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Skinny Home In Toronto As Prototype For Parking-Space Homes

When Cyril Borovsky bought a 16-foot-wide strip of land in Toronto sandwiched between two bungalows, he knew the only way to fit more than one bedroom on the tiny footprint was to think cubically.

source/image: Kirsten Dirksen

Using a steel frame and performing much of the work himself- with just a boom lift and makeshift pulley-, he went up four floors.The final 1,300 square foot home fits 3 bedrooms and 3 baths on a 16-foot-wide lot.

Borovsky recognizes that his lot is unusually thin (“not quite the skinniest in Toronto, but almost”), but he thinks his home could be a prototype for turning laneway parking into homes.

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