John Murchie is something of a pioneer in the tiny house field. He’s been building them for over 30 years and holds patents on the composite steel construction techniques he’s developed. John’s company is MurchTech Consulting Corp., located in Aldergrove, British Columbia, and what you see here is their latest offering: the Eagle Microhome.
The two-story design has 350 square feet of interior space (200 on the first floor and 150 on the second) as well as a 50-square-foot roof deck. There’s a living room with a built-in bench, a kitchen with bar-style seating and a mini-fridge under the counter, and a bathroom outfitted with a shower, toilet and sink.
Thanks to Murchie’s innovative building style, this tiny house has no structural wood whatsoever, granting it considerable savings in cost and weight. The modular house is put together at MurchTech headquarters and then trucked to purchasers for a total price of $48,500 unfurnished.
The top floor provides a nice amount of space, and the extended deck makes for a great place to soak in the morning sun.
While the exterior looks rather plain, the inside of this house brings a sort of unexpected elegance, with a fairly open floor plan, french doors leading outside, built in drawers and storage, and the dark wood floors contrasting with the clean white. Everything you see here is included (sans chairs and furniture) from the trim, to the water heater, stove, bathroom fixtures, and so on.
Despite the small footprint, the Eagle features plenty of storage space, with cabinets in the bathroom, above the kitchen counter, under the stairs, and inside the bedroom on the top level.
We really like the stairs leading up to the second floor rather than a ladder/loft combo.
John has designed several other models in addition to the Eagle Microhome, all viewable on their website.