Renewal Home Development seeks to save, relocate and repurpose high-value homes for new owners in coastal communities here in the Pacific Northwest.
We start by searching for good homes that are slated for demolition.
Every year 3,800 single family homes are demolished across Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island. We estimate 700 of these homes are in good to excellent condition and worth trying to relocate and repurpose.
Click here to learn more about the economic and environmental benefits of home relocation.
Once the home arrives on the new property we look for every opportunity to maximize energy efficiency and the use of renewables.
Click here for an example of a past project.
Compared to new builds our repurposed homes are considerably more affordable.
Home relocation costs are roughly $100 - $125 / sq ft from the floor joists and up.
It's also much faster.
A high-value relocated home can be re-developed in as little as 2-3 months. This is particularly advantageous in more remote coastal communities where basic build costs can exceed $450/sq ft and where it's hard to secure materials and contractors.
Our goal, ultimately, is to build the world's largest walking-cycling primary community of upcycled homes here in British Columbia modelled after the car-free Culdesac Development in Tempe, AZ.
Our mission is to prove the possibilities of sustainable community-based development.