Jake Fry, the founder and President of Smallworks, Vancouver's premier laneway house builder, was selected recently as Ernst & Young's (EY) Entrepreneur of the Year in the "manufacturing" category. The judges recognized Fry's business acumen in building his thriving laneway and small housing construction business, which has now completed close to 90 laneway homes and has more than 20 under construction or in planning. He was also cited for advocacy work in affordable housing in Vancouver and for leadership in helping bring in regulations allowing laneway houses to be built in Vancouver neighbourhoods. Smallworks specializes in homes that are up to 1,500 square feet but embody all of the quality and functionality of larger homes.
EMGB's Laneway Housing Event The Emerging Green Builders of Metro Vancouver are proud to invite the general public to a special presentation by top laneway housing experts on this unique form of housing in Vancouver. What is the general idea about laneway homes? Why are laneway homes important? What have been the challenges and opportunities as people get used to the idea of a smaller house? Join our discussion. We will have four experts at hand who will give short presentations leading up to a panel discussion and a question and answer session with attendees. Wed. March 20 - 6:00 p.m. Where: The HiVE, 128 W Hastings, Suite 210 $5 suggested donation For additional details and to RSVP, please visit http://lanewayhousing.eventbrite.com/
Our latest newsletter reviews the Vancouver talk given by Ross Chapin, exponent of the pocket neighbourhood, and encapsulates the upcoming refinements of Vancouver's Laneway Housing Program.
Another first for Smallworks! Our first infill house in North Vancouver. his two story coach home carries all the hallmarks of a well-designed small home: a preponderance of well-placed windows and doors for both light infiltration and privacy, lofted ceilings, an ample living-dining area with a cozy fireplace focus, a beautiful and efficient U-shaped kitchen, a large loft bedroom with plenty of storage and custom cabinetry and trim throughout.
A gallery of great photos of a wonderful little home named for Canada's only native broadleaved evergreen tree!