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The Space Between

Surrounded by boxes of what we’re taking to B.C., it doesn’t feel like we’re really “living” in Calgary anymore. There’s…
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CategoriesLifestyle,  Tiny Homes

All the Things That We Can’t Leave Behind 

So. Much. Stuff. We closed on our property, which we have named Big Calm, at the end of June. It…
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We Found It!

Last summer, my husband and I went on our second road trip across B.C. to look at properties. We knew…
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Start Where You Are, Do What You Can, Use What You Have

I have been interested in permaculture for some time, recognizing its nature-guided, systemic approach to sustainable living as a set…
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Down is the New Up

How profoundly the world has changed. Looking back at Big Calm’s pre-pandemic posts instills mixed emotions. On one hand, the…
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The Future of Work is Remote, and the Future is Now

What do you value most in a job? If you replied “flexibility” or “work-life balance,” you’re among the majority of…
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CategoriesTiny Homes

The Big Directory of Tiny House Builders

Update: For a more current list of Canadian Tiny House on Wheels builders, please visit our Salon page. Tiny living…
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New Life at the End of the World

It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I (wanna) feel fine. But I don’t. Far from…
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Alberta, I♥U but You’re Bringin’ Me Down

I was born and raised in Alberta, and have been blessed to share in the riches provided by our province’s…