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.
Total of 61 Smallworks' laneway houses occupied, under construction and/or in process! Plus, parking vs. sustainable land use: Should Vancouver price residential parking to equal transit costs? And, a peak at a Smallworks-designed home energy efficiency feature. Read all the details...
More exciting news from Smallworks in Issue 4 of our Laneway Housing Report! Read about the newly formed advocacy group, Small Housing BC, plus, discover how that "missing middle housing"—the affordable option between a conventional single family home and a townhouse or condominium apartment—may be filled by a unique cottage-style home built by Smallworks as a prototype for Century Group’s proposed pocket neighbourhood in the Southlands community.
Issue 3 of our Laneway Housing Report describes Smallworks' design solution for a livable space. Yes, space really does matter and fitting a workable design within the constricted footprint available for a laneway house on a 33 ft. wide lot is a challenge but Smallworks is up to it! Also, discover how Smallworks stands up for trees, "doubling up" on the city regulation for tree replacement by replanting on site as well as donating a tree to the City for installation in parks or on streets.
Have a look at the second issue of our Laneway Housing Report and read about how our standard designs speed up approvals and improve quality control but still allow for homeowner personalization, how laneway housing could be made more affordable, and how investing in a new laneway home can help you unlock and leverage the value of your principle residence.