Luxury tiny house offers home comforts inside and a deck up top
Minimaliste's latest tiny house sees the firm riff on its popular Magnolia model yet again with the Magnolia V8. It offers similar exterior styling to previous iterations of the home but is topped by a rooftop deck area. Additionally, its interior boasts some enviable home comforts, such as underfloor heating, a bathtub, and a dishwasher – all of which are quite rare for a tiny house.
The Magnolia V8 is based on a triple-axle trailer and is on the large side even for a North American tiny house, with a total length of 38.5 ft (11.7 m) and a width of 10.5 ft (3.2 m), meaning it's too wide to tow on the road without a permit. Its exterior is finished in cedar, which has been treated with the Japanese Shou Sugi Ban method of charring the wood to protect and preserve it, and the roof is steel.
Visitors enter into the living room, which is arranged to maximize natural light. As well as the main door, it has sliding glass doors that will open onto a deck area. It also has a high ceiling with decorative pine beams. Impressively, almost all the glazing in the home is equipped with motorized blinds, which are operated by remote, offering easy control of the amount of light inside. The living room also contains an entertainment center and a folding dining table/work desk.
Next to the living area is the kitchen, which has a quartz countertop, farmhouse-style sink, dishwasher, a microwave oven and a removable single-burner portable cooktop. Additionally, it contains a fridge/freezer and some storage space, including a pantry.
There's a maintenance room nearby with access to the power supply, water filter, and water heater, and there's a washing machine and drier next to that. The bathroom is adjacent and boasts a bathtub with shower, flushing toilet, and vanity sink, plus some storage space.
The Magnolia V8's master bedroom is also on the lower floor, meaning it offers plenty of headroom to stand upright. There are also lots of built-in storage cabinets and a double bed that can be raised to reveal even more storage. The tiny house has one upper-level bedroom which is reached by storage-integrated staircase. This has a low ceiling, and a skylight that provides access to the rooftop deck. That deck looks on the small side, but will at least provide a space to sit and watch the sunset.
The Magnolia V8 gets power from a standard RV-style hookup, though can also run from a generator. It was built using structurally insulated panels and has a high level of insulation and airtightness, so it will need relatively little energy to maintain a comfortable temperature. A mini-split air-conditioning unit is installed, as is a ceiling fan, while the underfloor heating will keep toes toasty in winter.
We've no word on the price of the exact home shown, though the Magnolia series starts at CAD 130,000 (around US$107,000).