Making a positive  impact with  "tiny" actions.

Zero Waste Tiny Home

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Buddy Boyd




Barb Hetheringon

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FoodCycler - on the go composting

May 29, 2019

Water in - Waste out

May 27, 2019

Crush & Brush

May 25, 2019

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May 29, 2019

When we travelled across Canada for our Bolt Across Canada trip we composted all our food scraps with our much loved Food Cycler. The Food Cycler is the size of a bread maker, it is electric, and recycles food scraps into nutrient rich soil amender.

The finished product...

May 27, 2019

A glimpse at some of the pipes for the plumbing of the Zero Waste Tiny Home.

Three separate parts that work together to produce a properly functioning plumbing system. First there is the water coming in to the home with supply lines, that move the water to access points...

May 25, 2019

One of the handy items I have for reducing waste while travelling and camping is little matchbox containers of tooth tablets.

Toothpaste tubes are not recyclable so these little cardboard containers are perfect for carrying in backpack or purse. For Tiny Home living the...

May 19, 2019

These days we seem to travel with a tape measure and a bunch of measurements from the Zero Waste Tiny Home. Space is compact and fitting furniture into the areas takes thoughtful consideration.

For our living room/ sleeping area we decided to look for a sofa bed.  Of co...

May 14, 2019

One of the questions we get when talking about our Zero Waste Tiny Home project is what makes the Tiny Home Zero Waste.

Often with this question, the person inquiring is thinking of salvaged materials  for the build. Honestly, while we have incorporated salvaged and reu...

May 13, 2019

 Tiny House living requires you to manage your space, and Tiny House living call for you to manage your energy usage. Our rv site is a 50 amp service. Like an rv, the Tiny Home plugs into the rv site power source. The Tiny Home is power plug cord is wired into a small...

May 13, 2019

To be clear, although our Zero Waste Tiny Home is built on a trailer with wheels, we are building it to reside at our lot at Cedars RV resort in Malakwa. We want to create a solid living space.

Although we have a gravel base for the parking area for trailers at our site...

April 23, 2019

Buddy travelled up to the Lumby workshop to meet up with the Zero Waste Tiny  Home building team to take some pictures of the wall framing of the tiny house and to discuss material choices as the build progresses.

Tiny Homes  walls are built like "Mighty Mouse" -small b...

April 22, 2019

I think we have mentioned that the name Malakwa comes from comes from the Chinook Jargon word for mosquito, adapted from the French le maringouin. Living beside a pond that is a wonderful breeding ground  for mosquitoes has lead us to giving thought about natural insec...

April 12, 2019

The building team is busy working on putting the walls and floor of our Zero Waste Tiny Home.

Solid insulation and fibreglass insulation with poly  barrier have gone in to help keep the floor cozy.

 Next came the framing of the walls. The builders work with the measureme...

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Malakwa, BC, Canada


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About Us

Zero Waste Tiny Home : small steps with a smaller footprint

Is it possible to live a Zero Waste lifestyle? Is it possible to comfortably live in a tiny home.?

We are rather ordinary Canadians who believe we can change our ways of daily living to reduce our environmental impact.For years, we have been sharing solutions and ideas that can help to make individuals , businesses and communities more sustainable. We believe the best way to promote positive change is to lead by example. Buddy often says "if we can do it ,anyone can!"

 As directors of Zero Waste Canada, we driven across Canada in our Chevy Bolt (Bolt Across Canada) with the purpose of showing the possibility of a Zero Waste road trip driving an electric vehicle.

Our Zero Tiny Home is the next phase of our journey with a purpose.  

Malakwa, BC, Canada