Hire Custom Home Builders For A More Beautiful Home

Back in the 70s and 80s, there was an economic boom and many people were able to afford having their own homes.  Although construction of newly built homes after that went on a decline the succeeding decades, these days, it has however sprung back as economic prowess has become more stable than ever.  Due to this, many people are once again able to afford buying homes, or perhaps having their homes customized and constructed from the ground up.  A custom home means you will need to hire custom home builders to build your home for you.

A custom home will always be more costly to have than those prebuilt cookie-cutter-type homes that you usually find in the suburbs.  Cookie-cutter homes have essentially only one design which saves the builders money on the design aspect.  Also, since there will be more than a few houses that will be built similarly, the home builders are able to buy the materials they need in bulk, and thus garnering more savings.  While looking very much the same as other homes within the community may seem like the downside, in truth, the downside of buying suburb cookie-cutter homes is the quality of the materials used in building the home.  While the prices of these homes may be generally lower, essentially you get what you pay for which is the possible use of substandard materials.

If you want a home that is structurally strong and catered to your needs and requirements, then it’s more suitable for you to have a custom home built.  Custom homes are designed based on your needs and budget.  Buying a prebuilt or pre-owned home does not give you the option to choose how many rooms you like, how many toilets and bath there are, and how the floor plan distribution is laid out.  If you get a custom home built and designed just for you, not only will you get a more uniquely looking home within your neighborhood, but you also get to determine the number of rooms, baths, and the layout of just about everything.

There is no doubt that custom homes are more beautiful to look at than homes that look all alike.  If you are able to hire a good custom home builder, the end result of the home construction will surely look amazing.  This means that not only will you have a beautiful-looking home, but you will also be sure that the materials used in constructing your home are of premium quality which in turn gives your home that structural soundness which results in your overall peace of mind.

Rock Lottery 2012!

What if everything you did, you put yourself on a 24-hour deadline? This was the idea at our first ever Rock Lottery held at the Waldorf hotel on Jan 29th, 2012. We took 25 of our favourite Vancouver musicians, gave them some breakfast and coffee, randomly pulled names from a hat to assemble five totally new bands, and gave them a day and a half to write a 15-minute set. The tracks below were recorded from the floor at the final performance, and showcase an incredibly diverse range of musical genres and abilities.

The Rock Lottery was also a triple-whammy effort from The Association of Very Good Ideas, Instruments of Change, and Girls Rock Camp Vancouver. How can you not create something awesome with all three of these organizations involved? All funds raised went to the creation of a new Ladies Rock Camp to be held in a women’s prison.

Thanks to all you amazing musicians and volunteers who made the magic happen! And thanks to The Waldorf!

Tin Can Radio

Long time no see! This is a special episode resulting from an experiment, in which I built a radio transmitter. With the help of the Tin Can Studio in Vancouver, we arranged for 3 full days of radio mayhem, driving around in an Airstream trailer and broadcasting to whoever lay within a 5-block radius. The sounds below are the live raw files from our broadcast. Beware – it’s a different style of radio than my normal podcasts, as we threw the fancy production out the window in favour of spontaneous live energy.

The first link is the archive from host Matty Harris, featuring live noise performances, and interviews on the topic of “How Radio Changed My Life.” Matty is one of my favorite campus/community radio hosts.

The second link is from the day I hosted, featuring interviews about Media Democracy, live music performances, discussions about Headbanding, and the city coming by to shut us down, and then leaving, at which point we started again.