ALR Secondary House Plans

Several house plans that will fit the new B.C. ALR secondary house requirements (Official Info below), are offered as ready-to-use building plans.

We can modify any of the plans as required, or custom design.

Questions? Please use contact form at the bottom of the page to get answers.

Please use the contact form for more information about the 970 Square Foot 3 Bedroom “ALR secondary House” , the “20×20 Foot Two Bedroom ADU” or the” 20×20 Foot 2 Bedroom Coach House”, and the “4 Car Barn/Garage with 20×20 Foot Apartment in the Loft”

20×20 Foot Plans

20×20 Foot Apartment in 4-Car Barn/Garage

Official Quotes from The Government of British Columbia

Link to Government document :

ALR Document Relevant Quotes:

“Monday, July 12, 2021 11:30 AM

New rules will allow property owners in the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) increased housing flexibility, helping farmers and non-farmers support their families and businesses in their communities.

Options for an additional small secondary home have been added to regulations, allowing farmers and ALR landowners to have both a principal residence and small secondary residence on their property with a streamlined approval process. Only permissions from local government or First Nations government will be required, and there will be no application to the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC).

The additional residence can be used for housing extended family, agritourism accommodation, housing for farm labour or a rental property for supplemental income. There is no longer a requirement that additional residences must be used by the landowner or immediate family members.”

“Examples of flexible housing options permitted under the regulation include, but are not limited to:

  • garden suites, guest houses or carriage suites;
  • accommodation above an existing building;
  • manufactured homes; and
  • permitting a principal residence to be constructed in addition to a manufactured home that was formerly a principal residence.”