Thousand Crow tiny house sidesteps the Vancouver housing market

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The Thousand Crow tiny house, by Camera Buildings (Photo: Marty McLennan)

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Vancouver's housing market is relatively expensive, and this naturally prevents a lot of people from being able to afford to own their own homes. Following some sub-par rental experiences, Vancouver resident Isabella Mori contacted local firm Camera Buildings to construct her a 18.5 sq m (189 sq ft) tiny home that she could afford to own outright.

The recently-completed Thousand Crow tiny house sits on a trailer and wheels, and can be towed to suitable locations without any additional permit. It comprises one large primary space, plus a door leads to a small bathroom with composting toilet and shower. The main living area is separated into two levels with a couple of steps, and the raised section hides a neat pull-out bed and some additional storage space designed by Camera Buildings.

The kitchen area runs along the left side of the home, and toward the far end lie work and lounge areas (plus the aforementioned bathroom). It's a simple layout, but judging from the photos at least, there seems to be a surprising amount of room left over for a home of its size. Indeed, Thousand Crow looks much less cramped than we've come to expect with many similar tiny houses.

Thousand Crow features untreated custom-milled cedar for the siding and window screens, while the hardwood floor was salvaged. Operable windows aid ventilation, and insulation comes in the form of rigid foam insulation and mineral wool. Though it requires an electricity hookup to function, the home does also sport a graywater system. An on-demand propane heater provides hot water, and the home sports several additional areas for storage space.

Camera Buildings prefers to remain tight-lipped about the total cost of the build, but told Gizmag that it's currently looking to work with would-be tiny house owners and landowners to create new tiny house pocket neighborhoods and seeks interested parties to get in touch.

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