Million-dollar views. Wilderness at the doorstep. Big communal spaces to gather in. Here’s what Northerners want from their dream homes.
PHOTOS COURTESY ANDREW LATREILLE/KOBAYASHI + ZEDDA
True, most of the humble and hastily built dwellings that helped trappers and settlers get through a winter or two have crumbled. But log houses constructed with love and attention still dot the urban landscapes, as some Northerners fall for homes with a more natural feel.
Photo courtesy David Loeks
It won’t change overnight. But when it comes to addressing our many housing issues, you need to start somewhere. Here’s how some dedicated Northerners are working to tear down old housing policies and practices to rebuild for the better.
PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BETH COVVEY
Over the last two decades, thousands of tiny houses have popped up across North America, creating a new lifestyle trend and a slew of first-time home buyers. But why is this movement at a standstill in the North?
Photo by Charlotte Morritt-Jacobs
In the Arctic, the accordion is an everlasting tradition, connecting today’s players with past generations.
Photo screen shot by Qaggiavuut Performing Arts Centre
When Alyssa Ross first picked up beading as a way to destress, she didn’t expect to make a business out of it.
Photo courtesy Alyssa Ross
Elder Sharon Vittrekwa has honed her social media skills to show off her craft to others across the globe.
Photo courtesy Sharon Vittrekwa