This beautiful and unique tiny house 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 clever 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 tiny house in the Esk’etemc First Nation at Alkali Lake in British Columbia. Sqlelten means salmon in Secwepemctsin and represents swimming against all odds.
This tiny house 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 electric baseboards. It’s nice to have two sources of heat 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 tiny house 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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