March 4, 2024


You’d think small housing companies would run out of novel ideas to make their models stand out, but with Sherloak Homes, we’re clearly not there yet. Designed by Canada-based Acorn Tiny Homes, the towable home looks unassuming from the outside but has a space-saving interior layout, including a neat hidden bookshelf doorway that leads to a light-filled enclosed porch area.

Sherloak Homes have an overall length of 34 feet (approximately 10 meters) and are based on a three-axle trailer. Its exterior consists of a woodgrain steel finish and wood treated using the Japanese Shou Sugi Ban charring method, giving it a unique dark appearance.

372 sq. ft. interior with oak trim. Entering the home through the main entrance, visitors will find themselves in a relatively spacious kitchen that includes double sinks, refrigerator/freezer, four burner propane powered range, oven, microwave, breakfast bar and considerable storage space.

Nearby is the living room and bookshelf/hidden entrance. How it works: Visitors push on a pressure plate hidden in a nearby wall-mounted light fixture. This unlocks the bookshelf door, which can then be opened like a normal door to reveal a light-filled enclosed porch space. It looks like a nice place to spend time, and there’s another door that leads directly to the outside.

Bookshelf doors from Sherloak Homes open to enclosed porch-style area
Bookshelf doors from Sherloak Homes open to enclosed porch-style area

Acorn Cottage

On the opposite side of the living room is the bathroom. It’s very comfortable, so to maximize the floor space when getting in and out of the shower or using the sink, Acorn Tiny Homes added a sliding composting toilet that stows away when not in use.

Sherloak Homes has two lofts. The main loft is used as a bedroom and is accessed by a staircase with integrated storage. It’s a very typical tiny house bedroom with a low ceiling, a double bed, and some storage space. Meanwhile, a second loft, accessible via a ladder attached to the wall, contains a smaller area that could be used for more storage or possibly an additional bedroom, plus it has a mesh leisure area.

Sherloak Homes have an interior area of ​​372 square feet
Sherloak Homes have an interior area of ​​372 square feet

Acorn Cottage

Sherloak Homes was built for a Canadian military man who has to move around every few years, so the tiny home means he can hook up the house and his truck when he hits the road. It gets its power from a standard RV-style hookup, though there is an on-board tank for water storage. Pricing starts at C$155,000 (about US$113,000).

source: Acorn Cottage