Tiny Houses

Off-grid tiny house is Giant by name, giant by nature

The Tiny Giant is based on a triple-axle trailer and measures a total length of 39 ft (11 m) 
The Tiny Giant is based on a triple-axle trailer and measures a total length of 39 ft (11 m) 
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The Tiny Giant sports an attractive Shou Sugi Ban exterior
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The Tiny Giant sports an attractive Shou Sugi Ban exterior
The Tiny Giant is based on a triple-axle trailer and measures a total length of 39 ft (11 m) 
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The Tiny Giant is based on a triple-axle trailer and measures a total length of 39 ft (11 m) 
The Tiny Giant's loft is particularly large for a tiny house, though is still low-ceilinged 
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The Tiny Giant's loft is particularly large for a tiny house, though is still low-ceilinged 
The Tiny Giant's loft measures 17 ft (5 m)-long
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The Tiny Giant's loft measures 17 ft (5 m)-long
View towards the Tiny Giant's living room
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View towards the Tiny Giant's living room
The Tiny Giant's loft includes a storage chest
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The Tiny Giant's loft includes a storage chest
The Tiny Giant's bathroom includes a horse trough bathtub
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The Tiny Giant's bathroom includes a horse trough bathtub
The Tiny Giant's kitchen includes full-size appliances
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The Tiny Giant's kitchen includes full-size appliances
View towards the Tiny Giant's bathroom, from the kitchen
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View towards the Tiny Giant's bathroom, from the kitchen
The Tiny Giant's Kraus sink
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The Tiny Giant's Kraus sink
The Tiny Giant's kitchen includes a pantry space
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The Tiny Giant's kitchen includes a pantry space
The Tiny Giant's bathroom sink
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The Tiny Giant's bathroom sink
View towards the Tiny Giant's living room
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View towards the Tiny Giant's living room
The Tiny Giant was sold for US$70,000
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The Tiny Giant was sold for US$70,000
The Tiny Giant is based on a triple-axle trailer
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The Tiny Giant is based on a triple-axle trailer

Alpine Tiny Homes, the firm behind the Brown Bear tiny house, recently completed a large new model that looks finished to just as high a standard. Aptly named the Tiny Giant, the towable dwelling stands out from the crowd thanks to its size and unusual charred wood siding. It can operate off-the-grid and boasts a relatively large bedroom.

The Tiny Giant is based on a triple-axle trailer and measures a total length of 39 ft (11 m). It has a total floorspace of 390 sq ft (36 sq m), which is not very far off the largest tiny house we've ever seen, the Red Mountain. It's partly clad in Japanese-style Shou Sugi Ban siding, which involves charring the wood to preserve it, a feature that's still unusual to see on a tiny house but is becoming a little more common.

Inside, the home is finished in beetle kill pine on the walls and ceiling, with Cali Bamboo flooring. One loft area serves as a living room and will include two lounge chairs, a small home office area, and an entertainment center. The distinctive steampunk-style lighting was designed by the customers themselves.

Elsewhere in the tiny house lies a kitchen with full-size appliances, including fridge, microwave, and a propane-powered range cooker. The countertops are quartz and the sink is a Kraus model. There's also a small pantry space installed.

The kitchen leads to a bathroom – kept private with a small sliding door – and this has a shower/bath made from a repurposed horse trough, plus a sink and toilet. The toilet is currently a standard flushing model but is due to be replaced with a composting toilet.

The Tiny Giant's loft measures 17 ft (5 m)-long
The Tiny Giant's loft measures 17 ft (5 m)-long

The sole bedroom is accessed by a staircase with handrail and is particularly large, for a tiny house. It measures 17 ft (5 m)-long, and includes a large 10 ft (3 m)-long wardrobe and a storage chest, though the room still sports a low ceiling, like almost every other tiny house bedroom we've seen.

A Goal Zero solar power system is being installed to allow the Tiny Giant to run totally off-grid and it also has water tanks for fresh, gray, and black water.

The Tiny Giant was recently sold for US$70,000.

Source: Alpine Tiny Homes

6 comments
There U Are
Do we now call Trailer/Mobile homes Tiny Homes? If not, where's the line between them?
WilliamPetersen
True that this is nothing more than an overpriced travel trailer. I imagine the weight would preclude any actual traveling. I just don't get the whole tiny house craze.
James Sullivan
This is a Mobile Home NOT a tiny home.
TomEthen
Both my wife and I have lived in trailers, now known as "Tiny Homes". You do have to admit that marketing is king! However, I don't get this concept as it currently exists. When will the buyers of these get the idea that they could have what we call "Slide Outs" to add space to their homes?
Douglas Bennett Rogers
Mobile homes have been stigmatized by the "trailer park" aura. The tiny house movement is an attempt to gain distance from this. If you have intestinal fortitude, get the mobile and save a bunch of money.
Signmaster
As TomEthan said; there are 'slideouts' that have also appeared in other homes shown here earlier this year. I'd like to see this approach applied to the roof line; make the roof go up to accommodate taller/normal people; it's the main reason I won't go for one of these unless the bedroom's on the first floor, 'cause I'm too old to climb ladders or stairs just to bow down in my bedroom.