Housing

culture

How We Built Our Earthship, an Off-grid Prairie Home

It took five weeks and one volunteer army to rise this radically sustainable Alberta dwelling.

By Duncan Kinney, Today


news

A Tyee Series

Low-Rent Mansion Living? In Vancouver? Really?

Yes, really. Groups of frustrated renters are snapping up urban acreages, and spend less on housing than the rest of us.

By David P. Ball, 19 Jan 2015


news

Four Ways to Better Protect Indigenous Women in Canada

Another damning human rights report highlights failures. We sought solutions.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 13 Jan 2015


culture

A Tyee Series

Ten Things Learned Living Off-grid in Canada

For two years we travelled the country to find off-gridders, and studied their ways of life.

By Phillip Vannini and Jonathan Taggart, 29 Dec 2014


news

A Tyee Series

Retirement Saving Could Help Build a Better Community

A canny Nova Scotian idea aims to pump millions into affordable rentals in Victoria.

By David P. Ball, 29 Dec 2014


news

A Tyee Series

Calgary's $2,000 Homeownership Hack

Free-market paradise over the Rockies is tackling housing crisis with a bold city-owned experiment.

By David P. Ball, 12 Dec 2014


news

A Tyee Series

With Friends Fleeing Unaffordability, Vancouver Architect Looks East for Solutions

'Options from Homes' made homeownership possible for thousands in Ontario. Why hasn't it caught on here?

By David P. Ball, 9 Dec 2014


news

A Tyee Series

Slideshow: Global Experiments in Affordable Homeownership

An architect's trek around the world serves as a brainstorm for Vancouver solutions.

By David P. Ball, 5 Dec 2014


news

A Tyee Series

If You Can Afford to Rent, You Could Be a Homeowner

Architect Avi Friedman scoured the globe for new housing forms we could apply in Canada.

By David P. Ball, 27 Nov 2014


news

One Thousand BC Kids Still Waiting for Homes

Small improvements to adoption program, watchdog finds, but waitlist isn't diminishing.

By Katie Hyslop, 19 Nov 2014


news

A Tyee Series

Divisive Development Not Just Vancouver's Election Issue

In small Vancouver Island towns, zoning and building battles perennially dominate.

By Andrew MacLeod, 13 Nov 2014


news

A Tyee Series

The Silver Lining to Vancouver's Homeownership Crisis

Priced out, working families and nonprofits take matters into their own hands. Start of a new solutions series.

By David P. Ball, 7 Nov 2014


news

My Co-op Is Falling Down

Shoddy construction and expiring subsidies puts my home at risk. Preview of a new series.

By Katie Hyslop, 6 Nov 2014


opinion

Burnaby Mayor: Cities Can't Solve Homelessness Alone

Tyee columnist outraged at the wrong 'villain,' responds Derek Corrigan.

By Derek Corrigan, 31 Oct 2014


news

A Tyee Series

Vancouver's House Price Crunch: Campaign Pledges and Pitfalls

On the trail as candidates tackle this election's hottest issue.

By Doug Ward, 28 Oct 2014


presents

Hope In Shadows Vendor Steps into the Light

Six-time contest winner Peter Thompson talks life, art and the meaning of home.

By Jesse Donaldson, 27 Oct 2014


opinion

Young Prospects? Vancouver's Wealth Gap Demands a Drastic Move

We must stop how rising house prices are screwing millennials. Here's one way.

By Patrick M. Condon, 20 Oct 2014


culture

Finding Home, Finding a Voice: A Special Reading

Tutored by author Michael Christie, writers with 'enough life experience to overwhelm a library' share their work.

By Michael Christie and Megaphone Vendors, 14 Oct 2014


blogs

Tyee Builders: Want a pair of tickets to the 2014 Land Awards, MC'd by David Beers?

22 Sep 2014


news

Vancouver's Old RCMP Lands Should Remain Public Space, MP Says

Four city blocks for sale could fetch tens of millions, but who'll buy?

By Bob Mackin, 5 Sep 2014