Leaf House is the creation of small home enthusiast Laird Herbert from Whitehorse, Canada, who was inspired by the idea of building his own home. After testing out several prototypes, Herbert has finally finished work on what he calls Version.2 … and the result is a tiny portable home design that takes up a small amount of space, is big enough to live in comfortably, and reportedly accommodates a family of four.
Designed to withstand the cold Canadian climate, Leaf House Version.2 is a custom built, fully self-contained portable home…The home is built on top of a trailer base and offers a further four feet in length over Version.1. The interior features a living area with sofa bed, raised sleeping quarters, fully functional kitchen, bathroom with a compact bathtub and an open dining area. Furthermore, the home features many self-sustaining elements including a composting toilet, propane tankless hot water system, propane GE range half fridge, Ecoheat electric baseboards, LED and halogen lighting and a 35-gallon water storage unit.
Incorporating a tin roof, the home’s design elements are simple enough to blend in with its surroundings. Pack some portable deck chairs and outdoor furnishings, and you can create an extended exterior living area.
Leaf House Version.2 is currently on the market for US$43,429 which is a steal if you take into consideration that it cost Herbert US$39,038 to build. If you fancy something with a personal touch, you can commission Herbet to design your very own tiny house prototype.
The best manager of a 5th-wheeler in the family says remember to keep it licensed as a trailer. You’ll pay less tax stateside.