Laneway houses, like this one on 19th and Slocan, seem to flourish in Vancouver. This is another contemporary, small home by Lanefab, which is the firm behind the Mendoza and Net-Zero Solar laneway houses. The 800 square-foot home (including a 200 square-foot flex-garage) shelters a young couple that built the property on their parent’s property — an intergenerational phenomenon made possible with flexible laneway zoning.
The SIP-panel home has one bedroom, one bathroom, and an in-floor soaker tub in the living room covered with acrylic.
Lanefab built the home with structural insulated panels, including R40 walls, Cascadia triple-glazed windows, triple-glazed aluminum-clad fir doors, Watercycles drainwater heat recovery, a Daikin air-source heat pump, and home automation, etc. Plus, it rated 87 under the EnerGuide program, which is among the top-five most efficient homes registered in Vancouver, according to Lanefab.
Photo credits: Tordia Images.