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420 sq ft - 10.5' x 23'
$125,000 CAD (~$95.5USD) as shown
Slideshow Photo Tour of Minimaliste Sakura Tiny House
(all photos ©minimaliste website)
Minimaliste's Sakura Tiny House has a lot of unique features that have drawn me. I have seen so many tiny houses online and while there are elements of each one that are great design features which I hope to share here in the coming weeks and months, a few houses stand out as a whole for my lifestyle. The Sakura is most definitely one of them!
Standard tiny houses are around 8.5 feet wide as this is the maximum width to tow without needing a special permit. This is an important consideration if you plan to relocate regularly or semi-often. Here is a site I found that discusses some rates for these permits to give you a general idea. In addition to permit rates, you may need to pay the actual truck driver their rate/mileage if you are not able to do this yourself. So if you move regularly, you can see how this could quickly become costly.
I digress.. So while many THOW on the market are 8.5ft wide, this Sakura model is 10.5 feet wide. I think the extra 2 feet of depth makes a huge difference. in the comfortable appearance of the living space.
The Sakura is built on a gooseneck trailer with the bedroom located on that gooseneck area. This is my favorite location for a bedroom. You'll notice a few stairs up to the bedroom which can actually "tuck in" to give you some more space in the entry way. They also provide access to the main electric panel.
While there is not a full door, the design and placing of the bed does offer you some privacy if someone wanted to rest while someone else was home or having guests in other areas of the house. Most lofts are more exposed, in my opinion.
The bedroom has a ton of storage. Those white wall panels next to the decorative shelves have storage. The first of two Lunos heat recovery systems is also located here.
There is amazing closet storage including drawers and a great option for hanging clothes space on the wall of the room which faces the living room. I love this so much.
To take storage a step farther, the room has a storage bed which fully lifts up with a bunch of storage space underneath. This could be great for bulky items, seasonal items, hobby materials, shoes, luggage.. the list goes on! Great idea and use of space. I love that bedroom!
Let's move back down to the living space..
Ikea storage couch offers much room under the cushions and the ability to reconfigure the sections for your needs. Behind part of the couch is an additional set of doors with storage and even deeper storage located DOWN beneath once you open that set of doors.
Like the owner of this house, the dining room table is basically a huge waste of space in my house. It's honestly not used that often. so I love that the focus was on a comfy living space and an easy solution was created to transform the coffee table into a dining table for when you have guests!
You can also configure this couch as a nice sleeping area for overnight guests!
Now let's move along to the kitchen...
AS you can see the kitchen is split with the sink and some workspace on the left side of the home (when facing this direction) and the fridge/stove/oven on the right side. On the left you notice a combo washer dryer, the stairs to the secondary loft and straight ahead a door into the bathroom. The cabinet above the washer/dryer could also be used for laundry supplies, as an idea.
Ikea sink is nice and deep and looks great against the bamboo countertop. There's a cabinet above the sink for storage which has a great ledge on top by the window perfect for any plants you may want. See the panel on the wall? That's for radiant floor heating! PLUSH!
Here's a look at the appliances in this Sakura kitchen.
The bathroom has a luxurious bath with diamond plate aluminum bent perfectly to surround the tub. You will also note the nature's head composting toilet and some shelving above it. There is a mirror with storage, a sink with countertop space surrounding it and storage beneath it. Some plumbing, water heater and filtration, and radiant floor heating can be accessed via a door in the bathroom. Nice labeled, too.
For me, personally, I wouldn't necessarily need a huge bath like this. While I love the concept of taking a nice bath, I never seem to have the time.
let's move upstairs to the secondary loft
Above the bathroom you can see this little reading loft. If there was a little more headroom I wondered if you could sit at a desk and have a little office space here. You may have to sort of crawl to the chair, but once you got in the chair what's the difference sitting there compared to your office. You don't need so much head space above you when you're sitting the whole time.
Alternatively this can be used as another sleeping space.
There is a long window that could offer beautiful views.
It's also cool the view you have of the rest of the house.
The second Lunos is located in this loft. If you'll recall, the other was located at the opposite end in the bedroom. Perfect.
A really cool feature of this house is the roof access complete with a parapet so you can hangout safely on the roof!
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