The Shift Home

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The Shift Home is located in the heart of Saskatoon's Riversdale.  The home is located just three blocks from the Meewasin Valley Trails on Saskatoon's riverbank and the $300M redevelopment of River Landing, which is home to the Farmers Market, Lake Placid, Isinger Park and the future Rivergreen Ecovillage.


A modern, green & affordable home designed by an entire community online.

If we do our paperwork right, the Shift Home will be the 1st LEED Canada for Homes Certified house in Saskatchewan.

What is LEED Canada for Homes?

What do we mean by MODERN?

What do we mean by GREEN?

What do we mean by AFFORDABLE?


Feb 15 - April 15

May 1 - Fall 09

Sales commence June 2009


The Shift Home is being designed by a collaborative and innovative community of talented folks.  Please visit our Project Team page for bios.

Curtis Olson has worn many hats, including that of a musician, engineer, finishing carpenter, entrepreneur and real estate developer.  His combined passions have all come together in green real estate through the formation of Shift Development Inc. He developed Saskatoon's first warehouse loft conversion with Olstar Developments Inc. and converted a former grocery store into his very own HayLoft.

Daren McLean's passion is creating community and marketability for green building through masterful identity and online marketing strategy. This is the focus of With a team, Daren built an interactive media platform that hosted a North America wide $50,000 school video contest, engaging 20,000 users with 500,000 visits in one week.

Both Curtis and Daren are founders of the CaGBC Saskatchewan Chapter and organizers of Building Saskatchewan Green.


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