The Otsego Gooseneck is an off grid Tiny House custom designed for a father and son duo in upstate New York. It will primarily be used as a getaway/second home in the beautiful Catskill mountains until time allows for retirement at which point it will become a primary home. “Otsego” means “place of rock” in the local indigenous language.
The house features a 24′ deck with a 7′-6″ neck for a total of 31′-6″ of living space. It is framed using Structural Insulated Panels for superior insulation in this bitter cold locale. The rigidity of the SIP’s also allowed us to use 1/4″ painted drywall as the main finish surface. Just one small crack above the door from being moved over 2,000 miles! The roof line is a popular shed on shed design where the central portion is sloped a little steeper where the height is not needed, and shallow sheds pop up over the lofts for extra head height. The photo above is looking rearward from the gooseneck which serves as the living room. Sitting on a built in couch with storage below, one looks out through a very large picture window towards the mountains.
Looking down into the kitchen from the sleeping loft. This loft is large enough to hold a king with extra room at the foot of the bed if needed. Red Oak comprises the flooring, stair treads, kitchen counter, built in dining area, and living room couch. A Colorado Cylinder stove will provide ample primary heat while a propane RV furnace will provide backup heat.
This full size bathroom features the Separett Villa, a full size tub with sliding glass doors, a vanity, and closet with off grid 55 gallon water tank and on demand propane heater. We left room for the customers to add shelving or a closet in front of the toilet area. The sleeping loft above was framed with welded steel for clean lines and to save a few inches of headroom. A gorgeous honeycomb tile comprises the floor while the tub walls were tiled in a very high end subway tile.
We designed and built the dining table to hold a leaf for bigger dinner parties. It can fit six people around the table! The leaf stores away hidden behind the kitchen cabinets when not needed. The stairs up to the gooseneck have built in storage and the panels on the dining bench slide back and forth to access storage below as well.
The kitchen is very complete with a large single bowl sink, 24″ range, range hood, 10 cu ft Fridge, and plentiful cabinet storage. Opposite the cabinets are beautifully crafted stairs up the to sleeping loft that also feature a ton of built in storage. We will have a video tour available as soon as we can finish editing.
Not shown in the photos is a 1.4kw Photovoltaic system that was installed at our shop before the house made the long journey to New York state. Complete with all off grid components, drywall finish, abundant oak finishes, and tile in the bathroom, the final weight came in at 15,000 lbs, with about 3,200 of that being on the tongue. You best have a truck that can take this load if you plan on building something similar! As pictured with these high end finishes, this build came in at $85k (not including the off grid solar). We could do a similar design with less expensive finishes for under $75k for those interested.