Author Topic: Carriage/Garden/Laneway House?  (Read 1395 times)

totoro

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Carriage/Garden/Laneway House?
« on: May 04, 2014, 12:02:08 PM »
Has anyone built one of these on their property?  They are legal where we live.

We're looking for a good design for 600-1000 square feet and some ideas on creating privacy between the front house and rear house - plus ways to keep the costs down.  There is no existing building in the back now.

Here are some links to some examples of what we are looking for:

http://www.jenesysbuildings.ca/laneway.html
http://www.lanefab.com/laneway-house-designs/
http://smallhousebliss.com/category/accessory-dwelling-units-adu/laneway-houses/

We already live in a laneway house (came prebuilt) now, but are considering building one on another rental property to increase ROI and provide a place for family to live later on.   

Any tips appreciated!

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Re: Carriage/Garden/Laneway House?
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2014, 01:38:09 PM »
That second one has such terrible design I don't even know where to begin.  A sunken bathtub in the dining space?  Where do you put the curtains to keep all your neighbors from seeing you in that tub?  Where do you put the curtains in the upstairs bedroom?  Or do you just let the whole neighborhood see you walking around in your jammies? 

Not to say that the concept is not a good idea.

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Re: Carriage/Garden/Laneway House?
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2014, 04:00:53 PM »
What second one?  What sunken tub in the dining space?  Must be missing something here.