This is a guest submission by one of our readers, Allen Davis, who’s sharing some recent photos of his 8′ x 12′ tiny house on the prairie from May of 2015.
Back in June of 2014 he shared with us how he built it after buying 35 acres in Colorado in an area with no building codes.
I think you’ll find Allen’s tiny house inspiring since he was able to build it in Colorado even though he lives in Alaska!
Allen’s DIY Tiny House in Colorado (Part II)
Images © Allen Davis
Hi Alex, wanted to send a brief update, I’m the guy in Alaska building in Colorado once a year annual trip. I am calling it a tiny ranch. We have gotten a fair more done inside, including pine wall covering and one side in white bead panel for more light.
A local craftsman made us a beetle killed counter top. We visited local antique dealers for the cubbard and wood door I turned sideways and hinged to the wall for a table. Also have installed flooring. Will hopefully have septic installed this summer, build a bath house so we have more inside room.
Images © Allen Davis
My plans are to have it rental ready for someone who wishes this lifestyle on 35 beautiful Colorado acres, as well as a place for maybe one tiny trailer to park if wanted.
We have mostly finished a small corral also. Still pluggin along, Allen Davis (cabindad at hotmail dot com)
“I became interested in tiny houses a few years ago after reading Lloyd Kahn’s Tiny Homes. I can do a little cowboy carpentry so decided to buy some land and give it a whirl. Our tiny house is 8 x 12 feet built on a 6 x 6 treated pier foundation. It is tall enough for a small loft, I lowered the ceiling height to 7 feet below the loft to give it an extra foot of head space. It has a small deck in front and a small troll bridge across the gulley in front, kinda hard to see, yeah I said troll, not toll. We put the windows in to both take advantage of the sun and the view.
We built a small fence around it to keep the cattle out, as this is all open grazing area. Oh yeah, we live in Alaska and this has so far been done in two trips totaling about 15 days of work. I mainly say this to let folks know you can do something long distance if you want it bad enough. That is where the internet really helps. Anyways here are a few photos too. Thanks, Allen Davis”
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