Mint Tiny House Company has built more than 100 RVs and park models since 2014. What makes the Canadian business so successful? Mint puts all the comforts of a brick-and-mortar home in 26 feet or less — such as high-end appliances — while allowing homeowners to travel at the drop of a hat. The company is also passionate about reducing its carbon footprint and creating homes that help others do the same.
Meet the Napa edition: This model, Napa #1, stretches 26 feet and sells for about $73,000. (A 22-foot version is also available.) The exterior sports French doors flanked by nautical-style exterior lighting. A natural finish is created with an oil-based wood stain, but color paint options exist.
In the living area, 10-foot ceilings create the illusion of a larger home. Walls feature white or natural pine T+G wall panelling in a shiplap aesthetic. Hand-scraped click laminate creates a wood look throughout, or homeowners can choose to upgrade to hardwood or vinyl. The cozy seating area is surrounded by eight power outlets for a sleek entertainment space.
Exposed cedar roof beams offer a bucolic aesthetic in the kitchen, finished with a farmhouse style apron-front sink. A Moen sink faucet and full-size refrigerator are among the high-end appliances. Two large windows let the sun shine in above the sink.
Soft-closing doors and drawers in a clean white complement butcher block veneer countertops. Full-depth kitchen base cabinetry features organizational extras such as cutlery divider drawers. Power outlets above the counters make it easy to set up the coffee maker or toaster oven.
The full-sized sleeping loft is accessed via a storage staircase. At the center, the ceiling stretches about three-and-a-half feet, so you can sit up in bed without hitting your head. Exposed wood paneling on the wall and ceiling completes the rustic aesthetic. Across the way, a removable ladder provides access to an extra storage loft.
A full-sized four-foot shower with glass door is a luxury in the bathroom, which also features a traditional flush toilet (a composting toilet is optional). White or pine wall paneling completes the farmhouse look along with exposed cedar ceiling beams. The neighboring closet is fully plumbed and wired for a stackable washer/dryer.
When you're ready to move, a custom-built trailer frame features electric brakes and corner stabilizers. All Mint designs are created within legal transportation limits, so you can easily hit the road. If you're looking to stay put, Mint offers a delivery service for those who may not have a truck to tow the home.