Tiny Houses

This tiny house is big on luxury

This tiny house is big on luxu...
The Alpha Tiny House starts at US$79,000, but a turnkey model exactly as pictured with all appliances, etc, is currently for sale at $95,000
The Alpha Tiny House starts at US$79,000, but a turnkey model exactly as pictured with all appliances, etc, is currently for sale at $95,000
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The tiny house measures 24 x 8.6 ft (7.3 x 2.6 m)
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The tiny house measures 24 x 8.6 ft (7.3 x 2.6 m)
It comprises a total floorspace of 240 sq ft (22 sq m)
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It comprises a total floorspace of 240 sq ft (22 sq m)
The Alpha Tiny House starts at US$79,000, but a turnkey model exactly as pictured with all appliances, etc, is currently for sale at $95,000
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The Alpha Tiny House starts at US$79,000, but a turnkey model exactly as pictured with all appliances, etc, is currently for sale at $95,000
A wall folds-down to create a small porch
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A wall folds-down to create a small porch
The wall in folded-up position
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The wall in folded-up position
A wall folds-down to create a small porch
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A wall folds-down to create a small porch
Inside the main living area
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Inside the main living area
Large steel farmhouse apron sink
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Large steel farmhouse apron sink
Small drawer dishwasher
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Small drawer dishwasher
The kitchen features stainless steel appliances 
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The kitchen features stainless steel appliances 
The five-burner induction stove is powered by propane 
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The five-burner induction stove is powered by propane 
One kitchen wall and the ceiling are clad in reclaimed barn wood
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One kitchen wall and the ceiling are clad in reclaimed barn wood
Custom cabinets, shelving and storage areas
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Custom cabinets, shelving and storage areas
View toward the bathroom and sleeping loft
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View toward the bathroom and sleeping loft
The main living area
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The main living area
The bathroom also includes the washer/dryer
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The bathroom also includes the washer/dryer
Full-size jacuzzi bath and shower
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Full-size jacuzzi bath and shower
The sleeping loft includes a kingsize bed
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The sleeping loft includes a kingsize bed
The ladder is stored beneath the floor
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The ladder is stored beneath the floor
Pulling out the large eight-person dining table and bench seats
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Pulling out the large eight-person dining table and bench seats
Pulling out the large eight-person dining table and bench seats
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Pulling out the large eight-person dining table and bench seats
The whole build oozes quality
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The whole build oozes quality
Inside the main living area
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Inside the main living area
The garage style doors open up the home to the outside
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The garage style doors open up the home to the outside
View to the kitchen
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View to the kitchen
The kitchen
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The kitchen
Inside the tiny home
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Inside the tiny home
Access to the bedroom is gained via ladder
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Access to the bedroom is gained via ladder
Composting toilet
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Composting toilet
The bathroom features a small sliding door for privacy
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The bathroom features a small sliding door for privacy
Pulling out the dining  table
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Pulling out the dining  table
Dining table ready to use
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Dining table ready to use
The tiny home features custom LED lighting
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The tiny home features custom LED lighting
The Alpha Tiny House starts at US$79,000, but a turnkey model exactly as pictured with all appliances, etc, is currently for sale at $95,000
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The Alpha Tiny House starts at US$79,000, but a turnkey model exactly as pictured with all appliances, etc, is currently for sale at $95,000

With tiny houses, luxury features can be left out due to size constraints, and it's unusual enough to see a model with a bathtub, let alone anything fancier. The Alpha Tiny House, by New Frontier Tiny Homes, is something of an exception, and goes some way to try and offer genuine luxury in such a small dwelling, including a full-size jacuzzi tub and shower, high-end finish, and a large eight-person dining table.

New Frontier Tiny Homes is the firm behind the Scandinavian-style turnkey tiny house we recently covered, and the finish on its Alpha Tiny House is similarly impressive. This one is clad in Western Red Cedar siding and Shou Sugi Ban-treated cedar siding – the latter a Japanese technique of charring wood to increase its durability.

The tiny house sits atop a custom double-axel trailer and measures 24 x 8.6 ft (7.3 x 2.6 m), with a total floorspace of 240 sq ft (22 sq m). It has an unusual design, with its gently sloping metal roof and large sliding glass doors. These both provide access and open up the main living space to the outside.

The garage style doors open up the home to the outside
The garage style doors open up the home to the outside

The wall opposite the glass doors is pretty neat. It can be opened outward to create a porch, while a large aluminum and glass garage-style door slides upward to provide access.

Inside, the lounge/dining area is the most spacious part of the house. Steps leading to the kitchen reveal hidden storage space and a large eight-person dining table with two bench seats.

This same storage section also contains a pull-out custom oak ladder that provides access to the sole loft bedroom with kingsize bed. The lack of stairs is perhaps the one big drawback to this layout and won't be practical for everyone, especially the elderly or disabled. Whether the trade-off for a large living area is worth it will depend on personal taste.

Pulling out the large eight-person dining table and bench seats
Pulling out the large eight-person dining table and bench seats

The kitchen includes a wall clad in reclaimed barn wood (as is the entire home's ceiling), a large steel farmhouse apron sink, stainless steel appliances, a mini-dishwasher, and custom cabinets. At the opposite end of the home lies the bathroom. This includes a composting toilet, that enviable jacuzzi tub and shower, and a washer/dryer combo.

The Alpha Tiny House is wired-up for a standard electrical hookup, though New Frontier Tiny Homes offers off-grid options at extra cost. Hot water comes from a tankless propane hot water heater, and heating and cooling is handled by a mini-split HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) unit.

The whole build oozes quality and commands a predictably high price. It starts at US$79,000, but a turnkey model exactly as pictured with all appliances, etc, is available for $95,000.

Source: New Frontier Tiny Homes

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wahoo
I feel these will become more and more desirable down the road.