Colorado's Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses' latest project, the aptly-named Rusted Mountain Roost, stands out from the crowd with its distinctive rusty siding. The 312 sq ft (28.9 sq m) towable home also has a somewhat different interior layout that provides a bedroom you can actually stand up in.
Rusted Mountain Roost was commissioned by a semi-retired real estate professional, who knew exactly what she wanted and provided her own drawings for Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses to work from.
The lounge area is very snug and has just enough room for a couch and a wall-mounted TV. This frees up space for a decent-sized dining and kitchen area which includes a folding table, range cooker and sink, refrigerator, washer/dryer, and storage space.
On the other side of the lounge lies the bathroom, which is said to feel more spacious than it's limited floor space would suggest thanks to a high ceiling. It has a shower, toilet, and vanity sink.
Storage-integrated stairs lead to the main bedroom, and while we wouldn't want to overstate its size (this is still a tiny house, after all), it's more roomy than many of the other tiny houses we cover, with ample headroom to stand up. This helps make it feel more like a real bedroom instead of a cramped crawlspace. A repurposed barn door on saloon-style double hinges also provides additional privacy.
Back on the ground floor, a pull-out ladder leads to the guest sleeping loft, which is more your typical tiny house-style bedroom.
The Rusted Mountain Roost Gets power from a standard RV-style hookup and is framed with structural insulated panels (SIPs). It's heated and cooled with a ductless mini split system and a roof fan. Weight comes in at 13,200 lb (5,987 kg).
The tiny home's patina was created by treating cold rolled steel with hydrogen peroxide. It sits on a relatively short 24 ft (7.3 m) trailer, elongated with a 7 ft (2.1 m) gooseneck.
The Rusted Mountain Roost cost a total of US$84,000. The builder gives a tour in the video below.
Source: Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses
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