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.
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.
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.
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.
The spacious bathroom has a composting toilet and a rainfall-style shower.
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.