That was the assumption with the garden suites, though - make it easier to build and people will build them. I don't know about you guys but I own a house in the City of Victoria and I have neither a basement suite nor detached suite because I don't want one. It mostly negates the niceties of having a house when you fill the yard and your basement with strangers. That, and the garden suite doesn't make sense financially.
The problem with garden suites is they limited them to 400 sq. ft. And not enough height to even have a sleeping loft. If someone is going through that expense (over $500 sq. ft. construction cost) you need to let them go to 600 or 800 sq. ft.
^ that's pretty minimalist for granny. If they just allowed enough height for a sleeping loft you might have a young couple occupy it as a rental. But two people in that 400 sq. ft. would drive anyone crazy.
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 17 January 2022 - 04:39 PM.