Dubbed the Sakura Tiny home, and designed by Canada-based Acorn Tiny Homes, this quaint little house is designed to be a game-changer as compared to typical homes. It breaks the norm of traditional tiny homes, and although it doesn’t feature wheels, it is equipped with an innovative space-saving interior consisting of a transforming kitchen and bedroom. In an era, where tiny homes are the most popular housing style out there, the Sakura tiny home takes this genre to a whole new and interesting level.
Designer: Acorn Tiny Homes
The Sakura tiny home is inspired by popular Japanese design trends. Sakura means cherry blossom in Japanese, showcasing an overall Japanese influence on the structure. The roof is built from metal, and the siding is available in varied finishes such as wood, metal, and faux stone. The home will occupy 21.5 x 10.5 ft, and it isn’t as large as North American tiny homes and is quite similar to European models. The interior has a floorspace of 225 square feet and can accommodate two people, as well as a pair of guests, although it may be a tight fit.
The layout and interior of this home are quite unlike other homes. As you enter the home, you are welcomed by a flexible multipurpose space that occupies a lot of the floor space. This main living space transforms into a bedroom, when you slide out the double bed from underneath the nearby living room floor. The cabinetry conceals a fully functional kitchen, and it consists of an induction stove, microwave, oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and a washer/dryer/. The kitchen also features a pull-out kitchen counter that provides some extra prep space.
This multipurpose kitchen/entrance/bedroom is connected to other rooms in the house. One room is the bathroom, which will hold a wet room, shower, skylight, and a novel toilet with an integrated sink that is supplied by greywater. The other room is the living room, which will be elevated to make space for the sliding bed, and will include a pull-out desk area, sofa bed, and a massive entertainment center.