Tiny Houses

Elevating bed provides tiny house interior flexibility

Elevating bed provides tiny ho...
The bed in the Urban Payette with Elevator Bed can be raised with the help of motors, or hand-cranked in the event of a power outage
The bed in the Urban Payette with Elevator Bed can be raised with the help of motors, or hand-cranked in the event of a power outage
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The Urban Payette with Elevator Bed comprises a total floorspace of 344 sq ft (32 sq m)
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The Urban Payette with Elevator Bed comprises a total floorspace of 344 sq ft (32 sq m)
The Urban Payette with Elevator Bed is based on a 28 ft (8.5 m)-long trailer
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The Urban Payette with Elevator Bed is based on a 28 ft (8.5 m)-long trailer
The bed in the Urban Payette with Elevator Bed is motorized, though can be operated by hand crank if the electricity fails
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The bed in the Urban Payette with Elevator Bed is motorized, though can be operated by hand crank if the electricity fails
The Urban Payette with Elevator Bed includes a small dining area
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The Urban Payette with Elevator Bed includes a small dining area
Top-down view of the Urban Payette with Elevator Bed
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Top-down view of the Urban Payette with Elevator Bed
The Urban Payette with Elevator Bed has an attractive cedar ceiling
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The Urban Payette with Elevator Bed has an attractive cedar ceiling
The Urban Payette with Elevator Bed's motorized bed can be operated with a hand crank if the power fails
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The Urban Payette with Elevator Bed's motorized bed can be operated with a hand crank if the power fails
The bed in the Urban Payette with Elevator Bed can be raised with the help of motors, or hand-cranked in the event of a power outage
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The bed in the Urban Payette with Elevator Bed can be raised with the help of motors, or hand-cranked in the event of a power outage
The Urban Payette with Elevator Bed, with the bed in the down position
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The Urban Payette with Elevator Bed, with the bed in the down position
The Urban Payette with Elevator Bed has a roomy main sleeping loft, accessed by these steps
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The Urban Payette with Elevator Bed has a roomy main sleeping loft, accessed by these steps
The Urban Payette with Elevator Bed measures 28 ft (8.5 m)-long
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The Urban Payette with Elevator Bed measures 28 ft (8.5 m)-long
The Urban Payette with Elevator Bed's kitchen includes full-size appliances
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The Urban Payette with Elevator Bed's kitchen includes full-size appliances
The Urban Payette with Elevator Bed comprises a total floorspace of 344 sq ft (32 sq m)
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The Urban Payette with Elevator Bed comprises a total floorspace of 344 sq ft (32 sq m)
The Urban Payette with Elevator Bed comprises a total floorspace of 344 sq ft (32 sq m)
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The Urban Payette with Elevator Bed comprises a total floorspace of 344 sq ft (32 sq m)
The Urban Payette with Elevator Bed has a neat drop-down desk that also serves as the motorized bed's headboard
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The Urban Payette with Elevator Bed has a neat drop-down desk that also serves as the motorized bed's headboard
View towards the bathroom in the Urban Payette with Elevator Bed
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View towards the bathroom in the Urban Payette with Elevator Bed
The Urban Payette with Elevator Bed's bathroom
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The Urban Payette with Elevator Bed's bathroom
The Urban Payette with Elevator Bed's bathroom includes a shower, toilet and sink
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The Urban Payette with Elevator Bed's bathroom includes a shower, toilet and sink
Top-down view of the Urban Payette with Elevator Bed's sink
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Top-down view of the Urban Payette with Elevator Bed's sink
The Urban Payette with Elevator Bed's bathroom
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The Urban Payette with Elevator Bed's bathroom
The Urban Payette with Elevator Bed's kitchen
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The Urban Payette with Elevator Bed's kitchen
Top-down view of the Urban Payette with Elevator Bed's kitchen area
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Top-down view of the Urban Payette with Elevator Bed's kitchen area

Tru Form Tiny, the firm behind the Kootenay, recently completed a new towable dwelling called the Urban Payette with Elevator Bed. As its name suggests, the standout feature of this interesting tiny house is its elevating bed, which provides a flexible multipurpose space.

The Urban Payette with Elevator Bed is based on a triple-axle trailer measuring 28 ft (8.5 m)-long and comprises a total floorspace of 344 sq ft (32 sq m). Notwithstanding its small size, the interior looks quite light and open, thanks to a fair amount of glazing and three skylights.

Visitors enter the home next to the motorized bed and a sofa. As well as sleeping two people in the bed, this area can serve as an office space when the bed is raised as the headboard is affixed to the wall and doubles up as a drop-down desk. The space also serves as the living room when the bed is raised thanks to that sofa.

The bed functions much like those in similar homes we've covered, and moves up and down on a motorized platform operated by a switch on the wall. However, it can also be moved with a fail-safe hand-crank in case of power failure.

Top-down view of the Urban Payette with Elevator Bed
Top-down view of the Urban Payette with Elevator Bed

Elsewhere in the tiny house lies a kitchen with a full-size fridge/freezer and oven. The bathroom has a separate toilet, stainless steel shower, sink, and space for a washer/dryer. Steps lead up to the main sleeping loft which has enough space for two twin beds or one kingsize bed.

The Urban Payette with Elevator Bed is based on Tru Form Tiny's Payette model. There's a bunch of interior and exterior options available, including siding, finishes, the size of the home and the motorized bed. While this one is hooked-up to mains electricity, those wanting to go off-the-grid can do so with a composting toilet, wood-burning stove and solar panels at extra cost, too.

The model shown was commissioned by a client so is already sold. We've no word on the final price, though the firm did mention that the elevating bed itself came in at US$3,500.

The video below shows the bed in use.

Source: Tru Form Tiny

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4 comments
guzmanchinky
Tiny Houses are amazing, but where do you put them? You always see them in the middle of the forest somewhere, overlooking a mountain. But usually there's no running water or power or sewage in those locations, and most places that look like that (here in California at least) would ever allow you to place something like that out in nature and live there. Am I missing something here? The closest I can find to actually spending time in the middle of nowhere for free (until someone kicks you out) is a 4x4 van camper.
bql
Here in ex soviet union communists left us with lots of tiny apartments. Does that mean we are now hip and cool and everything?
Douglas Bennett Rogers
I really like the elevator bed. I could lower the bed into the basement in case of a tornado, or just loud rain and hail.
Tom Lee Mullins
I would rather have it lower down than trying to to climb stairs (or worse a ladder) to get to bed. I think this is a good space saving idea. It would be neat if towns have a section for small and tiny houses. So many towns seem to have a restriction on how small one can build a house; eliminating the chance of a small or tiny house.