Leaf House – a Tiny House in the Yukon

I’m continually amazed with the creativity and craftsmanship coming out of the tiny house community recently. This tiny house is another excellent example.

Laird lives up in the Yukon Territory, Whitehorse to be precise, and has just finished building his second tiny home. This design is called the Leaf House; here’s what he told be about it:

“This home is 20′, and I spared no expense on it. The winters are quite cold (in the Yukon), so it features triple pane windows, spray foam insulation and a wrap of 2″ of insulation. It has a full-size propane range, half size fridge, instant tankless hot water, 35 gallon tank, shower & compact bathtub, composting toilet, bathroom sink, queen size loft, pull out couch, hardwood flooring, and granite tiles.”

He also used FSC (Forest Stewardship Certified) lumber, reclaimed materials, natural finishes, and other ecologically friendly building products in the home. But what blows me away are the interior details, the softened wood trim and details, the contrast between the natural woods and white walls, and the clever built-ins that provide storage & function. I also really like how he built the loft to extend over the living area and is accessed by an assortment of dual-function steps.

This house is also for sale… and just in case you’re curious, TinyHouseDesign.com receives no money for homes posted here for sale. I post them in the hope of connecting folks like Laird with folks looking for quality built tiny homes.

To learn more about this house visit tinyhousing.ca.

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7 thoughts on “Leaf House – a Tiny House in the Yukon

  1. Mrs. Ssweet says:

    This is wonderful. Have always liked the split staircase and figured that if I ever built myself a Tumbleweed, I’d use that as a way to the loft AND storage for books, with a huge ship’s rope for coming down quickly… I keep putting things like this on my Christmas wish list but so far, no one has ‘gifted’ me. Tell the designer/builder that it’s absolutely wonderful and once the nest is truly empty…

  2. Claudia says:

    This is AWESOME. The craftmanship is exceptional and it’s amazing how he managed to use every square inch of space, without making it feel cramped or cluttered.

    I love all the funky little design touches and the endless light. The eco-friendly materials, and the contrasting colours and textures are the icing on the cake.

    I wish land weren’t so expensive in my part of the world (west coast of BC) and land use restrictions weren’t so strict. I’d love to live in this.

    • victor says:

      Hi Claudia, could you discuss what those restrictions are in BC. I am in Ontario and looking to build and then find a kind farmer who would let me park there for a year or so.

  3. Isaac says:

    Is this unit for sale? Looking to buy right now. Or if you know anyone in the Yukon with tiny home please email me. Motivated to buy asap

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