Meet Brendon and Akua who built a 500-square-foot small house in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The home was designed and constructed with the help of Smallworks Studios / Laneway Housing in Vancouver.
A while back we featured Paula and Skip’s 500-square-foot home from Smallworks Studios which you may also like. Brendon and Akua went with Laneway’s West Coast Loft model which features a loft bedroom, luxurious kitchen, living area with balcony, and a garage. They built it in Brendon’s parent’s backyard so they didn’t have to buy additional land. Since it has a flat roof you can easily add solar panels or even a living roof.
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Couple’s 500-Square-Foot Small House
Photo Credits Brendon and Akua of http://buildsmall.blogspot.com
From this angle, you can see the home’s garage and balcony directly above it.
The kitchen, bathroom, and garage are all located on the first level. Let me take you inside…
Full bathroom with space-saving sink and toilet.
When you go upstairs you’ll see the living area, bedroom, and of course the sliding glass door to the outdoor balcony.
Below is another angle of the same area. I’d say they made great use of space with this design, wouldn’t you?
Another feature that I like a lot about this small house design is that there are lots of windows so you can get plenty of natural lighting throughout all parts of the home. Below you can check out the floor plan for both levels.
To learn more about Brendon and Akua and their little home visit their blog. They’ve got plenty of interesting blog posts to explore related to their new humble home.
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