Response to COVID-19 – Linwood Homes

March 24, 2020
The global COVID-19 situation continues to develop. Governments and businesses alike are increasing their response to ensure the safety of our community. The uncertainty and chaos that COVID-19 has created is unsettling for us all, but together we must take the necessary steps to combat the spread of the virus. To do so, we are […]Read More read more

Statement on COVID-19 – Linwood Homes

March 24, 2020
While it is impossible to predict how long the COVID-19 outbreak will last, the team at Linwood Homes is continuing to help our customers. For people with projects underway, or just in the planning stage, we are here to help and not going anywhere. As restrictions to combat the spread increase, both customer and employee […]Read More read more

Discovery Dream Home Video

November 28, 2019
Take a Tour of this Dream Home! The Discovery model is a unique blend of modern elegance and west-coast style.Read More read more

Building A Custom Home: Construction

October 2, 2018
  Building Your Home: Homeowner Involvement Building your custom home is one of the most exciting and challenging aspects of the home building project. It is one of the final stages and it is the period of time that you really get to see your dream become a reality. The construction of the home is […]Read More read more

Financing Your Custom Home Project

October 2, 2018
    Usually, during construction you will need to have your finances in order and on hand at various points to pay for all the steps involved, but this can be difficult when you need cash. This can leave homeowners with the burden in between advances. For this reason we’ve connected with banks that understand […]Read More read more

Design Your Dream Home

October 2, 2018
    Everyone pictures their dream home differently. Some people start in the kitchen imagining how the layout of the room will make their next dinner party a success. Others think if it as a drive by – the home that stands out against all others. Whether you start in the inside or on the […]Read More read more

How Long Does It Take To Build A Custom Home?

October 2, 2018
    When planning your new home, it is important to start with the end date in mind. Ask yourself – when do you want to be living in your new home? It is then important to factor permit timing, build timelines, land development and up-front planning time to get a more realistic sense of […]Read More read more

How To Plan Your Project Budget

August 30, 2018
  Everybody has that number in their head; The number that they want to build their dream home for. But a dream home is unlike any other product – the cost is uncertain. Everybody uses the cost per square foot differently and as a result, it can only be relied upon as an estimate. The […]Read More read more

What You Need To Know Before Buying Property

July 27, 2018
  All types of people are interested in building their dream home. For those who don’t have the patience to read a lengthy article. We’ve put the summary at the top. If something piques your interest check it out below.Read More read more

Building with Post and Beam

February 1, 2016
Linwood has been a global leader in the design and building of contemporary post and beam homes for almost 50 years.Read More read more

Cardinal Cabin Built & Finished in 80 Hours

October 16, 2015
The Linwood Cardinal cabin won the top award at the BC Home & Garden Show this year after being constructed in 80 hours.Read More read more

Building with a Linwood Package

October 13, 2015
View the video of a Linwood Custom Home Package under construction from start to finish.Read More read more

Build With Quality Materials

September 23, 2015
Thinking of building? In this short 1:45 minute video, see the quality materials used to build a Linwood home package or home kit.Read More read more

First Look at the Fall Early Bird Prize Cottage

August 21, 2015
Take a look at the newest Linwood dream cottage that is the Early Bird Prize for the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Home Lottery.Read More read more

Final Reveal of the Early Bird Prize Cottage 2015

April 17, 2015
Take a sneak peek at the latest finished Linwood dream cottage that is the Early Bird Prize for the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Home Lottery.Read More read more

Mid-Build at the Early Bird Prize Cottage 2015

March 6, 2015
See the latest progress on the magnificent Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Home Lottery Early Bird Prize cottage created by Linwood Custom Homes.Read More read more

Cardinal Cabin on display Feb 18-22 at BC Home Show

February 10, 2015
Feb 10, 2015 Come and tour the 950-sq.-ft. Linwood Cardinal Cabin on display at the BC Home Show Feb. 18-22. Presented by BC Hydro Power Smart®, this chic, eco-friendly Linwood cabin will be fully furnished and decorated by award-winning Vancouver design firm Jamie Banfield Design.Read More read more

