Brief 

Canadian couple Heather and Kevin Fritz are turning heads with their very first tiny home build. The home was specifically built for the harsh Canadian climate, which can hit -40 ºC during the winter months.

 

Insight

Canadian couple and newcomers to the tiny house scene, Heather and Kevin Fritz are turning heads with their very first tiny home build. Based in Spruce Grove, Alberta, the duo recently completed their first showcase tiny house on wheels for their newly formed studio, Fritz Tiny Homes.

The home was specifically built for the harsh Canadian climate – which can hit -40 ºC (-40 ºF) during the winter months – and boasts an impressive thermal envelope with minimal interior heating. We had the opportunity to chat with the tiny house builders about their creation.

“When we decided we were going to build our first tiny home, I refused to look at other tiny homes,” Kevin tells New Atlas. “I said, ‘let’s look at homes that we love’ and our goal was to build a tiny home that did not look anything like a tiny home.

You need to be deceptive in tiny design in order for it to look good. You have to make it look big and look interesting and look all these things, but in reality you’re dealing with a shoe box. There’s a challenge to that, and I enjoyed that challenge. We wanted to build what I like to call a legacy building, something that will outlive all of us.

 

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