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Finalist: True North Retreat by Acorn Tiny Homes | Tiny Home Awards 2023

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February 29, 2024
Finalist: True North Retreat by Acorn Tiny Homes

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They say good things come in small packages, and the True North Retreat by Acorn Tiny Homes is no exception. As a finalist in the Best Modern Design category, this compact haven showcases how perfect planning can pack luxury, comfort, and style into just a 546 sq ft. footprint.

You're probably wondering how seven people can comfortably live in such a space. Well, let's just say, it's more spacious than you'd imagine, with cleverly designed areas and smart storage solutions.

It's got some surprising eco-friendly and high-tech features too. But, we'll get to that... later.

A Look Inside

Once you step inside the True North Retreat, you're greeted by a spacious, open-concept living area that beautifully combines functionality and style with its custom cabinetry, large U-shaped quartz kitchen countertop, and a built-in BBQ station.

The kitchen is fully equipped with top-notch appliances, and an innovative pass-thru feature allows you to serve up sizzling delights directly from the BBQ to the countertop. It's a chef's dream!

The raised master bedroom, accessible via a compact staircase, boasts a storage bed and an oversized wardrobe providing 36 cubic feet of storage. The clever design doesn't end there. You'll find two additional loft spaces perfect for storage or extra beds. It's clear that every inch of this home has been thoughtfully utilized to maximize your comfort and convenience.

The retreat's commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability is impressive. The walls are insulated beyond code requirements, keeping you cozy in the winter and cool in the summer. Your air quality and comfort are prioritized with two ERVs, a tankless water heater, and a ductless mini split with a built-in heat pump.

And if you're looking to take your eco-consciousness a step further, solar systems and fully off-grid packages are available. Want to add a bit of greenery? Consider upgrading with stylish plant walls, available in both faux and live options.

The True North Retreat truly embodies the essence of a modern, sustainable, and space-efficient tiny home. It's not just a house—it's a lifestyle. And it's waiting for you to make it your own.

What Makes It Stand Out

The True North Retreat stands out as a finalist in the Best Modern Design category for its ingenious blend of style and sustainability, showcasing top-notch features like a U-shaped quartz kitchen countertop with a built-in BBQ station, and cutting-edge energy-efficient systems. Its clever use of space is highlighted by the raised master bedroom with ample storage and additional loft areas, making every inch count in its cozy yet functional layout. Plus, its commitment to eco-friendly living, with options for solar systems and stylish plant walls, elevates it from just a home to a lifestyle choice, marking it as a tiny revolution in modern, sustainable living.

Awards Won by Acorn Tiny Homes: The team’s Purple Heart Manor tiny house garnered the Most Out of the Ordinary award while the Sakura tiny house won the Creative Used of Space award..

Acorn Tiny Homes 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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