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24′ Albuquerque Tiny House

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Take a look at this fun 24 foot Albuquerque tiny house by Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses.

Outside, you’ll notice a standard design for one-loft tiny homes, a high gabled roof with dormers at the back to provide extra loft space. The home has grey clapboarding and caramel-stained pine trim. The metal roof is a light grey color and contrasts well with the other elements.

Inside, the loft has an old pipe railing to separate it from the main living area. It looks out on a small couch “for two” and a rustic chest coffee table. The kitchen is a step up from the living room and includes a full-sized refrigerator, white cabinets, and a unique bar area with stools for eating. Under the loft, there’s a bookcase and the bathroom, which includes a fantastic tile shower.

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.
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  • Eric
    March 7, 2016, 2:21 pm

    Well that’s a first! At least for me, I don’t recall in any of the others that I’ve seen on this, or any other, site which steps down at the entrance door. Personally I’d be very uncomfortable with that. Too many opportunities to trip, forget the drop etc. Could do oneself a very nasty ankle/leg sprain or worse. For that, on a safety rating, I’d give it a 1 out of 10.

    • Sharee
      March 7, 2016, 7:33 pm

      I see the steps from a different perspective. They are decks. There is lots of room to take 2-3 steps on each level. To me this is safer than regular steps where you only take one step on each level. 10 out of 10 for safety.

      • Bigfoot
        March 7, 2016, 9:04 pm

        Sharee – I’m seeing it from your vantage point as well. The first step out is barely below the threshold & looks wide enough to meet code for a standard residential entry. Only thing it needs to me if some properly placed handrails.

        I really liked the shower set up. Kinda unique.

        • Sharee
          March 7, 2016, 9:38 pm

          First step is 3 boards deep. If the boards are 8 inches wide that is 2 feet. A rail would defeat the idea of a deck.

          I like the shower room, too.

      • Eric
        June 8, 2016, 8:40 pm

        I see it as a hazard from this point of view. If you have normal steps you are expecting the next step until you get to the bottom. With these stepped decks, small decks I might add, you take 2 maybe 3 steps and then down. Familiarity breeds contempt as they say, and before you know it it’ll be an oops stumble crash. That is the “why” I give it a 1 out of 10.

  • Sharon
    March 7, 2016, 5:39 pm

    What do they cook on?

  • Bigfoot
    March 7, 2016, 11:17 pm

    Please allow me to clarify as I failed to give details. I have to assume the 3 steps you are talking about are at the bottom, or exterior entry to the first part of the deck from ground level leading up towards the house??

    The top deck nearest the entry doors would/should have a railing except where it meets the 2nd level deck (& of course not in front of the doors). The 2nd level deck would also have a railing except where it meets the 3rd deck. The 3rd deck would have rails that wrapped to the lower entry with a handrail leading to ground level on one side or another or both. I’m not sure where this is located, but everyplace in FL I have lived or built requires what I just described as part of the building codes for safety reasons.

    Perhaps the owner isn’t finished with the decks yet.

    • Caregiverg
      March 8, 2016, 1:43 am

      Actually, Eric is not talking about the decks, which are also stepped, but if you look at the photo of the interior with the entry door opening in, there is a rather large step down into the main floor. There are also steps down to the living area and up to the kitchen and the ladder to the loft. I noticed this as well and wondered why. Is there storage underneath? There is no indication of that. If not downright dangerous, it does seem rather arbitrary if there isn’t a reason for it.

      • Bigfoot
        March 8, 2016, 8:14 pm

        Thanks for pointing that out, I think your 100% correct. I was too focused on the exterior. I definitely don’t get the elevation changes inside either. Weird.

      • Barb
        March 13, 2016, 11:45 pm

        The wheel well is underneath. See the other one opposite it?

        • Bigfoot
          March 14, 2016, 6:49 pm

          Yeah, I see it. But like Eric pointed out, that’s a doozy of a step coming in at the entry & I agree with him, very unsafe.

        • Kathy
          June 8, 2016, 11:31 pm

          If the wide landing just inside the front door is there to accommodate the wheel well, why does the landing/step run what appears to be the length of the home? Wheel wells are usually neither so wide nor so long, as the narrow one opposite the door illustrates. Tiny homes on wheels are only about 8′ wide, so it seems a true waste of valuable space (and a trip up waiting to happen) to have this landing, at least 2′ wide and it appears 6′ long. Is there storage under there?

      • Eric
        June 8, 2016, 8:44 pm

        Actually, I was thinking of the decks as well as the interior step. More so the interior step being much more dangerous than the decks. But both concern me. Fortunately it isn’t my place and so never likely to be an issue, for me at least.

  • alice h
    March 8, 2016, 11:12 am

    I believe any decks over 24″ from ground level are supposed to have a railing by code. I would also add full length steps from the top deck to the lower deck directly in front of the doors (could double as seating). Those familiar with the place probably wouldn’t but visitors might assume they could just walk straight down there. Not very kid proof either.

