This Couple’s Natural Eco Tiny House Is a True Stunner!

This tiny house is a true head turner. Made from natural, eco friendly materials and built by Tofino couple Alan and Venita entirely as a DIY project, this impressive home is filled with very clever design elements.

The exterior is clad in a mixture of weatherboards and cedar shingles which give the home a warm cabin aesthetic. Fortunately, the couple were able to find an ideal parking spot for the tiny house which had existing hook-ups for power, water and sewage already in place for RV parking.

As we step inside this home it’s hard not to be impressed by the simple, yet beautiful and functional design. The house feels open and light, while all the timber used brings an undeniable warmth to the space. Wherever possible, this home has used natural, non-toxic materials, including natural oils and finishes and sheep’s wool insulation to keep the tiny house nice and warm in the winter.

The living room is designed as a place to relax, with a good sized L shape couch, yet also has the ability to transform into both a workspace and a music studio where Alan is able to spend hours composing.

The kitchen is elegantly constructed. The impressive hardwood counter becomes a striking feature in the tiny kitchen while simple crates below are used for food storage. Shallow shelf storage is utilised for additional food stuffs.

On the other side, a small dining table serves as a wonderful place for the couple to share meals together. This has cleverly been incorporated into the design of the stairs which adds functionality as well as additional storage.

The stairs lead into a sleeping loft. Windows on either side provide essential cross ventilation. The lofts design is simple yet comfortable providing a safe and cosy place to rest your heat at night.

Over the other side of the home, a storage loft has been transformed into a beautiful and relaxing meditation space. This is a small corner of the home where Alan or Venita can enjoy a few quiet moments.

This home is an exceptional DIY build project. Fortunately, Alan and Venita have blogged about much of the construction process. You can read more about this tiny house in the couples blog, Tofino Tiny Home.

Posted on by Bryce Posted in Tiny House Tours

About Bryce

Bryce Langston is a New Zealand based actor, musician, filmmaker and environmentalist who has spent the past five years travelling the globe exploring the Tiny House movement as the creator and host of the popular online web series Living Big in a Tiny House

6 Responses to This Couple’s Natural Eco Tiny House Is a True Stunner!

  1. Susan R Swearingen

    Beautiful tiny home. I love the idea of a meditation space in the smaller loft. How do you get up there?

  2. April Rothkop

    What is the size of this tiny home??

  3. Nancy Watters

    How lovely to see this! Congratulations for such forward thinking and lovely design. It’s fun to see where the crystal bowls and lavender bag landed. Now I see why you needed a petite set. What a great meditation space. Blessings always, Kaasay

  4. Alexander Lopez

    Hi Bryce! After looking the wide variety of tiny homes featured in your travels it seems your own is still one of the most advanced houses of the pack. It would be nice to know what would you do different if designing a tiny home now.

    • Bryce

      Hey Alexander. Thanks for your comment. I still am really happy with the design of my own tiny house, although based on changes to my lifestyle there is one really big change that I would make – I would go smaller still! At 20ft, my tiny house is certainly not one of the largest, but for someone who spends life traveling on the road, it’s too large to be a practice house to take with me on my travels.

  5. Allison Johnson

    This is a stunning house. It is out dream to live tiny, or even convert to van living. Thank yyou for sharing such wonderful inspiration !

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