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8'-6" wide house

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8'-6" wide house (post #175919)

 I have just recieved approved plans for a house on a 16' X 200' lot in vancouver, BC. The house will be as large as allowed by the city. The result is house that is 8'-6" X 80'-6" with two two floors on a full basement with a rooftop deck.


Does anybody know what the narrowist freestanding house built is?

(post #175919, reply #1 of 6)

Wow, that's narrow.  A few years back Fine Homebuilding featured a very narrow house, as I recall it was 10' wide, and Dwell magazine has narrow houses quite often, but you may be the winner for narrowist house.  You should submit a story to FHB, Inspired Home, and Dwell when the house is done.  What kinds of things have you done to allow such a narrow design?

 

 

(post #175919, reply #2 of 6)

Wow that is tiny.

I have seen 10'-12'.

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(post #175919, reply #3 of 6)

yikes


think of stairs, there goes 3 feet minimum


would love to see the final design as we are a design build, and that would be an interesting one

Trick question?   answer (post #175919, reply #4 of 6)

Trick question?   answer 8'-6"?

There ain't NO free lunch. Not no how, not no where!

I think Ive seen pictures of (post #175919, reply #5 of 6)

I think Ive seen pictures of reasonably liveable houses about 4' wide, though I doubt you could do that and meet codes.


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Don't laugh but consider (post #175919, reply #6 of 6)

Don't laugh but consider building a shipping container house but  finishing the exterior. Go to google and type Container Home. I converted a 40 x 8 container to a construction field office and it was very nice. If your a skilled person it would work. You could cantilever the 2nd floor past the first floor. Don't knock it till you look.