CA. 22

Creating a custom family home that features a small footprint and big views.

CA. 22

The Cascadia team worked with a private client to design a tiny home for their active family of four. Our team collaboratively worked with the client to create a tiny home on a piece of waterfront property that had been in their family for three generations, enabling them to relocate their family and business in order to embrace a more off-the-grid lifestyle on Vancouver Island.

Type

Single-Family Home
Interior

Status

Completed 2021

Client

Private Client

Location

Qualicum Bay, BC

Size

632 sqm

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Highlights

The design uses Passive House principles with heat recovery ventilation and electric resistance heating.

Hot water is provided a tankless on-demand system.

Multiple custom-built flatbed trailers create diverse living spaces.

Expansive deck space provides additional recreational area adjacent to the waterfront.

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Creating a sense of space that offers a place for connection.

The family is very active, spending much of their time outdoors. This meant that the space could be small—but needed to accommodate a large entry vestibule and storage area for transitioning clothing from outdoor to indoor, in order to keep the small living spaces clean and clutter-free.

The design solution was to employ two 25’ flatbed trailers to create 2 distinct living areas – shared spaces and privates paces, and to connect the two volumes with a glazed vestibule. The trailers were constructed in a factory in Victoria and delivered to site, where the connector vestibule was constructed in-situ.

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The public area includes kitchen, dining /living and washroom / laundry spaces. A games loft for the kids is located over the washroom.

The private zone has three bedrooms – one large room for the parents and a separate bedroom for each child. To make most efficient use of space the kids’ rooms feature a bunk style bed loft over a desk and study area and closet. The parents room is large enough for a queen sized bed, work space and a large closet.

A patio deck and wood hot tub overlooking the Salish Sea expand the home’s amenity and entertainment space, expressing the family's strong connection to nature.

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The house was designed using Passive House principles with heat recovery ventilation and electric resistance heating.  Hot water is provided a tankless on-demand system.

A patio deck and wood hot tub overlooking the Salish Sea expand the home’s amenity and entertainment space, expressing their strong connection to nature.

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