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Mini 16ft Tiny House with All the Comforts of Home – Video Tour

This tiny house is built on a short 16-foot trailer but it feels surprisingly spacious inside with a huge galley kitchen on the main floor and a queen sized bed in the upstairs loft.

Lumbec built this tiny home, La Nautique, as their first tiny house prototype.  They added extra square footage to the home by building out onto the triangular space at the front of the trailer, which created some “bonus” space for a cozy living room/dining room area.

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Mini 16ft Tiny House with All the Comforts of Home – Full Tour

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In the center of the tiny house there’s a surprisingly spacious galley kitchen with tons of counter space, and ample storage beneath the countertops. There is an instant hot water heater that heats water for both the kitchen sink and the shower but there’s no water tank in this house, so it would need to be hooked up to city water.  The house is heated with a small Dickinson Marine heater.

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The bathroom is the one room where the team ran into some design problems. Since they wanted the tiny house to be livable in all 4 seasons, they wanted to keep all of the plumbing and the grey water tank inside the insulated building envelope to prevent the pipes and the grey water tank from freezing in the winter. You’ll see that the shower is a step up off the floor and that there isn’t actually enough space to stand up in it yet (it is a prototype after all!).  They’re planning to remedy this by raising the ceiling directly above the shower, and using the raised surface this creates in the loft as a bedside table.

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Danielle Chabassol
Danielle is a digital nomad who is passionate about tiny spaces, living with less, reducing waste and eating plant-based food. Danielle is half of the Exploring Alternatives blog & video project. You can find more of her at www.ExploringAlternatives.ca and her Exploring Alternatives YouTube Channel.




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  • Sockeye October 21, 2016, 1:18 pm

    A well thought out design (and yeah, I like the afterthought of a built in table/shower bump) and beautiful wood throughout. I would want a 3 burner stove and am afraid that stainless steel counter tops will scratch easily but other than that this is the first tiny home I’ve really liked! Thanks for sharing it.

    • Natalie Natalie October 24, 2016, 9:01 am

      So glad you liked it, Sockeye! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • ZACHARY E MOHRMANN October 21, 2016, 5:56 pm

    Very nice job on your test home, but I hope you dialed in the most important factor which is keeping the price down to where it will be affordable to those who like it as well….

  • Dick October 21, 2016, 6:37 pm

    On the whole, I like this idea, but I think I’d want a longer trailer, at least 24′. I also appreciate the explanation of the Japanese stairs (I’d seen them many times but didn’t know the origin)–I’m one of those who’d start with my left foot…

    I didn’t see the refrigerator. Did I miss something?

  • Allin October 22, 2016, 11:33 am

    This one really makes it. The refrigerator is on right side of sink under the counter. I’m about 6 Tiny Homes I’m considering And adding this one to the list .

  • Allin October 22, 2016, 2:31 pm

    Oppps I’m wrong. The refrigerator could actually be on the opposite side. Sorry guys !

  • Sherry October 22, 2016, 5:44 pm

    For me or any one else that is disabled, not being able to stand up in the shower is not a big deal. In fact I use a 5 gal. bucket to sit on. I have a really bad back and cannot stand for very long periods of time, like in a shower. you could use one of the shower shells with a built in seat.

  • Mary October 22, 2016, 7:57 pm

    I love the use of the triangle portion of the trailer, first time I’ve seem that and I find it a refreshing change! What the cost of this model?

    • Natalie Natalie October 24, 2016, 9:07 am

      I’m afraid they don’t have a price set yet, at least not on the website — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Nanny M October 23, 2016, 3:56 am

    Wonderful how much they included in such a small home! Very nice job.

  • Carol Perry October 24, 2016, 7:03 am

    Love your ideas for this tiny home! You seemed to have thought of everything! Great job! Love the idea regarding your living room how your using the triangle effect along with the storage solution. I also like that you can move the table to accomidate if you are entertaining guests. Also pretty ingenious to think of having sliding windows up in the loft area in case you want to get rid of your mattress or if you have something large you want to put up there. Enjoyed viewing your tiny home and looking at all of your awesome ideas! Thank you for sharing!🌹🌻🎃🌷

  • Nancy October 28, 2016, 9:29 pm

    Very cool. I love their creativity!!!

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