Let’s design a small home that fits your property and your budget.
Are you looking to build a laneway house or secondary suite on your city lot, or a cottage on your recreational property, but regulations and costs are a concern?
We can help. As much or as little as you like.
We can advise you on what you can or can’t build on your lot, design your home and apply for permits. We even provide you with a ready-made, personalized kit with instructions and all the materials pre-cut so you save time, save on materials by reducing waste, and save money!
At Goldfinch, we help people build better homes.
Because better homes improve our lives financially, environmentally and socially.
Goldfinch is a building design studio based in Courtenay, in the beautiful Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, Canada. We are a husband and wife team with over 20 years experience working with architects and builders. We are parents and designers who are concerned with the state of the housing market and we are passionate about helping people afford their own homes.
We specialize in small houses that are simple, beautiful and well-crafted. By keeping our designs simple and making smart use of materials, we can help keep the cost of building low and ensure your project makes financial sense.
Our design process sets us apart because we focus on making your project as easy for you as possible, from the first drawing to the last nail.
What can we design?
Goldfinch specializes in any sort of small building, usually around 300 to 1200 sqft. Whether you live in town on Vancouver Island, or on a rural property on one of the Gulf Islands, we can help you navigate building restrictions and permit.
- Airbnb rental units
- Secondary suites
- Carriage houses
- Recreational cottages and cabins
- Garden studios and offices
- Laneway houses
Give us a call or drop us a line.
We’re ready to help.
Call Andy at Goldfinch Small Home Design today so you can discuss your project ideas and get free expert advice.