Laneway Homes


Laneway Homes

This is smarter living in smaller spaces. A laneway house, also known as a coach or infill house, is a detached secondary building that is built on a pre-existing lot, typically in the backyard and opening onto the back lane.

Laneway houses are popping up in Vancouver, the North Shore, and New Westminster at a record rate as the municipalities aim to increase affordable and  sustainable housing options, while retaining the single-family feel of their neighbourhoods. 

Recently, PD Moore Homes Inc. partnered with Aunt Leah's Foundation, and had the privilege of building the very first laneway house in New Westminster, under its new Laneway and Carriage House Program.

The financial incentive to build a laneway home is attractive:  the rental income far outweighs the investment cost.

In addition, laneway houses:

  • provide the ability to bring families together by offering additional space & privacy for seniors or adult children;
  • provide additional income to offset rising living cost;
  • allow an option to downsize without having to relocate to a new and unfamiliar neighborhood;
  • make lanes greener and safer by providing living space and planting where regulations otherwise permitted garages and paving;
  • substantially increase property values

Laneway homes also reduce our carbon footprint, but more importantly, they’re a way for families to live together—just not under the same roof.

Contact us. We can assist with financing options, and provide a free quote.


Take a virtual tour of a laneway home: