Downsize without compromise

Keep family close and independence closer in a Smallworks laneway home.

Book a free property assessment to see if a laneway home is the right choice for you.

    Laneway homes tailored to your next chapter

    For many of our clients, building a laneway home on their property has been a zero-compromise way to house generations of family while downsizing into a custom, modern home that meets their needs today and tomorrow.

    Don’t just take our word for it.

    What our clients have to say

    How it Works

    From conception to completion, we handle all of the details, big and small

    • Preconstruction

      On-site consultation, site survey, align on objectives, floor plan design. 5 Months

    • Permits and ID

      Application of municipal permits, interior design completed, pricing and budget prepared. 6 Months

    • Budget Meeting

      Finalize costing and achieve consensus on the final budget. Think of this meeting as the checkout. We can still decide whats included and whats not. 2 Weeks

    • Construction

      Construction of home commences. 8 Months

    • Completed Home

      Finishing touches are completed, quality is ensured, and warranty kicks in. Total 20 Months

    It’s all in the details

    We believe that every space should be designed to be beautiful, simple, and elegant. Our collaborative design process ensures that you’ll thrive in your home for years to come.

    Each element of our homes is thoughtfully curated, reflecting the unparalleled craftsmanship and keen eye for detail.


    Our core vision for interior design is an honest approach to materiality (if it looks like wood, it’s wood), simplicity, and understated elegance.


    We work with you to make a home that honours the character of your family and the neighbourhood – either by blending in or standing out.

    We place emphasis on functionality, which is why all of our appliances have been hand selected based off of valuable client feedback.


    Luis Barragán once said – “In the creation of architectural space, what is essential is the play of shadow and light.” (We also have a broad selection of options for lighting the home through more modern means)


    Millwork is the soul of your home, which is why we make capturing your lifestyle a priority through a variety of standard and custom options.

    Millwork & Detailing

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    From design to budget, let's explore what you can build in your backyard.