The Esk’et Sqlelten, which the Johnsons built at their home at Alkali Lake, British Columbia, is 280 square feet and built on a 20-foot trailer. The exterior is pine, treated using the Shou Sugi Ban method, which adds a rustic feel to the house while increasing its durability. Curved rafters create the unique roofline and which is enhanced by round windows on the loft level.
The front door is a barrel door featuring a half-circle window and traditional carving. Above the back door, a carving of two salmon follows the shape of the rafters, tying the exterior design together.
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Inside, the highest point of the vaulted ceiling is placed over the kitchen, giving extra head room for standing and cooking. In the living room, a corner propane fireplace provides heat in the cold winters, while an air-exchange unit removes excess moisture from the home.
There is a loft space at either end of the tiny house, each accessed by a unique ladder. The sleeping loft is at the top of a steeply curved staircase while the second loft features an alternating-rung ladder which moves on rollers like a library ladder.
The Johnsons plan to make the Esk’et Sqlelten tiny home available as a vacation rental this spring and will also make the building plans available for sale. Their website features a large selection of how-to videos for other tiny home builders.
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