unplanted garden at springtime
CategoriesDevelopment

Power to the Permies!

Permie-paralysis - it’s deep and it’s real. It’s the state of having acquired from your permaculture design course (PDC) so…
hummingbird flying towards water drops
CategoriesLifestyle,  Tiny Homes

Do What You Can

Earlier today we presented to hundreds at the Global Tiny House Conference. Our talk, "Macro Forces, Market Trends, and #WorkFromHomestead",…
woman facing a pedestrian bridge into a forest
CategoriesLifestyle,  Tiny Homes

Little Women

On our social media channels – particularly Twitter – we keep tabs on some of the biggest trends nudging people…