Custom Kokanee Tiny Home Proves That Small-Scale Living Can Be Stylish and Comfortable

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The tiny house movement enjoys tremendous popularity in Canada, a country where many people already lead a lifestyle focused on minimalism, simplicity, and sustainability. But with the rising housing costs in recent years, compact living has gained even more adopters in this part of the world, keeping local manufacturers like Canadian Tiny Homes busy building amazing tiny homes for folks looking to downsize.
Canadian Tiny Homes is a Nelson, British Columbia-based family-owned builder whose founders, a father and daughter duo, have over 35 years of home design and building experience. The skilled team specializes in custom tiny homes focused on maximizing functionality and comfort.

Kokanee is one of their amazing designs and was custom-built for a small family. This cute home is only 28 feet (8.5 meters) long but is brimming with unique design elements, modern amenities, and luxuries that allow dwellers to embrace a lifestyle that values quality over quantity.

Given their smaller footprint compared to conventional dwellings, tiny homes must be specifically tailored to fit their owners' lifestyles and needs in a much more precise way in order to offer a harmonious living experience. That's why there is such a great variety of designs and layouts in the tiny house market, and each tiny home is as unique as its owner. The Kokanee, for instance, stands out with a modern aesthetic inside and out, a clever layout that maximizes the use of space, and a delightful blend of creativity, functionality, and style that makes tiny living an appealing prospect.

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Built on a custom triple-axle trailer, this tiny house on wheels boasts an eye-catching exterior that blends board and batten siding with natural stained cedar shakes on the upper part, a signature feature found on many other units delivered by the Canadian builder. A gable roof line helps enhance the interior vertical space, while a quality metal roof and spray foam insulation for the walls and ceilings ensure durability and suitability for year-round living in any climate.

The interior of the house blends functionality with aesthetic appeal. It is fresh and modern, characterized by a light and airy ambiance, with a color palette that is predominantly black and white, with touches of gray and natural wood for added character. White shiplap walls and large windows in each area of this house create a feeling of spaciousness, while the abundant use of glazing ensures the interior is flooded with natural light.

The traditional layout of the Kokanee tiny home efficiently incorporates a cozy living room, a gorgeous kitchen with all the bells and whistles of a conventional cooking space, a well-appointed bathroom, and two lofted sleeping spaces. With this smart configuration that also includes clever storage solutions in the most unexpected of places and multifunctional furniture that serves dual purposes, the designers have managed to create the feeling of a traditional house while also offering all the benefits of mobile living.

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The entrance door leads directly into the stunning galley-style kitchen, which is bright and spacious and looks perfect for cooking delicious family dinners. It boasts a black-and-white aesthetic and is equipped with everything you normally find in a conventional kitchen. The custom soaker-style cabinetry offers plenty of storage space, including toe kick drawers, and is beautifully complemented by black countertops. Functionality is guaranteed by a wide array of modern appliances, ranging from a gorgeous farmhouse sink and a four-burner propane stove to a range hood and full-size refrigerator. There is also space for an oven and other electric appliances.

This spaciously designed kitchen truly has it all, even a fold-down dining table for two. This is one of those features that shows every nook and cranny is smartly utilized to enhance the utility of the space, as it can also double as a breakfast bar or workspace for those who work remotely.

The adjacent living room is warm and inviting with a plush sofa, a small table, and a chair for extra seating space. Two large windows ensure this area is also well-lit and allows occupants to admire the surrounding views.

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Kokanee's bathroom is also situated on the lower level, and despite its diminutive size, it is surprisingly well-appointed, with a bathtub and shower, a toilet, and a custom vanity with a rectangular sink. The same modern styling is carried out here, with a black and white palette and sleek finishes.

The main bedroom inside this home can be accessed via a staircase from the kitchen area and has a wooden half-wall for a bit of privacy. It is large enough to fit a queen bed and some storage units, and the vaulted ceiling creates decent headroom. The smaller loft lies above the bathroom and serves as a kid's bedroom. It is accessible via a removable ladder and has a wood railing for protection.

The Kokanee tiny house on wheels offers a beautiful and practical living space for a small family and is a great example of how small-scale living can be comfortable, stylish, and incredibly functional.
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About the author: Ancuta Iosub
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After spending a few years as a copy editor, Ancuta decided to put down the eraser and pick up the writer's pencil. Her favorites subjects are unusual car designs, travel trailers and everything related to the great outdoors.
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