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Alpha Tiny House

This is the Alpha Tiny House.

It’s built by New Frontier Tiny Homes in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Alpha Tiny Home features a one-of-a-kind layout – one of my new absolute favorites.

Check it out and let me know what you think about it in the comments below.

All photos taken by and rights of photos reserved to Garett Buell of Studiobuell.com.

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ALPHA FEATURES:

  • Shou sugi ban cedar siding / Red Western Cedar siding (triple coated Spar Urethane)
  • Mechanical Seam Metal Roof (Like standing seam on steroids. This thing wouldn’t leak at the bottom of the ocean. Because the pitch of the roof is very subtle, we went this route which guarantees no leaks for a very long time.
  • Custom Drop Down Deck and Awning (Aluminum Framed) – this deck is AMAZING!
  • Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation
  • Typar Rain Screen and Typar House Wrap (this tiny house is VERY waterproof!)
  • Tempered, Insulated Glass Awning windows
  • Giant sliding glass door (8’x9’)
  • Custom built glass garage door (8’x8’)
  • Reclaimed barnwood wall and ceiling
  • Custom light package (we are obsessed with lighting. It makes all the difference in utility and especially in the look and feel of the design. Our lights are amazing. We’re not bragging. Just stating the facts objectively. Almost all of them are on a dimmer and LED, even the Edison bulbs.)
  • Custom tongue storage box
  • Beautiful and original outrigger walls on backside
  • Custom Trailer – dual 7500 lbs. Axel

BEDROOM

  • Custom built oak Library ladder
  • King size, memory foam mattress
  • Linen sheets and comforter
  • Custom reclaimed shelving in loft and living room
  • Ship lap wood walls

KITCHEN

  • 33” Ariel Stainless Steel farmhouse apron sink
  • Whirpool Stainless Steel Fridge 11 cu ft.
  • 5 Top Induction Burner (this thing is AMAZING. Top of the line, and the price reflects it. We are in love with it.)
  • Convection Toaster Oven (Cuisinart TOB-260 Chef’s)
  • Stainless Steel Hood (charcoal filtered, interior vented)
  • Fisher Paykel Hidden Dishwasher drawer – DD24SI7
  • Drop Down Kitchen Cabinets
  • Stainless Steel Shelves
  • Granite Countertops in Kitchen and Bathroom (honed in bathroom)
  • Custom Cabinetry with hidden-lock Hafele knobs
  • Solid Walnut Hardwood Floor (hand hewn!) $18/linear foot
  • Custom Dining Table, 2 Bench, Storage System – we are very proud of this original design
  • PrecisionTemp RV-550 Tankless Hot Water Heater (propane)
  • Mini Split HVAC unit

BATH

  • Custom Sliding pocket door for bathroom with full length mirror on backside
  • Separett Villa 9200 Composting Toilet
  • Jacuzzi tub and shower (full size)
  • Subway tile in kitchen and shower
  • One of a kind antique bathroom mirrors
  • Washer/Dryer Combo (LG WM3477HW ­ 2.3 Cu. Ft. White Electric)

It starts at $79K. One exactly like this particular model as a turn key, ready to move in house, with all appliances, finishes, etc. is $95K.

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  • sandra July 13, 2016, 6:39 pm

    i’d rather see a motorized roll out bed under the kitchen than the storage/table. Us older people can’t climb to a loft for the bed. Also who spends all day cooking? I don’t know why they take up so much space with a kitchen in many of these designs. Gimme a closet and pantry. Otherwise, the design is really cool! Love the garage door-in/out space and porch with roof. Really nice.

    • Mwardle July 18, 2016, 10:57 pm

      Cooking is a huge priority for me. I spend a lot of my “home” time in my kitchen, and if I didn’t work full-time it would be even more! So, to each her own. I love this kitchen space😃

    • Lantz July 25, 2016, 3:38 am

      I don’t mind a good size kitchen but the large roll out bed instead of a table would be perfect. I’d use the loft for storage since it’s got a short ceiling. Maybe have a single mattress for a guest.

