March 23, 2021
For immediate release


The Homebuilders Association Vancouver’s (HAVAN) podcast Measure Twice, Cut Once launches Season Two today, with an exciting episode exploring small housing solutions.


EPISODE #10 JUST ENOUGH: Small Home Solutions

How much is enough? Jake Fry, Founder of Smallworks and Co-founder of Small Housing BC, and Richard Bell of Bell Alliance LLP, and Director of Small Housing BC know how to reconfigure a single-family home to find a variety of affordable housing solutions for families of all configurations. Listen in as co-hosts Mike and Jennifer-Lee hear about creative ideas for affordable single-family home ownership in Metro Vancouver.

“There’s something very homey and emotionally reinforcing about living in an 800 sq ft 2-bedroom laneway home at ground level and being able to step outside, vs living in a 1,000 sq ft on the 12th floor,”  Jake Fry, Founder of Smallworks and Co-founder of Small Housing BC.

When you have well designed neighbourhoods with housing choice, communities flourish. You start to have corner stores, schools that are better populated, livability. It’s important to let politicians know that small housing solutions such as laneways and coach homes are a safe choice.’ Ron Rapp, CEO, HAVAN

Packed with resources including co-ownership agreements and pre-approved design plans, be sure to check out Season Two’s premier launch episode Just Enough and discover alternative solutions for affording housing choices. It just might make you rethink, how much is enough for me?

Season Two explores a series of exciting housing projects including whole-home renovations, aging in place, adaptability solutions, new high-performance and passive homes, duplex designs, small housing solutions, redesigned award-winning character homes, plus so much more! Co-hosts Mike and Jennifer-Lee ask the questions, so homeowners get the answers to help build or renovate the home right, the first time. Season One looked at everything you need to know before you start your project.

Media Contact: Dawn Sondergaard

HAVAN, the Homebuilders Association Vancouver, is over eleven hundred members strong. Recognized as leaders in the homebuilding industry since 1974, our members include builders, developers, renovators, designers, suppliers, sub-trades, and leading professionals. We are an association of knowledgeable, trusted, resourceful and local professionals who build over 65% of Metro Vancouver’s homes.

HAVAN provides both industry and consumer education, and actively liaises with local municipal governments with the focus of meeting Metro Vancouver’s housing needs.  A not-for-profit association, HAVAN is proudly affiliated with both the provincial CHBA BC, and national CHBA offices.