Find Home in the Lane

in a Smallworks Laneway Home

Living with your parents just went from your worst to your best option. Don’t worry, we will help you convince them.

Book a commitment-free property assessment to uncover home in the lane. 

    Do you or your family own property in Vancouver?

    If you have a backyard in the family, building a laneway home is a no-brainer path to beautiful, functional, and secure housing.

    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

    Our aim is to elevate the concept of modern living with intuitive design and premium finishes that seamlessly blend form and function.

    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

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How much does a laneway house cost?
    How can I finance my laneway home?
    Are laneway homes good starter home alternatives to condos?
    How long does it take to build a laneway home?
    Is a laneway home big enough for a family?

    Book a commitment-free property assessment

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