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The laneway home of Akua Schatz and Brendon Purdy designed by Vancouver's Smallworks Studios/Laneway Housing Inc. A change to Vancouver's zoning bylaws in 2009 led Brendon and Akua to explore the idea of building in their in-laws back yard.

Photo by Brendon Purdy

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Akua Schatz relaxes in the kitchen of her Vancouver home. Compact European, energy-saving appliances stand on a polished concrete floor.

Photo by Brendon Purdy

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Side view of the laneway home. The interior living space totals 500 square feet.

Photo by Brendon Purdy

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A view from the upper window.

Photo by Brendon Purdy

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L to R: Brendon Purdy, Akua Schatz, Barb Purdy and Roger Purdy.

photo by hadani ditmars The Globe and Mail

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View from the kitchen.

photo by hadani ditmars The Globe and Mail

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