Brooke and Damien were committed to living in a non-toxic tiny home and approached me about building a home on wheels that would suit their family of four. Their vision was clear: the home would incorporate all of the natural wood elements of British Columbia and also include the technical aspects of a passive solar house. Designed as an off-grid oasis, this "not so tiny" tiny house was a pleasure to build for this amazing family.
The kitchen is the heart of this beautiful home. With oak countertops, a 'Unique' propane stove, 12v propane fridge, hood fan, 12v lights with dimmers, ample storage and a movable peninsula, this kitchen has it all.
Timber details: all walls are Pine tongue and groove (including the ceiling), the floors are Dark Oak, reclaimed Douglas Fir was used for baseboards, trim, stairs and mezzanine, kitchen countertop is Oak, the full bathroom is Cedar and the office features a cool live edge White Oak desk.
Wall systems: Roxaul mineral wool insulation, and non-toxic ProClima membranes from foursevenfive.com
Lunos e2: A two-fan unit HRV (heat recovery ventilator) efficiently provides the lungs for the building and matches inside air quality with outside. (http://www.lunos.de/en/product/e_with_heat_recovery/)
Hot water is provided via an indoor RV on-demand propane heater that vents through the floor.
Heat is generated by a wood stove in the corner of the living room.
All windows are triple-glazed aluminum framed.
Reclaimed 12" plank Cedar walls give a warm natural feel to this sweet bathroom. The custom shower/tub combination has river stone features to compliment the solid stone sink. A humanure toilet system (to 'complete the human nutrient cycle') is accessed from an exterior door. A space saving vanity shelf was installed behind the mirror. My favourite bathroom yet!
Upstairs there are two bedrooms each of which has a LUNOS e2 to maintain an indoor air quality that matches the outside. The main bedroom also features a skylight to bring the moon beams into to the sleeping space. Lighting is 12v touch lamps.
the beautiful details
These photos are parts of the design that I'm the most proud of and the details that most people won't notice. For me, the beauty is in the simplicity, the art of nature and great carpentry.