Tiny Urban Home With Two Loft Areas And A Fold-Down Deck

If you’re in the market for a tiny house on wheels or if you’re just curious to see what’s possible to achieve with a very limited amount of space, you’re really going to enjoy checking out this project. This is the Urban Kootenay, a tiny mobile home designed and built by studio TruForm Tiny

A small deck can be folded down to create a little extra space and to frame the entrance a little betterView in gallery
A small deck can be folded down to create a little extra space and to frame the entrance a little better

As expected, it’s small but at the same time very cleverly organized. On the outside, you’re greeted with a simple and fairly eclectic design, a mixture of dark-colored metal siding and cedar wood accents. A whole array of small windows of different shapes and proportions are dotted across the facades and a set of double French doors mark the entrance. There’s a cute overhang above the doors and a small fold-down deck that can be used as an extension of the living area. 

The double French doors have clear glass center panels which together with the windows on either side let in lots of lightView in gallery
The double French doors have clear glass center panels which together with the windows on either side let in lots of light
Another set of windows complements the kitchen, being placed in front of the sinkView in gallery
Another set of windows complements the kitchen, being placed in front of the sink

The interior of this tiny home is not as dark as the exterior design suggests. The white shiplap accent walls and light-colored furniture keep the space nice and bright and help to maximize and take full advantage of the little natural light that comes through the small windows. The pine ceiling and the hickory flooring add a lot of warmth to the interior without fully making it look like that of a rustic cabin.

The kitchen has an L-shaped counter with a gray quartz top and white cabinets as a baseView in gallery
The kitchen has an L-shaped counter with a gray quartz top and white cabinets as a base
The backsplash and back wall have white porcelain tiles arranged in an interesting patternView in gallery
The backsplash and back wall have white porcelain tiles arranged in an interesting pattern

There’s obviously not a lot of space to spare so the doors lead straight into the middle of the living area which has a built-in couch similar to a window nook bench with storage underneath. Above it there’s a little loft area for some extra storage which can be accessed by climbing a ladder. The kitchen is part of the main area. It has a peninsula with an L-shaped gray counter and a white porcelain tile backsplash with a cool geometric design. A pull-out leaf allows the counter to expand and to include a small dining table for two. That leaves two more areas: the bathroom which has a shower and a washer and dryer combo and the loft bedroom just above it with a built-in set of shelves acting as a closet. 

Although small, the kitchen is well-organized and has sufficient space on the counters and inside the cabinetsView in gallery
Although small, the kitchen is well-organized and has sufficient space on the counters and inside the cabinets
The sitting area includes a custom upholstered bench with built-in storage drawers underneathView in gallery
The sitting area includes a custom upholstered bench with built-in storage drawers underneath
The living area also has a mini wood stove on one of the wallsView in gallery
The living area also has a mini wood stove on one of the walls
The loft bedroom has an open closet with custom built-in shelvesView in gallery
The loft bedroom has an open closet with custom built-in shelves
There's more hidden storage inside the stairs that lead up to the bedroomView in gallery
There’s more hidden storage inside the stairs that lead up to the bedroom
The bedroom is positioned above the bathroom and has a privacy wallView in gallery
The bedroom is positioned above the bathroom and has a privacy wall
There's also another loft area above the living room which can be used for storage or something elseView in gallery
There’s also another loft area above the living room which can be used for storage or something else