They came up with the idea to build on land they wouldn't have to purchase - in Petto's parent's backyard. Thanks to city by-laws passed in 2009, laneway houses are becoming a common sight in Vancouver. The home ended up being more affordable than they expected.
For less than $500,000, Petto and his family ended up with a sustainable, energy efficient home. Expansive, energy efficient Cascadia Windows allow for plenty of natural light to enter each room.
Their two-bedroom, 1,050-square-foot laneway house is sleek and energy-efficient, and designed to meet their exact needs. And it was more affordable than they expected.
sandy keenan, the new york times
The home is highly insulated, and is complete with a solar array roof that means there are months in the year when the house runs net-zero. At most, energy costs run a little over $80 per month during winter months.
Read the New York Times article here.
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