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The Big Calm Blog

Little Wonders

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…
aerial view of a lush valley with river
CategoriesLifestyle

The Language of Water

In this short film by Kai Cabodyna, Sinixt Elder & Matriarch, Marilyn James, speaks to the two laws of the…
excavator and crew placing septic tanks next to a barn-loft
CategoriesDevelopment

Groundwork Underway

“Every moment is a fresh beginning.” – T.S. Eliot While most are eager for 2020 to end, we are instead focused on new starts. Big Calm is beginning…
open tin of colourful gummy fish
CategoriesLifestyle,  Tiny Homes

Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Box

Was Radiohead referring to tiny houses? Ok, it’s not that bad, but I’d be lying if I said adjusting to…
Mountain sunset with reflective pond in foreground
CategoriesLifestyle

A Head Full of Dreams

The secret to good sleep? Move to a mountain acreage. I’ve heard about “sleep quality,” but I never understood it…
overhead photo of a red SUV driving on a windy country road at dusk
CategoriesLifestyle

Setting Forth

The day after tomorrow, we will be moving from Calgary to a rental in Silverton (until the Shangri-loft is complete).…