Thursday, April 8, 2010

FabCab: The Ageing Boomer's Prefab

by Lloyd Alter, Toronto

As the boomer generation hits retirement, where are they going to live? Many will want to stay in their neighbourhoods, close to their family. In an era where it is becoming impossible to get a mortgage, perhaps they may even want to share their house with their kids. FabCab isn't just another pretty prefab, but part of a plan to address this demographic certainty. The FabCab creators are taking advantage of the changing zoning bylaws that allow Granny Flats and accessory dwelling units.

Every unit is designed for accessibility, even though a fully accessible bathroom takes up a lot of space in a 320 square foot unit like this one. They even have an accessibility and zoning consultant to help purchasers through the maze of approvals.... Read the full story on TreeHugger

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