Laneway Housing

Lane-way housing has turned into the new catch phrase in larger cities wanting to increase population densities. Cities like Vancouver. Citizens are now able to turn some of the usable land on their property into rental accommodation. Though there are some rules in what these laneway houses should look like and what they need to offer, they can be easily identified in many cases as Carriage houses.

Carriage houses were primarily garage facilities on the first floor with living accommodations on the second. Think of the old movies with the chauffeur living above the garage. Carriage houses are not the only structure that can be used. In many cases the entire footprint can be a rental home creating a small and in some case slim two-story dwelling.

Lexa Dome Homes produces laneway housing in two quite different possibilities. The first is a dome itself. In the case of a dome, it is likely that the circular footprint might not be ideal for the particular land usage as the diameter will occupy the same length and width and not provide the square foot area of a rectangular building. The one advantage, however, is the fact that a second story in a dome is a very attractive possibility. Bedrooms, a den, bathroom and kitchen on the first floor, great room (living, family room) on the second floor. If a 24 or 26 foot diameter dome isn’t feasible, Lexa can provide a Quonset type structure.

The Quonset type structure is rectangular, providing a better use of a small land space. It can have garage or living facilities on the ground floor and still offer a large second floor area for a rental home. The upper floor will have the ambience of a curved ceiling and still providing more headspace and better use of floor space. Please review the Quonset design section for more info. The lane-way dome homes would be a 24 or 26-foot diameter dome being very similar to our cottage and small home products.

Lexa has spent a great deal of time reviewing all the pertaining documents, including guideline and rules regarding lane way housing in Vancouver BC. We meet all set criteria easily and can be very competitive in pricing.




Lexa has developed a series of garages with the Quonset / Barrel-vault design.  If a customer wishes the garage to be made in a dome configuration it can be made available with our standard sized domes.  We can utilize one of the standard domes and design it for the garage facility.

 The garages currently avaialble are:                               alt

  • 16 ft. wide x 12 ft. high    
  • 24 ft. wide x 20 ft. high (allowing for a second story mezzanine for storage)
  • 32 ft. wide x 25 ft. high (allowing for a second story for storage or a living space) 


The minimum length for all is length is 24 ft. but can be virtually any length.  Some of these garage designs will be ideal for carriage-house and lane-way housing now becoming popular.  

Please ask about these and get a quotation before deciding on a new garage.


Homes, Cottages, Cabins and Guest Houses

Lexa has developed standard designed homes and cottages primarily for the mid-priced markets. These standard designs will reflect variety in basic finishing (exterior and interior), amenities, varying floor plans, and with some pre-determined costing, they can be quoted quickly. These structures are intended to be full turnkey or at least to lock-up. There are two basic sizes of cottages and homes all of which can be ordered with the different finishing options. They are all meant to have some real flexibility in overall finish yet still meet the ideal of a moderately-priced consumer product and comfortable living space for a small family. The cottage version will have floor plans more indicative of open environment and can have a more rustic feel. The cottages will still be finished as a house with full foundation, insulation, and dual pane windows to make them year-round structures. A kit version of small home is underway. Please ask.

Lexa has a full package of pre-designed plans and in some cases full products predesigned plansthat can be ordered on-line. We recommend that you either sign up for our newsletter or check back to our website regularly to view the status of these plans.

Customers are able to order these pre-engineered products directly, reducing the time and costs associated with design and site approvals. 

Read more: Homes, Cottages, Cabins and Guest Houses


Custom Homes

Lexa would like customers to use their imagination and be totally free thinking when it comes to one of your biggest investments; a custom home.  As we are primarily in the custom homes
dome home and curved wall business, homes can take on a new, exciting and a completely different look than traditional homes.

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For Sale

Items for sale will soon be available.


Pricing of our products is currently under review and will be updated soon.


yogaMulti-Purpose dome structures are listed to stimulate a customer’s imagination.  They could be a combination of dome and curved wall designs and could fall into a similar design loop as custom homes.  Some may be nothing more than a renovation.   Houses could be adapted to accommodate a bed-and-breakfast by adding a small dome.  Adding curved walls and domed ceiling elements to existing houses now becomes much easier and far more economical.

Read more: Multipurpose



Lexa Dome Homes Ltd. has Industrial Products, promoting products and ideas that are more associated with business and utility type structures that are not usually associated with homes.  Please review these products appearing below and if you have an interest please do not hesitate to ask about them.  


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