A pair of garden suites in Ottawa

Ottawa coach homes as income properties

We recently completed a build of two coach homes in the long established Glebe neighbourhood just south of Ottawa’s downtown core. We have a video walkthrough to share!

Coach home with basement

Our Dandelion model was chosen for its compact footprint, and then modified to suit this project. To maximize the space and the return on investment, a full basement was added. The base Dandelion floorplan covers 400 sq ft, so this doubled the total living space to 800 sq ft.

The finished 2-bedroom units include a kitchen, one bed and bath on the ground floor, with a living room, second bedroom and laundry/bath in the basement.

The original Dandelion model. click to see all of our floorplans.

Video walkthrough

We are grateful to Ottawa realtor Henrick Mathiew (known on YouTube as The Ottawa Frenchman) for his clear and enthusiastic walk-through of one of our coach homes.

Floorplans for Coach Homes and Garden Suites

We know that Toronto-area homeowners are anxiously awaiting new guidelines that would allow for garden suites, in addition to laneway homes. We’re hopeful that this will become a reality before long, allowing for sustainable development in that city.

Secondary Dwellings

This project is a great example of the secondary dwelling initiative allowed by City of Ottawa. This initiative has paved the way for more dwellings within the City, including units which offer smaller home options which have a reduced footprint and the benefit of being more affordable.

Like all of our homes, these coach homes are super sustainable. Being operated by an electrical heat pump makes for small utility bills and a small carbon footprint.

These coach homes are also net zero on the net metering program which means they produce the same amount of energy as they use thanks to roof-mounted solar panels. The complete electric bill is offset as a result.

It’s critical to us and so many of our customers that we help to address climate change by building affordable passive homes. We all want to do our part in the City of Ottawa’s countdown to a carbon free city by 2050.

Learn more

View of our coach house plans, learn about our full offering by reading our FAQs, and please reach out if you’d like to discuss your project!

Ottawa Valley Homeowners

Watch for a new blog post on secondary dwelling opportunities west of the City of Ottawa early in 2022!

2 thoughts on “Ottawa coach homes as income properties

    • Thanks for this Glen. We would love to send one of our pre-certified Passivehouse packages to Hamilton and it sounds like we need some early adopters in Hamilton to come to the table!

      With our commitment to sustainability we could help by including free shipping to any Hamilton projects for 2022. Would you be able to spread the word for us and maybe take advantage of this offer yourself or have any friends/ family that might be interested?

      We are also always looking for local representatives to provide additional opportunities once the secondary home is built.

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