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The Sakura: Luxurious Gooseneck THOW by Minimaliste

This is the Sakura, a new Gooseneck THOW by Minimaliste with an utterly soothing and luxurious color pallete!


The home was custom-built and it has tons of amazing features, including a huge bedroom on the gooseneck where you can stand to get changed and make the bed. Plus, the bed flips up and you can store all kinds of things underneath. The kitchen has a large fridge and electric stove for all your cooking needs and through the quaint pocket door you’ll find a spa-worthy bathroom.

Check out all the pictures and then take the awesome in-depth video tour that will answer all your questions about the home (except maybe the price, since it was custom!).

Related: Sequoia Tiny House on Wheels by Minimaliste

The Sakura: Luxurious Gooseneck THOW by Minimaliste

Images via Minimaliste

That comfy IKEA couch has underneath storage.


Looking from the living room to the rest of the home.

Nice and compact kitchen with a great electric stove/oven.

Sink with extra counter space. Perfect!

Another look with the bathroom door open.

Check out the rest of this home on the next pages! (Tour on the last page)

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributing writer for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She is a coffee-loving wannabe homesteader who dreams of becoming self-sufficient in her own tiny home someday. Natalie currently resides in a tiny apartment with her husband, Casey, in Massachusetts.




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  • Gail April 5, 2017, 9:19 am

    Oh, the white diamond plate shower stall!!! Beautiful.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee April 6, 2017, 8:07 am

      Isn’t it stunning? I LOVED that 🙂

    • Eric April 10, 2017, 11:04 pm

      White diamond plate shower stall? Nup, that’s a common or garden anti slip deck tread pattern on the wall. Enlarge the picture to see it more clearly…

      • Gail April 11, 2017, 9:11 am

        Eric, being in the automotive industry, that pattern is also referred to as “diamond plate”. Google image it. 😉 But, thanks for that clarification.

        • Eric April 19, 2017, 5:36 pm

          Oh sorry, must be an American thing. Certainly not called that here in New Zealand. Just called deck tread pattern. Oh, same in Oz according to my brother who lives there.

  • kristina Nadreau April 5, 2017, 11:31 am

    thank you for the dialogue in English. Your English is better than my French. The house is well designed for both beauty and comfort. I am pleased to see the issue of air exchange addressed. I generally prefer a tankless water heater, yet since the rest of the design is so well thought out I must assume there is a practical reason for installing the tank model.

  • Andrea April 5, 2017, 1:14 pm

    …drooling…

  • Tave April 5, 2017, 2:22 pm

    Very well thought out storage all over! I, too, like that the air quality is addressed. I was disappointed that the Lunos wasn’t available in the states when I was building my house but I found something comparable, the Vents TwinFresh Comfo (in case anyone is looking for a US product), and am quite happy with it. It even worked in the -15F temp this winter, without cooling down the house! I am very impressed with the quality of your houses. Also, no worries, your English is great!

  • Rose April 5, 2017, 5:39 pm

    Loved so much about this house. The table was super is it from IKEA? The living area was great. It didn’t look like just a hard bench to sit on. You could change it to have a recliner chair. The standing room in the bed room is what sold the floor plan to me.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee April 6, 2017, 7:53 am

      For me too, Rose! I think they got most of the furniture from IKEA according to the video.

    • Justin July 27, 2017, 7:25 pm

      They replied in a YouTube comment and said the table was custom built. It’s such a wonderful design I might try to duplicate it 🙂

  • Denis April 5, 2017, 6:32 pm

    I love many things about this tiny home, but the kitchen sink is not one of them. I actually hate that form of sink, as I have had to do dishes in a single sink too many times. But, I am not going to burn the house down for something that can be swapped out for something useful!

  • ZACHARY E MOHRMANN April 5, 2017, 8:21 pm

    Wow…! That’s some tiny house…It has to be pretty heavy.. Just wondering why would anyone looking to down size, and especially looking to move into a THOW , why would they buy this tiny house…? Don’t get me wrong, but I don’t believe that a lot of folks looking to down size owns, or planning to own a tractor truck in order to pull it as they would with other THOWS… It just struck me a little odd, is all…! It is every bit beautiful though…!

    • James D. April 5, 2017, 11:00 pm

      Not everyone plans on moving their TH more than once… Besides, this is up in Canada and the owner may live someplace hard to get to, and that’s snow on the ground… It doesn’t necessarily mean you need that kind of vehicle for every move…

    • Rick C April 7, 2017, 9:59 pm

      Last year at an RV show in Dallas I saw one of the vendors selling a truck like that one, but smaller, and the vendor wanted $170K for it!

