Making A Move – Eco Style

Grant and I have lived in the same awesome 100 year old duplex in Vancouver for 7 years. We’ve been lucky to have  a variety of great roommates at various times as well as a landlord who lets us have free reign in the garden, but at the beginning of the month, we decided to make a move into a place of our own.

Because it was just a couple blocks away and because we seem to talk a lot about living sustainably these days, we figured we’d forgo the traditional moving van and make it a DIY people powered deal.

I borrowed a huge cargo bicycle trailer from the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition (you guys are awesome!), brought out my own little trailer, and invited friends to come over with dollies, wagons, and bicycles.

Moving this way was basically free. I borrowed a bunch of rubbermaid containers from a friend (thanks Becky) and found boxes at the wine store. Grant bought some beer, my Dad made some chili, my sister baked bread, and my mom made muffins to thank the 15 superheros that came out.

I think we all had a pretty good time. Thanks to everyone who helped out!!!

Waste related details to follow. For now, here are some pics.



Filed under Around the house, DIY

4 responses to “Making A Move – Eco Style

  1. Rebecca

    Congratulations! May your new house bring you much joy!

  2. Elizabeth Leboe

    Congrats on the move guys. Lucky you had such nice crisp dry weather- atypical for November! I wasn’t sure if I should laugh or cry at the banner ad at the top of the post that was for “Disposal King dumpsters” ! Ha!
    Welcome to your new home!

  3. What a great idea!! I have been hearing about you guys on CBC radio in the morning for quite some time but could never remember the name of the movie you did, I finally listened this morning (more closely!) and pulled over to jot down the title. Can’t wait to look into it. What a fabulous way to move….

  4. I know this is an older post, but your move looks fantastic! That’s the way to go. We borrowed a pickup truck, and even though we got rid of most of our stuff, it was still a massive haul. We’re still sorting out the move mess from the rest.

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