The aim of this project was to realize a modest structure that could be placed on any piece of land. Thus, it is autonomous in terms of energy and water; solar power feeds a self-sufficient system, from which the lights, outlets and composting toilet are drawing. Poly tanks handle the water needs for the shower and sink.
Most materials are locally sourced as the lumber from a local mill and steel from nearby supplier and craftsmen. The design intent was also to speak to local culture, raw and functional.
Beside additional hands-on experience, this project thought me a lot about material sourcing and supply organization. Even if not so far from Québec, the building materials offered in the Calgary area have proven to be organized quite differently regarding the products availability and prices. These variables have a powerful influence on the process, the final result and cost.