Budget Breakdown: A $134K Laneway House in Toronto Puts a Couple’s DIY Skills to the Test

Shaving down time and cost, two scrappy Canadians gave themselves a crash course in construction.

Nicole Spiteri and Blair Johnson didn’t expect to spend 2020 getting chummy with metal fabricators or learning the fine art of pouring foundation—but sometimes that’s what happens when a real estate opportunity sweeps you off your feet. 

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Stacey McLachlan
Dwell Contributor
Stacey McLachlan is an award-winning writer and magazine editor living and working in British Columbia, Canada.


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