Canadian builders from a company called Lumbec -- from the Quebec city of Gatineau -- started this tiny how to project with a 16-feet long prototype that was both boxy and handsome, in a kind of an out-building sort of way.
But the results were encouraging. So the company set out to build a longer version of their unnamed box. They came up with this well-thought-out tiny home that includes multitudes of storage space, a kitchen with a full-sized refrigerator, a shower with a bath, a large bedroom loft and, their website says modestly, "a normal size sink."
So, let's take a tour and see what you think of this 24-feet long tiny house that also lacks a name, but has everything else you might expect in the Lilliputian world of tiny houses.
Here's the view from the loft. It shows great spacing and a view of that hypnotic floor.
The sitting area includes a multi-purpose coffee table, a flat screen television and a second loft overhead which amounts to a large storage shelf. There's also a generous number of windows and, on the right-hand wall, an odd device with a chrome pipe coming out of the top. That is an ingenious Dickinson wood stove, which will be featured below.
Here's the wood stove made by the Dickinson company. You can see it is fired up with very small wood blocks. It's hard to see in this photo that this stove does not sit on the floor; it is perched on a wall.
In the photo of the large room, if you know what you are looking for, you can spot this storage box that holds fuel for the wood stove.
This is the reverse view of the downstairs. The kitchen has generously sized cabinets with a counter that has some depth to it. In contrast, the thin wooden table has a great out-of-the-way aspect to it. But you can also see that under the table and against the wall, there is a drop-leaf, meaning it can open up to seat a substantial gathering.
Kitchen cabinets have roll-out shelving.
This view shows the size of the refrigerator. It also shows the bathroom in the background.
Not a grown-up, stretch-out bathtub, but it's the perfect size for a toddler with a sailboat.
Three guesses. That's right, it's a banister. It acknowledges the point that falling from the lower portion of the stairs is unlikely and relatively safe, but if you need to get a grip on something up here where the air thins out, then you have an ergonomic banister just when you need it.
A first look at the bedroom loft. It has a very rustic feel to it, but plenty of light and lots of space. The next shot shows how much.
The bedroom has room for a small closet. This shot also gives you a better look at the recessed lights in the ceiling. They're so small there has to be a few to light the room, but they offer an almost star-like quality with the roughly hewed ceiling for a background.