Trying to fit as much living space — and style — into 500 square feet can be a real challenge. You can see how that challenge is being met on the Vancouver Heritage Foundation Laneway House Tour on Saturday, October 19. Get your tickets now for a great afternoon of discovering all the ways designers meet the constraints of building a home in a tightly restricted size limitation. Our place and one other are the smallest homes at 500 square feet. Some of the others go up to nearly 1000. But in every one you will find lots of great decorating and renovating ideas.
Be listening to the Home Discovery Show Sunday morning, October 13, for a chance to win tickets to the tour!
Far away from Vancouver’s urban densification, homeowners outside of Golden, Colarado found themselves with a similar dilemna. They wanted to build a studio/guest house close to their main dwelling, up in the Rocky Mountains. But they were restricted by building codes to build in the footprint of a recently-demolished shack — to just 500 square feet. And they wanted the new structure to fit in with the rustic style of their existing residence.
As this story in Houzz shows, the answer was a delightful little “Hobbit House” seemingly growing out of the granite of the hills.
From the quaint rounded front door to the slate roof, every detail was carefully planned and executed. Guests can make themselves at home in a loft bed