Sakura, meaning 'Cherry Blossom' in Japanese, borrows from Japanese tiny living culture, offering a turn-key home that seamlessly blends efficiency and compactness with comfortable livability. Spanning 21.5' x 10.5', this model provides 225 square feet of practical living space, making it an ideal choice for those seeking to minimize their environmental footprint, age in place, downsize, or pursue temporary living arrangements while in school.
Despite its size, the Sakura home accommodates two individuals comfortably, with the flexibility to host an additional two guests. The dwelling boasts four triple-glazed energy-efficient windows, a bathroom skylight, and a classic craftsman door. With R29 walls, R31 floors and ceiling, and all-metal roofing, the exterior ensures a maintenance-free and durable aesthetic that can last up to 50 years.
The interior is meticulously designed, offering an all-electric setup with a tankless water heater and ductless mini-split featuring a heat pump. The house comes move-in ready, inclusive of millwork and appliances. It incorporates extensive built-in cabinetry, an invisible kitchen concept, and an entertainment unit with a 5' modular workstation that neatly tucks away when not in use.
The kitchen is equipped with a quartz countertop, induction cook stove, dishwasher, built-in oven/microwave, fridge, and a washer/dryer combo. The spa-like bathroom has fully tiled walls and floor, a 9' ceiling, and a skylight overlooking the shower. Energy and space efficiency are prioritized, with an over-the-toilet sink utilizing greywater to fill the toilet tank.
Additional features include a bed that slides away under the living room floor, providing over 100 square feet of open floor space, 17 square feet of loft storage, and an ERV for healthy air. Certified as a permanent dwelling in Canada (with options for the USA), Sakura offers solar and fully off-grid packages, along with home automation options, showcasing a holistic approach to modern, sustainable living.
Sakura from Acorn Tiny Homes impressively marries functionality with aesthetic appeal, presenting a thoughtfully designed living space that prioritizes efficiency without compromising on comfort. The Japanese-inspired touches, coupled with the meticulous interior layout, create an inviting atmosphere within the compact dimensions. We appreciate the inclusion of innovative features such as the sliding bed, energy-efficient systems, and the invisible kitchen concept, showcasing a commitment to maximizing every inch of space.