Whether the Victoria housing market is out of reach, or you’re looking to have a smaller impact on the environment, micros suites may be the answer. The introduction of micro suites, sometimes referred to as micro-lofts or micro-condos, are becoming more readily available.
Benefits of micro suites
Developers are seeing the benefits of these tiny apartments and are creating unique, innovative ways to live in the downtown area, and enhance your lifestyle.
Units as small as 250 square feet allow buyers to live an urban lifestyle at an affordable price, with all the added benefits of downtown living. Most micro-condos have built-in units such as murphy beds which convert to kitchen tables, and every nook, cranny and corner is optimized for storage which can be hidden away.
Some have shared spaces within the building for dining, or lounge spaces where neighbors can hang out, and some have shared laundry facilities for added convenience.
The obvious pitfall to these types of units is they are very small. Ideally suited for singles, seniors, students and anyone who does not have a lot of belongings, they are perhaps not the best idea for a young family or more than two people. Parking can also be difficult, or non-existent in some cases, so be sure to check on this if you’re considering a move to one of these units.
Both The Janion located near the Johnson Street Bridge, and The Dominion Rocket at the corner of Blanshard and Yates offer micro-units that are ready for you to call home. Be sure to ask about what’s included, as some are furnished and all you need to bring are your clothes!
Located near transit and with high walkability, micro-condos are likely here to stay. You can experience urban waterfront living, close to inner harbor and downtown fine dining, all at an affordable price.