As years passed, the trend of tiny houses has grown. Some prefer such homes in order to spend less. Other because tiny houses can be transported with more ease, if moving becomes a desire or necessity. Regardless of the reason they were built for, tiny houses are a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and set camp in the wild outdoors. Moreover, if they are portable, then that is even better.
Laird Herbert is already at the third such house that he has built. The Tiny Leaf House version 3 is an updated model of version 2 that is not only portable, but also designed for cold climates. The house is supposed to be able to withstand temperatures of -50 °C (-58 °F). Moreover, as opposed to the previous models, it is more spacious, but also lighter.
The Leaf House is 4.9 m (16 ft) long and has an interior space of 9 sq m (97 sq ft). The house was built with recycled and sustainable materials such as Forest Stewardship Certified wood, thus also protecting the environment. The lighting in the interior is made with the help of LEDs. The house features a Murphy bed and a kitchen area. In the kitchen, the designer placed a double stove, sink, and a small fridge freezer. Of course, the bathroom was not forgotten either. The house has a shower and a composting toilet.
“In my mind, the leaf house epitomizes the creativity of the owner-built home. It is what happens when we look at building beyond the conventional norms – beyond stick framing and vinyl siding; beyond the real estate market; beyond housing simply as a means to make a buck,” explained Herbert.
The Leaf House can be ordered for CAD$44,500 (US$43,429). Moreover, the designer can also add personal customization as per the buyer’s order. Would you like to live in such a house?