Keva Tiny House Living Small On Salt Spring Island

At first glance, this tiny home’s wood exterior may give visitors the impression that it’s nothing more than a simple wood house. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. This is 27-year-old yoga instructor Rebecca Grim’s tiny home. She lovingly calls it “Keva” that, according to the Huffington Post, it’s short for Hindu-related word “Kevala,” meaning “peaceful, pure, simple.” A description that suits this “enchanting woodland retreat” to perfection, as the Huffington Post also describes it.

Featuring some brilliant design elements and plenty of natural lighting, this tiny home actually gives an impression of being much larger than it really is, also thanks to its 15 feet tall ceilings. The house is 232-square-foot and is parked in the land of one of Grim’s couple of friends. She explains how the cost of building the house was a total of $50,000 and the $300 rent she pays covers water, electricity, parking, Wi-Fi and orchard access.

The abundance of clever storage and unique uses of window space make this small house feel like it can accommodate large groups with ease. And it actually does. As Grim tells the Huffington Post, “I don’t have a lot of people over all the time, but when I do, there can be at least 10 people in the living room area in a circle, so it’s pretty good. Also, I think at one point we had about 30 people on the deck one summer night.”
A modest exterior and wrap around porch may seem like nothing special, but the closer you get, the more you see that this home is actually has much more to it.