Canada’s Minimaliste has previously impressed us with its line of models that can withstand its country’s harshest weather, and with the Charme, the firm has completed its first home that’s specifically designed for family life.
The tiny house measures 330 sq ft (30 sq m) and serves as full-time home to a family of four.The Charme is based on a triple-axle trailer and measures 38.5 ft (11.7 m) long. It’s also a little wider than most models, coming in at 10.5 ft (3.2 m) in width. This means that it requires a permit to tow on the road, though is unlikely to be moved very often.The home is finished in cedar, laid both horizontally and vertically, with the latter charred using the Japanese Shou Sugi Ban method that protects the wood from insects and helps preserve it, as well as lending a distinctive appearance.
Visitors enter into the Charme’s living room, which also doubles as its dining area. It includes a large storage-integrated sofa that can be rearranged around the coffee/dining table. The kitchen is nearby and has a two-burner electric cooktop and a built-in microwave oven, a double sink, and a small dishwasher, plus some cabinetry.The bathroom looks relatively compact and contains a shower and a vanity sink, as well as a conventional flushing toilet (this will be connected to a septic tank). It also hosts a washing machine and dryer, plus a mechanical room that contains a water filtration system and other equipment.