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What's A Coach House?


Blog by Joe Campbell | September 21st, 2020


Thinking of adding a coach house to your property? Or want to know more about coach houses in Vancouver? Read below to find out why they are so popular in Vancouver right now!

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As the prices of detached houses rise in Vancouver, the idea of living in a suburban neighbourhood may feel unattainable for some families, this is why coach houses have become so popular. Coach houses, also known as Laneway houses in Vancouver, are smaller detached houses that are located in the backyard or on the back laneway of the primary house lot. They are a form or rental housing and are not permitted to be sold on their own. Coach houses are a great option to increase diversity in single-family neighbourhoods and can be a great fit for all ages and incomes.

If you're thinking of Building a Coach house, here are some things you should know! 

Building a coach house is a great way to add value to your home and create an additional rental income stream. It is also a great idea if you have family or friends staying with you.

If you’re thinking about building a coach home on your lot, the first thing to do is check your local municipality guidelines on laneway or coach houses. For health and safety reasons, each municipality has specific requirements, the most important one is making sure your lot is big enough. Due to the increased popularity, many local businesses specialize in building your dream coach house, and who are experts on all the restrictions and guidelines for each zone. Working with a local expert is a great way to make sure your dream coach house project runs smoothly!

Looking to rent a coach house? Here’s why it may be perfect for your family! 

If you have a small family and are looking for a suburban environment, renting a coach house may be a fantastic option for you. Renting these homes gives you the feel of renting your own detached house, without the full costs. It also allows families to live in desired neighbourhoods close to schools, shops, parks and much more. These rental options are also great for senior citizens looking to downsize but still wanting to feel as though they're in a detached home.

Interested in buying or selling a home with a coach house? Get in contact with me today, let's discuss your options!