Dignified Barrier-Free Living

One-Storey Garden Suite

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Beautiful, quaint and modern living area of the Hobby Loft One-Storey Garden Suite

A Home Designed To Maximize Functionality & Space

The One-Storey Garden Suite is our most affordable design. This cozy home offers up to 600 sq. ft. of comfortable barrier-free living and is perfect for someone with mobility challenges looking for a smaller home.

Dignified Design

You would never guess the Hobby Loft One-Storey Garden Suite was a barrier-free home — until you stepped inside.
Every detail is curated to create an atmosphere that is stunning and functional. Because everyone should be able to experience the freedom of living with pride.

Exterior Space

We have taken great care to design a homes that thoughtfully blends within your neighbourhood. Beautiful finishes and architecture come together to add visual appeal to your property and foster pride and well-being for new residents.

Living Space

The interior of this home has been strategically designed to maximize the available space. Like all our Hobby Lofts, you can customize every element depending on the level of need.

Accessibility Features

All of our custom builds offer a large selection of finishes and upgrades in addition to various accessibility features that you can choose from to make the home semi or fully-barrier-free.
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Front Door

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Line art of the three different Hobby Loft models

The Hobby Loft Garden Suite Also Features

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11' ceilings on main floor and 10' ceilings on second floor

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2200 - 2800 square feet

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Fully heated slab on grade and screw pile construction

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Timber framed main floor

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Fully customizable passion space on the main floor and beautiful living space on the second floor

Additional Features To Choose From

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Complete Soundproofing

We soundproof the entire space including the walls and ceiling to reduce noise transference to the rest of the house

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Unique Air Flow System

This keeps airflow  separate which is great if your passion involves anything that creates dust, smells or fumes

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Accessible Kitchen

Featuring a 5’ turning radius’ for wheelchairs, lowered switches and cabinets, accessible appliances and more.

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Custom Power Options

Power requirements can be uniquely designed to meet your particular needs including a 220V power receptacle and workbench height outlets

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Commercial Lighting

We offer a variety of different lighting options to ensure you can make the space as bright or as dim as you need

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Engineered Concrete Floor System

Designed to exceed the weight limits of a garage so small vehicles or equipment can be brought in without worries about structural stress


Curious about the Hobby Loft One-Storey Garden Suite?
Explore our process, warranty details and more.

What are the Hobby Loft One-Storey Garden Suite warranty details?
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All Hobby Lofts built by Red Plaid Developments come with a full 1-Year Warranty on all installation and materials.  Additionally, all projects include the Progressive New Home Warranty which covers building and mechanical issues for 5 years and any structural issues for up to 10 years.

How long does a Hobby Loft One-Storey Garden Suite take to build?
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A Hobby Loft can be completed in 5 months, not including permitting.

Can you work with different budgets?
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Yes.  A Hobby Loft Garden Suite can be designed specifically with your budget in mind.

What happens if the power goes out & the elevator stops working?
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The elevator system has a battery backup which allows the elevator to work after a power outage for approximately 10 cycles.

Does The Hobby Loft One-Storey Garden Suite have a basement?
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No.  The Hobby Loft One-Storey Garden Suite is considered slab-on-grade construction. This allows us to eliminate any steps to home entry. We also end up with a gorgeous concrete slab that is supported by engineered screw piles 15’ deep. These go much deeper than a typical basement footing and ensure a very solid base from which to build.

Does the Hobby Loft One-Storey Garden Suite have a flex space?
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The one-storey garden suite has been designed to maximize functionality and space which means it does not offer a designated flex space.

Do you have a Hobby Loft One-Storey Garden Suite showhome I can look at?
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We do not have a dedicated show home yet but we are always in the middle of a project. Contact us at any time if you would like to take a look and meet our team.

Do you build in a specific area?
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These homes are best suited as additional properties in mature neighbourhoods with alleyway access. Contact us to book an on-site consultation.

How involved will I need to be in the process?
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All layouts and finishes are customizable. That means input from you is strongly encouraged, but we know that can be overwhelming at times. One of our building representatives will work with you every step of the way to make sure the process is easy and stress-free. You can be involved as much or as little as you would like.

Can I run a business out of a Hobby Loft One-Storey Garden Suite?
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Yes you can! In fact, we encourage it and will help in any way we can. Each jurisdiction has rules regarding a ‘home-based business license’ that we can review together to make sure you meet all the requirements.

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