(37 m2) A MODERN PREFAB COTTAGE | SMALL MODERN LIVING | BEAUTIFUL DESIGN IDEAS | FOR 4 PEOPLE

A MODERN PREFAB COTTAGE | SMALL MODERN LIVING

More and more cities are allowing small houses to be built in the backyards of existing houses. Whether called accessory dwelling units, granny flats or garden cottages, they increase urban density without changing the character of established neighborhoods. Victoria, Canada, adopted a “garden suite policy” a couple of years ago, and surrounding municipalities have also passed similar bylaws. As a retirement destination and a university town, Victoria has two groups in particular that can benefit. The elderly can stay in their own homes longer with the support of a caregiver who has private living space in the backyard, and university students benefit from an increase in the stock of affordable rental housing.

While these policies were being debated, Small Modern Living designed a small prototype house, dubbed studio37, to promote the idea. Having an actual full-sized version to experience allowed politicians and citizens to see just

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