Innisfree Anarres is the name the clients chose for their tiny dream home.
“The name represents our intention to return to a state of harmony with nature and humanity and the tension in the pursuit. We come closer to the impossible dream as we nurture the longing for it and constantly return to the knowledge and gains we have already made.” ~Gwendolyn
“True journey is return.” ~ Le Guin
Innisfree Anarres , built by Teacup Tiny Homes, blends airy sophistication with minimalist living.
At 28 ft. long and 8.5 ft. wide, this custom tiny home was built in the summer of 2018 for minimalist clients looking to do their part in reducing their carbon footprint and returning to a simpler lifestyle. Their tiny home was designed to operate on electricity including solar components and a stylish woodburning stove as the main heat source.
This tiny home has 348 sq. ft. of living space including the 2 sleeping lofts and was built to truly function for the home owners and their furry family. Complete with cat door to the exterior storage shed, the home will comfortably sleep 4 or 5 with a guest on the built-in sofa on the main floor.
With functional design in mind, storage and adaptable spaces were integrated into this carefully planned out space. The secondary upper loft may be used for storage or turned into a sleeping or play area for future children or guests. The openness of the living area allows freestanding furniture to be moved in or out as the lifestyle of the home owners change over time. There was careful consideration in the overall flow of the home to create a comfortable living area while satisfying functional needs of those who dwell there.
This home was built with 2x4 lumber walls, 2x6 framed ceiling and closed cell spray foam for insulation. The cedar and steel exterior cladding give this home a modern look that is sure to be classy and appealing, but carefull not blend into the surroundings. The overall concept of the interior is light and airy while investing in key components. Quartz counter tops, beveled tile backplash and a natural knotty laminate floor make this home look and feel sophisticated and timeless. White cabinets and rustic floating shelves also allow the main floor to remain open and airy.
More unique features in this home include:
• Separette composting toilet
• Passive solar heat panel as secondary heat source
• Morso wood burning stove
• Summit 2-buning induction cook-top
• Velux roof window
This home currently resides in Northern Alberta. Teacup Tiny Homes manufactures tiny homes in Lethbridge Alberta Canada and builds RV Certified tiny homes on wheels. This home was designed my the home owners with the assistance of Jennifer McCarthy, Owner of Teacup Tiny Homes. Photography by: Alaysha Weatherall
The master bedroom loft features an abundance of windows including this venting roof window by Velux.
To add privacy and storage, the master loft houses a large shelf unit that backs onto the kitchen area.
Storage stairs lead to the master loft and come complete with LED stair lighting on a 3 way switch for convenience.
The focal point in this home is certainly the Morso wood burning stove complete with wood storage area. We love this fireplace because it is rated for mobile homes and needs very little clearance for installation.
The Morso wood burning stove is centered in front of the door and can be seen through the glass panel. It is a features from both in and outside the home.
The living space in this home contains a built-in bench which houses the large fresh water tank. This bench provides the perfect area for a cozy reading nook and is surrounded by windows for an abundance of natural light. Leaving the rest of the space open allows feature pieces of furniture to be moved in and out as the family lifestyle changes over time. Adaptability of this living room is certainly a feature.
This corner of the kitchen was brought to life with the full length mirror installed on the solid wood sliding barn door. Reflecting the white quartz coutnertops, subway backsplash tile and cabinetry this kitchen is extremely light and airy.
The light fixture feature hangs over the eating bar and ads a designer touch to the space.
The secondary loft, located over the living room, is a perfect retreat for guests or leaves room for an expanding family. Natural light is brought in by the rake windows that complement and shadow the roof line.
Natural cedar and steel siding are used to create an appealing and modern exterior that will blend with it's surrounding environment. Solar panels on the roof capture renewable energy to the battery bank located in the front of the tiny home. The passive solar heat panel is located on the side of the home and provides back-up heat for the home owners during the day.
The bathroom features extra storage, a small vanity cabinet and sink, and the Separette compost toilet. An extreme weather cat door is also located in the bathroom and provides easy access to the litter box located inside the storage shed.
The bathroom also houses a 36"x36" neoangle shower and a large storage cabinet that houses the electric hot water tank and clothing.
The kitchen features a large sliding window, stainless apron front sink, sparkling quartz counter tops and a modern pull down faucet. The abundance of counter space is key in this L-shaped kitchen.
Every inch was planned for in this tiny home including where to put a garbage and recycling.
A close up photo of the cat door in the bathroom.
The composting toilet also allows for handy built-in shelves to conceal the vent system while the venting window allows natural light to flow into the space.
The storage staircase feature a space for hanging clothes, open shelves a 12 cu. ft. stainless fridge and a floor to ceiling pull-out pantry.
The view from the living room shows how functional and open the space is.
The back of the tiny home carries a sleek design with steel grey cladding while the cedar is integrated with a modern and bold fascia line.