    • Chantal August 25, 2016, 3:11 am

      I do agree about the lack of room for clothing but the kitchen is amazing ,I actually spend a lot of time in the kitchen. I’d rather a real stove and oven than the eletric one. And I will chose without dishwasher and more storing place.
      The huge table is useless , u can have a small one instead. But is one of my favorites!!

      • Holly September 25, 2016, 4:46 pm

        Honestly, I was thinking of a thin memory foam mattress that could be placed on top of the table when it’s still in the storage. A table/bed/storage container.

        It could also maybe be flexible enough to be used for cushioning on the benches, arranged for TV&lounging.

  • Ella Harris July 13, 2016, 6:40 pm

    This is outstanding, but pricey. Definitely a young persons Tiny, though, the loft bed and the pull out storage would get on my [older] nerves! Love the tub! A first — a jetted, full size tub in a Tiny!

  • Angie July 13, 2016, 7:02 pm

    Great design and nice features! I still do not want to climb a ladder. What are the dimensions of the whole tiny house?

  • Cris Yahner-Divadkar July 13, 2016, 7:17 pm

    I REALLY like this! 💜 As I am young older woman (69) I, too,am looking for a bed…but, I think like Zach (Tiny House Nation) less depth on bed frame and table that slides under kitchen. For me, a single frame with the foam mattress stored next to bed frame would be enough- but under the table. Just sayin’ ☺The natural light, the dream kitchen! When I see one like this I automatically start thinking no wheels, regular toilet, and in floor storage and enclosed storage underneath (allowing for in-floor heat). Come on Lottery! 😉

  • Scott July 13, 2016, 7:32 pm

    I’m with Sandra. I would have a roll out bed or some kind of Murphy bed. I don’t need a kitchen that big.

  • Trish Dee July 13, 2016, 7:45 pm

    This design incorporates ideas from many of the THOW’s that have been on this website. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

  • Marsha Cowan July 13, 2016, 7:49 pm

    Pretty amazing house. . .beautiful to a fault. The rolling table and benches with all that storage blew me away. There was already a lovely loft area for sleeping, so why put another bed? I thought the storage table and bed was great! What terrific views form all those centrally located and protected windows. Another great idea. I love this house!

  • gale July 13, 2016, 8:09 pm

    Love it. Bed under the kitchen would ne awesome for the older people and storage in the loft but that could be easily arranged. Great kitchen and bath also. Pricy but probably worth it.

  • Sara July 13, 2016, 8:22 pm

    I applaud the novel architectural ideas in this tiny house but I don’t see how it could be moved very far. The finishes are beautiful but heavy. That price is steep–I see how small batch high end materials can do that. What really needs to happen is for tiny builders to band together to get some of these materials with better economy of scale pricing so that pricing isn’t such a sticker shock. The other practical concern I have is privacy. I feel the need to cocoon sometimes and there is nowhere to get away–even the bathroom has big windows.

  • Jason July 13, 2016, 8:40 pm

    Couldn’t help but notice that the composting toilet fan vents right out below the bathroom window — and the only window in the loft. That’s a stinky design flaw.

  • ROSEE July 13, 2016, 9:29 pm

    Quite a showcase here!
    Considering I’m 60 plus, I would go for the bed under the kitchen too. How about the table covering the bed before rolling it all under the kitchen floor, making the floor 5 inches higher, you would still have room to cook without stooping. Just suggesting!
    Anyway, the architecture layout is quite impressive. Good job!

  • Linda Anderson July 13, 2016, 9:42 pm

    Truly beautiful. I’m older and if a spiral staircase could be incorporated would be awesome.

  • Michelle Mecham July 13, 2016, 10:43 pm

    This is such a beautiful house. I love how natural and open it is.

  • BB July 14, 2016, 6:59 am

    This is beyond gorgeous. The workmanship is superb. This is definitely one of a kind. I have not seen it’s equal. Some people are just so stinkin’ talented.

  • Michael July 14, 2016, 9:41 am

    I like the style especially the central living.
    However, too many steps. Why not a double floor from one to the other end for storage. A lift up bed instead of the lofts could make the whole THOW lower.

  • Lisa E. July 14, 2016, 9:44 am

    This is a very high-end build. I don’t know if too many singles would be purchasing something like this. This narrows the market for potential buyers.

