COST-EFFICIENT HOUSING FOR MULTI-GENERATIONAL FAMILIES

This Project Encourages Families To Stay Together

You have to admit, at times it can be sad and lonely when your kids live far away. The Hillhurst Laneway House project in Canada showed that it would actually be more cost-effective to simply just expand on an already existing family home in order to make space for multiple generations. It allows extended families to live together while still maintaining a healthy amount of privacy. The concept may be fairly new in North America… but it does happen and it is common in many parts of the world!

The overall design of the Hillhurst Laneway House features spacious and well-ventilated interiors, uncomplicated layout, and a combination of private zones and large social areas for the family to get together. In the end, family will always be an important part of our lives.

The laneway house is situated on a corner lot with an east facing porch that addresses the main street. The Laneway house frames an existing south facing garden, while the garage accommodates a rooftop garden accessible from the loft. To the north of the laneway house, a shared courtyard allows room for family gatherings and activities.

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