Why Tiny Homes?
Inspired by the movement to do more with less, living in a tiny home has many great advantages:
- reduces energy consumption and utility bills
- conducive to smarter consumerism
- reduce the footprint on the land
- increases disposable income
- improves access to home ownership
- helps money goes farther with higher quality finishing and living environment
What Inspired Borealis Tiny Homes?
One of owner Marco Giroux’s specialties as a carpenter for the last 10 years has been maximizing space in a way that is both beautiful and functional. When researching ideas for basement suites and kitchens, he came across the tiny home movement and became intrigued, fascinated by what was creatively possible in such a small space. One day a friend made Marco realize that building these homes was in the scope of his skill and creativity. From that moment he has been inspired to create incredible tiny homes that meet the diverse needs of those dedicated to micro living.
Northern Tiny Homes?
When researching tiny homes and plans Marco noticed that many of the designs were similar to RVs, where most of the plumbing and floor insulation were not adapted to northern climates, particularly for the interior of British Columbia, near Prince George, BC where Borealis Tiny Homes is located. Having a home that is comfortable in all of northern BC’s seasons is so important, so he has modified the classic design to build a tiny home better suited to the climate.
Marco Giroux’s Vision
With a tiny home no compromises need to be made. The entire home can include both quality materials and superior craftsmanship. Comparatively, many of my renovation clients are often limited in the scope of a project because their homes are so big with so much to do or their budget allows only a few rooms in a house to be renovated. You can live tiny and still live large!
About Marco Giroux
Marco Giroux has been involved in construction his entire life. After building his home in 2006 in the Arts & Crafts style, he had many people approach him to do projects in their own homes, which led him to, in 2007, open Marco’s Carpentry Services situated in Prince George, BC, Canada.