The Elegant Suffolk Is a Masterclass in Japanese-Style Minimalism

The Suffolk Tiny House boasts a compact layout with elegant design 9 photos
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Luxury and sustainability merge into this contemporary vision of tiny living, where flawless functionality is enhanced by an ultra-clean style that pays tribute to the harmony of nature. The Suffolk tiny house is a dreamy cocoon for two, beautifully designed to contemporary standards and highly customizable.
Tiny houses and the Australian lifestyle are a match made in heaven. Inspired by the American tiny living movement, Aussies have quickly become experts in building phenomenal homes on wheels with their signature style. The Suffolk tiny house takes an elegant, contemporary approach to the classic layout with a single loft. By combining smart design focused on efficiency with high-quality materials and sustainable options, Suffolk becomes a versatile, long-term option for eco-conscious customers.

This Aussie-designed abode is designed to stay compact enough for easy transport and maintenance yet still fully equipped for long-term accommodation. It's a little over eight meters long (27.5 feet) and boasts just under 30 square meters (300 square feet) of floor space. The simple layout displays a cozy loft bedroom for two, easily accessible via a staircase, and an open-plan ground floor with a versatile lounge/office area, a tiny kitchen, and a separate bathroom/laundry.

Just like typical Australian tiny homes, Suffolk favors a sense of openness and connection to its natural surroundings. The sliding glass doors and large windows do a great job of creating transparency and adding abundant natural light. For extra convenience, future owners can opt for gas strut windows and bi-fold doors. The big sofa with hidden storage is also an optional extra and a great addition to the lounge area. Almost entirely surrounded by gorgeous views, it becomes the centerpiece for relaxation and togetherness.

Suffolk Tiny House
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Suffolk's Japandi style blends extreme minimalism with delicate elegance while also incorporating functional features in the most seamless way. The lounge is deceptively simple yet exquisite. One of its most clever features is the elevated bench by the window that can be used as an office desk, a breakfast bar, or a casual bar during parties. With only a couple of elements, including the stunning oversized window, this tiny area becomes incredibly versatile, and versatility is the best way to make the most of what's available in terms of space.

The kitchen area holds a surprising amount of storage. Despite the minimal footprint, it integrates lots of cabinets and drawers, including the ones hidden in the staircase. Customers can even add a full-size pull-out pantry next to the fridge. Together with the cooktop and oven, the fridge is part of the home's standard inclusions, and customers get to choose whether they're gas or electric.

There's more storage available in the bathroom, which is beautifully equipped with a full-size walk-in shower and a washing machine for the most comfortable experience. The floor and walls are waterproofed using the highest quality systems, and the toilet can be any type that the future owners prefer, from conventional to waterless.

Suffolk Tiny House
Photo: Uber Tiny Homes
Those who want to elevate Suffolk's Japandi style further are free to choose the best materials available. For instance, a solid timber or stone kitchen countertop would match the contemporary elegance even better, as well as timber flooring instead of the standard vinyl plank with a composite-made subfloor. A wider variety of textures would also highlight the home's beautiful, tranquil color scheme based on neutral tones with matte black accents.

While Suffolk fully embraces the outdoors with its open-space ground floor, the loft bedroom was specifically designed to ensure much-needed privacy and quiet. A protection wall keeps it almost entirely out of sight, which instantly turns it from a basic loft to a sumptuous, cozy bedroom. Large windows keep this cocoon bathed in natural light. The staircase with a minimalist illuminated handrail is also meant to make the overall experience more comfortable while taking up as little space as possible.

Adding a full-size, covered deck is the final touch that turns Suffolk into a contemporary minimalism oasis. With enough space to house an ultra-cozy outdoor lounge setup, an outdoor bathtub, and even a boho-style swing, this deck is one of the best ways to further enhance the outdoor experience. It becomes an extension of the indoor lounge area without taking away anything from the home's mobility and compact structure.

Suffolk Tiny House
Photo: Uber Tiny Homes
Speaking of mobility, this tiny house typically comes on a galvanized steel trailer, but the builder recommends a lightweight aluminum trailer for those planning to live on the coast. This type of trailer is better suited for the more challenging coastal environment in Australia, as it's more durable than steel and corrosion-proof.

In terms of pricing, the Suffolk Tiny is a mid-range design available for as little as AUD148,500 ($96,800) at Uber Tiny Homes, another Aussie brand successfully founded and developed by a man with a vision and a passion for sustainable living, who built his first house on wheels a decade ago. Suffolk is one of the most versatile models in the company's current range, boasting a popular blend of Aussie functionality and Japanese minimalist style.
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About the author: Otilia Drăgan
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Otilia believes that if it’s eco, green, or groundbreaking, people should know about it (especially if it's got wheels or wings). Working in online media for over five years, she's gained a deeper perspective on how people everywhere can inspire each other.
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