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Noyer tiny house is ready for sun and snow

Noyer tiny house is ready for ...
The Noyer is built to handle extreme cold but can also take hot weather in its stride 
The Noyer is built to handle extreme cold but can also take hot weather in its stride 
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The Noyer's living room includes shelving 
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The Noyer's living room includes shelving 
The Noyer measures 30 ft (9.1 m) long
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The Noyer measures 30 ft (9.1 m) long
The Noyer's kitchen includes walnut countertops
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The Noyer's kitchen includes walnut countertops
The Noyer includes a small office area with standing desk 
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The Noyer includes a small office area with standing desk 
The Noyer's living room is elevated
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The Noyer's living room is elevated
The Noyer's kitchen includes a small dishwasher
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The Noyer's kitchen includes a small dishwasher
The Noyer's bathroom includes a composting toilet
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The Noyer's bathroom includes a composting toilet
The Noyer's bathroom also features a washer/dryer
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The Noyer's bathroom also features a washer/dryer
The Noyer's bathroom sink
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The Noyer's bathroom sink
The Noyer's bedroom 
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The Noyer's bedroom 
The Noyer's bedroom has room to stand up straight at the side of the bed, to make getting dressed easier
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The Noyer's bedroom has room to stand up straight at the side of the bed, to make getting dressed easier
The Noyer's living room looks relatively spacious for a tiny house
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The Noyer's living room looks relatively spacious for a tiny house
The Noyer features extensive insulation throughout 
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The Noyer features extensive insulation throughout 
The Noyer is built to handle extreme cold but can also take hot weather in its stride 
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The Noyer is built to handle extreme cold but can also take hot weather in its stride 

Most of the tiny houses by Canada's Minimaliste are specifically built to withstand extreme cold weather, but the firm says its models are just as well-suited to sunnier climes too. With this in mind, it recently completed a new tiny house for a client in the San Francisco Bay Area, California.

The Noyer measures 30 ft (9.1 m)-long and 10.5 ft (3.2 m)-wide, with a total floorspace of 331 sq ft (30 sq m). Its exterior is finished in cedar and steel, and it's topped by a sloping roof. Structurally, it comprises SIPs (structural insulated panels) and has a high amount of airtightness, which means that it requires relatively little heating or cooling to maintain a comfortable temperature, both in hot and cold weather – the same principle is used in Passive Houses.

The owner is a photographer who travels regularly and the tiny house will be rented out on Airbnb when she's away. Therefore, access is gained by an electronic lock that can be reprogrammed for each guest and the home also features an internet-connected camera on the exterior so she can keep an eye on who's coming and going.

The Noyer's living room is elevated
The Noyer's living room is elevated

Visitors enter into the kitchen area, which features controls for the lighting, ceiling fan and mini-split air-conditioning unit. The kitchen itself is quite compact and includes walnut countertops, cabinetry, a four-burner propane-powered cooktop, and a toaster oven. A dishwasher is integrated into the cabinetry and bench seating with storage is nearby.

The living room is adjacent and is elevated, with a removable step providing access to storage space beneath. The room looks relatively spacious for a tiny house and has a sofa, coffee tables and additional seating for guests.

The Noyer measures 30 ft (9.1 m) long
The Noyer measures 30 ft (9.1 m) long

Over on the other side of the kitchen is an office space with an electrically-adjustable standing desk. This connects to the bathroom, which looks quite small but squeezes in a washer/dryer, storage space, a composting toilet, a shower and sink. A closet contains the home's propane system, water heater and wiring (it doesn't currently run from solar power but is wired so it can easily do so in the future).

A storage-integrated staircase provides access the Noyer's only bedroom. This has a double bed and closet, and offers enough space to stand up straight, making life a little easier when getting dressed.

The Noyer starts at CAD 118,500 (roughly US$88,600).

Source: Minimaliste

3 comments
flyerfly
Seeing so many icicles on the roof makes me wonder how well the roof is insulated. This is often the case with "hot" roofs. Hopefully it won't get to many ice dams and have leaking issues.
Nik
It looks like a comfortable home, if you dont mind living in a corridor. Maybe the thousands of people in the UK, who have opted to live on canals, in narrow boats with steel hulls, could benefit from some, if not all the techniques used, especially the insulation.
SzMike
These houses are always interesting, but living in a box for 88,600 USD? Well, I am curious, why people find it a good idea.