After leaving Lake Louise and driving through Kootenay National Park, my destination was a tiny house outside of Invermere, British Columbia. I found my tiny house on Airbnb in Invermere since all Airbnb, VRBO, and hotels in the Banff area were totally booked or really, really expensive. It as a holiday weekend in Canada so everyone was on vacation.
My tiny house was lit! It was luxurious and peaceful and stoked my love of tiny houses.
BC was hoping that staying in an actual tiny house would make me want one less- nope! The kitchen was just as nice as our kitchen with a full size refrigerator, stove, sink, microwave. The only thing missing was a dishwasher.
There was plenty of storage throughout the tiny house including a closet in one of these cabinets. There was a fireplace with a big TV above it- neither of which I used because it was 90 degrees outside and was in a nature wonderland.
The bathroom is bigger than the bathroom I use at home. A tub/shower combo (not at all small), big vanity, toilet with real plumbing, and a washer/dryer unit. I love this bathroom and its in-floor heating.
The living room was almost perfect with a million windows, ceiling fan, built in storage and a cute red leather couch. My only complaint was that the couch needed an inch or two more of depth to really get comfortable. The coffee table also can double as an eating table by lifting the top.
The loft was giant and could have easily held a king size bed and had extra room. There was a closet on one side and more windows up here too. The stairs were big and easily climbable. The only thing I didn’t enjoy was the headroom- it could have used another foot or two as there is no room to stand and crouch- you are on your knees, butt, or laying down.
If lofts aren’t your thing, and they are not my favorite, the wall behind the couch pulls down into a Murphy bed. Sounds like an excellent approach to me!
The deck outside was as big as the entire house with a dining set, lounge chairs, and a big BBQ. The mountains in the background and rushing water sounds from the nearby creek made for the perfect tiny house experience.
If you are traveling, make sure you check out Airbnb and other websites to see if tiny homes are available. You too can try out a tiny home and see if living tiny is for you (or at least living smaller). I feel a great urge to purge when I see these pictures!
And if you want to stay in this tiny home- here is the link on Airbnb.
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