Tiny Vacation House Near Vancouver Conquers The Gorgeous Views

Somewhere on Galiano Island, near Vancouver, Canada stand a very tiny house which design firm Trim Studio built for a young couple. The house, if we can even call it that, is meant to serve as a vacation retreat for its owners and friends. The size restrictions dictated that its footprint had to be no larger than 100 square feet and that it could be no taller than 16 feet. As a result, the studio built this little structure that’s just barely over 9 square meters across but made sure to include in it everything their clients wanted. That meant the tiny house had to have a living area, a kitchen, a wood-burning stove, a bathroom, a bedroom, firewood storage and also a patio and an outdoor shower.

This tiny vacation house was designed and built in 2018 for a newly married young coupleView in gallery
This tiny vacation house was designed and built in 2018 for a newly married young couple
The house has a very small footprint and is organized on two levelsView in gallery
The house has a very small footprint and is organized on two levels

This little retreat feels secluded but at the same time has access to a gorgeous panoramic view. It has a N-E orientation and large windows and sliding glass doors that help it feel larger than it actually is. A large porch wraps around it on three sides, featuring an outdoor shower on one side and a grill and log storage area on the other. It’s connected to a deck with a jacuzzi and a lounge area, raised off the ground and oriented towards the gorgeous views.

The kitchen is small but has room for a fridge and some counter spaceView in gallery
The kitchen is small but has room for a fridge and some counter space
The wood-paneled ceiling and butcher block counter add warmth to the kitchen areaView in gallery
The wood-paneled ceiling and butcher block counter add warmth to the kitchen area
The lofted bedroom is small and cozy and has a skylight just above the bedView in gallery
The lofted bedroom is small and cozy and has a skylight just above the bed
This small wooden deck is the best place for admiring the panoramic viewsView in gallery
This small wooden deck is the best place for admiring the panoramic views
An outdoor shower is tucked away on one side of the patio and was one of the features requested by the ownersView in gallery
An outdoor shower is tucked away on one side of the patio and was one of the features requested by the owners
The little wooden deck has a jacuzzi tub and is slightly raised off the ground due to the slopeView in gallery
The little wooden deck has a jacuzzi tub and is slightly raised off the ground due to the slope
Although tiny, this house looks and feels quite spacious and enjoys a wonderful locationView in gallery
Although tiny, this house looks and feels quite spacious and enjoys a wonderful location