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Smallworks Studios & Laneway Housing’s 500-750 square foot small house

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This is Paula and Skip’s Edwardian 500-sq.-ft. small house with a traditional style by Smallworks Studios & Laneway Housing.

They specialize in small cottages, ADU’s, and Laneway Housing. Take a look!

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Paul and Skip’s 500 square foot small house in a traditional style.

The Edwardian by Smallworks and Laneway Housing - 500 Square Foot Small House

It offers a comfortable main level with garden doors that connect to a generous outdoor living space.

The Edwardian by Smallworks and Laneway Housing - 500 Square Foot Small House

The open staircase overlooks a vaulted ceiling which creates an expansive visual space while providing a private area on the second level for a flexible bedroom.

The Edwardian by Smallworks and Laneway Housing - 500 Square Foot Small House

The kitchen is airy and bright.

The Edwardian by Smallworks and Laneway Housing - 500 Square Foot Small House

Beautiful backyard space, too.

The Edwardian by Smallworks and Laneway Housing - 500 Square Foot Small House

Photos Courtesy of SmallWorks/Laneway Housing

About Laneway Housing:
The City of Vancouver recently committed to make environmental sustainability a primary goal in city planning decisions, in ways that also support housing affordability and liveability.

One of its first “Ecodensity” initiatives was to permit the building of laneway houses to increase density in existing neighbourhoods, while retaining the single-family feel of each area.

Laneway houses are small detached houses at the back of a single-famiy lot (sitting where a garage would typically be) and face the laneway.

They usually range in size from 500 to 750 square feet and they are either 1 story or 1 story plus a loft. The houses are meant for rental or family use only. More info here: http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/lanewayhousing/

About Smallworks:
Smallworks worked closely with the City to bring the laneway housing to Vancouver, and they continue to be the most established laneway house builders.

They aim to build houses which are small, beautiful, and sustainable.

Their process is guided by strong values including respect for the environment, the desire to live simply and modestly, and a focus on high quality. More info here: www.smallworks.ca

Written by Karen Young Chester for Tiny House Talk. Edited by Alex Pino.

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  • Patrick
    February 12, 2012, 4:03 pm

    Does small, beautiful and affordable equate to affordable? How much per square foot?

  • Dave
    September 16, 2012, 2:04 pm

    Hi how much per square foot?

    • sue brittain
      July 24, 2013, 8:38 pm

      The price per sq foot will vary from city to city

  • Roxann Souci
    November 3, 2012, 4:59 am

    This Tiny House is a gem! This is an excellent design. I will be checking out your website for other examples of your structures. Super cool!

  • DenIse Manier
    November 16, 2012, 12:05 pm

    Very interested in tiny house living; but I can’t imagine dealing with local protective inspections and zoning laws.

  • Linda
    March 8, 2014, 6:14 pm

    This is a beautiful work of art! Best wishes to the happy homeowners.

  • gary renner
    March 10, 2014, 7:29 pm

    Looking for plans or prefab cabin. 750 sf first floor covenants or get a variance for 750 sf including loft

  • Rodney Erickson
    June 12, 2015, 9:43 pm

    Having all that wasted space in vaulted ceiling makes no sense.

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