One of them is Teacup Tiny Homes, an Alberta, Canada-based company whose declared mission is to help people "break free of conformity" and "enjoy life more instead of chasing an old, outdated American dream that may never be achieved." They are known for creating compact homes customized to match customers' needs and preferences.
The design we are exploring here is called The Kèya and reflects the Canadian company's commitment to thoughtful design and functional living. It also embodies the spirit of simplicity and minimalism, offering a clutter-free space for everyday life.
Boasting a modern black and white exterior design, this custom compact dwelling is built on a double-axle trailer and is clad in durable vertical seam metal siding coupled with a metal roof. The interior is bursting with space and filled with sunlight thanks to a full-light entrance door and numerous windows. It is equally luminous in the evening, courtesy of modern interior lighting.
With 423 sq ft (39.2 sq meters) of living space, the spacious interior includes an inviting living room, a main floor bedroom, a gourmet kitchen, two lofted sleeping spaces, and a gorgeous bathroom. The remarkably stylish interior with modern decor, white walls, and pastel accents exudes a coastal home vibe, while the functional layout and modern amenities allow you to feel right at home.
A great part of the main floor is dedicated to daily living, with an open-space living and kitchen area. The light-filled lounge area is furnished with a comfortable sofa and a side table, with the wall in front big enough to accommodate a TV for entertainment. An area rug placed in front of the couch contributes to the overall aesthetics of the space, enhancing its visual appeal.
The ground-floor bedroom is separated from the rest of the house by a discrete sliding door, creating privacy and comfort. Privacy is highly valued in tiny homes, which is why downstairs bedrooms are now a popular feature in designs large enough to allow them.
Kèya's main bedroom is simplistic yet incredibly stylish with a Scandinavian-style décor and large glazing that adds just the right amount of luminosity. Though the comfortable full-size bed practically takes up most of the floor space, the room still feels spacious and lavish. There is no storage solution integrated in here, but the walls are large enough for the addition of overhead cabinets or shelves.
These lofted spaces add a lot of versatility to the design, as the owners can configure them as they see fit based on their needs. They can use one of them as a bedroom and the other as an office space or for storage. Alternatively, both can be fitted with mattresses to serve as sleeping spaces, making Kèya a surprising three-bedroom family home.
Lavish facilities await to be discovered in the bathroom. A generously sized bathtub with showerhead, a toilet, a big vanity, and storage cabinets that match those in the kitchen make the bathroom an attractive part of the house. Large windows keep it bright and open, while a huge round mirror and some wall art add style to the space.
With its beautiful main-floor bedroom, two loft areas, a functional kitchen, and a lavish bathroom, the Kèya is a comfortable family home. The thoughtful layout also makes it a great choice for those who like to entertain guests.
Since the Kèya is a custom build, this unit doesn't come with a price tag, but Teacup's Ellie tiny house model starts at approximately CAD$ 180,000 (around US$137,330).