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Quamichan Net Zero Custom Home

The Quamichan Net Zero Home is designed by award-winning Hoyt Design Co. It is located on the shores of Quamichan Lake in Duncan.  It features 3,397 sq. ft. of living space over 2 levels. The design had to be carefully crafted to fit between two existing homes on a tight subdivision lot. But it captures the views of the lake beautifully through the large triple pane windows.

This custom home has 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a fitness room, and a large workshop. The home also includes a 474 sq. ft. garage and two levels of decking at the rear.

Made to Last Custom Homes recently won Green Builder of the Year at the 2022 CARE Awards thanks to our contributions in constructing homes at the forefront of sustainability and energy efficiency. This custom home is the Cowichan Valley’s first officially labelled Net Zero Home.  Made to Last Custom Homes is certified as a Net Zero Trained Builder through the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA).

The “Net Zero” label means that this home produces as much energy as it consumes. It also means it meets hundreds of other standards required to meet the rigorous standards of the CHBA’s Net Zero Home program. The Quamichan Net Zero Home was built to the highest tier (Step 5) on the BC Step Code.

Overall, this custom home is 80+% more energy-efficient than typical new homes. The solar panels then produce the remaining energy needed by the homeowners. Advanced HVAC systems reduce energy use and create a healthier environment by filtering indoor air to reduce dust and allergens. Enhanced air tightness and insulation further improve indoor comfort.  Quamichan Net Zero Home is not only at the forefront of sustainability, but also provides the ultimate comfortable living experience.


2023 CHBA National Awards

  • Best Custom Net Zero Home

Read the full Press Release for the 2023 CHBA National Awards. Additional press coverage can be found here.

2023 Georgie Awards

  • Best Custom Home $1 – $1.5 Million
  • Best Energy Labelled Home – Custom

Read the full Press Release for the 2023 Georgia Awards.

2022 CARE Awards

  • Gold – Best Single Family Detached Home $1 – 1.2 Million
  • Silver – Best New Home Design under 4,000 sq. ft.
  • Silver – Best Interior – Residential Under 3,500 sq. ft.
  • Silver – Best Contemporary Kitchen over 250 sq. ft.

Read the Press Release for the 2022 CARE Awards.

Made to Last is the Cowichan Valley’s most awarded custom home builder. Visit our Awards page to read more about the recognition we have received locally and nationally.


View our build on YouTube

Watch as we constructed the Cowichan Valley’s first CHBA Labelled Net Zero Home.


Why consider building a Net Zero or Net Zero Ready home?

  • Save money on your utility bill.
  • Utilizing higher performance materials and construction, your home will be more durable.
  • This type of home is quieter to live in thanks to being well insulated and tightly built.
  • By choosing to build a Net Zero home, you are doing your part to protect against climate change.
  • Rebates on mortgage insurance premium.

If you are interested in learning more about the benefits involved in building a Net Zero home, check out our article Do Net Zero Homes Save You Money?


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