08/31 Yellowknife apprentice builds his big brother a tiny house

19-year-old carpentry apprentice Zachary Hamlyn puts the final touches on a tiny house for his big brother.

19-year-old carpentry apprentice Zachary Hamlyn puts the final touches on a tiny house for his big brother.

“Ceilings are quite tall downstairs, mainly for my brother’s sake. He’s six-foot-three. He didn’t want to hit his head.

“I sacrificed height in the loft but gave him more height downstairs. Living space versus sleeping space.”

Inside, there’s tongue-and-groove pine panelling and cabinets, and cork flooring radiates comfort with modern flair. Zachary Hamlyn boasts the 30-inch flatscreen TV can be seen from “pretty much anywhere in the house,” from the loft to the kitchen to the toilet — a honey bucket with a wooden toilet seat.

The house’s footprint sits at a mere 160 square feet — 232 square feet of space, including the loft.

See more pictures and read the article – http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/yellowknife-apprentice-builds-his-big-brother-a-tiny-house-1.3207868?cmp=rss

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Elaine Walker