Tiny homes have become increasingly popular over the past couple of years and with affordable living becoming less attainable in larger cities such as Vancouver and Toronto, we have seen a huge influx of people looking to downsize and make the lifestyle switch to tiny home living. When thinking about tiny homes, one traditionally thinks of a small home on wheels that can be moved anywhere at anytime. While these are great options for those who have land and lots of vacant space available for parking, it does not become the practical option for those living in the big cities.

Enter micro-condos, the urban equivalent of a tiny home. These condos may be compact and be only 400-600 square feet, but they are often very efficient and are perfect for an individual or couple looking to make their home in the heart of the city.

Vancouver is one city that has seen micro-condo building popping up with increased frequency. While city is ranked low for housing affordability, according to the RE/MAX 2019 Liveability Report, micro-condos provide potential buyers the opportunity to own a piece of property in the middle of the hustle and bustle at a relatively inexpensive price tag, compared to the rest of the properties on the market.

Let’s take a look at 5 Vancouver tiny-homes for sale that are all less than 500 square feet!

306 – 989 Nelson St, Vancouver, BC

Price: $529,000
Listing Agent: Michelle Comens, RE/MAX Crest Realty (South Granville)

This bright micro-condo comes in at exactly 500 sq. feet, but the large floor-to-ceiling windows pull in a lot of natural light, making the compact space seem larger than it is. With one bedroom and one full bathroom, this condo is perfect for someone looking to live downtown or someone looking to invest in a rental property. Building amenities include laundry on every floor, a games room, library and theatre room!

1105 – 1250 Burnaby St, Vancouver, BC

Price: $359,000
Listing Agents: Ryan Kubeska, RE/MAX Crest Realty (Macdonald) & Adriaan Schipper, RE/MAX Crest Realty (Macdonald)

Cozy yet stylish, this newly redesigned 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom micro-condo is a showstopper, coming in at only 430 sq. feet. But don’t let it’s size fool you! This open concept space offers loads of storage, extensive built ins and large windows that flood the space with natural light. Designer upgrades include oak hardwood floors, brick feature wall and a stunning kitchen with new appliances and ceasterstone counters. The building also has a stunning rooftop terrace and swimming pool, and it’s location allows you to be at the beach or Davie Village in less than 5 minutes!

3306 – 233 Robson St, Vancouver, BC

Price: $558,000
Listing Agent: Fred Yoshimura, RE/MAX Crest Realty (South Granville)

Located in the heart of downtown, this 495 sq. foot micro-condo boast a very functional lay out with no space wasted. Laid out to be a studio with a full bathroom, extra large closet and a good size den, this condo is perfect for urban living! Large floor to ceiling windows and an open balcony look out over BC Place, and the common amenities are fabulous, including a hot tub, steam/dry sauna, large fitness gym, theatre room and 24 hour concierge. This condo’s location makes it easy to walk to work and you are just steps to dozens of restaurants and shopping!

614 – 138 Hastings St E, Vancouver, BC

Price: $379,000
Listing Agent: Matt Anderson, RE/MAX Crest Realty (City Centre)

This 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom micro-condo comes in at 448 sq. feet and is within walking distance to downtown Vancouver. A newer build, this space has south facing windows, in-suite laundry and includes 1 parking spot in a double gated underground lot. Enjoy an elevator from the parking lot to the top floor and stainless steel appliances. This condo is close to Strathcona, Gastown, Science World, Sea Wall and is close to both bike paths as well as transit!

103 – 138 Templeton Dr, Vancouver, BC

Price: $415,000
Listing Agent: Michelle Comens, RE/MAX Crest Realty (South Granville)

This gorgeous, light-filled studio comes in at 463 sq. feet and boasts 1 full bathroom. It has a sunny, West-facing balcony and is finished to perfection with custom cabinetry, waterfall quartz countertops, new stainless steel appliances and a spa-like bath (with in-floor heat). It also has great bedroom space, custom closet organizers, in-suite laundry, storage and parking! Not to mention this condo is located in an ultra-walkable neighborhood that is minutes to downtown and just steps to cafes, shops, great schools, parks and transit!