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Lloyd Alter's 375 square foot prefabricated miniHome, built by Toronto's Sustain Design Studio.

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Writer and architect Lloyd Alter bought his miniHome six years ago. He loved the design by Andy Thomson and thought others would too, but ran into a wall of resistance.

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A view of the loft bedroom from the kitchen iside the miniHome.

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The living room can double as another bedroom. Sliding doors open to the bathroom.

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The kitchen and eating area. The house is now being rented out at the Timber House Country Inn Resort in Brighton, Ont.

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View through the kitchen to the living room and bathroom.

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The bathroom.

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Thre front door. Solar panels above provide a power source.

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A bookcase doubles as the stairway to the loft bedroom.

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The loft.

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The miniHome's Recreational Vehicle badge.

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