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Vancouver Laneway House

BIG Living on a Teenie Footprint

Check out this sweet little Vancouver Laneway House with a Teenie Tiny footprint.

This beautiful 1 Bedroom 1 Bath East Van Laneway House features just over 500 sq/ft of living space in a Teenie TINY 60′ Backyard.

The property owner was looking to augment the rental income on their land and wanted to convert their small lacklustre backyard into an income property.
This little Laneway house rents for over $1950 a month generating great cash flow for the owner.

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The modern look of this Laneway House is a great addition to the backyard! What do you like the Most? the Pain Colour? The Cedar Shingles? the Black Window Frames?

The interior of this Tiny Laneway House is designed to maximize every square inch of living space.

The compact kitchen with its built-in dishwasher and fridge! Have you ever seen such a beautiful kitchen and in such a tiny space?

Check out the combination washer and condensing dryer on the center island. With Tiny living, you need to be creative as to where you put all your appliances. 

Think OUTSIDE the box!

Check out that cute little washroom complete with Vanity, Toilet and a full shower and tub combo. What a great layout!

The City of Vancouver, BC Canada allows most homeowners living in Single-Family Zoned RS read to add a small Laneway or Coach House to their backyards. This is a great way for owners to earn some passive income while increasing the pool of so desperately needed rental houses.

A laneway house cannot be sold as a separate house. 

From the first meeting with the client to the completion of the building the whole process took just over a year. A significant portion of that time was dedicated the building and development permits being issued by the City of Vancouver. 

TICKING TIMEBOMB – Are Vancouver Micro Laneway Houses the Answer?

Affordable Housing is Metro Vancouver’s
TICKING TIMEBOMB and the Govt’s not listening!

Are Vancouver Micro Laneway Houses the Answer?

Vancouver Micro Laneway Houses

Affordable Housings – Vancouver’s Ticking Timebomb

FACT: Without affordable housing Vancouver will see a MASS EXODUS of entire generations of Vancouverites. We are on the verge of a Breaking Point… A point of no return?

Although there are many ways the government can help make housing more affordable but let’s not hold our breath for that one.

So what can we do to help?

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Prefab Laneway House: 12′ x 20′

Prefab Laneway House:


Prefab Vancouver Laneway House

Designed as a place for visitors to rest their travel-weary bones this Guesthouse concept could easily be adapted as a Laneway House for the Vancouver marketplace.

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Modern-Shed Prefab Dwelling Compound

Prefab Dwelling Shed Compound: Don’t live LIFE confined to four walls!

Modern-Shed Dwelling ShedLocated in the quaint town of Port Townsend on Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula the Dwelling Shed Compound was designed by Modern-Shed founder Ryan Grey Smith.

The Prefab Dwelling Shed Compound was built as a recreational family getaway.  It also serves as a showcase for Modern-Shed products, designs and concepts.

Connected with raised inter-connected decks the compound is designed around a central courtyard complete with fire pit and benches. A mix of gravels paths, bamboo, concrete stepping-stones, composite wood and cedar decking offer many different textures to the look and feel.

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Shed Living: Small Practical Prefab Living Space

Shed LivingShed Living an Affordable Housing Trend

Shed Living and Small Houses are the new “In Thing”, and this practical little living space couldn’t be more in vogue.

The “Shed for Living,” designed by Manchester England based FKDA Architects, provides all the necessary amenities for living in a compact unit.

Designed for those in need of affordable and practical space.

Constructed of FSC certified timber-framed walls, double paned windows, cellulose fibre insulation from 100% recycled newspaper and interior finishes with low VOC content. Read more ›

Modern-Dwelling Lighting Plan: Light Me UP

Modern-Dwelling Lighting Plan

Leading the Modern-Dwelling lighting plan is Suzanne BranchLighting specialist, Licensed Architect in the State of Texas of LuM Lighting Design, describes in detail the lighting plan of the first Modern-Dwelling by Modern-Shed. This home is in the process of being built in Dallas, Texas and will be completed this year.

Modern-Dwelling Lighting Plan

Lighting is one of the most important elements of building a new home. New homeowner, Heidi Brunet sought out a lighting specialist to ensure that the lighting is just perfect.

Modern-Dwelling: LED Lighting

The entire lighting specification of this home will be LED, which really fits into the energy conservation story of the house. Read more ›