As you might already have noticed, I am absolutely thrilled about the movement of prefabricated tiny houses. I introduced you before to the stunning concrete prefab houses by Koda from Estonia and wooden prefab houses by Wikkelhouse from the Netherlands. Now, let’s go to another continent and talk about a beautiful and functional prefab houses made by Hewig Haus from Canada.
The business is relatively new, but the guys behind the idea have very extensive experience in building homes. They utilized the experience and showed their first prototype in the Vancouver Homeshow in 2019. During the pandemic, the business took off as the demand for the backyard offices and modular homes increased dramatically. In 2021 they expanded the business and started offering the prefabricated tiny houses to the customers not only in Canada, but also in the United States.
What are the specifications for the prefabricated tiny houses and the business itself? All our Hewing Haus homes are CSA certified. Two types of buildings are possible. An off-the-grid option, which requires specifications for solar energy, etc. And a standard option that requires power, sewer, and water. This requires site prep to be coordinated with local services to ensure access to your home once installation is ready. We will work with you to coordinate these services. Installation is typically 1-2 days including site connections, power, and water hookups. From there you will be ready to move in.
Standard build projects that meet permit guidelines can be built in 4-6 weeks. Hewing Haus typically estimates up to 6 months for an entire project including permitting, design and site prep. They build with renewable materials from local and sustainably managed forests, including cross-laminated timber and operate with an energy-reducing building process. Building off-site at our warehouse lessens our carbon footprint, decreases material waste, and causes less disruption.
They offer 4 standard home sizes, and an office that is ideal for backyards. Bathrooms are identical to all prefabricated houses.
200 square feet (= 18,5 square meters) Nootoka 2 is the smallest unit. It has a studio feel with kitchen/living room combo and large 8’ high exterior window and door.
300 square feet (= 28 square meters) Pender 3 is the smallest home unit with a fully separate bedroom, kitchen, and living space. Besides, it has 2 large windows.
400 square feet (=37 square meters) Quadra 4 is an open and spacious home with a separate kitchen, bedroom and living room. It comes with a glass slider door and large windows allowing for lots of beautiful natural light.
600 square feet (=55,7 square meters) Granville 6 is the largest-sized home in the list of prefabricated tiny houses. It includes 2 bedrooms, separate living space, kitchen and dining and flex space.
108 square feet (=10 square meters) The Pacific Office is a thoughtfully designed, functional office space you can put in your backyard. It has a covered deck, a sloped roof and a large window allowing for beautiful natural light
What do you think about these Canadian made prefabricated tiny houses? Would it be something you consider purchasing? I surely would!
Photos from hewinghaus.com
Hi, do you build custom tiny homes as well? We’re looking for one that is about 200ft2, but with full mirror type glass windows on 2 1/2 sides.
Hi, Matthew! No, we don’t build tiny homes, but we write about them!