In 2009, the Canadian metropolis of Vancouver made an effort to extend density in its single-family neighbourhoods by permitting house homeowners to interchange their garages with laneway homes. The Mendoza Lane Home by Lanefab (www.lanefab.com/) was the primary laneway home accomplished.
Within the U.S. lane = alley, and these kinds of properties are known as "carriage homes" or "granny flats". The authorized/coverage construction behind them is known as "inclusionary housing/zoning"
Extra on this specific house right here: www.contemporist.com/2011/04/11/the-mendoza-lane-house-by…
Tagged: , city , neighborhood , planning , inclusionary , housing