Over the last 5 years Westcoast Outbuildings has become the leading producer of Tiny Structures in BC.
12′ x 24′ Micro Laneway House Concept by Westcoast Outbuildings
You may have recently seen or read articles on us in the Vancouver Sun and on Global News discussing our soon to be released Micro Laneway House for the Metro Vancouver housing Market.
These affordable models will range from 200 – 500 sq/ft. with many being under $100K COMPLETELY installed and ready for occupancy.
Our cutting edge modular design means we will build your Micro Laneway House in our factory, deliver it fully built to rigorous CSA Certification standards which ensure top quality production.
Our goal is to have a micro laneway house in your backyard complete and ready for occupancy in as little as 60 days from building permit issuance.
Shipping Container Housing is a phrase you may be hearing a lot about these days. From obscurity to mainstream press in just a matter of years. This costs effective, readily available building medium may just be the major step forward we’ve needed to solving urban housing issues.
Amsterdam Shipping Container House
Here is a perfect example of Shipping Container Housing.
A shortage of student accommodation in Amsterdam lead to shipping containers being used as student apartments. At only 20m2 these spaces are quite small, but these colourful places still provide a great living environment.
A power cord that ran from the woman’s house in Kelowna, B.C., supplied electricity to the small metal building, for which she was charging rent of $200 per month.
It’s not clear how long the people and pets had been living in the shed. Bylaw officers warned the owner two weeks ago it was not suitable accommodation, but the advice was ignored, said city spokesman Stephen Fleming.
Fleming described the small building as “a standard type of metal garden shed that you’d get at your local hardware store. It certainly doesn’t look like a place for people to be living in.”
Although the concept of modern prefab houses and design has been around since the ’60s, the architectural movement didn’t take off until early 2000. As technological advances like SIP panels (structural insulating that is precut and can be locked together) were made and interest in residential architectural design blossomed, architects turned their attention to prefab houses. The goal was to create a home that could be transported to a building site, be easily erected and look like modern architecture — all within a reasonable budget.