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Off-grid tiny house has room to spare

Off-grid tiny house has room t...
Electricity needs are met by a roof-based 1,400 W solar array, which is plugged into a battery array
Electricity needs are met by a roof-based 1,400 W solar array, which is plugged into a battery array
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The 16 Foot Curved Roof Tiny House features reclaimed cedar and tin siding
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The 16 Foot Curved Roof Tiny House features reclaimed cedar and tin siding
Its large curved roof offers plenty of headroom
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Its large curved roof offers plenty of headroom
A collapsible aluminum ladder offers access to the guest sleeping area/storage space
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A collapsible aluminum ladder offers access to the guest sleeping area/storage space
The kitchenette features a chest refrigerator, side pantry, a two-burner cooktop, and a folding dining table
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The kitchenette features a chest refrigerator, side pantry, a two-burner cooktop, and a folding dining table
Inside the tiny house
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Inside the tiny house
The bathroom features a shower and composting toilet
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The bathroom features a shower and composting toilet
The main floor features a compact sofa bed that serves as the main living and sleeping area
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The main floor features a compact sofa bed that serves as the main living and sleeping area
The tiny home features a roof-based 1,400 W solar array, which is plugged into a battery array
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The tiny home features a roof-based 1,400 W solar array, which is plugged into a battery array
The solar system can be hooked-up to the grid for a recharge if required
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The solar system can be hooked-up to the grid for a recharge if required
Electricity needs are met by a roof-based 1,400 W solar array, which is plugged into a battery array
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Electricity needs are met by a roof-based 1,400 W solar array, which is plugged into a battery array

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.

The kitchenette features a chest refrigerator, side pantry, a two-burner cooktop, and a folding dining table
The kitchenette features a chest refrigerator, side pantry, a two-burner cooktop, and a folding dining table

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

1 comment
ljaques
Love the curved roof, solar, and A/C. Not a fan of reclaimed or whitewashed wood or corrugated/rusty tin! The thin walls might allow too much warmth/coolth in summer/winter. Top priority item: The toilet seat appears to be 6-8" back from the edge of the platform. This is either a standing/squatting fixture and/or there's going to be a mess any time anyone uses the thing. Ladies, tell 'em!