Tiny home pros Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses (RMTH) are no strangers to custom builds. They created this off-the-grid tiny house for a father and son in upstate New York. For now, it serves as a vacation getaway in the Catskills, but the father plans to retire and live there full time in the near future.
The gooseneck design is called "Otsego," meaning "place of rock" in the language indigenous to the Catskill mountains. RMTH started with structural insulated panels (SIPs) so that the home could withstand harsh winters in the cold locale.
In the kitchen, a Colorado Cylinder stove heats the entire house, and a propane RV furnace offers a small backup. The countertops are crafted from red oak, complete with a large single-bowl sink and ample cabinet storage. The kitchen also houses a 10 cubic-foot fridge, full oven and stove and a sleek white range hood.
The dining table features a custom leaf that can slide out to seat six for dinner. When not in use, the extra leaf neatly stashes behind kitchen cabinets. Stairs leading up to the living room feature built-in storage underneath.
This angle looks to the rear from the gooseneck, which serves as the living room. To the right, a large built-in red oak couch features storage below. Across the way, a large picture window boasts a beautiful mountain view. Throughout, floors wear a warm finish that complements blonde wood-panel ceilings.
A custom storage staircase leads up to the sleeping loft, which is roomy enough to hold a king bed with space to spare. The stair treads and flooring are crafted from red oak.
A tiny home rarity, the full-size bathroom houses a large bathtub with sliding glass doors. In clean white, a large vanity features a small basin sink and faucet. Across the way, a closet holds a 55 gallon water tank and on-demand propane heater.
The bathroom features a Separett Villa composting toilet next to the shower/tub area. RMTH left space in front of the toilet for the homeowners to add shelving or storage. Honeycomb tile floors complement sleek white subway tile on the walls. Above, a stainless steel frame creates the sleeping loft.
The exterior features a shed on shed roof design, meaning the central portion is sloped steeper where height is not needed. Over the lofts, shallow sheds pop up for additional head space. The home features a 1.4kw Photovoltaic solar system for complete off-the-grid living.