The Front Range is a new spec model by Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses that pays homage to the front range of Colorado and Wyoming. Its transverse shed roof mirrors the point where the plains meet the mountains.
Situated on a custom 18-foot trailer, the space offers all the comforts of home in a small footprint. Intended for an urban setting, the home features contemporary design combined with a few rustic touches at home in the Rockies.
The home's shell was built from SIPs (structural insulate panels) for improved warmth. The house features a reclaimed door and windows and a metal siding band wrapping around the exterior. The lower wainscot features cedar lap siding, complemented by cedar shake and vertical cedar plank around the top.
The high side of the home is intended to face south to let in light and views through large windows. As a result, the interiors feel bright and open. White washed hardwood panel adorns the walls, paired with beetle kill pine on the ceilings and birch hardwood underfoot. The rear end wall features carefully arranged palette wood for an artful statement.
Slate blue along the middle partitions lends a colorful complement to white and natural wood hues. In the kitchen, white pine and birch plywood, topped with Douglas fir counters, create custom cabinets. Under-sink drawers, shelving and cabinetry offers roomy storage along with open shelving. The full-size sink is accompanied by a pull-out faucet across from the fridge and two-burner propane cooktop. An on-demand water heater makes hot water easily accessible.
Storage is built into both sides between the kitchen and bathroom, one with hinged doors and one left open. A folding ladder unfolds and hooks onto cleats to access the sleeping loft. The ladder is easily stashed away when not in use. At the top of the loft, handles help residents easily get into the loft.
The sleeping loft features two-inch steel tubing that leaves more space for headroom. A custom railing is built into the end for added safety and style. This design opted to leave out additional cubbies and shelving in favor of more open space.
The bathroom features a lovable loo on one side and a horse trough shower/tub on the other. Above, a utility shower fixture is wall mounted. There is also a shower curtain ring overhead to keep the water from splashing outside the tub.