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This is a stick framed structure with spray foam insulation built on a 18,000 GVW custom trailer. The house itself weighs 11,700 lbs dry. Wall framing is set at 8′ in width, it is almost maxed out on height at 13′-5″ .

A 28′ tiny house built by Rocky Mountain Tiny Homes in Durango, Colorado. More info. here.

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9 Comments

  • Reply Mike March 4, 2016 at 10:55 am

    There are lines where the essence of a tiny house is lost. For me, the lines are:

    • anything longer than about 20′ – there are exceptions
    • off the shelf cabinets and full size appliances
    • appending a swoosh or design lines to the exterior that conflict with the architectural style – it’s not an RV
    • an interior program that hasn’t been evolved – we need more space, so we add more space – no
    • color and detailing that is a copy of multiple other projects resulting in a loss of authentic style
    • pushing the envelope out to the very limit of what’s allowed on the roads – looks like a house moving company
    • high contrast color schemes inside or out – makes the whole thing too busy to look at

    • Reply Sherry March 26, 2016 at 11:43 am

      When you visit Gregs website, you’ll find that this was, I believe, to the specs and preferences of the buyer. Everyone has their own idea of tiny. Compared to a 1300 sq. ft. house, this is very tiny. It is important to keep an open mind, and try to respect individuality, after all, isn’t it closed mindedness that keeps tiny houses from being accepted into communities?!?!?

  • Reply Christa March 4, 2016 at 11:26 am

    That’s one BIG tiny house…but nice. When I see couples with two children and two dogs moving into super tiny homes, this would be more the way to go!

    • Reply Cara September 4, 2016 at 12:30 pm

      We are looking for a tiny home to fit our 5 children and us…some people need homes that are only tiny for the size of their family!

  • Reply Andrea Hardy March 7, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Mike, most families need more than 20ft space in their tiny homes, especially if there are children. Nothing wrong with that ..

  • Reply Andrea Hardy March 7, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    And each person’s taste in decor is their taste, the beauty of individuality…that’s ok too!

  • Reply Kristina H Nadreau March 7, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    I admire the design for function in this small house. The space is more than we usually see and is put to excellent use. The family can probably live here very comfortably for many years, perhaps until the children move away for school. There is no way to perfectly predict their future needs. I have serious reservations about the utility of composting toilets in general and particularly in a household of more than 1 person and even more so with children. I would be very interested in hearing an honest evaluation from all the residents of this house in about 2 years.

    This would be comfortable for myself and my husband & a pet or 3, as long as there was a flush toilet. I would have our bedroom on the first floor and hubs could have the loft for his study, man cave etc. Congratulations to the builders and the designers and owners. This is an excellent house.

  • Reply Nathan March 16, 2016 at 4:07 am

    Mike, fortunately for all of us, your opinions matter to no one but yourself. Please keep them to yourself next time.

  • Reply Mike (a different one) April 4, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    I for one appreciate Mike’s thoughts on this. I think they’re both fair, and meaningful.

    I wonder how many of us that disapprove of his comments have actually designed/built one of these.

    The reason why these ideas are important relates to the “art” of the thing, such tiny homes don’t become cookie cutter. And the reason for THIS is because tiny homes are perilously close to “poverty”.

    The entire movement depends on being small, but not impoverished… It’s the difference between a “tiny house village” and a trailer park.

    If we don’t maintain this differentiation, the magic that made the movement possible will be gone.

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