This 566-square foot modern home sits on an infill lot in Toronto and has been getting a lot of attention in the last few months. That’s partially in response to the design and maybe some general interest in small homes — this one is roomy for an urban condo but small for a single-family house. The owner, Patrick Flynn, wanted something modern, low-maintenance, and minimalist and this place is all of those things.
Living Homes today announced the launch of its expansion into Canada with an eco-enclave of four modern homes in North Toronto. Steve Glenn, founder of Living Homes, was kind enough to share with us some detail of the upscale project, which will be fabricated by Conquest and developed by a new company called Nexterra Green Homes.
Sustain Design Studio, based out of Toronto, makes contemporary prefab green homes, including the popular miniHome. They’re small and approachable in price terms but require no sacrifice of style. This home, the 12×36 TRIO, currently located in Brighton, Ontario, has about 400 square-feet of living space, including a master bedroom, kitchen with open living space, and a bathroom.
I find this off-the-grid cabin in Northern Ontario to be quite interesting. It’s a 1,000 square foot retreat that practically hovers out on the water. Molly’s Cabin is located a few hours north of Toronto in a place called Pointe au Baril. Outfitted out with a bedroom, living room, library nook, kitchen, dining room, and small loft, the L-shaped floor plan intermixes the interior and exterior. Can you imagine how serene it would be to chill and fish and sleep in a place that sits gingerly on the edge of the water like this?
Sustain, Toronto-based designer of the popular miniHome, is on a roll and just released renderings of their new Rapid Rooms suites. Buildings for the Future of London retained Sustain to design the 4 x 5 meter (16 x 13 feet, 215 square feet) modular unit that comes complete with an accessible bathroom, living area, bedroom, and kitchenette. It’s a turnkey solution that can be installed in your backyard or wherever for almost any situation. Maybe you want an extra work space. Maybe you need a spot for that extra family member. Or maybe you just need a little more room. Whatever your need, Rapid Rooms are super insulated (R40) and come with the same materials as other miniHomes. You can also grab the optional solar PV system, too.