Tiny Vancouver home listed for $20K, but it has to be moved

“Sometimes small is just too small, even in a city grappling with out-of-control real estate prices and a shortage of affordable rentals.

A couple of years ago, Ches Lam created a tiny, 250-square-foot house in his east side backyard as a guest cottage for visitors, but the Vancouver carpenter didn’t consider city bylaws when he converted his former workshop/garage into a living space.

Now it has to go.

Lam says his neighbours love the little cottage and have even rented it for their own guests, but someone has made a complaint and city inspectors have given him notice to get rid of the place.

‘It’s kind of heartbreaking, said Lam, 39, who has listed the cottage for sale on Craigslist.

‘People love it, except for the one neighbour. I really don’t want to sell it, but the city wants me to take it out.’…”

https://news.nationalpost.com/homes/tiny-vancouver-home-listed-for-20k-but-you-have-to-move-it-out-of-the-city-where-its-illegal?google_editors_picks=true

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About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

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