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Got a Wild Idea for a Remote Cabin? Summit Tiny Homes Will (Likely) Entertain It

The Canadian builder can adjust its $145K units for the setting, whether a backyard or a far-flung island.

Welcome to Tiny Home Profiles, an interview series with people pushing the limits of living small. From space-saving hacks to flexible floor plans, here’s what they say makes for the best tiny homes on the planet. Know of a builder we should talk to? Reach out.

Before starting Summit Tiny Homes in 2017, Oliver Stankiewicz had reached something of a plateau in residential building. He started to look for a new challenge and eventually "landed on tiny homes because of the uniqueness and creativity in designing a functional and aesthetically appealing home in a small footprint," says Oliver. "The concept of a tiny home sort of tricks the eye to make the space feel and function like a much larger home." The company, which has been operating for seven years, specializes in high-end builds created by a team of experienced tradespeople, which has ultimately given them more freedom in designing homes. Here, we talk to Oliver about what Summit Tiny Homes currently has on offer.


Summit Tiny Homes offers three predesigned and fully outfitted tiny homes for $137–145K USD, but they also make custom models, like The Nyssos pictured above. Turnkey tailormade units start at $110K for 160 square feet.

Summit Tiny Homes offers three predesigned and fully outfitted units that range from $137,000 to $144,000. They also make custom models like this one, the Nysos, starting at $110,000.

Photo courtesy of Summit Tiny Homes

What’s the most exciting project you’ve realized to date?

Our most exciting project was a tiny home set up as a fishing lodge on the remote island of Haida Gwaii, B.C. This entailed a 1,500-kilometer transport and an eight-hour boat ride on the Pacific Ocean during which we encountered some very rough sees and waves. This project was unique in the sense that it provided the customer with a turnkey accommodation for their guided fly fishing tours. With the lack of building supplies, builders, and resources available on the island, a transportable tiny home was the perfect solution. The customer’s favorite part of the home is the expansive windows looking out to the ocean views.


The floors are lined with waterproof planking. Oak is used for accents throughout the interior like the railing and treads of the staircase, the overhead kitchen cabinetry, and the lowered ceiling beneath the lofts.

The floors of this model are waterproof. Oak is used for accents, like the staircase railing and treads, the overhead kitchen cabinetry, and the lowered ceiling beneath the lofts.

Photo courtesy of Summit Tiny Homes

What qualities make your tiny home stand apart from the rest?

Our tiny homes speak to the finer things in life. We try to capture a feeling with our designs and spaces. From the textures to the colors and finishes, we want our tiny homes to tell a story. Taking a customer’s vision, lifestyle, and wish list and turning them into an extraordinary space in 323 square feet is an exciting challenge for our team, every time.


The kitchens come with a full range of kitchen appliances, as well as countertops from Corian. The hood above the gas stove is custom-made to fit neatly inside the oak cabinet.

The kitchen is outfitted with a full range appliances, and has Corian countertops, oak cabinetry, and a ceramic tile backsplash. Its layout can be customized.

Photo courtesy of Summit Tiny Homes

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By: John Trujillo
Title: Got a Wild Idea for a Remote Cabin? Summit Tiny Homes Will (Likely) Entertain It
Sourced From: www.dwell.com/article/summit-tiny-homes-custom-cabins-e6cfbfb1
Published Date: Wed, 03 Apr 2024 16:47:25 GMT