Small Solution to Pricey Real Estate

Purdy Family

Brendan Purdy, Akua Schatz and their newborn baby boy enjoy city life on a smaller scale.
Doug Shanks photo

Having a home that meets your needs but doesn’t consume all of your resources is a way to step back and enjoy life more.

“It’s a small space but, for us, that’s a benefit,” says Schatz. “We think more about what we bring in, we spend more time outside.”

This young couple, who recently became new parents, live in the Dunbar neighbourhood of Vancouver, BC in a laneway loft house.

In this article on WE they talk about living large in a small space and explain how laneway housing can be a solution for a young families who wish to live in high-priced downtown Vancouver.

View the floor plans for Brendon and Akua’s 500 sq. ft. laneway loft.

One Comment

  1. Julia February 11, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    This is a great way to look at life. I completely agree. I’d rather have a smaller house and spend more time outside. Plus it’s less cleaning for me ;) We’ll be moving soon and are looking for a Plymouth, MA realtor to help us out. I’ll be discussing just our needs so we can keep up this lifestyle.

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