2015 Spring Home Show Season

January 23, 2015
Jan 15, 2015 The Spring Home Show Season is starting! If you haven’t already, come talk face to face with one of our representatives about your home building ideas!Read More read more

Linwood Homes has Expanded

December 16, 2014
December 16, 2014 We are pleased to announce that Linwood is currently going through a major expansion in Ontario.Read More read more

8 Value Added Services from Linwood

November 18, 2014
Linwood offers more than just a home package with materials and building plans. Find out more about these value added services.Read More read more

Linwood Cost Advantage

August 22, 2014
Builders speak out on how Linwood saves you money. Find out why experienced builders think Linwood’s proven design and home package system offers better value, less risk and an overall lower cost to build a quality custom home or vacation home.Read More read more

Mid-Build at the Early Bird Prize Cottage 2014

August 15, 2014
See the latest progress on the magnificent Princess Margaret Welcome Home Sweepstakes Early Bird Prize cottage created by Linwood Custom Homes.Read More read more

Construction of Early Bird Prize Cottage 2014

August 12, 2014
Take a sneak peek at the construction of the latest Princess Margaret Welcome Home Sweepstakes Early Bird Prize cottage created by Linwood.Read More read more

New Virtual Tour – Peninsula Ridge

January 22, 2014
January 22, 2014 The Peninsula Ridge has made the prestigious list of Top Five Finalists at the latest National SAM Awards, with a possible overall win to be announced in April 2014. Come take a 360 virtual tour of this beautiful home!Read More read more

Building a Linwood Mountain Retreat

January 14, 2014
One couple’s mountain retreat becomes a friend and family magnet.Read More read more

Building Intricate Bay Lodge – Alaska

December 17, 2013
A disastrous fire in Alaska has taken a good turn, and a brighter future is being built.Read More read more

Start with the Best Design & Plan

November 21, 2013
Linwood has consistently won national awards for its house plans. You can choose one of our existing designs, or our complete in-house custom design service, and we will work with you to make any modifications along with material selections to provide your Linwood home building package.Read More read more

Your Custom Home in One Stop

October 18, 2013
Linwood has the ability to expertly design your own custom home and create your own material package — all with the advantage of Factory Direct pricing. As a result, you save money since you can take more control over your project and eliminate the middle man.Read More read more

Custom Package with Factory Pricing

September 17, 2013
A Linwood Design & Material Package is more than just a lumber package or house kit. You get something unique in the industry – the solution to your own custom design-build, but with factory direct pricing.Read More read more

Building Walls – Fast and Fabulous

August 20, 2013
To panelize or not to panelize? Wall panelization is popular where fast construction is required, skilled labor is limited, or the homeowner wants to act as the general contractor.Read More read more

Need to Build Faster?

June 25, 2013
Why building a Linwood design and material home package equals speed plus savings. The timeline chart says it all.Read More read more

The Wide World of Windows

May 27, 2013
Quality windows are a key part of any home package. Find out what some of the more important aspects are.Read More read more

Think Greener this Spring

April 23, 2013
What is the value of building green? Find out why Linwood design and material packages have growing appeal.Read More read more

Southbay is the Early Bird Prize Cottage

March 28, 2013
March 28, 2013 Introducing The Southbay, featured as the 2013 Princess Margaret HOME LOTTERY® Early Bird Prize Cottage!Read More read more

Linwood’s National Awards Add Up

March 25, 2013
March 25, 2013 Linwood has won the most in the industry for outstanding home building design and materials when competing against homes that cost much more to build per square foot.Read More read more

We Ship Everywhere! Direct to you.

February 25, 2013
Customers from over 26 countries have found Linwood Packages to be the most economical way to build a home.Read More read more

New Linwood Interiors eBook

January 23, 2013
January 23, 2013 Our new Linwood Interiors ebook is now available to view free online! Come and see for yourself the beauty of these Linwood Homes from the inside!Read More read more

Why Is Straight Lumber Important?

