This build is one of our most beautiful by far. Its custom designed gooseneck chassis and shed roof design (24 foot deck with an 8 foot neck) make this tiny house feel spacious allowing for standing room on the goose-neck for someone up to 6’10”. This customer chose SIPs for their build.
The exterior of the house features reclaimed corrugated tin wainscotting and a center band of barn wood from an old structure in Montrose, Colorado. The top third siding consists of cedar shakes stained in a Cape Cod grey. The roof is a sage green pro-panel. The entry to the house is full lite outward swing french doors.
This design utilizes the gooseneck area as the master bedroom and although it can fit a king size mattress, we opted for a queen to free up circulation space. The bed frame swings up so you can easily access storage below. The wall finish throughout the house is pine tongue and groove with a pickled white stain. The end wall in the master is drywall, painted with an accent color. The endwall in the opposite loft is recycled pallet strips.
The stairs leading up to the gooseneck have pull out drawers with custom cabinet faces to match the kitchen. Next to the stairs is a storage cabinet that the customer designed to fit their storage needs and provide a slight barrier between the bedroom and the rest of the house without closing off the space and keeping this house feeling open.
Above the stairs is a LG flat screen 49″ TV on a mount with sound bar. The TV can be angled left right up and down so you watch from the bed, the secondary guest/storage loft and of course the kitchen and living area.
The living room, although not photographed here, has a twin sleeper sofa from Mayfair.com. It fits perfectly between the wood burning stove and the storage cabinet and allows for a spacious lounge area especially when both doors are open.
The wood burning stove is centered in the house. This customer was in love with The Hobbit stove by Salamader Stoves because of its glass panel that allows you to see the flame which provides great ambiance, but also because of the ability to have a different color other than black., AND lets be honest-it’s a great stove for any LOTR fan! The customer chose a Victorian tile for the stove heat shield.
The kitchen features all custom cabinets made in house. We recycled a butcher block for the stove side and went with the top dollar quartz on the sink side. The butcher block was finished with Waterlox which is great because its long lasting, easy to clean, water and heat resistant. The quartz counter is not only an eye catcher, but will hold up to a lot of abuse- many consider it the most durable counter top option out there.
One of the neatest features of this house is the walnut dining table that spindles out on a bicycle frame from under the sink side counter tops. It folds out of the way when not needed to free additional living space, can be locked in at 90 degrees to use as additional kitchen prep space, or can be locked in at 180 degrees for use as a dining table for 2 or 3.
A Freezer bottom fridge sits on a platform that houses a backup propane heater. Across from this is the utility closet with an LG washer/dryer combo, electrical panel, water heater, and off grid water components.
The bathroom features more of the barn wood in the sliding barn door, storage wall and sink cabinet. A beautiful moss green glass subway tile wall defines the rear wall, and the room is completed with a Separett Villa composting toilet.
The floors are Pergo’s stylish and affordable Outlast flooring.
This house was slated to be our masterpiece display for the 2016 Tiny House Jamboree, but unfortunately circumstances did not allow for us to bring it. Regardless, it’s a fantastic build and we are proud to have designed and constructed this gem at our shop in Durango, CO USA.
The final dry weight as pictured came in at 13,200 lbs. The home owners contributed a significant amount of elbow grease to help keep their costs down, but for those interested in a turn key build for something similar as shown, expect to pay around $90,000.