Inspired by homes built in the early 1900’s, when almost all materials were sourced locally, this house uses a similarly reduced palette to create a compact dwelling for four. The primary materials, such as wood, stone, and wool, all originated in BC and underwent minimal processing. Some salvaged products from elsewhere are also included, to reduce resource extraction and compensate for elements that are not available within 100 miles. The internal spaces are arranged to take advantage of solar gain and to respond to the surrounding streets. An open living space with a masonry convection heater tempers the house, defining living and dining spaces on the main floor. The foundation walls form a large sub-floor cistern. This, along with a number of exterior cisterns and a bio-filtration bed, forms a storm-water management system to collect and re-use rain.