If you're in Vancouver, BC I don't think our local bylaws allow for a trailer to be used as any kind of residence (even temporary). You can try it, but once a neighbour decides they don't like it, they can complain and the bylaw officers will investigate. You can double check by contacting the planning department. But I'm pretty certain that an old client of mine ran into this problem several years ago (they wanted to live in their trailer while their house was undergoing renovations and were told no). If you want a guest house, you'd need to go through proper channels with the city. If your property is has the right residential zoning, you can build a coach house. You need a design and then go through the permit process. If you're interested, I can help you with that.
Cameron & the Labradors, Kai & Samm
North Vancouver, BC
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