    • Eric April 10, 2017, 11:09 pm

      Hey Zach, it does seem a little incongruous but consider this… it could be going somewhere awkward to get to, as James D. said, the house might be a THOW that is skirting planning rules, hence the wheels, and they may only plan on shifting, if at all, a few times a decade. So, makes sense to hire a monster truck to do the occasional shift I would think. Especially as the truck would cost way more than the THOW itself.

      • ZACHARY E MOHRMANN April 11, 2017, 5:39 am

        Yea about a $100,000.00 and up… But I’ll buy that explanation…

        • James D. April 18, 2017, 10:24 pm

          There’s also what land you want to place it on… Loose, snow covered, or muddy soil can make it hard to get enough traction with a regular vehicle…

          I once saw a Tiny House moved with a Tractor with chains on its wheels because it was the only thing that wasn’t getting stuck in the ground… But it gets a lot easier once you’re on the solid road…

  • ZACHARY E MOHRMANN April 6, 2017, 5:29 am

    Thank you James , for explaining that to me..! I would have never guessed that explanation….

  • Bluesgirl April 7, 2017, 11:31 am

    WOW>>>I so get this design.
    So cool, nicely designed.

  • Rainie April 7, 2017, 4:55 pm

    This is, by far, my favorite THOW! I’ve been looking at them for close to 5 years now, and I absolutely love this layout! Very cozy, great storage . . . Very smart engineering, like the radiant flooring, water filtration system, awesome natural lighting, rooftop access, simple yet great storage closets in the bedroom. Well done! Are these blue prints available? FYI, your English was great, esp compared to my French 😉

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee April 10, 2017, 5:38 am

      Hi Rainie — You’d have to ask Minimaliste about the blueprints — you can find contact info on their website 🙂

  • Nanny M April 8, 2017, 5:21 am

    Wow! So nicely doe! Your English is excellent and what you might think of as imperfections make it so fun to listen to. I will watch it again just for the entertainment. Love the house.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee April 10, 2017, 5:26 am

      He did a great job! It was also nice to do one in English 🙂

  • S. Roberson April 11, 2017, 3:10 pm

    One of the best I have seen! Love it!!

  • Gabriella April 18, 2017, 4:11 pm

    This is a real small house on wheels, confortable and functional in every detail, the steps to the sleeping area are perfect and not so many in the bedroom you can stand for those who are not very tall, you should always find the way to creating a sleeping area where you are not forced to kneel, would surely increase the customer requirements.

    • James D. April 18, 2017, 10:35 pm

      I think this will become more common as Tiny House construction becomes more mainstream… There will be less and less need to improvise and more off the self things the builder can get that will be specifically for Tiny Houses…

      Companies like Ikea are actively helping by promoting Tiny Houses and offering solutions from furniture to appliances… They even have demo rooms to show what it’s like to be in a Tiny House…

      Making options like steel and SIP construction more affordable will make it easier to make Tiny Houses lighter and thus easier to design longer to give more room for horizontal layouts instead of vertical.

      Already there are trailer makers who will custom make trailers for Tiny House builders. So builders aren’t limited to repurposing trailers that were designed for another purpose and aren’t optimal for Tiny Houses.

      There’s also the part of the movement focused on serving retirees, veterans, and the physically impaired… So we should definitely see such features become more common as those groups issues get addressed…

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee April 19, 2017, 4:51 am

      Yes it’s awesome that you can stand in the bedroom. A huge plus 🙂

  • Gabriella April 19, 2017, 11:46 am

    I fully agree, and in support of just adding that the phenomenos is becoming exponential, at this time when people feel the need to recover true freedom, so the band extends to more categories, it is important to please especially elderly people seeking confort. But you also have to be able to differentiate the aesthetic tastes of the decorative design, beetween an infinity of choices Ethnic, Vintage, Tecnology Minimal, or Style Pop Art…etc.
    I conclude with an italian proverb: “Beat the iron when it’s hot”. Good Job

  • Eric April 19, 2017, 5:43 pm

    I can’t see the point of the slide away stairs. Being out, they aren’t inhibiting access to anything. And if they were fixed they could also double as extra storage drawers or bins.

  • Lori April 25, 2017, 12:50 pm

    I agree with Eric on those stairs. I’d leave them out and use the space underneath for some sort of storage…maybe a multi unit pullout shelf pantry?

  • Joan May 2, 2017, 11:54 pm

    This is wonderful! I am wondering what the price range is? How many square feet? What is the smallest vehicle needed to tow this house?

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