Tiny Houses

Extra-wide tiny house has spacious apartment-like interior

Extra-wide tiny house has spac...
Visitors enter the Magnolia V7 through a large glass sliding door
Visitors enter the Magnolia V7 through a large glass sliding door
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Visitors enter the Magnolia V7 through a large glass sliding door
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Visitors enter the Magnolia V7 through a large glass sliding door
The Magnolia V7's interior is kept a comfortable temperature with the help of a ceiling fan and two energy efficient mini-split air-conditioning units
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The Magnolia V7's interior is kept a comfortable temperature with the help of a ceiling fan and two energy efficient mini-split air-conditioning units
The Magnolia V7 features one upstairs loft bedroom, which is a typical tiny house-style bedroom with a low ceiling
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The Magnolia V7 features one upstairs loft bedroom, which is a typical tiny house-style bedroom with a low ceiling
The Magnolia V7 features a modern and light-filled decor that's inspired by Scandinavian interior design
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The Magnolia V7 features a modern and light-filled decor that's inspired by Scandinavian interior design
The Magnolia V7's living room receives lots of natural light thanks to the large sliding glass door
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The Magnolia V7's living room receives lots of natural light thanks to the large sliding glass door
The Magnolia V7's exterior consists of cedar that has been charred using the Japanese Shou Sugi Ban method that protects and preserves the wood, as well as lending it a distinctive appearance
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The Magnolia V7's exterior consists of cedar that has been charred using the Japanese Shou Sugi Ban method that protects and preserves the wood, as well as lending it a distinctive appearance
The Magnolia V7 measures a total length of 38.5 ft (11.7 m), which is definitely on the larger side, even for a North American tiny house
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The Magnolia V7 measures a total length of 38.5 ft (11.7 m), which is definitely on the larger side, even for a North American tiny house
The Magnolia V7 has a total width of 10.5 ft (3.2 m), which is a couple of feet wider than most tiny houses. This means it requires a permit for towing in most countries, including the US and Canada, though it also results in a more spacious, apartment-like interior layout
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The Magnolia V7 has a total width of 10.5 ft (3.2 m), which is a couple of feet wider than most tiny houses. This means it requires a permit for towing in most countries, including the US and Canada, though it also results in a more spacious, apartment-like interior layout
The Magnolia V7's living room includes a folding dining table that stows away when not in use
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The Magnolia V7's living room includes a folding dining table that stows away when not in use
The Magnolia V7's master bedroom is downstairs and has lots of headroom to stand upright, which is a nice feature to have in a tiny house
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The Magnolia V7's master bedroom is downstairs and has lots of headroom to stand upright, which is a nice feature to have in a tiny house
A small laundry area with a stacked washing machine and dryer sits between the Magnolia V7's kitchen and bathroom
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A small laundry area with a stacked washing machine and dryer sits between the Magnolia V7's kitchen and bathroom
The Magnolia V7's bathroom includes a large shower
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The Magnolia V7's bathroom includes a large shower
The Magnolia V7's bathroom features a sink and flushing toilet
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The Magnolia V7's bathroom features a sink and flushing toilet
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As its name suggests, Minimaliste's Magnolia V7 is the seventh iteration of the Canadian firm's popular Magnolia tiny house. This particular model is very long at 38.5 ft (11.7 m), and also has an increased width of 10.5 ft (3.2 m), providing a spacious interior that includes a generously proportioned living room and master bedroom.

The Magnolia V7 is based on a triple-axle trailer and was made from the same SIPs (structural insulated panels) as previous models, with a high level of airtightness helping to keep it a relatively stable temperature in cold or hot weather. It's finished in cedar, which has been treated using the traditional Japanese method of Shou Sugi Ban. This involves charring the wood to protect and preserve it, in addition to lending a distinctive appearance.

The Magnolia V7 has a total width of 10.5 ft (3.2 m), which is a couple of feet wider than most tiny houses. This means it requires a permit for towing in most countries, including the US and Canada, though it also results in a more spacious, apartment-like interior layout
The Magnolia V7 has a total width of 10.5 ft (3.2 m), which is a couple of feet wider than most tiny houses. This means it requires a permit for towing in most countries, including the US and Canada, though it also results in a more spacious, apartment-like interior layout

Inside, the decor is minimal and modern, and inspired by Scandinavian interior design. Visitors enter through a sliding glass door into the living room. Though the interior only has an extra width of 2 ft (0.6 m) more than standard tiny houses, that additional space really helps it look more apartment-like inside than a typical tiny house (though it also means it can't be legally towed without a permit).

The living room hosts an L-shaped sofa, cabinetry and a folding dining table. A mini-split system and ceiling fan are installed to help keep the occupants comfortable.

The Magnolia V7's interior is kept a comfortable temperature with the help of a ceiling fan and two energy efficient mini-split air-conditioning units
The Magnolia V7's interior is kept a comfortable temperature with the help of a ceiling fan and two energy efficient mini-split air-conditioning units

The living room connects to the kitchen, which has a microwave, a two-burner induction stove, and a dishwasher – which is a rarity in a tiny house – as well as a fridge/freezer, cabinetry, and a pull-out pantry. The kitchen leads to a washroom area with stacked washer and dryer, plus a technical closet providing access to the water filter and boiler, etc. The washroom in turn connects to the bathroom, which again looks quite spacious and contains a sink, shower, and a toilet.

There are two bedrooms in the Magnolia V7. The master bedroom connects to the bathroom and is at the opposite side of the home to the living room. It has ample headroom to stand upright and includes a double bed that can be raised to reveal storage space beneath. There's some cabinetry and another mini-split system, too.

The Magnolia V7's master bedroom is downstairs and has lots of headroom to stand upright, which is a nice feature to have in a tiny house
The Magnolia V7's master bedroom is downstairs and has lots of headroom to stand upright, which is a nice feature to have in a tiny house

The second bedroom is reached by a storage-integrated staircase and is a typical tiny house-style loft bedroom with very little headroom. It will be used for the owners' children and contain two single beds.

The Magnolia V7 shown has been transported from across North America from Canada to Mexico and now serves as a vacation home for a family from Texas. We've no word on the cost of this exact model, though the standard Magnolia starts at CAD129,500 (roughly US$104,000).

Source: Minimaliste

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4 comments
4 comments
Fairly Reasoner
Is it a tiny bit bigger, or just a bit less tiny?
paul314
How often does a typical tiny house get moved anyway? Once for installation, then if it's sold to someone else? Permitting doesn't see like a huge deal. Although it might change the get-out-of-zoning-rules stuff.
Username
I'm pretty sure "spacious" means something else.
MarkGovers
This wonderful amount of extra spaciousness challenges standard sized permit pages