Connecting you to the backyard home experts

Resimate is the first backyard home marketplace in Canada that provides homeowners with a free lot assessment and connections to backyard home builders to see models that fit right in your backyard.

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A home in every backyard

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In 2020, our Founder, Sarah Cipkar, built her own 430 sqft backyard home in Windsor, Ontario. Having had no prior experience in development or construction, she took it upon herself to engage with the process, learn all that she could, and advocate for the outcome that she thought was best for her property and surrounding neighbourhood. Because no one knew how to navigate the process, she had to play a key role in the entire construction of this detached additional dwelling unit.

There was not a strong economic case for this build (according to the financial institutions that denied the lending approval), and she was reminded of the risk in taking on this project. No one had built a home in the neighbourhood in many decades, let alone a laneway home. As it was the first in the city, and one of the first in the province, she knew that it couldn’t be this hard, or more homeowners wouldn’t do it. This is the raison d’être of Resimate.

We believe it should be easy to build in your backyard. That’s why we’ve created a tool to assess your lot based on your local bylaws and connect you directly to backyard home builders that can deliver and help install your home, saving you time and money.

Whether it's a home for a family member, a flexible space to host guests, or an extra rental suite to boost your income, our marketplace offers a range of backyard home models to suit your unique taste and lifestyle.


Instant lot assessments in various cities across Canada.

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Resimate is always working on adding new cities to its free backyard home assessment tool, and is now operating in 15 Canadian municipalities.

  • → Toronto, ON
  • → Calgary, AB
  • → Vancouver, BC
  • → Victoria, BC
  • → Kelowna, BC
  • → Barrie, ON
  • → Brantford, ON
  • → Greater Sudbury, ON
  • → London, ON
  • → Niagara Falls, ON
  • → Peterborough, ON
  • → Windsor, ON
  • → Fredericton, NB
  • → Moncton, NB
  • → Saint John, NB

Not available in your city? Fill in this form to order a lot assessment anywhere in Canada.


Your backyard home specialists

Let us help make your backyard dream a reality.

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Sarah Cipkar

Founder - CEO
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Adrien Gignac-Eddy

Founder - COO
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Chris MacLeod

Geospatial Data Specialist

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