In the News

SMALL LANEWAY HOUSES PROVIDE A BIG IDEA FOR DENSITY
Builder Magazine – Sept 23th, 2015

Laneway homes are Vancouver’s past, and future
Globe & Mail – Oct 10th, 2014

How to hack into Vancouver’s real estate market with a laneway house
Vancouver Observer – Aug 20th, 2014

Living Large in a Small Space – At home with JILLIAN HARRIS: Vancouver interior designer and “Love it Or List It” co-host Jillian Harris shows off the laneway house she calls home.
West Coast Homes and Design Magazine – March, 2014

Coach houses help West Vancouver win back its charm
North Shore News – Jan. 15, 2014

Laneway House Of Glass Is As Cool As It Gets
Huff Post British Columbia – Jan. 15, 2014

Taking laneway housing to a whole other level – Innovative prototype: Vancouver architect’s ‘Glass Brick House’ offers an opportunity to break from design norms
Vancouver Sun – Jan. 11, 2014

Laneway Housing in Vancouver remains popular
The Huffington Post, BC – Jan. 2, 2014

Vancouver looks to its laneways to tackle housing crisis: Almost 1,100 tiny houses now dot backyards and provide baby boomers — and their kids — with affordable places to call home
The Toronto Star – December 27, 2013

Heritage activists fret as old homes fill Vancouver landfills
The Globe and Mail – December 6, 2013

Vancouver laneway housing: “gentle densification”
CTV News – September 29, 2013

Why You’re Seeing So Many Laneway Houses
Real Estate Weekly News – August 14, 2013

West Vancouver considers allowing coach houses: Concept could allow a ‘gentler form of densification,’ planner says
The Vancouver Sun – May 8, 2013

The Rise of the Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)
Fine Home Building – April 25, 2013

Vancouver architects cheer laneway boom
The Globe and Mail – March 22, 2013

Home Sweet Tiny Home
Senior Living Magazine – February, 2013

Vancouver boasts record year for laneway housing permits
Vancouver Sun – January 28, 2013

Small-house philosophy attracts big interest
Vancouver Sun – January 25, 2013

Jake Fry, President of Smallworks, scores in Vancouver’s Power 50 for 2012
Vancouver Magazine – December, 2012

No Small Thing
BC Homes Magazine – October, 2012

Dunbar couple finds small-scale solution to high-priced real estate
WE Vancouver.com – Oct. 17, 2012

Prototype cottage built in Southlands
Better Cities & Towns – August, 2012

The incredible shrinking house: Why Canada’s houses are getting smaller
National Post – July 16, 2012

Lane house eases path to ownership
The Vancouver Sun – May 3, 2012

Vancouver company’s prefabricated homes suited to the lane
The Vancouver Sun – May 3, 2012

Backyard revolution of laneway homes grows
CTV News, British Columbia – April, 25, 2012

Low-to middle-income housing still a challenge
Vancouver Sun – March 17, 2012

Is laneway housing an affordable housing solution?
Vancouver Sun – February 10, 2012

How to own an affordable house in Vancouver
The Vancouver Observer – January 25, 2012

Laneway housing viable means to densification
Canadian Architect – Nov. 1, 2011

Smallworks Lanehouse in episode of CBC’s “The Nature of Things” aired February 2012
Brendon & Akua Build Small – Oct. 5, 2011

Vancouver Takes Backdoor Approach to Rental Housing
mysinchew.com – August 26, 2011

Small Is Beautiful: Guest columnist and Smallworks President Jake Fry comments on laneway homes as a sustainable solution for urban neighbourhoods.
BC Homes Magazine – July, 2011

A Vancouver Home to Blog About
– Response to Akua Schatz and Brendon Purdy’s blog buildsmall.blogspot.com
has come from as far afield as Ireland and Malaysia.
The Globe and Mail – June 16, 2011

Builder’s homes designed for expansion: Smallworks Studios/Laneway Housing Inc. can “guarantee prices to the penny,” company principal Jake Fry says
The Vancouver Sun – June 16, 2011

Small is beautiful
Business Fraser Valley – May, 2011

Jake Fry: No small influence In “Our 20 Most Influential People Show Why B.C.’s Housing Market Is Sitting Strong”
BC Homes Magazine – April/May, 2011

Affordability goes small
The Globe and Mail – March 17, 2011

Lane houses part of “magic formula”
Canoe.ca 24H – March 10, 2011

Researching a new type of laneway housing for Vancouver: Couple will live in test home for a year
Burnaby News 1130 – March 8, 2011

Tenants Welcomed to Sustainable Laneway Living in Vancouver
CivicInfo BC – March 8, 2011

Local couple to put the test to Vancouver’s first laneway house
Vancouver Observer – March 8, 2011

Ultra-green 610-foot Vancouver laneway home draws crowds
The Province – March 8, 2011

High-tech Laneway Home on Display
CTV News – March 8, 2011

B.C.’s big boom in little houses
The Globe and Mail (Vancouver) – Oct. 29, 2010

The Laneway House: “Can we make intelligent changes and keep the integrity of single-family houses?”
Vancouver Magazine – September 2010

Laneway housing takes off in Vancouver: Coach houses catching on as a way to densify single-family neighbourhoods
Global BC – August 2010

Think Small: Laneway Housing in Vancouver
Montecristo Magazine – Summer 2010

Laneway homes turning into laneway mini-McMansions for some
Frances Bula: State of Vancouver – June 23, 2010

Vancouver’s EcoDensity Program Produces an Explosion of Small Green Modern Design
treehugger.com – June 1, 2010

“Laneway living: a new option”
New Local Home – Apr 8, 2010

“Mayor’s laneway-home championship not echoed at city hall”
Vancouver Sun – Feb 20, 2010

“Showcase for ‘smart’ residency on display at LiveCity in Yaletown”
Vancouver Sun – Feb 19, 2010

“Smallworks aims to make big impression during Games”
Business in Vancouver – Feb 16, 2010

“Laneway homes unveiled”
Vancouver Province – Feb 11, 2010

Federal Funding Supports SFU West Coast Style Energy Efficient House
Marketwire, February 10, 2010

“The little house that went to market”
Globe and Mail – Feb 5, 2010

Tiny House Tuesday/Choosing a Shed – Smallworks
Shedworking – March 18, 2008

► CBC’s THE NATIONAL – FINDING SPACE AND LIVING SMALL:
HOW MARKET FORCES ARE CHANGING THE WAY WE LIVE

Living Small: How market forces are changing the way we live.

► CTV BC NEWS:
BACKYARD REVOLUTION IN LANEWAY HOMES GROWS

Laneway Home Boom

► SMALL HOUSES:

► VANCOUVER’S URBAN RUSH – INTERVIEW WITH JAKE FRY:

► THE SUSTAINABLE LANEWAY HOUSE IS THE WAY OF THE FUTURE:

► “SMART” ENERGY USE IN A LANEWAY HOUSE:

► SMALLWORKS AND THE CITY OF VANCOUVER LEAD THE WAY IN LANEWAY HOUSING: