Two-bed laneway house with carport

This laneway house was designed with a long and narrow footprint so it can fit into urban side yards and tight spaces, or beside a parking spot. Its high vaulted ceiling is an impressive feature as you walk through the front door and makes the house feel much bigger than it’s foot-print. This is the perfect backyard rental suite for Vancouver lots.

Laneway house with carport plan

Size: 868 sqft
Kit price: Starting at CAD$69,000

Two-bed laneway house with carport can include:

  • 14′ x 31′ building to fit in longer lots
  • 2nd story with large opening to below creating vaulted kitchen space
  • Large adjoining car port with room for truck plus cycles
  • Compact kitchen with dining bar
  • Study spot
  • Full bath
  • Entry and stair level cupboards
  • Large bedroom open to below
  • Feature windows

Priced with:

  • 2×6 construction
  • Drywall material supplied for interior
  • Rainscreen construction with mix of hardy plank, beaded pine and 1×6 cedar siding
  • Insulated to above building code level
  • Metal sheet roofing
  • Wood frame car port with ply sheathing

Construction options:

  • Self build – owner builder qualification required if residential
  • Goldfinch build or self build – if non residential (omit bathroom or kitchen)
  • Registered Residential Contractor required if residential

Kit size approximately 24 bundles of 8′ x 4′ x 3’tall.

What is not included in this kit:

  • Floor – concrete slab on grade recommended
  • Foundations – concrete foundation walls recommended
  • Electrical – none included
  • Plumbing – piping and ductwork not included
  • HVAC – none included


Don’t forget shipping. Moving a building isn’t easy! Costs for shipping can range from $200 to $1,200 depending on what you buy and how far it is going. Contact us for more details. We'll figure out the best shipping option for your order.

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