Spring Gillard

Floating Cabin

Saw this on Green Renaissance’s Facebook page. It’s on Kinbasket Lake in the Kootenays, British Columbia. Wonder if they have a compost toilet on board.

Limiting Principles

This was yesterday’s thought for the day. I am using systems theory for my thesis, and E.F. Schumacher (Small is Beautiful, 1973) was one of the early systems thinkers. So was EE. The book Words to Live by, from which the Thought for the Day are excerpted, was first published in 1990.

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Clicking in to Housing

There’s a showcase of tiny houses at the North Van Shipyard Market on Friday nights. The homes are by CLICK modular. The City of North Van is promoting tiny homes as well as other smaller housing such as coach homes and secondary suites.

Mattress Money

My back alley is a parking lot, for more than cars. Guess people are trying to avoid the very minimal residential parking permit fee (under $40/yr). Maybe it’s time to charge for alley parking too. Then the city would have a little more money to haul away the old couches and mattresses.