  • David
    April 2, 2016, 4:15 pm

    in my opinion this is the worst thow Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses have built and (try to) sell. A nightmare in every regard. I can’t find one good thing in this. And, contrary to Bigfoot, to me the “bathroom” looks like the worst ever copy of a 60ies YMCA one. Who would want to LIVE in this a&shole? Worse: Who’d want to pay 50,000 dollar for that?
    YMCA cost $10. That’s the max I’d give them for this “house”.
    This is the kind that Julie Rosa-Mueller above rightfully complains about. In fact, I agree in so far that: 95% of THOW enthusiasts don’t live long in their house (look at all the rentals and for sale!) because: they aren’t LIVABLE. A home must first and foremost be LIVABLE. Very, very few THOWS we see here or anywhere, are. Starts with the headroom: I say again, are we suddenly rabbits? Crawling into our bed, FEELING the ceiling robbing the air we need to breathe? Oh dear!
    THOW builders: If you can’t manage to build TWO FULL HEIGHT floors via pushup roof, work at McDonalds. Don’t build “houses”.
    Enough said 🙂

    • Bigfoot
      April 2, 2016, 8:19 pm

      Hi David, Was it you who said they had a workable design for a thow expanding/telescoping up to a full 2 stories? At any rate, I agree with you 100% regarding lofts. I can see it as a secondary option in a travel trailer but not for everyday living. I’m 6’4″ & staring at 60. Aint gonna happen. Seems to me to there was a telescoping roof on a truck built camper that I saw in a post somewhere. Got any info?

    • Eric
      June 8, 2016, 8:46 pm

      Ouch! But some very good points David.

  • david
    April 3, 2016, 5:08 pm

    I remember the one you mean, but I have no link, likely Alex has though. He showed another one a few days ago: https://tinyhousetalk.com/modern-tiny-cabin-and-a-two-story-pop-up-tiny-house/
    Yes, my own plans for when I build one (need more cash first: 36 ft!) feature 210 cm/ 6.89 ft on each floor. Most normal houses have another 45 cm / 1.5 ft height, but I believe I could (have to) feel well with 30 cm / 1ft room above my head. And as the center of the house (living area) will be open it shouldn’t feel too claustrophobic. But I could never live where I have to duck down in part of the house, no matter for what.
    Also it’s pure waste of space to use the upper floor only for a mattrass on the floor to crawl in at night. With full height you can use it for anything. And the teenagers still feel comfortable and grow upright! 🙂 With those rabbit lofts, all the families portrayed have infants, did you notice? When they get used to ducking their head around age 10, dead sure they will arch their back permanently, laughed at at school etc. Humans walk upright, even monkeys do some 70% of the time. 🙂
    Like you say, for a travel trailer/camper a loft is perfect, but for a full-time livin’ house, no. I anticipate that within some years (5? 10?) most THOWs will be built with two full floors. Cause people will demand it. The current buyers are seeing themselves or being seen(?) as guinea pigs for THOW. The next “generation” of THOW enthusiasts will come with clear expectations to be met.

    • Kathy S
      April 4, 2016, 10:18 am

      You do realise that a THOW is on wheels so it can be driven along roads which require a maximum height which does not allow a THOW to be the height of a two storey house if that is what you are meaning.

      • Eric
        June 8, 2016, 8:49 pm

        Kathy… he is talking about using a push up section for the extension. Sort of like push outs to give more living space on the floor level. Only this going UP instead of OUT.

        So the Push Up goes down when travelling.

    • Bigfoot
      April 4, 2016, 8:30 pm

      Thanks for the link David
      I had seen this but had not taken time to check the video. Did you notice the scraped up walls on the 2nd floor after it was hoisted? It’s a great concept but I could envision a different setup than the attic stairs. It would be cool to be able to lift the unit with hydraulics from an onboard system rather than having to crane it up. I wish I had the engineering credentials to make something like this a permitted reality everywhere.

      I too think the whole tiny house concept as we see it now will definitely evolve. I see a lot of folks jumping on the bandwagon to capitalize but it’s going to be awhile before (if) the code writers get onboard. It’s just a shame that .gov almost everywhere has made it so maddeningly difficult to conduct our lives as we see fit as long as we aren’t hurting anybody else. From housing to business, they have really stacked the cards against we the people. I was probably born 150 years late.

      • David
        April 5, 2016, 6:15 am

        Fully agree with you. Hydraulic or pneumatic or electric or manual, yes. I calculated it takes only a day’s worth of solar energy from the batteries to lift the roof on my planned (admittedly huge) THOW, thus electric is not a bad option. No scratching, no. Would roll up in barbed rails if electric or manual. Two proper staircases, yes. Two exits plus fold-out deck opening.

  • Rev
    June 8, 2016, 2:09 pm

    Outside == Creative use of entry-playspace. How could I incorporate an awning while maintaining your flow?

    Inside == I use similar stepped floors to delineate and individualize areas == kitchen from relaxing from entry, etc. Nice!

  • Elle
    June 8, 2016, 2:12 pm

    I live just outside ABQ and would love to get a tour of your tiny home. Is that possible at your convenience? If so, how can we make contact? (I do not use social media.)

  • cathy
    June 8, 2016, 2:27 pm

    I’m with Elle – I’m in ABQ and would love a tour. Thanks for considering. [email protected]

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