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Spacious steel-framed tiny house is ready to hit the road

by • July 17, 2016 • No Comments

Less is additional when it comes to a small home’s mass, but when it comes to floorspace, additional is additional attractive. To balance these concerns, Vancouver’s Mint Tiny Homes utilized a metal frame instead of the additional typical wood for its many new create. With its spacious and light-filled interior, plus a high-end finish, this one ticks all the right boxes.

  • The interior of the home comprises a total floorspace of 326 sq ft (30 sq m), ...
  • The main sleeping loft is reveryed by a staircase with integrated storage space space
  • The kitchen comes with a stainless steel fridge/freezer and propane-powered oven
  • The vintage-looking double drainer kitchen sink

The unnamed small house sits on a triple-axel 28 ft (8.5 m) trailer, but two overhanging loft sleeping areas increase its total length to 32 ft (9.7 m). The exterior is clad in stained Canadian cedar and topped by a sloping metal roof.

The interior comprises a generous floorspace of 326 sq ft (30 sq m) – that is definitely roomier than the longer-than-average Curved 260 Micro Home and actually beats the appropriately-named Container Tiny House. And Mint Tiny Homes created the many of this with a easy layout that looks really light and open, actually bringing into account that furniture is yet to be installed.

The front door leads into the kitchen, that comes with a stainless steel fridge/freezer, sink, storage space and circumvent space, and a propane oven. Further into the home lies the main living area and a bathroom with traditional flush toilet (linked to a blackwater tank that can be emptied at an RV site), plus a sink and shower. The major sleeping loft is reveryed via a staircase with integrated storage space, while the secondary storage space/sleeping loft is accessed by ladder.

The finish looks great throughout and wood utilized comes with painted white tongue and groove siding, stained loft beams, and hardwood flooring.

The owners drove to Vancouver of USA’s Mississippi area to pick up the small home and tow it back again – a journey of around 2,600 miles (4,184 km) every way. They in addition plan to move between RV parks in it, so they opted for a steel frame.

But by no means unheard of, a steel frame is a lot less common than a wood-framed small house. The main benefit is mass reduction (about 30 percent of the mass of the framing), yet it can in addition improve the home’s thermal performance when closed-cell foam insulation is utilized.

Mint Tiny Homes told us that a comparable wood frame small house of theirs may weigh in at around 15,000 (6,803 kg), but thanks to the metal framing, this one comes in at 13,000 lb (5,896 kg), that is really significant.

The firm offers a range of sustainable and off-grid options for its small homes, which include wool insulation, composting toilet, and a rainwater catchment process, while solar power is usually installed on-site. The clients of this particular small home didn’t need any of that, yet, as they plan to just plug into a hookup.

The final price of the small home which include ereallything pictured came to CAD 77,000 (around US$59,400).

Source: Mint Tiny Homes

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