January 22, 2013
Locating high-quality, straight lumber can be a real challenge. Linwood customers get straight, appearance grade, kiln dried structural framing lumber for quicker framing and superior finishing.Read More read more

Three Key Steps To Building a Custom Home

December 20, 2012
There are 3 important steps to building an exceptional custom home. After creating thousands of Linwood design and material packages we have the equation down to a science.Read More read more

Why Linwood Took Home the Gold

November 19, 2012
November 19, 2012 Measuring success – Linwood has won the most awards in the industry for “outstanding custom home” when competing against homes that cost much more to build per square foot.Read More read more

Price Protection – Why is it so important?

October 17, 2012
Understanding what “Price Protection” means can save you thousands of dollars on your new home build. With today’s rising lumber prices, it’s important to understand this terminology and how it might have an effect on the total price of your home package.Read More read more

Why Build Using Post & Beam?

September 20, 2012
In Post & Beam construction, wall posts support the roof and floor beams. Connections between the posts & beams are made with metal connectors on the building site.Read More read more

Custom Design – What do we mean?

August 17, 2012
The national average for custom home design is 7% of the build cost. However, when Linwood creates your design and material package, you can save $15,000 to $20,000 on custom home design – including complete concept design and detailed home building drawings.Read More read more

Prefab Home or Home Package — What’s the Difference?

July 24, 2012
July 24, 2012 With the focus on sustainable homes, you may have come across the term “prefab” or “prefabricated.” This broad term is used to describe any type of home that is made from key building parts that were manufactured off-site. However, not all prefabricated homes are the same, read more for some key differences.Read More read more

Why Use a Linwood Home Package?

May 16, 2012
May 16, 2012 Simply put, no two home package providers are alike.  A home package from Linwood can give you the best custom home at the best price, read more to find out the advantages of using Linwood home packages*. Full custom design, premium material package to lock-up, technical expertise and support, price protection, practical […]Read More read more

Is It a Good Time to Build?

April 16, 2012
April 16, 2012 When looking at the overall investment of a build, you may be surprised to find that now is the time to start finalizing building plans. Lower interest rates,  construction costs, and package savings add up in your favor. Click below on the image to read the bulletin in a full page PDF.Read More read more

Good News for New Builds in B.C.

April 10, 2012
April 10, 2012 Heard about the latest tax relief?  Good news for new builds in B.C. The B.C. government has announced Transition Rules for Newly-Built Homes to provide certainty for those building new homes, particularly during the “Return to PST” tax transition period. Click below on the image to read the bulletin in a full […]Read More read more

Deerbay is the NEW Dream Cottage

March 6, 2012
March 6, 2012 Introducing The Deerbay, featured as the 2012 Princess Margaret HOME LOTTERY® Early Bird Prize Cottage! With the finest pre-stained Western Red Cedar siding and timber accents, this beautiful Linwood prize cottage is a special place you’ll want to call your own. The Early Bird ticket deadline is midnight, April 5 2012! For […]Read More read more

Linwood Custom Homes is Named the Best of the Best

July 28, 2011
International home-package provider Linwood Custom Homes has been recognized for having one of the “Best Homes of the Year.” Linwood’s “Windwood” custom home was honored as a top pick in the 2011 Special Edition of most inspiring homes, published by Chantilly, VA-based Timber Home Living magazine.Read More read more

Your Chance to Win a Lakefront Linwood Cottage

March 1, 2011
“Would love to win this beauty!” That’s the general sentiment of those who see pictures of the eco-inspired “Greenbay” lakefront cottage. Now, with the home package available to order from Linwood Custom Homes, if you don’t win, you can have it built on a piece of property of your own.Read More read more

Linwood Custom Homes Named Finalist in Six National Award Categories

December 10, 2010
The Bryson Bay, now a Linwood stock house plan, started as a Whole House Renovation and is a SAM Award Finalist. The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) has selected Linwood Custom Homes as a Finalist in no less than six categories for the 2010 CHBA National SAM Awards – presented by Schlage and Trane.Read More read more

Welcome to the Cansion – Custom Cabin or Mansion?

November 23, 2010
Tip: be sure to view the Slideshow!Read More read more

Prefab or “Prefabulous” – Panelized, Modular or Package Home?

