The next day, he sent me a text:
"Put in an offer. Hope you don't mind."
And an hour later:
"Done. Close June 1. You have any money?"
When I got back to Saskatoon, we went for a walk to check it out. The street is lovely with its wide green boulevards and mature trees. The neighbours' homes are well maintained.
I told my grandfather that we bought a lot and we were going to build on it. The first question he had was how wide the lot was. When I answered, "33 1/3 feet" he was very concerned that our house wouldn't fit. Where he lives in rural Nova Scotia, your house can't be within 12 feet of the property line. In Saskatoon, it's 4 feet. I explained our different bylaws, and how city living differs from small town Nova Scotia. I also explained that we currently live in a narrow home on a lot that's not as wide as our new lot (25 feet) and that our house plans are for a narrow home. He still couldn't seem to shake his concern that we hadn't calculated correctly (he must not be a big Juba Life reader).
So in the spirit of narrow-space living, here are some great narrow homes. The first one below is only 12 feet wide - making our future home seem downright palatial.
Via: Busyboo (Toronto)
Via: Homedit (Tokyo)
Front and back of a terrace home in Sydney, Australia. Via: Apartment Therapy
The Dutch are known for their narrow homes, but this one clearly takes the cake. It's the narrowest home in Amsterdam. How's that for achieving density? Via: Elle Décor
This stunning narrow house in Adelaide, Australia even comes with a narrow pool. Via: Dwell.