    – I love the fold-out deck. Very nice.
    – In the loft, I’d like to see eyebrow windows at the sides of the bed and remove the window at the head of the bed. (In winter, when you shower and wash your hair before going to sleep, it makes no sense to me to have damp skin and scalp next to an outside window.)
    – I love the stainless steel country sink; fabulous!
    – Love the garage door, but would like to see a bug scrim between the outside of the garage door and the fold-up deck to keep mosquitoes and other unwanted guests out.
    – The ceiling in the master loft is too low and claustrophobic for me.
    – I’d like to have skylights to watch the stars at night and use as an alternate exit, needs be.
    – I’d rather have metal siding than the cedar wood. I’m a fan of hassle-free maintenance.
    – The huge under-floor table is a bit much for a one-person occupancy unless it was for someone who had a lot of friends and did a lot of cooking, or the table was placed in front of the window and used for a home office or study.
    – There are privacy issues with the big windows opposite the deck-door. Some kind of drapery or maybe windows with built in blinds would be needed.
    – There is a privacy issue in the bathroom, too. While I love the panoramic eyebrow windows, when bathing some kind of vision blocking would be needed.
    – I like the kitchen but there doesn’t seem to be any storage for pots and pans or glasses and dishes. The drop-down storage for spices and possibly canned goods is unique and interesting.
    – Like so many others, I’m not a fan of ladders; especially at night if one needs the loo. To be groggy with sleep and navigating a ladder seems like a set-up for an injury. I would be looking for a wrap-around storage staircase and would be willing to forfeit the big first-floor center windows to have it.
    – I like the use of subway tile; gives it a homey touch.
    – Not a fan of reclaimed barn siding. (It always makes me think of bugs.) I’d rather have wallpaper.
    – I’d like to know the dimensions and weight on this.
    – I’d love it if this build were off-grid.

    This is a beautiful and very luxurious build. Lots of great ideas and things to look at and enjoy. It’s too pricey for the average Tiny Houser, but I’m sure there are those who would love this kind of big treat living; especially if they already own the land to put it on.
    Very nice!

  • Peter Piper July 14, 2016, 11:40 am

    Absolutely gorgeous! I would love to live in this baby but at 79K, it’s way over budget. Maybe not overpriced, but over budget for most people who want a tiny house.

  • Sparrow July 14, 2016, 12:39 pm

    Sorry, but I think that house is hideous. Boxy, sterile, utilitarian and utterly charmless. I’d take my studio apartment over that thing any day.

    • Maria July 24, 2016, 7:42 am

      I totally agree with you. If I’m going to have a tiny house I want it to look like a house. This is just a mobile home up dated with loft. UGLY!

  • rachel July 14, 2016, 1:25 pm

    I find there are lots of designs by men but am wondering how many tiny home architects are women. Yes, guys often make the modern sterile looking homes.Women definitely see and include different elements than male designers do. Men and women do SEE things differently. Men seems to focus on making something functional. Luckily there are hundreds of tiny homes and builders out there. Most are willing to alter the design to someone’s preferences. namaste’, rachel

  • Jane July 14, 2016, 1:54 pm

    Beautiful, but way too pricey! And how about no wheels or ladder? I’m ready to stay put, and need a stairway or bedroom and bath on the first floor at 70. If you have to be mobile because you can’t meet the building codes, then find a way to meet them, and really take us boomers into consideration by showing us tiny homes, not trailers. This place has so many good ideas. Can’t they be incorporated into a tiny home w/o wheels?

    • PJ Nix July 14, 2016, 4:11 pm

      One of the best! Open & light. Very livable.
      I’d agree with a role out bed, but the loft works.
      I would swap the bathtub for a shower and hanging closet.
      Maybe some different windows.
      But those are all personal choices. Very well done.

  • Miss Donna July 17, 2016, 12:31 am

    Where do these folks live that they have no screens on their doors or windows?

  • Rhonda N July 19, 2016, 1:16 am

    I love the large kitchen. I cook all my meals and need the space. I like the idea of a bed under the kitchen too. No ladder for me, but as it is, I think its’ a lovely home for a single or couple.

