Tiny Houses

San Juan Tiny House's elevating bed turns living room into bedroom

San Juan Tiny House's elevatin...
The San Juan Tiny House features a manually-elevated bed, seen here in the raised position
The San Juan Tiny House features a manually-elevated bed, seen here in the raised position
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The San Juan Tiny House features  a small dining table/desk area
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The San Juan Tiny House features  a small dining table/desk area
The San Juan Tiny House's elevating bed sports a decorative mosaic finish
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The San Juan Tiny House's elevating bed sports a decorative mosaic finish
The San Juan Tiny House's kitchen includes a farmhouse-style sink and custom cabinetry
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The San Juan Tiny House's kitchen includes a farmhouse-style sink and custom cabinetry
The San Juan Tiny House's living room/sleeping area has generous glazing, including a large circular window
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The San Juan Tiny House's living room/sleeping area has generous glazing, including a large circular window
The San Juan Tiny House's bathroom looks relatively spacious
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The San Juan Tiny House's bathroom looks relatively spacious
The San Juan Tiny House features a manually-elevated bed, seen here in the raised position
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The San Juan Tiny House features a manually-elevated bed, seen here in the raised position
The San Juan Tiny House's kitchen cabinets are custom made
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The San Juan Tiny House's kitchen cabinets are custom made
The San Juan Tiny House's kitchen includes a propane-powered range oven 
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The San Juan Tiny House's kitchen includes a propane-powered range oven 
The San Juan Tiny House is warmed by a small wood-burning stove
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The San Juan Tiny House is warmed by a small wood-burning stove
The San Juan Tiny House has a small storage/utility room 
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The San Juan Tiny House has a small storage/utility room 
The San Juan Tiny House's sofa features arm rests with built-in laptop storage space
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The San Juan Tiny House's sofa features arm rests with built-in laptop storage space
More of the San Juan Tiny House's storage space
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More of the San Juan Tiny House's storage space
The San Juan Tiny House has a secondary loft that's used as storage space and a second bedroom
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The San Juan Tiny House has a secondary loft that's used as storage space and a second bedroom
The San Juan Tiny House has a secondary loft that's used as storage space and a second bedroom
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The San Juan Tiny House has a secondary loft that's used as storage space and a second bedroom
The San Juan Tiny House's secondary loft is accessed by removable ladder
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The San Juan Tiny House's secondary loft is accessed by removable ladder
The San Juan Tiny House has lots of small storage nooks 
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The San Juan Tiny House has lots of small storage nooks 
The San Juan Tiny House measures 24 ft (7.3 m)-long
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The San Juan Tiny House measures 24 ft (7.3 m)-long
The rear of the San Juan Tiny House is finished in blue-shaded cedar shingles 
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The rear of the San Juan Tiny House is finished in blue-shaded cedar shingles 
The San Juan Tiny House runs off-the-grid with solar power, a composting toilet, and water tanks
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The San Juan Tiny House runs off-the-grid with solar power, a composting toilet, and water tanks
The San Juan Tiny House is based on a double-axle trailer 
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The San Juan Tiny House is based on a double-axle trailer 
Structurally, the San Juan Tiny House features SIPs (structural insulated panels)
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Structurally, the San Juan Tiny House features SIPs (structural insulated panels)
The San Juan Tiny House, shown with the folding porch and awning in place
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The San Juan Tiny House, shown with the folding porch and awning in place
The San Juan Tiny House has lots of storage space
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The San Juan Tiny House has lots of storage space
Closeup of the San Juan Tiny House's decorative wooden countertop 
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Closeup of the San Juan Tiny House's decorative wooden countertop 
The San Juan Tiny House's elevating bed is made from garage door parts
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The San Juan Tiny House's elevating bed is made from garage door parts
The San Juan Tiny House measures 24 ft (7.3 m)-long
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The San Juan Tiny House measures 24 ft (7.3 m)-long

Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses boss Greg Parham has lived in his own tiny house for years, so when he decided to upgrade to a larger model he had both the expertise and the experience to build his ideal home. The result is the San Juan Tiny House, an off-grid dwelling well-suited to regular travel with a living room that turns into a bedroom using an elevating bed.

The San Juan Tiny House measures 24 ft (7.3 m)-long and is mostly made from reclaimed materials. Structurally, it consists of SIPs (structural insulated panels) and is finished in barn wood, corrugated iron and cedar shakes painted in shades of blue. The exterior also has porthole windows as well as standard glazing installed.

