Value is one of the main principals of Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses, a custom build firm based in Durango, Colorado. This Upslope tiny house, named after the homeowner's favorite beer, is a prime example.
Nick, a firefighter and bachelor living in Idaho Springs, Colorado, wanted to move into a tiny home on his property to bring in additional income by renting his main house. He opted to save even more money by eliminating the bathroom in this design. Ultimately, this 14-foot home sold for just over $25,000.
Small but mighty, the main living area offers all the comforts of home. A comfy loveseat is positioned next to a coffee table for relaxation, and there's a small dining area beyond. Natural wood ceilings and trim complement the home's rustic setting. An industrial pendant light illuminates the space after the sun goes down.
The simple but effective kitchen provides all of the necessities, with a small sink, cooktop and gravity-fed water system. Across from the vanity, a small table offers seating for two. Near the entry, a small closet features a reclaimed barnwood door.
A winding staircase ascends to the sleeping loft. The stairs incorporate storage cubbies to take advantage of every inch. Floors reveal a masculine espresso stained finish. The loft creates an exposed beam ceiling above.
The rear of the home features a 60-by-60 window, strategically designed to take in the spectacular views on Nick's property. The home sits at 9,2000 feet. Simple finishes keep the focus on the surrounding nature.
The finished design is small enough for a single axel trailer, another factor in keeping the price low. The exterior features a simple shed roof and cedar tongue and groove siding. Several black vinyl windows let in light, views and ventilation. The fold-down porch is protected by a cantilevered roof.