EHS 01b Laneway House

A laneway house, cabin or granny flat with the versatility of a freestanding loft. The standard plan has an entry vestibule leading to a double-height space over the stairway; the main floor has a living area, dining area and small kitchen in one open space, with the area around the back door usable for storage and with the possibility to add a downstairs WC. Upstairs is a larger bathroom and a large space for a bedroom or studio – or a fairly large room plus a smaller separate bedroom –  with balcony. Many other permutations are possible – for instance the lower level could be a large workshop or garage – within the basic framework of exterior walls, entryway and staircase.

The house is designed to be built on a foundation of Sonotube piers, but could also sit on a full foundation wall.




Small house, cottage, studio, workshop, laneway house/granny flat


October, 2014


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