• Tiny
  • Property Type
  • 2
  • Bedrooms
  • 1
  • Bathroom
  • 360
  • sqft


Proximity with the customer is one of the fundamental aspects of our creation process. From the very beginning of the design to the end of the construction, we rely on transparency and the implication of the future owners of our houses. In this way, our designer is able to truly understand our client’s reality. In this case, The Ébène was built for a young couple from Ontario. Their needs were clear; they wanted a home with all the amenities found in conventional residential constructions. Based on that, we created a very functional space while making sure they don’t feel boxed in their home.


This time, we opted for a mostly vertical exterior finish. We wanted to design an almost all black model for a while and we were really happy when our customers accepted the color proposal for their home! We could have chosen a darker black, but the cedar would have react badly to the sun overtime. The contrast with the natural wood color also gives character to the house. In addition, bump-out section gives an interesting texture from the outside, creating a unique and modern design.


The living / dining area is the largest we have created to date, allowing multiple layout possibilities for various occasions. The ” living room ” mode can be converted into a dining room that can easily accommodate 6 people around the table without feeling too cramped. The large window brings in lots of natural light, making the room bright and airy. Solar blinds can be used when watching a movie or simply for privacy purposes.


In terms of kitchen space, our customers had specific needs for different appliances to include. Indeed, this area features a ceramic glass cooktop, a convection oven/microwave, a fridge and a freezer. All these elements are installed in a custom cabinetry, in strategic locations that facilitate their use. Because the Ébène is designed for everyday use, the kitchen also has plenty of cabinets, drawers and a large pantry. In addition, because of the wide interior dimensions, 2 or 3 people can use the workspace efficiently and safely. Next to the fridge cabinet, a clearance allows the sliding door to open. This place is also intended to store the ladder that allows access to the loft located above the bathroom.


Above this living room is the main bedroom. It is a cozy and relaxing place, while being very functional with the integration of a custom built in closet with drawers on the wall. Small custom bedside tables with wall lights also enhance the use of this room. Access to the loft / bedroom is through our signature storage staircase.


The bathroom in the Ébène has all the elements of a conventional bathroom. It features a decent size vanity and a standard 30×60 bath/shower. For wall panels, we now install Muraluxe products, an alloy of aluminum and polyethylene with an epoxy coating. In the corner of this room is the mechanical room, including the hydronic heating floor system and the hot water tank. Also, the bathroom has a space for washer / dryer with storage and a toilet area with ceiling fan.


The second loft is mainly used for storage, but can accommodate 2 guest overnight. to get access to this area, we installed a cedar ladder that can be stored next to the bathroom wall.

The Ébène is a model designed for Ontario customers, a place as cold and wet as Quebec. Having access to electricity on their land, they chose the 50 amp electrical option for their home. This is also what we suggested at first, because we always recommend to use the available resources in the first place and to opt for options of autonomy if necessary only. This ensures we do not waste a large part of the budget on a system that would be partly used or not used. Of course, an electrical model is a little simpler for us because we do not have to worry about 12v system, propane lines, outdoor storage for systems and batteries, etc.

The main advantage is the stability and reliability of the system, especially when we also install a hydronic heating floor. The same system when propane-powered requires more periodic maintenance and checking. In addition, a propane water heater is always a little less reliable than a conventional electrical water heater, because it must have an air intake and exhaust. Even when properly installed, there is a thermal weakness in the house. In the Ébène, no propane tank to fill, no hole that lets the cold air in, just a small electricity bill at the end of the month!

  • State/county Quebec
  • Area Canada
  • Country Canada


Updated on October 12, 2020 at 10:36 pm
  • Price: Starting from $132,000
  • Property Size: 360 sqft
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Property Type: Tiny
  • Property Status: Buy
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