News Home & Design Well-Crafted 28' Tiny House Is a Beautiful Modern Home By Kimberley Mok Kimberley Mok Twitter Writer McGill University Cornell University Kimberley Mok is a former architect who has been covering architecture and the arts for Treehugger since 2007. Learn about our editorial process Updated October 11, 2018 This story is part of Treehugger's news archive. Learn more about our news archiving process or read our latest news. ©. Minimaliste Share Twitter Pinterest Email News Environment Business & Policy Science Animals Home & Design Current Events Treehugger Voices News Archive As the tiny house movement seems to be gaining quite a bit of ground in the United States, north of the border in Canada, things seem to be picking up as well. Besides its first tiny house festival a couple of years back, we're now seeing a number of high-quality tiny houses come out of Canada. Quebec tiny house builder Minimaliste is one of these up-and-coming builders creating thoughtfully designed small spaces. We were thoroughly impressed with one of their previous builds, and now co-founder Phil Beaudoin gives a tour of the company's latest work, The Eucalyptus, with a characteristic tongue-in-cheek sense of humour: The 28-foot long house was commissioned by a client living in California, but has been winter-proofed as a four-season type of home, as the client may someday move to the northeast US, or potentially sell it to someone living in a colder climate. Most notably, it is built with a large 2-kilowatt roof solar system to go completely off-the-grid, but contains all the amenities: dishwasher, washer, refrigerator and so on. © Minimaliste Coming in, the space hosts the living room right in the middle of the home. Since the clients have a dog, the main door has a SureFlap pet door that uses an electronic collar worn by the pet to unlock it. © Minimaliste © Minimaliste To the right is the kitchen, and a stairway going up to the main sleeping space. The stairs are beautifully done, with the storage drawers well-integrated enough so that they are not too apparent. The propane heater is also hidden within the stair itself. Safety is kept in mind with a custom-made industrial pipe railing on the outside of the stair. © Minimaliste Minimaliste/Video screen capture The U-shaped kitchen offers a lot of counter space; there's an 18-inch dishwasher as well as a full-sized stove and medium-sized refrigerator. © Minimaliste © Minimaliste © Minimaliste © Minimaliste © Minimaliste The modern-industrial theme is kept in the bedroom upstairs, from the railing to the shelving. © Minimaliste © Minimaliste © Minimaliste The bathroom is pretty big thanks to the layout: there's a stainless-steel shower, a composting toilet, and a combination washer-dryer. © Minimaliste © Minimaliste Above the bathroom is the secondary loft, which can be used for guests or for storage, and is accessed with a ladder that can be put away when not in use. © Minimaliste According to the company, the house cost about USD $90,000 to $100,000 to build -- which is definitely on the expensive end of the scale, but costs add up when you use quality materials, high-end appliances and size in a big solar system. In any case, it's a beautifully executed design, and we'll be watching for more from Minimaliste.