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Ready To Build a Carriage Home? Read This First

June 22, 2023

In recent years, there has been a noticeable surge in the popularity of carriage homes as an attractive alternative to traditional housing options. In Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, where affordable housing is far and few, carriage homes provide alternative living situations to those who wish to benefit from a communal property with private dwellings. If you have dreams or plans for a carriage home on your property, consulting with professional and experienced carriage house builders is a must. Here’s what you should know before you get started:

What are some of the benefits of building a carriage home?

1. Carriage homes can be a great source of rental income. Many homeowners choose to rent out their carriage homes to tenants, providing a steady stream of revenue. These units are often in high demand due to their unique features, separate entrances, and the added privacy they offer. Renting out a carriage home can be a lucrative investment strategy for homeowners, helping to offset mortgage costs or contribute to financial goals.

2. One of the key advantages of carriage homes is their efficient use of space. These dwellings offer a range of possibilities when it comes to their use, these days they serve various purposes such as guesthouses, rental properties, home offices, or even primary residences.

3. Professional carriage home builders are available to assist you in the planning process, ensuring the project runs smoothly and meets expectations. Having a secondary unit on your property does not have to affect your busy everyday life or take away your free time. Carriage home builders work closely with clients to understand their specific needs, preferences, and budget. Whether you are building a carriage home for yourself, or your family, or to rent, Dreamville Homes has a team that can support you along the way.

What are some factors to be considered before beginning the build?

There’s more that goes into building a carriage home than you might think. Eligibility is the most important factor to consider before starting the planning process. Carriage homes are not available to every property owner as each city has its own specific rules and regulations regarding secondary housing units. Building a carriage home typically requires obtaining various permits and approvals. These may include building permits, zoning permits, and possibly additional permits for electrical, plumbing, or other specific systems.

Once you have determined your eligibility, you should then assess the availability and accessibility of utilities to the future carriage home- such as water, sewer, electricity, and gas. Understand the process and costs involved in connecting the carriage home to these services. If the existing infrastructure is insufficient, you may need to budget for additional utility installations or upgrades.

Working alongside professional carriage house builders is the best way to properly plan and execute a carriage home build that meets your personal needs and fits your requirements. Contact Dreamville Homes today to learn more.

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