November 23, 2010
Contents Welcome to the Cansion Savings on the New Architectural Series Prefab or “Prefabulous” – Panelized, Modular or Package Home? The Green Facts on Western Red CedarRead More read more

Green Facts on Western Red Cedar

November 23, 2010
Western Red Cedar has been called the world’s most sustainable resource – not surprising to those who work with it. As one of the world’s “most thoroughly researched woods,” Western Red Cedar produces fewer greenhouse gases, generates less water and air pollution, and requires less energy to produce than alternatives. Here’s how it stacks up […]Read More read more

No Ordinary Cottage – Toronto Sun Article

October 13, 2010
In The Toronto Sun, this Muskoka jewel is described as “one of the most popular prizes in the Princess Margaret Welcome Home Sweepstakes” with its “spectacular great room” and “breath-taking views”. Learn more about what writer Dianne Daniel had to say about the Glenorchard cottage design, custom home package materials, and interior design and décor […]Read More read more

2010 Princess Margaret Post & Beam Prize Cottage

October 4, 2010
For the third consecutive year, Linwood is proud to have partnered with The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation to help make the Princess Margaret Prize Cottage a dream come true. The magnificent “Glenorchard” cottage concept, design, full construction drawings, premium home package materials, décor, furnishings and appliances were supplied by Linwood Custom Homes. Located in the […]Read More read more

Green, Green Aspects of a Custom Home

August 16, 2010
Alan Moffat had a lofty goal: to create a truly green, dream home – one characterized not only by its beauty and comfort, but by its ability to give back to the environment. A chartered engineer and chartered environmentalist, Alan started researching his ideal home in 2004 when he and his wife, Andrea, decided they […]Read More read more

New Web Site, New Package Specs

August 16, 2010
Now there’s a Linwood home package for every budget, every construction style, and every location. This month, Linwood proudly launched its new website ( It features an easier way for you to search Linwood Designs & Plans and identify plans in three different home package specifications.Read More read more

Rising River Custom Float Home – Afloat with Style

August 16, 2010
Floating homes – dwellings permanently moored on shorelines around the world – are making a stylish statement. Amsterdam, Seattle and San Francisco are a few cities noted for their unique floating home communities. Admirers of homes in these idyllic communities, when John de Waal and Shelley Whitlock planned their float home, they had many inspired […]Read More read more

Home Design Savvy – Creating a Spa-Style Bathroom

August 16, 2010
More and more people are designing their dream and vacation homes to include bathrooms that also serve as zen-like retreats. Indeed, the spirit of the spa can be found in Linwood custom homes. Here are some tips for creating these relaxing rooms – and some inspired examples to help with your planning.Read More read more

National Recognition for Linwood Custom Homes

August 1, 2010
Tip: be sure to view the Slideshow! More and more people are designing their dream and vacation homes to include bathrooms that also serve as zen-like retreats. Indeed, the spirit of the spa can be found in Linwood custom homes. Here are some tips for creating these relaxing rooms – and some inspired examples to […]Read More read more

Vacation Dream Custom Home Under 1,400 Sq. Ft.

July 6, 2010
Small in Size but Packed with Style If you were to design a cottage or cabin to call your own, what size would it be? The latest national trend reports say it would be smaller than what you might have designed in 2007. It would also have an open concept floor plan, and be greener […]Read More read more

Planning Your Custom Home Package

July 5, 2010
The Right Questions to Ask Building from a home package can have enormous benefits if you select a proven home package supplier. You also need to know the right questions to ask in order to make the best choices to build real value into your home. Here’s a comprehensive list of questions and other important […]Read More read more

Linwood Wins CHBA National SAM Award

April 6, 2009
Regionally-based Linwood Homes Ltd. has received a prestigious SAM award for Most Outstanding New Custom Home Between 2,500 to 4,000 Sq. Ft., awarded by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA). Linwood was also a finalist in the Under 2,500 Sq. Ft. Category.“Winning a National SAM Award is the highest recognition of excellence in our industry,” […]Read More read more