Design Tiny Homes Eh! A Canadian Tiny House With a Drawbridge Deck By Kimberley Mok Writer McGill University Cornell University Kimberley Mok is a former architect who covered architecture and the arts for Treehugger starting in 2007. our editorial process Twitter Twitter Kimberley Mok Updated October 11, 2018 ©. Greenmoxie Share Twitter Pinterest Email Design Tiny Homes Architecture Interior Design Green Design Urban Design Tiny homes have been spotted in all manner of climates, including in Canada's seriously cold far north. Coming back down south a little closer to Ontario's cottage country, Toronto-based company Greenmoxie has built a tiny house that has rustic leanings reminiscent of a cozy lakeside cabin, yet also has the contemporary styling and off-grid capabilities of a modern, sustainable home. © Greenmoxie Designed and built by David Shephard and Ian Fotheringham, the Greenmoxie tiny house features a blackened cedar exterior treated in the Japanese shou sugi ban method of charring, which preserves the wood, making it more fire- and pest-resistant. There's a drawbridge deck that can be electrically lowered or lifted, allowing for extra space perfect for lounging or having a meal outdoors. © Greenmoxie The 30-foot-long, 8.5-foot-wide and 13.5-foot-high, 340-square-foot interior uses reclaimed materials like windows and barn wood to light up and warm up the space. The space is arranged to emphasize an open length, with full-height shelving and seating bench hugging the walls rather than protruding out. There's a RV-style table surface that acts as a coffee table at the sitting area, but can be moved over to the large windows where it can be transformed into a dining table. © Greenmoxie © Greenmoxie © Greenmoxie The kitchen has a full-size range, and a large sink. There is a mini-woodstove as well as a propane heater to warm up the space. There is storage shelving under the stairs leading up to the sleeping loft. Upstairs, there are opposing windows to help with cross-ventilation, and on the roof, solar panels. Rainwater is harvested in a 200-liter rain barrel, and the home uses a graywater holding tank that would allow residents to recycle their water. © Greenmoxie © Greenmoxie © Greenmoxie © Greenmoxie The spacious bathroom has a composting toilet and a rainfall-style shower. © Greenmoxie © Greenmoxie Lots nice details in this well-built, 12,000-pound tiny home that also has that modern cabin flavour, but it doesn't come cheap -- according to New Atlas, it's pegged at around USD $65,000, making it very much more of a luxury category dwelling. You can see more detailed specs over at Greenmoxie.