Welcome To Small House Innovation
With a dedication to craftmanship, sustainability, and site specific design, Small House Innovation is ready to turn your vision into a reality.
About Small House Innovation
Small House Innovation is a dynamic home run business that takes pride and pleasure in building high quality hand crafted homes and other modest structures in the heart of BC’s West Kootenay’s. Surrounded by choice wood, superb craftspeople of all kinds, and a natural environment that is inspiring and wild, Small House Innovation is a company that has grown out of a way of life, and a belief that indeed small is beautiful. Our aim is to build to the best of our ability, one at a time, just like the client wants it. Be it a complete custom home package, or a guest-cottage, greenhouse, garage, studio, massage parlour, music den, man cave, workshop, sauna, treehouse, floathome, or just a front porch, each project receives our full attention.
Planning and Design
At Small House Innovation we believe that planning and design are integral to the success of any building project. Without compromising function or craft, we offer creative solutions and comprehensive cost-analysis from the ground up. From thorough design and planning, we meld clients’ hopes and vision with years of practical experience and skill to complete each project on time and within budget. Our designers create custom plans and work closely with clients, ensuring designs fit both lifestyle and budget. All projects designed and built by Small House Innovation meet local building codes and are structurally engineered for quality and safety.
Our unique location in the heart of British Columbia’s Kootenay Mountains means we can rely on small-volume mills to deliver superior timber, exceptional services, and a variety of custom wood products. We aim to use local wood that is harvested responsibly and work with nearby sources to provide eco-certified wood and quality recycled wood products where desired.
Small House Innovation recognizes the attention to detail and artful elegance that older houses showcase, and works to integrate these aspects. Much of what stood out then can still be found today, from antique tubs and fixtures, to doors, windows, flooring, cabinets, moulding, etc. Whether vintage or custom, our network of local artisans and craft people can be trusted to help you find what you seek, or create what you desire. It is the little things that count and through honouring our past while embracing the future, we are building houses today that will stand the test of time.
What we do and how we do it
Focussing on hybrid timber frame construction and other prefabricated component oriented manufacturing, Small House Innovation designs, manages, and builds homes for a variety of clients. Working from the controlled environment of a shop, we are able to maintain meticulous standards, while minimizing waste, and maximizing efficiency. By marrying modern building products and research with professional workmanship, our homes stand as a beautiful blend of old school wood craft, and modern innovation. Our clients are guaranteed our full attention as we build our homes, one at a time.
What we offer
Complete design services
Planning and management assistance
Full timber frame and hybrid house packages
Complete timber frame roof systems
Custom architectural brackets and trim packages
Structural bents and other timber components
Porch, Deck, Railing and Stair packages
Custom built-in storage, cabinetry and floors
Complete micro-homes and portable dwellings
Remodeling and Renovations
Customized for You
Design and Planning
Comprehensive cost analysis
Thinking outside the box
Stairs & Railings
Pergolas & Gazebos