Its porch is manually folded away when the house is being towed, as is the small solar panel-topped awning. Parham says it produces enough energy for his lights, laptop etc. However, when the tiny house is parked up on his own land, he has a second solar panel array that provides more power.

The San Juan Tiny House measures 24 ft (7.3 m)-long
The San Juan Tiny House measures 24 ft (7.3 m)-long

Visitors enter the home through handmade doors into the living room/bedroom. This has a sofa with integrated storage, including a laptop storage space underneath the armrest. Above is the elevating bed, but unlike other models we've seen, it's not motorized. Parham built it from garage door parts and it's operated by a chain, so he simply lowers it into position when it's time to go to bed.

Nearby lies a small pull-out dining table/desk. The kitchen has a decorative wooden countertop with turquoise inlay, farmhouse sink, custom cabinetry, propane-powered four-burner oven, and fridge.

At the far end of the home, past a small utility room with built-in pantry, is a bathroom accessed by sliding door with bathtub/shower, composting toilet, and sink. It also features a secondary loft that serves as a guest bedroom and a storage area for Parham and his wife's mountaineering and hiking gear. Indeed, storage nooks are scattered throughout the house.

The San Juan Tiny House is warmed by a small wood-burning stove
The San Juan Tiny House is warmed by a small wood-burning stove

In addition to the solar panel setup, the San Juan Tiny House runs off-the-grid with a water tank in the bathroom and a propane-powered water heater. It also includes an efficient wood-burning stove, a mini-split unit for heating and cooling, a ceiling fan, and a heat recovery ventilation system.

Parham isn't sure how much the home cost as he put a lot of free labor into it, but estimates the price for another like it would be over US$100,000.

Source: Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses

Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses boss Greg Parham has lived in his own tiny house for years, so when he decided to upgrade to a larger model he had both the expertise and the experience to build his ideal home. The result is the San Juan Tiny House, an off-grid dwelling well-suited to regular travel with a living room that turns into a bedroom using an elevating bed.

The San Juan Tiny House measures 24 ft (7.3 m)-long and is mostly made from reclaimed materials. Structurally, it consists of SIPs (structural insulated panels) and is finished in barn wood, corrugated iron and cedar shakes painted in shades of blue. The exterior also has porthole windows as well as standard glazing installed.

Its porch is manually folded away when the house is being towed, as is the small solar panel-topped awning. Parham says it produces enough energy for his lights, laptop etc. However, when the tiny house is parked up on his own land, he has a second solar panel array that provides more power.

The San Juan Tiny House measures 24 ft (7.3 m)-long
The San Juan Tiny House measures 24 ft (7.3 m)-long

Visitors enter the home through handmade doors into the living room/bedroom. This has a sofa with integrated storage, including a laptop storage space underneath the armrest. Above is the elevating bed, but unlike other models we've seen, it's not motorized. Parham built it from garage door parts and it's operated by a chain, so he simply lowers it into position when it's time to go to bed.

Nearby lies a small pull-out dining table/desk. The kitchen has a decorative wooden countertop with turquoise inlay, farmhouse sink, custom cabinetry, propane-powered four-burner oven, and fridge.

At the far end of the home, past a small utility room with built-in pantry, is a bathroom accessed by sliding door with bathtub/shower, composting toilet, and sink. It also features a secondary loft that serves as a guest bedroom and a storage area for Parham and his wife's mountaineering and hiking gear. Indeed, storage nooks are scattered throughout the house.

The San Juan Tiny House is warmed by a small wood-burning stove
The San Juan Tiny House is warmed by a small wood-burning stove

In addition to the solar panel setup, the San Juan Tiny House runs off-the-grid with a water tank in the bathroom and a propane-powered water heater. It also includes an efficient wood-burning stove, a mini-split unit for heating and cooling, a ceiling fan, and a heat recovery ventilation system.

Parham isn't sure how much the home cost as he put a lot of free labor into it, but estimates the price for another like it would be over US$100,000.

Source: Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses

2 comments
exodous
I saw a bed like this in another build but where one of the windows was replaced with a TV was so when raised the TV was viewed from the couches and when lowered it was viewed from the bed.
jay62
I am building a tiny houseboat and was curious as to how he table and kitchen counter work? Is it just friction fit or is their some sliding device or track? Thanks