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Finalist: Terra Haven by Tru Form Tiny | Tiny Home Awards 2023

Updated on:
February 29, 2024
Finalist: Terra Haven by Tru Form Tiny

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Terra Haven, a tiny home by Tru Form Tiny, stands as a prime example of innovation and resilience. Designed in response to the threat of wildfires, it showcases modern design, functionality, and sustainability.

This tiny home isn't just a living space; it's a statement on the feasibility of luxury and efficiency in a compact footprint, making it a finalist in the Best Modern Design category.

You'll find yourself drawn to its Parisian-inspired interiors, complete with intricate trim work and marble details. But the intrigue doesn't stop there.

What sets Terra Haven apart from the competition, you ask? You'll have to discover that for yourself.

A Look Inside

The inception of Terra Haven was driven by urgency and a personal touch from Malia Schultheis, co-owner and designer, who revisited traditional design methods to infuse the project with significance and a nod to her roots. 

The home addresses the essentials of modern compact living: ample storage, full appliance integration, an advanced solar system, and innovative water storage solutions outside the main cabinetry, blending efficiency with design and comfort.

Entering Terra Haven, the interior immediately strikes a balance between modern luxury and functional living. The Parisian-inspired trim work, luxurious Viola Marble, and black stone sinks in the kitchen and bathroom areas add a sophisticated touch to the home’s design. 

The oversized steel doors and sustainable exterior cladding, including the collaboration with Tricoya for durable siding, underscore the home’s commitment to eco-friendly practices.

The kitchen stands out for its deep oversized pullouts and comprehensive storage solutions, providing space and functionality that defy the constraints of tiny home living.

Similarly, the bedroom offers smart storage around and under the bed, maximizing the use of every available space without compromising on style or comfort.

What Makes It Stand Out

Terra Haven, crafted by Tru Form Tiny, stands out for its innovative blend of luxury and functionality within a compact living space, making it a standout finalist in the Best Modern Design category. The home's meticulous attention to detail is evident in its Parisian-inspired trim work, sophisticated Viola Marble countertops, and state-of-the-art solar and water systems. These features, combined with its eco-conscious design and smart storage solutions, elevate Terra Haven beyond a typical tiny home, showcasing what modern, sustainable living can look like.

Awards Won by Tru Form Tiny: Their Seymour Duncan tiny house garnered the Most Innovative Design award, the Designer Kootenay is crowned Best Interiors while the team itself won Builder of the Year during the Tiny Home Awards.

Tru Form Tiny is also the brilliant mind behind:

If you want to check more of their builds and models, head over to their website.

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