The Smallworks office is well on its way to becoming a showroom space - you'll be able to visit and see examples of our designs as well as talk to us about how we can adapt them for your own Vancouver laneway home. We’ve started the renovation by knocking a large window into one of the walls of our formerly windowless space to create a brighter and more inviting environment to meet our clients in, and installed a new feature we think you’ll find pretty cool – a garage style exterior door that opens onto a patio courtyard. We’ve also partitioned the space into different work areas. Keep an eye out for more updates on our progress, as we add a showroom kitchen and living area to our new central office space. We have just received our first piece of unique shape-shifting, space-saving furniture from Resource Furniture, which you will definitely want to see and test out for yourself. We’ll be throwing an open house for the new space soon – and, of course, you’re all invited. In the meantime,  drop by anytime to discuss new projects. We’re at 116 West 8th Avenue, Unit 2, near Main Street,  [...]

By | 2016-11-15T09:05:58+00:00 March 7th, 2012|What We've Been Up To Past & Present|


Congratulations to Vanessa Lowe!  She won molo's cappello LED lamp giveaway on the Smallworks Studios & Laneway Housing Facebook page!   As it happens, Vanessa's sad little Ikea light has just broken down and she's delighted to win a replacement which is both much more eco-friendly and unique. The molo cappello LED lamp - environmental, small, beautiful,  just like our laneway houses.

By | 2016-11-15T09:05:58+00:00 February 6th, 2012|What We've Been Up To Past & Present|


Building materials are environmentally responsible, and delicious. Smallworks is launching a Yuletide eco-density initiative with the Gingerbread Laneway House Contest on Facebook.  Just visit our Facebook page between now and December 15 and enter to win our sustainable, tasty dwelling - designed by Smallworks and constructed by fine dessert-makers, Kreation Artisan Cakes.  If you're one of our existing fans, click on "Gingerbread Laneway House" on the left-hand menu to enter. So what is Yuletide eco-density?  Who hasn’t decked out their dining table or sideboard during this season and wanted to fit in another miniature Christmas tree, shiny bauble, or even one more entire gingerbread house?  Smallworks has announced this increased density action for more efficient space use for your holiday table. Constructed to fit on a standard-size holiday decorating space zoned for single-family use, the Gingerbread Laneway House works as a stand-alone dwelling or an additional structure to the rear of your traditional Gingerbread House.  The gingerbread dwelling is also fully sustainable and eco-friendly, with net zero impact on anything aside from your holiday belly. Enter to win the Smallworks Gingerbread Laneway House on Facebook.  Note: no occupants provided. Please find your own ginger-renters.

By | 2016-11-15T09:06:01+00:00 November 28th, 2011|What We've Been Up To Past & Present|