Off-grid tiny house has room to spare
Durango, Colorado's Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses recently completed its latest project, the 16 Foot Curved Roof Tiny House. With the main sleeping quarters located downstairs, this frees up the loft space for a guest room or storage space. The off-grid home also runs from solar power and can be plugged into the grid if its batteries require a top-up.
Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses' recent models have been based on very large trailers, such as the Custom 30 Foot House and the 32 ft (9.7 m)-long Rio Grande, but this model is much smaller and sits on a 16 ft (5 m) long trailer.
The firm was approached by a client who liked the Leaf 3 tiny house and wanted something with a similar aesthetic. Featuring a large curved roof that offers plenty of headroom, the 16 Foot Curved Roof Tiny House also sports reclaimed cedar and tin siding, lending it a weathered look.
Inside, the main floor features a compact sofa bed that serves as the main living and sleeping area. This leads into a kitchenette with a chest refrigerator, side pantry, a two-burner cooktop, and a folding dining table. The kitchen joins onto the bathroom (separated by a sliding barn door), which has a shower and a composting toilet.
Thanks to the main sleeping area being downstairs, the upstairs loft area is available for storage use or as a guest bedroom. A collapsible aluminum ladder offers access to this space.
The tiny home is powered by a roof-based 1,400 W solar array, which is plugged into a battery array. In addition, the system can be hooked-up to the grid for a recharge if necessary. The cooker and on-demand water heater are fed by two propane bottles, and an air-conditioning/heat pump split system offers heat and cooling for the interior.
Source: Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses