Laneway Homes have become a very fashionable way for seniors to realize independent living while still downsizing considerably and reducing maintenance and financial responsibilities.  One Vancouver woman has written a blog called “The Lady Who Lives Down the Lane – Laneway Living for the Nervous Novice”.  She takes us through this challenging, sometimes very humorous, journey as she moves from her large family home to a laneway house.  Her daughter and family have taken over the responsibility of the family home and are busy renovating – meanwhile, ‘the Lady’ and her husband begin construction of the laneway house at the back of the property. 

Start back at her first post in June of 2012 – this is a really fun read, and extremely informative if you’re considering a similar venture – enjoy!!

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