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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. 

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NEW Squamish Production Facility

We’re Moving to Squamish
OMG It’s Really Big!

Sometimes bigger is really better.

All joking aside; Seven years ago when Laura-Lee and I started Westcoast Outbuildings our first “Production Facility” was a $250 a month rented garage in North Vancouver. 

We started off building humble Garden Sheds and Backyard Offices. As time progressed we took on larger and more complex buildings including multi module Off-Grid Cabins, Tiny Houses and Park Model RV’s and full size Laneway houses.

For the last several years we’ve been hold-up in an old warehouse space in North Vancouver but we’ve been crammed for space! If you’ve ever been to our facility then you know what I am talking about.

We’ve outgrown our facility and with an impending redevelopment of our entire block into Townhouses and Condos, we knew we needed to move.

We’ve been looking for that PERFECT Production Facility since the fall of 2016, NO LUCK! In retrospect I could liken our search for a new Production Facility to being a UNICORN HUNTER! 

This was our dilemma… With the soaring price of real-estate in Metro Vancouver we needed to find a suitable Production Facility with the following criteria:

  • Enterprise Level Facility
  • Expandable to meet our growing demands
  • Overhead Cranes
  • Industrial Zoning
  • No Demolition Clause in the Lease.
  • Long Term Lease option.
  • Proximity to transportation routes (Road, Water & Rail)

In February 2017 we identified a suitable location to move and began the negotiations. After 9 Months of negotiations the deal was done and the lease signed.

Check out our new 89,183 Sq/Ft Production Facility in Squamish BC!

Squamish, Modular Building

Our new home is on the sprawling 70+ Acre former BC Rail Yards in Squamish. Built in the early 1970’s and known as the “Old Car Shop” our new Production Facility is over 89,138 Sq/Ft in size and is the largest building on the property today.  This is where BC Rail would maintain all their rolling stock back in the day before the Government sold it off in 2003.

With the exception of the occasional cameo in Movies and TV Series the Old Car Shop has essentially been vacant for the last 8 years. 

These pictures are now a few months old and the cleaning and basic updates have already begun.

The main production floor boasts a 75,000 sq/ft clear span space with two gargantuan Overhead Cranes capable of lifting 20 Tons each. Complimented by 7 partial gantry cranes ranging from 3-5 ton lifting capacity. 

Sure its a little rough around the edges but nothing a little elbow grease and perseverance can’t overcome!

Ultimately there are very few things we could not build in a factory of this size and you will be amazed with the new projects we have in production. Plus we are working hard to finalize an entire new product line to be launched in 2018.

The move to the facility is happening as we speak and production will recommence in early December 2017 in Squamish.

With our new enterprise production facility 2018 will bring massive growth for Westcoast Outbuildings but don’t be left out. Even with the increased building capacity there is still a limit on the total number of projects we have manpower to build.

As of right now there are only a couple production spots left for larger projects in the 2018 season.

Bring us your ideas and lets make it happen!




Geoff Baker / Co-Founder
Westcoast Outbuildings Inc.
1-855-910-7433 Ext 1.

All Tough-Structures Sheds are Custom Built – Except this One

All of our Tough-Structures sheds are custom built for each client and it typically takes 1-2 months before we can deliver your building to site.

As luck may have it we currently have as beautiful BRAND NEW 8′ x 12′ Contemporary Shed available for immediate delivery this week! We can even paint it any colour you like!


Tough-Structures: Contemporary Shed

Tough-Structures: Contemporary Shed

Having TWO doors gives easy access to your gear and they are STEEL so it makes it that much hard for thieves.

Our Tough Structures make an excellent:

High Security Bike Storage
Tool Shed
Garden Shed
Storage Shed

Contemporary Tough-Structure:

Size: 8′ x 12′
Siding: Painted 5/8″ Ranch Board
Doors: 36″ Steel Out Swing
Door 2: 48″ Locking Roll-Top Door
Windows: Acrylic Clerestory
Paint: YOUR CHOICE (if paint colours received by 9am Tuesday morning)
Roofing: Standing Seam Galvalume Metal (best roofing you can buy)
Options: Ground Skirt
PRICE: $7997 (taxes and delivery are extra.)


This building will be sold on a first paid gets it basis. 75% payment required on deal signature, balance on delivery.

If you want this building in your backyard before Christmas please get in touch with me right away.

Geoff Baker
Westcoast Outbuildings Inc.

Backyard Office Space: Creating Calm from the Everyday Chaos

Backyard Office Space:

Sometimes all it takes is a little distance to create the calm in the midst of the chaos of every day life and that is exactly what our client did.

Just feet from his backdoor, and tucked away in the tranquil backyard of his North Vancouver property stands this 8′ x 12′ Lifestyle Outbuilding Backyard office space.

8' x 12' Lifestyle Outbuildings: Backyard Office

8′ x 12′ Lifestyle Outbuildings: Backyard Office

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P.S. We are currently working to obtain CSA Certification for our buildings. Once achieved we will be able to deliver our Lifestyle Outbuildings COMPLETELY BUILT to ANY Canadian Province or Territory and 7 US States including California without a local building inspection being required!

8′ x 12′ West Vancouver Garden Shed

West Vancouver Garden Shed: The Stealth Shed

West Vancouver Garden Shed

8′ x 12′ West Vancouver Garden Shed: The Stealth Shed

Sometimes out of sight out of mind also applies to a West Vancouver Garden Shed. Out client wanted a beautiful prefab shed but they didn’t want it to stand out. They wanted it to blend in.

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Cool Shed #1: East Vancouver Shed

Cool East Vancouver Shed:

Check out this cool East Vancouver Shed. Here is one I recently food near Woodland Park just off commercial Commercial Drive.

East Vancouver Shed

Cool East Vancouver Shed

 I think the part I really like about his building is the LARGE overhangs and the use of open joint siding. I spoke with the owner and they have separated the building into two areas. One for small item storage; garbage cans, recycling etc and the other for large items like Bike and Lawn Mowers.

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Vancouver Pergola SALE

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Vancouver Pergola: Westcoast Outbuildings has just worked out a great deal with our friends at Outdoor Living Today.

We are incredibly pleased to offer you 100% Western Red Cedar pergolas that are perfect for any Metro Vancouver backyard.

The Breeze pergola will add beauty and elegance to your outdoor living space. Perfect for hanging out with your family and friends or to have intimate dinner parties under the stars. Read more ›