Open Concept Tiny House with Clever Custom Furniture – Off Grid Home Tour

Kate and Simon built this 250 square foot off-grid Scandinavian-style tiny house as a cottage and have since started building tiny houses as a family business.

To find out more about their tiny house construction, you can check out the Cabane website here:

This tiny house is 8.5 feet wide, 13 feet tall, and 20 feet long. It’s been designed to be fully off-grid with a solar panel and 12-volt battery bank for power, propane for the stove and water heater, and a cubic mini wood stove for heat.

They used a soy-based spray foam insulation, and a natural oil finish for the interior wood finish.

We love all the space saving furniture they custom designed for their tiny house, and all the thought that went into making it a functional space for the couple and their young son.

The kitchen is massive with loads of storage space and countertops, and they did it without having overhead cabinets which gives the space a nice open concept feel.

The loft is quite spacious and can accommodate a queen-sized bed, and also has built-in storage and night tables, as well as a window for ventilation.

In the bathroom they have a 30×30 inch shower, a dry bucket-style toilet, and they have a grey water tank.

With the sliding patio doors leading onto a spacious deck, this tiny house merges indoor and outdoor living space seamlessly.

Thanks for watching!

Mat & Danielle


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26 comments for “Open Concept Tiny House with Clever Custom Furniture – Off Grid Home Tour

  1. Exploring Alternatives
    November 12, 2018 at 9:27 am

    Thanks for watching! Here are links to the products Simon mentioned in the video (the oil finish and the soy-based spray foam insulation):

    Wood Finish:
    Soy Spray Foam:

  2. Diana B
    November 12, 2018 at 9:27 am

    Where do they store their winter and other clothes?

  3. Umesh Patil
    November 12, 2018 at 9:27 am

    Nice design but some storage for cloths would be better.

  4. Nazy 007
    November 12, 2018 at 9:27 am

    Beautiful small house. What is the the price range of this house being built buy builders?

  5. Bharti Upadhyay
    November 12, 2018 at 9:27 am

    slid should be use i tink

    November 12, 2018 at 9:27 am

    Don't exactly agree with "We're pregnant", only woman can be impregnated right…???

  7. Jannu Daisy
    November 12, 2018 at 9:27 am

    Wat would be the cost to build this tiny house

  8. Wind of Roses
    November 12, 2018 at 9:27 am

    I think closet, shoe shelf and stocking space are necessary for everyday life.

  9. Teri Defelice
    November 12, 2018 at 9:27 am

    Best Tiny house l've ever seen ⭐️

  10. debbie boring
    November 12, 2018 at 9:27 am

    They did a nice job there. They have nice use of the floor lay out.

  11. K T
    November 12, 2018 at 9:27 am

    Lovely but toooooooo small more like a tent

  12. coffee berry
    November 12, 2018 at 9:27 am

    i want to have this kind of house

  13. ataahua
    November 12, 2018 at 9:27 am

    Its to late for me now, but I love the tiny house concept, wish it was around when I was younger, thank you for uploading.

  14. Jelena Jović
    November 12, 2018 at 9:27 am

    Gorgeous! 😍

  15. samuelbcn
    November 12, 2018 at 9:27 am

    Can you use normal measurements please.

  16. Nia Aston
    November 12, 2018 at 9:27 am

    Absolutely Stunning !!

  17. DarthSailorMoon
    November 12, 2018 at 9:27 am

    Not really clever at all. There is way too much wasted potential here. They could of added a folding patio attached to the house allowing them bring their patio setup with them wherever they go without much work. One of the sides could of had a great custom bbq area. There is so much potential storage options that they could of used such as the bench, people place folding chairs now under the kitchen cabinets which would of been great spot for the ladder to be stored, walls that don't have insulation can have built in storage. That indoor electrical wall is such a mess and could of easily been stored outside with a much better latest charging system that could do all that in one unit.

  18. Antonio Ginez
    November 12, 2018 at 9:27 am

    I like everything inside the tiny house, but  I noticed something. Where do you put your clothes? There's no storage for your clothes or drawer.

  19. Chinoodin 47
    November 12, 2018 at 9:27 am

    250 sq ft with a spacious kitchen, really efficient bath and a comfortable ladder to the sleep loft. Love the white interior and efficient use of space for necessary living comfort. Noticed the solar panels on roof were under maple trees…isn’t that hard to get solar rays for power needed to consume? Also would love a study of heat retention in an actual winter setting…looks like it may need to burn wood steady in those conditions, so don’t leave for to long? Love it though in all its simplicity, compost toilet, indoor shower, near full kitchen and living area.

  20. HerringBone
    November 12, 2018 at 9:27 am

    Wow Love love love the design of this one. I'm really impressed with how finished and expensive everything looks. Come to Alberta! haha

  21. Luis Tentindo
    November 12, 2018 at 9:27 am

    This is one of the most interesting and beautiful tiny house projects I've seen. And the video is very well done! Thanks for making the house and sharing it with us.

  22. Tattedveganrunner 13.1
    November 12, 2018 at 9:27 am

    Absolutely stunning😍❤️❤️

  23. Marie Avila
    November 12, 2018 at 9:27 am

    I love this house so much. Do they still sell these houses? Wondering how much it cost?

  24. majab612
    November 12, 2018 at 9:27 am


  25. Kurt Baier
    November 12, 2018 at 9:27 am

    Liked it

  26. SGC 1
    November 12, 2018 at 9:27 am

    I would think the oven in the stove would nicely heat this very small space..

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