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Airbnb and Your Strata.

In November, 2014 CBC News reported that a resident homeowner was surprised to find that apartments in her East Vancouver strata building were being used for vacation rentals on Airbnb.

Airbnb is an online vacation rental service. Airbnb disrupts the traditional vacation rental model by allowing people to rent out their homes – or even spare rooms – nightly, weekly and monthly. Continue Reading…


BC strata fines family over noisy kids recently reported that a family with two young children, living in an Abbotsford, BC strata, has been fined twice for excessive noise. The family has also received final notice from their strata’s Property Manager that further complaints will result in fines “without warning”. Continue Reading…

We love residents

In love with the idea that people everywhere can live better in residential buildings

I was having a beer with my cousin the other night and he asked me “so what’s the long-term plan for MiCasa?” My response [below**] earned me a cheeky smile, followed by another question, “so you guys are changing the way every building operates?”.

My single word answer, “Yep”.

This conversation is not an unusual one. We chat with people all the time about the direction of MiCasa and what we’re trying to achieve. The fact is that we are motivated by the idea that every residential building can operate better by using MiCasa to open up communication and get people talking. Continue Reading…