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Beautiful Tiny Cottage Built by Mother/Daughter Duo


This is a beautiful tiny cottage built by a mother/daughter duo called the Quintessential Laneway House.

It’s a laneway house in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada by SmallWorks. The small house features one bedroom, one bathroom, and a large open space for living, cooking, dining, and entertaining.

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Mother/Daughter Build Beautiful Quintessential Laneway House in Vancouver… It’s The Little House You Wish You Had😍

Beautiful Tiny Cottage Built by Mother/Daughter Duo

Images © SmallWorks

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Images © SmallWorks

Highlights

  • 620-square-feet
  • Built by mother/daughter duo
  • Built on a foundation
  • Single level living design
  • One bedroom
  • One bathroom
  • Large open space for living, dining, cooking, and entertaining
  • The home was designed around a large tree on the property

This is the quintessential Laneway House. It possesses all the elements fundamental to a small home. The house is liberal with its floor plan, with a focus on single level living. It has one bedroom, a large open space for living, dining and cooking, and a smaller workroom. Being a single level home enabled the design to maximize its footprint while also retaining the large tree on the western property line and using that area for on-site parking.

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  • Avatar Sparrow
    January 7, 2019, 10:42 am

    Oh my god this is perfect! How I envy them!

  • Avatar Bill Burgess
    January 7, 2019, 11:02 am

    A very well done unit. I have just updated a unit in a seniors park that I am using a Vinyl Plank that looks lie this floor and am very happy with it. I feel there is a huge advantage to laneway and mother-in-law housing in cities with the possibility of Air B&B functions.

    • Avatar Sherry McLaughlin
      August 10, 2019, 6:23 pm

      Hi Bill,
      You mentioned a *senior Park*, are there senior parks now for tiny homes? Being a senior this is of interest to me. Thank You, Sherry

      • Avatar Bill Burgess
        August 11, 2019, 1:27 am

        Senor parks and Tiny homes seem like a natural fit. Here is Arizona there are many senior mobile parks and a lot of them will allow Tiny homes . You have to remember anything under 400 sq.ft. is considered a tiny and that includes Park Models. Feel free to explore my http://www.tugboatwilly.com pages and see some ideas and how our remodel is proceeding.

  • Avatar Jennifer Moore
    January 7, 2019, 3:15 pm

    do you have plans for this cottage?

  • Avatar D. Pedersen
    January 8, 2019, 8:01 am

    Really nice house with a nice finish. Though I can not make out the layout from the photos. Would be nice to see the plans.

  • Avatar Victoria Banaszak
    January 26, 2019, 4:06 pm

    This is a perfect little home! Very nicely done.

  • Avatar Jackie
    April 7, 2019, 10:28 pm

    since no one knows the cost, I would guess having it built would be around $250,000 plus $250,000 for the lot where it sets. the homes you see surrounding it run over $750,000 and they are right up against each other. The area is jaw dropping beautiful and the price is ridiculous and it wouldn’t surprise me if the owners also have a summer cottage by a huge lake near the mountains.

    I’ve been checking homes in Newfoundland for decades and a shack near St Johns would cost $200,000 and unless there is a bidding war. The bed and breakfast in Flat Rock right off the ocean once called Tide’s Inn sold in 2007 for $750,000 and it had no yard at all.

    • Avatar Eric
      August 10, 2019, 5:40 am

      All house prices in Canada are insanely high. Marginally worse than New Zealand.

      Why? Lack of buildings plus FOMO.

      New Zealand now has a shortage of houses for sale, and with it a shortage of buyers due to people unwilling to pay “stupid money” for a house. Interestingly there are quite a number of houses that aren’t selling… and this is in the middle and upper lower end of the market.

      People who currently have a house are saying “what’s in it for me?” And that’s a very good question. Sell a house, pay outrageous real estate commissions, and buy a new house. Why go through all that hassle? Why not stay where you currently are? Its what we are doing. Unless we win Lotto then of course all bets are off. LOL

      • Avatar Jackie
        August 10, 2019, 2:13 pm

        I agree about the commissions.

        This land owner of 2.5-3 acres is “house locked in” from surrounding neighborhoods and cannot reach the main road for a sewer line, however a strip of his land rides up against the back side my 1 acre which most likely will lose about 20 feet due to the widening of said road. I would still have 50 feet left in the front but most the homes by me will be lucky to have 20.

        Someone will be knocking on doors to see who wants to sell, most likely the land owner behind me. I figure he can build 20 homes on his 3 acres each home selling for about $200,000, cost to build plus laying the sewer pipes $60,000 per unit, profit of $140,000 each or $2.8 million total but he can’t get anything unless I sell my acre so his crew and reach the road….

        Now I can see them offering me about $180,000 since my home is showing $135,000 but they don’t care about the home, raze it for the land and maybe throw on 3 more homes to boot….. But that offer would be nothing more than money to relocate and buy another home with no pocket change at all. You better believe that I’ll hold out for about $300,000, don’t want to anger the man and be forced off by some fluke of the law.

        • Avatar Eric
          August 10, 2019, 4:35 pm

          In you situation, yup I’d tell them I’ll sell. Tell them you’d want $5 million. Worth it to see the look on their face.

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