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Front Range tiny house has plenty of rustic charm

Front Range tiny house has ple...
The Front Range tiny house, by Colorado-based Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses
The Front Range tiny house, by Colorado-based Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses
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Colorado-based tiny home builder Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses has revealed its latest tiny house
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Colorado-based tiny home builder Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses has revealed its latest tiny house
Unlike the firm's mammoth Rio Grande and Custom 30 Foot homes, this one sports more typical tiny house proportions
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Unlike the firm's mammoth Rio Grande and Custom 30 Foot homes, this one sports more typical tiny house proportions
Front Range sits on a custom 5.4-m (18-ft) trailer
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Front Range sits on a custom 5.4-m (18-ft) trailer
The windows, door, and metal siding are all reclaimed
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The windows, door, and metal siding are all reclaimed
The interior layout is a lot more simple and compact compared to recent offerings by the firm
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The interior layout is a lot more simple and compact compared to recent offerings by the firm
The bathroom is located at the far end of the home
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The bathroom is located at the far end of the home
The kitchen area is located in the center of the home
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The kitchen area is located in the center of the home
The bathroom includes a composting toilet and a horse trough-based shower and tub
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The bathroom includes a composting toilet and a horse trough-based shower and tub
Front Range has a hardwood floor
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Front Range has a hardwood floor
The composting toilet
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The composting toilet
The horse trough-based tub
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The horse trough-based tub
The shower unit
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The shower unit
The shower unit
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The shower unit
The loft is reached by a standard metal ladder
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The loft is reached by a standard metal ladder
The loft sleeping quarters
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The loft sleeping quarters
Looking out of the loft window
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Looking out of the loft window
Looking out of the loft window
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Looking out of the loft window
Cooling is provided by a ceiling fan
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Cooling is provided by a ceiling fan
Access to the loft is provided by a standard metal ladder
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Access to the loft is provided by a standard metal ladder
The interior layout is quite open, considering the home's small size
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The interior layout is quite open, considering the home's small size
The house has plenty of shelving and storage spaces
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The house has plenty of shelving and storage spaces
The counters are handcrafted from local Douglas fir
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The counters are handcrafted from local Douglas fir
The kitchen sports a simple two-burner stove
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The kitchen sports a simple two-burner stove
Looking up to the loft
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Looking up to the loft
View to the bathroom
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View to the bathroom
Inside the bathroom
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Inside the bathroom
The ceiling fan keeps the interior cool
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The ceiling fan keeps the interior cool
Front Range is currently up for sale at US$37,000
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Front Range is currently up for sale at US$37,000
Resting on a custom 5.4 m (18 ft) trailer, Front Range is only around half the length of the firm's recent offerings
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Resting on a custom 5.4 m (18 ft) trailer, Front Range is only around half the length of the firm's recent offerings
The Front Range tiny house, by Colorado-based Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses
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The Front Range tiny house, by Colorado-based Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses
The Front Range sits on a two-wheeled trailer and sports structural insulated panel (SIP) insulation
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The Front Range sits on a two-wheeled trailer and sports structural insulated panel (SIP) insulation
It features vertical cedar plank siding on the upper part section and cedar lap siding on the lower part.
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It features vertical cedar plank siding on the upper part section and cedar lap siding on the lower part.
The endwalls feature cedar shakes, and the windows, door, and metal siding are reclaimed
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The endwalls feature cedar shakes, and the windows, door, and metal siding are reclaimed
The sloping roof will ensure rainwater runoff
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The sloping roof will ensure rainwater runoff
Front Range is currently up for sale at US$37,000
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Front Range is currently up for sale at US$37,000
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Colorado-based Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses has revealed its latest creation, and unlike the firm's mammoth Rio Grande and Custom 30 Foot homes, this one should appeal to those who like their tiny houses to be, well, tiny. Resting on a custom 5.4-m (18-ft) two-wheeled trailer, Front Range is only around half the length of its predecessors, but also commands around half their price, and is currently up for sale at US$37,000.

Front Range has plenty of rustic charm. Its exterior sports vertical cedar plank siding on the upper part and cedar lap siding on the lower section. The endwalls are clad with cedar shakes, and the shell comprises structural insulated panels (SIPs). The windows, door, and metal siding are all reclaimed, while the sloping roof ensures efficient rainwater runoff. The lack of rainwater collection system could be viewed as a missed opportunity, though perhaps this would have increased the cost too much.

The interior layout of the tiny home is simple and relatively open, and the high ceiling helps impart a greater sense of space than there actually is. The kitchen area is located in the center, with a small lounge area nearest the front door, and a bathroom at the far end. The small sleeping quarters are located above, in the loft.

Unlike the firm's mammoth Rio Grande and Custom 30 Foot homes, this one sports more typical tiny house proportions
Unlike the firm's mammoth Rio Grande and Custom 30 Foot homes, this one sports more typical tiny house proportions

As anyone who's spent time living in a small home will attest to, lack of storage space can be one of the biggest stumbling blocks to a happy small living experience. On this front, the tiny house looks in good shape. The kitchen features shelving, a small wall-mounted cubbyhole, and cupboards, while elsewhere in the home lie a medicine cabinet and more shelving. The kitchen also sports a sink and faucet, a propane two-burner, and a fridge freezer. An on-demand water heater provides hot water and runs on propane.

The bathroom features a composting toilet, and a shower and tub that's based on a horse trough. It looks rather cramped but should do the job, and any tub can probably be considered a plus for a tiny house.

Heat is provided by a standard wall heater, and cooling comes via a ceiling fan. The loft is reached by a metal ladder which hooks onto cleats for stability. Front Range gets its electricity from a standard RV hookup, and features a greywater outlet.

Source: Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses

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2 comments
Leonard
i like these mobile designs but they're Way to much money you can buy a rv or mobile home for that price.
Island Architect
Ghastly!!!
Bill