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Building an infill/laneway, Part 4: Do you have the stamina, interest, location to make this doable?

February 17th, 2021 · No Comments

FRANCES BULA VANCOUVER SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 3, 2021 My neighbour spent $40,000 going down the road to building an infill house on his lot, with a plan almost identical to ours. He actually started a little before I did, also hoping for a place for their son, his wife and […]

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Building an infill/laneway, Part 3: The part where I pay all the bills and the construction happens

February 17th, 2021 · No Comments

FRANCES BULA VANCOUVER SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLISHED JANUARY 29, 2021UPDATED JANUARY 29, 2021 Open this photo in gallery The Bula laneway house started to take shape on March 25, 2020. Here is my unsolicited advice to those who build infills and laneway houses for us amateur developers. There should be prenatal classes […]

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Building a laneway/infill in Vancouver, Part 2: Two years of tussles over buildable space, sidewalks, trees, much more

February 4th, 2021 · No Comments

Part 2 of the series, the link and the text below. (Sorry no pix because I can only reprint what belongs to me, not the Globe.) FRANCES BULA VANCOUVER SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLISHED JANUARY 22, 2021 The low point in Phase 2 of the Ironman slog to build our infill house for […]

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Building an infill/laneway in Vancouver, Part I: The city decides to change the rules midway

February 4th, 2021 · No Comments

Hi all I’ve kicked off 2021 by writing for the Globe and Mail about the five-year process of building my infill (technical term) or laneway, as many people know them. Here’s Part 1, linked and with the text below. FRANCES BULA VANCOUVER SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLISHED JANUARY 13, 2021UPDATED JANUARY 13, 2021 […]

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