Chic, energy efficient Linwood cabin to hit BC Place Stadium,  February 18-22

Homegrown talent shines with the Linwood Cardinal Cabin presented by BC Hydro Power Smart at the BC Home + Garden Show

Locavores, prepare to fall in love. The BC Home + Garden Show, happening February 18-22 at BC Place Stadium, has called on the region’s building, design and energy efficiency leaders to create the Linwood Cardinal Cabin presented by BC Hydro Power Smart. Designed and supplied by award-winning Linwood Custom Homes – a Power Smart new home that meets the ENERGY STAR for New Homes standard – with contemporary interior and sustainable design elements by renowned BC firm, Jamie Banfield Design. Featuring locally sourced materials and ENERGY STAR appliances, this free-standing home exemplifies both west coast style and energy efficiency at their finest.
“The Linwood Cardinal Cabin presented by BC Hydro Power Smart is a unique collaboration between true industry frontrunners in efficient, sustainable home design,” said Tyson Kidd, show manager for the BC Home + Garden Show. “For the first time in four years, the BC Home + Garden Show is offering an experiential exhibit featuring a detached two-storey home.”

The two-storey, 925 square foot Linwood Cardinal Cabin is enhanced by Western red cedar and can be ordered as a builder-ready house kit or a custom build by Linwood, with optional add-ons including a garage and walk-out basement. The best part? This very cabin is up for sale, offering one lucky show-goer the opportunity to close the deal on a brand-new home away from home.

“Our mission is to make custom home building quick, easy and cost-effective, while maintaining outstanding quality,” stated Bill Mascott, President of Linwood Custom Homes. “We offer a versatile portfolio of house kits and custom home building packages, as well as a wide network of home building experts to help people make their dream house or vacation home a reality.”

A tour of the Linwood Cardinal Cabin presented by BC Hydro Power Smart offers up equal parts fashion and function – think a beautifully designed, environmentally-friendly vacation home, plus plenty of energy saving tips from qualified BC Hydro representatives.


“Presenting the Linwood Cardinal Cabin at the BC Home + Garden Show offers BC Hydro a unique opportunity to connect directly with the communities we serve,” added Edna Alle, Community Investment Planner with BC Hydro. “Helping show goers avoid high bills and improve their homes’ energy efficiency is the goal, with advice on topics like electricity use tracking and thermostat management.”


The Linwood Cardinal Cabin has been brought to life with the expertise of award-winning Jamie Banfield Design and Whistler-based landscaping company, The Gardener’s Yard. Inspired by BC’s beautiful west coast, the cabin will feature found wood furniture from Paul Kristjan, energy efficient products from SaveMore Plumbing & Lighting and wiring from Nightingale Electrical.


Visit for more details about the Linwood Cardinal Cabin presented by BC Hydro Power Smart and other show highlights, and catch designer Jamie Banfield as he shares tips for Power Smart design on the Main Stage presented by The Vancouver Sun, 4PM on Friday, February 20Saturday, February 21 and Sunday, February 22.


About the BC Home + Garden Show: The BC Home + Garden Show has been a staple in consumers’ calendars since 1971, attracting more than 55,000 qualified visitors every spring. Produced by Marketplace Events, the show features high-interest exhibits, high-profile industry personalities and the latest home and lifestyle trends. Marketplace Events produces 38 home shows in 21 markets that collectively attract 1.5 million attendees and another 1.7 million unique web visitors annually.


About Linwood Custom Homes: Linwood is an award-winning custom home package provider. Celebrating 47 years of excellence and based in Delta, BC, Linwood has designed, created and shipped more than 7,000 home packages to 30 different countries. Every new home design created by Linwood is optimized in a Linwood building kit. This contains the materials required to build an outstanding home to the structural “lock up” stage – secure, weatherproof and ready for finishing.


About BC Hydro: BC Hydro has been providing clean, reliable power to British Columbians for more than 50 years while maintaining among the lowest rates in North America. BC Hydro is a provincial Crown corporation that serves 1.9 million customers and invests in the electrical system and in energy conservation to deliver a safe and reliable supply of electricity for today’s customers and for generations to come.

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