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Sakura is a luxurious modern tiny house for cold climates (Video)

Sakura is a luxurious modern tiny house for cold climates (Video)

Kimberley Mok

Kimberley Mok (@kimberleymok)
Design / Tiny Houses
August 8, 2017

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Minimaliste

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Tiny homes as we know them have come a long way in the last several years, evolving from a more cutesy, handmade aesthetic into a growing diversity of styles, and constructed with a growing array of new building techniques.

These diminutive dwellings are also being made for colder climates, as we see in this impressive modern home built for a client by Minimaliste, a tiny house company from Quebec, Canada. It features a lot of smart small-space design ideas, from the seating area to the bedroom. Minimaliste’s founder Philippe Beaudoin gives a tour of the Sakura tiny house below (there is a French version available too here):

Coming in at 380 square feet, the Sakura’s biggest draws include the convertible sitting/dining area, a large bedroom, a large-ish soaking tub, a three-level water filtration system, and the hydronic radiant heating in the floors.

Check out the main seating area, which can transform into a dining area when the modular sofa pieces are moved around, and the coffee table opened up into a 22″ x 60″ dining table that can seat up to four. And yes, there is storage space hidden in these sofas as well.

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Minimaliste© Minimaliste

The kitchen is arranged on two facing walls, with part of the secondary upstairs loft coming down to form an alcove for the refrigerator and stove.

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Minimaliste© Minimaliste

The stairs leading up to the bedroom can be enlisted for storage.

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As the home was built on a gooseneck trailer, the bedroom is well-situated over the front end of the trailer here. Even the bed itself can be lifted up to store things.

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Minimaliste© Minimaliste
Minimaliste© Minimaliste

The bathroom is pretty spacious for a tiny home: there is a composting toilet and a small tub.

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Minimaliste© Minimaliste
Minimaliste© Minimaliste

The secondary loft looks like a space for reading, and is also the place where one can go up and access the cedar roof deck, via an openable skylight.

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