Vancouver micro lofts: Canada’s tiniest rental suites
I’ve written before about Vancouver micro lofts, but just recently I came across another Vancouver micro loft project. But this one – called Burns Block – is the smallest self-contained furnished rental apartment in Canada. It is in a historic, previously abandoned building which has gone through extensive safety upgrades and heritage restoration.
Each micro loft unit in Burns Block (located in a 5-floor building in Vancouver’s popular Gastown neighbourhood) is between 226 and 291 sq. ft. and will rent for around $850/month – which includes cable and internet. The micro loft building offers a rooftop garden, gym, bicycle storage, and features several environmentally-friendly elements.
All 30 suites have built-in pull-down wall beds, integrated folding tables, flat screen TVs, compact appliances, storage, and a built-in safe for valuables. It also comes with a sofa, chairs, and coffee table. Pretty cool for someone new to the city who doesn’t have any furniture.
I think this is an awesome project. No, it’s not for everyone, but $850/month to live in one of the coolest areas of Vancouver? And in a heritage building!? That’s pretty awesome. These micro lofts would be great for a student or young professional.
Would you ever consider living in one of these units?
Author: Krystal Yee
I’m a personal finance blogger and marketing professional based in Vancouver. I’m a former Toronto Star (Moneyville) columnist, author of The Beginner’s Guide to Saving and Investing, and co-founder of the Canadian Personal Finance Conference. When I’m not working, you can usually find me running, climbing, playing field hockey, or plotting my next adventure.