Garden Suites are smaller homes (400-800 square feet) in people’s backyards.
Laneway Homes are of a similar size, but they back on to an alleyway in an urban setting, where typically a garage or parking space was located.
Both of these types form of infill housing that offers social, environmental, and economic benefits to owners, renters, and the city as a whole including:
- Providing homeowners with a rental income
- Adding to a city’s affordable rental housing stock
- Acting as a mortgage helper
- Helping create multi-generational living situations where
agingparents or young adults can live close to their families
- Helping long-time residents downsize and age in their community when their main home becomes too much work
- Helping create more walkable, compact, and attractive communities that support physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing
- Helping cities build in instead of sprawling out
People choose to build Garden Suites and Laneway Homes for many different reasons. Whether it’s to house aging parents close to home, generate a rental income, or plan for your future, Garden Suites are a flexible form of housing that can help meet you and your family’s changing needs.