How-to-Guide: Laneway House
A comprehensive 59-page “How-to-Guide“ on Laneway House published by the City of Vancouver will help you understand how you can go about owing your own laneway house. Over 90% of the single family homes in Vancouver are within the RS1 and RS5 zonings that allow laneway houses to be built. The City of Vancouver’s map below shows the distribution of homes with the above zonings:
The first 100 laneway houses posted on the City of Vancouver website showed that about 60% of these houses were built west of Main Street. Just over 60% of these houses were built as total site redevelopment (a new laneway house and a new main house). Two bedroom laneway houses accounted for 28% of the first 100 homes built, 67% are 1 bedroom units and 5% are studio units.