We build beautiful small homes
Over 400 laneway homes and 16 years, we have mastered elegant simple small-scale design.
Whether you’re looking to downsize in the lane, put down roots in your parents’ backyard, or generate rental income, our homes are built with a simple philosophy; creating beautiful, functional, and intuitive spaces.
Over the last 16 years, we have honed small scale design. Custom storage solutions, space-saving floorplans, and artful window placement are just a few of our signature elements that make a Smallworks house a home. But all of those elements are just results of our care and expertise. The real magic trick? Homes that look small on the outside and feel big on the inside.
What our clients have to say
The Uplift studio was built as Janet’s backyard Feldenkrais studio. It also houses guests and their two daughters when they visit home.
The Small Home
Smallworks’ first set floor plan home, the Small Home represents the culmination of everything we’ve learned over the years about small-scale design.
20 months from first consultation, to completed construction
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
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 of home commences. 8 Months
Finishing touches are completed, quality is ensured, and warranty kicks in. Total 20 Months