Tiny Houses

The Boulder 2.5 offers a tiny house that's actually tiny

The Boulder 2.5 offers a tiny ...
The Boulder 2.5 measures just 18 ft (5.4 m) length, which is definitely on the small side for a North American tiny house
The Boulder 2.5 measures just 18 ft (5.4 m) length, which is definitely on the small side for a North American tiny house
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The Boulder 2.5 measures just 18 ft (5.4 m) length, which is definitely on the small side for a North American tiny house
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The Boulder 2.5 measures just 18 ft (5.4 m) length, which is definitely on the small side for a North American tiny house
The Boulder 2.5 is situated on a rural plot in Idaho
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The Boulder 2.5 is situated on a rural plot in Idaho
The Boulder 2.5's loft bedroom is reached by storage-integrated staircase
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The Boulder 2.5's loft bedroom is reached by storage-integrated staircase
The Boulder 2.5 is kept warm with an electric heater and a wood-burning stove
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The Boulder 2.5 is kept warm with an electric heater and a wood-burning stove
Boulder 2.5's
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The Boulder 2.5's living area includes a dining table/office desk
The Boulder 2.5 has a basic kitchenette that includes a fridge, sink, and two-burner propane-powered stove
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The Boulder 2.5 has a basic kitchenette that includes a fridge, sink, and two-burner propane-powered stove
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A lot of so-called tiny houses we see nowadays are anything but, with huge towable apartments around 40 ft (12 m) in length quite common in North America. However, with its recently completed Boulder 2.5, Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses has created a tiny house that's actually worthy of the name. Measuring a mere 18 ft (5.4 m), the compact dwelling serves as a simple guest house and office space.

Like a lot of Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses' homes, the Boulder 2.5 is finished in a utilitarian mix of reclaimed corrugated metal siding with wood accents – it's definitely distinctive, and won't appeal to everyone. The home is also based on a double-axle trailer. To better put its size into perspective, even the very small French tiny houses we regularly cover are larger, at 20 ft (6 m) in length. However, the Boulder 2.5 is still by no means the smallest we've seen, as the Terraform Three, for example, is more compact still.

The interior decor echoes the rustic exterior and is finished in shiplap walls, with a beetle kill pine ceiling and solid oak flooring. Visitors enter into a combined kitchen and dining area (there's no living room or sofa) which contains a dining table/office desk, as well as a kitchen counter with a two-burner propane-powered stove and sink, plus a fridge. Nearby lies a small wood-burning stove, which is used to heat the home along with an electric wall heater. The bathroom is on the opposite side of the home to the kitchen, and contains a shower and a composting toilet.

The Boulder 2.5 has a basic kitchenette that includes a fridge, sink, and two-burner propane-powered stove
The Boulder 2.5 has a basic kitchenette that includes a fridge, sink, and two-burner propane-powered stove

There's just one bedroom in the Boulder 2.5, which is reached by a storage-integrated alternating-tread staircase. It's a typical tiny house mezzanine loft-style bedroom with a low ceiling and enough space for a double bed, though little else.

The Boulder 2.5 runs from a standard RV-style hookup, and is parked in a rural plot boasting beautiful views near the owner's main house in Idaho. There's no word on the price of this one.

Source: Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses

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BartyLobethal
As a stationary proposition, these are indeed 'tiny houses' and if that's what suits your needs, then great. As towable living quarters they just strike me as really badly designed caravans.