In this part of the country, people's lifestyles already focus on minimalism, enjoying the outdoors, and respecting the environment, so the tiny movement has fallen on fertile ground. And with the increasing home prices, compact dwellings have gone mainstream in British Columbia, keeping local builders like Summit Tiny Homes busy crafting beautiful and functional designs.
With more than a decade of experience in designing and building tiny houses, the Vernon-based company is constantly pushing to build unique dwellings that have depth, character, and a sense of calm. The team has created dozens of exquisite mobile homes tailored to the customer's needs, all carefully designed to draw you in and make you feel like you're in the right place.
Inspired by the mountains and the forests, this gorgeous home boasts a modern rustic design inside and out and gives off a chilled-out vibe thanks to the extensive use of pine wood and earthy tones.
The generous interior living space is divided between a compact living area, a marvelous kitchen, a luxurious bathroom, a spacious loft bedroom, and a ground-floor flex room. Given the abundance of space, this home is definitely designed for people who like the feeling of spaciousness, but it still captures the essence of small living.
The combination of all-wood exterior cladding and green-painted steel roof makes it look like a cabin in the woods, the kind of tiny home that would blend seamlessly with its surroundings.
A storage-integrated staircase built right next to the back wall of the house offers access to the lofted bedroom. Most tiny houses put the staircase in the center of the house, but they can take up considerable floor space. In this design, the builders decided on a different placement that allows for more wiggle room in the center of the house, where the kitchen is located.
The loft bedroom is spacious and airy, offering enough room for a king-size bed and a couple of nightstands. It is a completely private space, with a full wall separating it from the downstairs area. A skylight overhead allows sunlight in during the day and lets owners stargaze at night.
I can't imagine anyone would resist the urge to cook their favorite meal inside the gorgeous kitchen of the Tyhee tiny home. The cooking and dining areas are full of character thanks to the abundance of rustic details, such as the live-edge countertop, wooden chairs, wood-framed windows, and exposed beams. Large glazing on both sides of the house lets natural light flood the space, while premium appliances ensure high functionality.
There is everything a seasoned chef would need in this kitchen, including a farmhouse-style sink, a four-burner stove, an oven, a range hood, a full-size fridge, a microwave, as well as plenty of green-painted under-counter cabinets, and some open shelves for storage.
A secondary pocket door opens into a multipurpose ground-floor room that the owners can use as they see fit. The picture gallery shows this space staged as a home office, but it can also serve as a guest bedroom, a nursery, an entertainment room, or whatever else is needed.
It is spacious enough to fit a queen-size bed and also has an integrated walk-in closet in the back, offering enough storage space for clothes and shoes. Wooden ledges all around the room make for the perfect display for framed pictures, potted plants, and other decorations.
Some of the appeals of tiny houses on wheels include the sense of freedom they provide and the fact that they can be tailored to your tastes and needs. The Tyhee tiny home, with its charming rustic appearance and premium amenities, is proof that compact dwellings can offer the same comfort you can find in normal houses.