Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Vancouver builds, Brendon and Akua wait...

Summer is construction season. I never really noticed how true this was until now. It seems as though everywhere I turn someone is building a laneway home. Partially I know this is because I'm just more sensitive to new buildings but I think that it's fair to say that this mini home idea has taken off in the city. Just on my route to work (a 12 minute bike ride) there are 4 small homes going up. This makes me both excited and anxious. Excited because it reminds me how amazing it is going to be to have our own little house. Anxious because right now we are in 'no mans land' when it comes to our own building schedule.

Our building design is in the hands of the architects and the first true iteration won't be finished for a couple more weeks. This puts a number of other things on hold as well - like the building permits, the site prep and the interior design. It suddenly feels like a lot of waiting which is especially difficult when all around you buildings are going up.

So instead, Brendon and I have taken up a new hobby, combing the alleyways on our bikes looking for signs of construction and documenting the evidence. This past weekend we found three new examples of laneway homes all at different stages in the building process. Frankly, as cute as they were, we are pretty convinced that they are going to be nowhere near as nice as our own. :-)Take a look for yourself and tell us what you think.

1 comment:

  1. I agree, they're nice, but nowhere near as cute as your place will be. But that's mostly cause you and Brendon will be living there, and you can't get any cuter than the Institute!