Carpenter Builds Incredible Sculpted Tiny House with Loads of Unique Features!

This beautiful and has an intricately curved gable roof, a hand-carved barrel door, two spacious lofts, two unique space-saving ladders, a large fireplace, and a full bathroom with a hidden storage shelf. The home is a real work of art and we’re excited for you to take a tour with the builder, Robert Johnson. He is a journeyman carpenter who designed and built the beautiful Sqlelten in the Esk’etemc First Nation at Alkali Lake in British Columbia. Sqlelten means salmon in Secwepemctsin and represents swimming against all odds.

You can follow and find out more about Esk’et Building Co.
And you can stay at the Sqlelten here:

This is built on a 20′ long x 8′ wide trailer and the tiny house is 13’6″ tall from the ground up, and has 280 square feet of interior living space including the lofts.

For heat, it has a propane fireplace and baseboards. It’s nice to have two sources of when you’re in a cold climate because you have a backup in case the electricity goes out, or the propane tank is empty. The house is skirted and the pipes have heat tape around them to prevent freezing. The water comes from a well, and there is a septic field to filter waste. It’s insulated with sprayfoam.

We absolutely loved getting to visit this and we hope you take the time to check out the series of videos Robert filmed about the build, and if you’re ever in the area, go visit Esk’et and stay in his tiny house!!

Thanks for watching!

Mat & Danielle



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Editing Credits:
Mat and Danielle of Exploring Alternatives

Filming Credits:
Mat of Exploring Alternatives

Photos of the build provided by Robert Johnson

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  1. Love the tiny house. I think Native American and First Nations need more tiny houses on the reservations because of housing shortages for the younger generations.

  2. This is a very nice little house…..It has a nice, light feel inside.
    I do wonder what it would feel like sleeping in those loft spaces, on an everyday basis.
    The ceilings are so close, in both lofts, that I am wondering if there would be a “closed in” feeling, over time.
    But it is a really nice looking space.

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