Laneway Housing

Laneway Housing is growing in Vancouver as it continues to prove itself as an excellent option for home owners wanting to make their backyard more useable and often profitable. By building an additional dwelling with multiple use potential, Laneway Homes can serve as:

  • rental unit
  • caregiver suite
  • in-law suite
  • cottage for your adult child
  • guest house for out-of-town friends
  • home office

What exactly is Laneway Housing:

  • The City of Vancouver has approved the issuance Laneway housing permits in Vancouver
  • Generally located in the space where a garage would be permitted
  • In RS-1 and RS-5 single family areas
  • Rental or family only / no strata-titling
  • Minimum of one on-site parking space
  • Unit size based on lot size to a maximum of 750 sq.ft. (approx. a 500 sq.ft. unit on a 33’ X 122’ lot)
  • 1 and 1 ½ storey configurations, with guidelines to address upper storey massing, privacy, and shadowing
  • For the most current information please visit and click on “what’s next”

www.BCMortgageAdvice is proud to work with Smallworks. Smallworks specializes in the design and building of small homes and laneway houses. They take an active role in all elements from planning to the final inspection as their relationship with clients is very important to them. Their people & systems produce high-quality homes on the shortest time-line on a reasonable budget.




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