A blog about all things rural and agritourism related

We are Hiring! Come join our Team!

VELD architect, located in Ontario, is a client-focused and design-driven practice. We are looking for a Project Manager & Designer and a Draftsperson/ Architectural Technologist to join our team.


VELD architect @ Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Conference 2022

A Panel Discussion on On-Farm Diversified Uses On February 22, 2022 Krista participated in a panel discussion regarding the on-farm diversified uses. This topic hits a little too close to home for many people. Most stories are heartbreaking and frustrating, to say the least. The presentation started with Pam Duesling & Emily DeSousa talking about […]


We are Hiring: Project Manager & Designer

VELD architect located in Ontario has a rare opening for a reliable Project Manager and Designer interested in joining a client-focused and design-driven practice


Agritourism for your family farm

5 Critical Steps to getting a building permit In Agritourism For Your Family Farm : Avoid these Surprises upfront

5 steps to getting an agritourism permit. Tell your farm story!


Meet the VELD Team Member

Hi I’m Rain, I’ve been a part of VELD for over a year now as a Project Manager. Here’s a little bit about myself!


Contemporary design for your farm, barn, shed or farmhouse

Can You Think Outside The Barn? Be Bold And Brave With Contemporary Farm Design

Barns and sheds sitting majestically on the landscape are also functional buildings. They serve a purpose on your farm, each unique in its own way. From farm to farm, the design may be similar, but no two are identical. Just as no two cows are the same, each building has its own history and story. […]


Rural Revitalization Idea #3: Trail Bunkies

Rural Reviatalization Idea #3: Trail bunkies. Grain bin conversion, treehouse, bunkie…what opportunities does your property have along the @G2GRailTrail or @@TheBruceTrailConservancy ?


5 ways designing a barn house is different from a normal custom home!

Do you live in a barn! Or do you want to? It’s really important to realize that designing a barn conversion to a house (or other structures), is not at all the same as starting with a blank paper for a custom home. You have this amazing timber frame you need to work around to […]


Architecture for Kids!

Keep your kids busy with this house book Free Printable! Including lesson on architecture for kids!


Free Heating!

Its -25 outside and the furnace in a passive house probably isn’t running! How is that possible? Careful thought at the very beginning of building design and some free heat from the sun!