The Aboriginal carvings on the outside of speak volumes about the purpose behind their Esk'et Tiny House. You see, they're a part of Esk'et (called Alkali Lake in the English language), a community that's known for it's recovery efforts in struggles against addictions. Part of their contribution to the community is to help people dream big, which is why they set out to master the art of tiny house building as a means to later teach others how to build their own abodes — and, as you'll see, they aced the test.
For starters, so they took a very thoughtful approach to making the 280-square-foot space truly livable: They aligned the kitchen with the vaulted ceiling, since it's the space that requires the most standing. They went with a spiral staircase that allows people to peek through the steps and keeps the space feeling open and airy. And, in the sleeping loft, they designed curved ceilings with the highest point in the middle of the mattress so people don't have to duck down when climbing in and out of bed.
Another important detail to think about when building in Canada? Temperature. Robert explains that tiny homes are usually located in places where the temps doesn't fluctuate at such extremes, so to keep the space warm during the harsh winters, they added a luxe fireplace. Honestly, we're now convinced all tiny homes need one, because just how rela does that look?
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While the Johnson's work is spectacular, their long-term goal is to create a training center for Aboriginal youth from around the nation where they can learn building skills. They're also currently working on a where they share how-to videos and .