The company Greenmoxie of Toronto, Canada recently unveiled a sustainable tiny home, which can withstand even the harsh conditions of a Canadian winter. The home is cozy on the inside, and looks like a quaint cabin from the outside. It also features a unique drawbridge deck, which extends the living area very nicely.
The home is 30 ft long, 8.5 ft wide and 13.5 ft high (9 m by 2.6 m by 4m), which yields 340 sq ft (31.6 sq m) of interior space. It was built using reclaimed and salvaged materials, including wood from a demolished old barn. The interior was left as open as possible, with the sofa and shelving placed close to the walls instead of cluttering up the central space. The home also features an RV-style table surface, which can be used as a dining table or a coffee table.
The kitchen is quite spacious for a tiny home, and features a good amount of counter space and a large sink. The bathroom is also quite spacious, and is fitted with a composting toilet, and a shower. The bedroom is located in a loft, which is accessible via a set of storage stairs. Windows were placed in a way that allows excellent cross ventilation. The home is heated by a mini-woodstove and a propane heater.
The home is fitted with a rooftop mounted solar power array, while there is also a rainwater catchment system that features a 200-liter barrel for collecting the rainfall. The home is also equipped with a greywater holding tank that allows for the recycling of water.
The exterior is clad in blackened cedar, which was treated using the Japanese shou sugi ban method of charring. This method is great for preserving the wood, as well as making it fire- and pest-resistant. The wooden drawbridge deck can be lowered or lifted with the help of an electric motor.
This tiny home costs $65,000, which is quite steep for a tiny home. Although this one can be set up and used completely off-the-grid.