Sylvie is a single parent who chose tiny house living as a way to offer a permanent, full-time home to her and her teenage daughter, and as a way to have more financial freedom. Her house will be paid for in 10 years, and she already has more flexibility to travel and spend time doing what she loves. She also hopes that her new minimalist lifestyle will allow her to help save money for her daughter’s studies when the time comes.
Sylvie’s beautiful tiny house is the Acacia model built by Minimaliste from l’Ile d’Orleans near Quebec City in Canada:
It was designed with 2 bedrooms, one on the main floor for Sylvie, and one for her daughter in the loft above. To ensure both women have privacy, Sylvie’s room has a sliding door, and her daughter’s loft has a folding door, and a wall on a pulley system.
The living area was designed around a comfortable 3-seater couch that easily folds into a double bed, and that has a lot of storage underneath. It’s an Ikea sofa bed that you can find here:
There are two heat sources in the house, a Martin propane fireplace, and two electric induction panels. In the summer, there’s an air conditioning unit that can double as a dehumidifier. For all seasons, there’s a Lunos air exchange system to ensure fresh air is always being circulated without losing heat or cold air. This is very important if you’re living in a small space.
The tiny home is on the grid and has a water hookup and is plugged into the electrical grid. The toilet is a Nature’s Head composting toilet.
Check out the video for a full tour of the tiny house interior, and to hear about Sylvie’s experience moving into such a small home.
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