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Hot Housing Trends

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Toronto’s housing market has been hot since the early 2000s and it doesn’t seem to really be slowing down. However, with the heated real estate scene, many home buyers are turning to alternative housing to meet their domestic needs. Since housing costs per square foot can range anywhere between $747-$839 in Toronto, many folks are seeking options that are more affordable and more eco-friendly for their permanent residence.

Tiny home
They might have started off as a novelty, but tiny homes are very popular and a growing trend. Those who prefer to live mortgage-free and downgrade their housing footprint find tiny homes the perfect fit. They are eco-friendly, far more affordable, can be customized to suit your tastes and lifestyle and are also transportable to wherever you want to live.

Eco homes
The term “eco” can be used to describe a wide variety of homes that meet certain sustainability standards. Whether they are passive homes that minimize their energy requirements, off-grid properties that rely uniquely on sustainable forms of energy or properties built using recycled and repurposed materials, the eco-home trend truly is the way of the future.

Micro apartments
This brand-new trend in North America debuted in Asia where the need for compact living made such accommodations essential in some urban environments. Known for their extremely compact size and clever designs that maximize your storage and living space, they also require a complete rethinking of how you live.

Shipping containers
Shipping container homes are not as popular as other trends, but they are another very good alternative for those wanting to reduce the cost of their home as well as reduce their environmental impact. By reusing shipping containers and turning them into viable living spaces, some people have managed to create exceptional homes. Naturally, such an endeavor would require a good architect and a builder who is familiar with alternative forms of construction.

Regardless of what you prefer, there are a number of ways to make your home as unique and special as you want it to be.

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Nisha Muire

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