11/25 Tiny homes could be a big thing for the Yukon

 Peter Wright, seen outside and inside one of his minihouses.

Peter Wright, seen outside and inside one of his minihouses. Photo by Vince Federoff.

Sitting just outside Wright’s workshop is a small wooden cabin with a bright red aluminum roof.

Measuring roughly 10 by 19 feet, the cabin consists of a living room/kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and loft area with additional sleeping space.

Inside, it smells like linseed oil. The walls are wood-panelled. A Ted Harrison print hangs on near the door.

As a nod to Wright’s wagon, the loft features a cherry-red shag carpet. There’s a small, cast-iron woodstove in the living room.

“Clients were so bad with me,” Wright says.

“They made sure that they had pictures with the woodfire going inside. They were holding me to it.”

There’s no plumbing, but Wright says gray water from the shower and sink can be dumped as long as it’s screened, and guests are only using biodegradable soaps such as camp suds.

Adding pocket doors saves space. Bumping out dormers opens the house up.

He says he uses local suppliers and tradespeople for every aspect of the build.

Yukon carpenters do the post and beam work. Griffiths Heating supplies small, specialized heaters. Local gasfitters and electricians are brought in.

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Elaine Walker

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