  • Kathi July 20, 2016, 12:43 pm

    What’s with the bathroom windows?!?! Creepy!

  • Scott Cherry July 23, 2016, 4:44 pm

    I don’t need that much glass. I like to go au natural around the house. I wouldn’t want to scare the wildlife

  • belinda d wears July 23, 2016, 5:45 pm

    I love it ! Totally big enough for me and my dog named cow ! Lol !

  • Gabriella July 23, 2016, 6:09 pm

    I like fine, but not enough to say I like it. It is available in briliant day/night, in the distribution of natural light lockers solid wood etc…
    From 1 to 10 I give 20.

  • Dawn July 23, 2016, 6:16 pm

    This is one of the most unique ones I have seen yet. I like the alternative storage options and the interesting bay doors. The woodwork is beautiful, as is the entire house.

  • Michelle July 23, 2016, 8:29 pm

    I love it for the most part, except no screens to keep bugs out and ladder. And, where do you store clothes, shoes and such?

  • Nanny M July 24, 2016, 3:17 am

    It’s beautiful and has a more adequate kitchen than most tinies. I would have trouble getting used to the garage door and would definitely need more privacy. Even though I’m always clothed I like to feel invisible, not on stage.

  • Mary Janke July 24, 2016, 4:15 am

    this tiny house feels more like a big house just because of the wow factor……I love it and I love the light feeling that it has because of all the glass. Clever the way it opens up to the outside world and outdoor deck area.

  • jm July 24, 2016, 7:38 am

    Just like any house, a tiny house on wheels still must be designed for its intended climate and locale. Some sites offer free gas. Just get a gas-operated generator and all your heating, cooking, and power needs are met. The design is fine. I like the overhead door–don’t see that very often. Really opens it up. Doesn’t it structurally weaken the whole house? Great kitchen sink. I think these tiny homes need light colors. And which old person thinks anyone would want to look at them?

  • jm July 24, 2016, 7:43 am

    Just a thought, but why not make a tiny house on trailer that can simply be lifted off with a crane and set on a foundation when you decide to make it permanant? Then sell the trailer. This would drive insurance companies and code enforcers crazy!

    • Mchael July 24, 2016, 8:01 am

      jm, it exists already. A 20′ shipping container modified to a tiny house could be easy stored on a flatbed trailer and when you want to go longer a 30′ container on a goose neck trailer would be an option.
      Used container can be purchased for less than scrap value and rady to move in ones are starting at 10 grand.

  • Emunah July 24, 2016, 1:09 pm

    I love this tine house has a modern look and a lot of consideration has gone into making it. I would love a tiny house like this.

  • Shirley July 24, 2016, 8:51 pm

    I love this, but disabled so cannot climb ladder. Would need a small twin pull out bed under the kitchen.
    Sure budget is too high for someone on fixed income. But a beautiful design!

  • Belinda Diann wears July 25, 2016, 7:56 pm

    I so love this ! I am saving up ! Too 1 day have my own ! That is my 1 wish ! I will make it happen ! Totally love the design !

  • ZACHARY E. MOHRMANN July 26, 2016, 2:33 am

    It ain’t worth $95,000.00 no matter how many green plants he stuffs in it… His girlfriend may like that big hole in the wall where there should have been a couple of windows, and maybe a wall to set a couch up against.. That thing has to be one great big thermal leak… You will either be freezing your lower posteur off, or spending a lot of money on firewood, and summer’s best live in the north some where it is not as hot during those real hot months of summer.. Lmao….! I feel sorry for the sucker who spends his hard earned on this one… And not for nothing even if it held it’s own, this is one of the reasons why the government wants to kill tiny housing and it’s construction… And everybody wants to know why the topic, (Is the tiny house erra dieing) keeps coming up …. Between prices like these, and the irresponsible people paying them thinking it’s sheek.. It’s a no brainer ….!

  • Alesha July 30, 2016, 6:11 pm

    Very pretty, I would do a pull out bed in stead of some big table also…where do you store your clothing?. I saw nothing for that! And for that price I might as well have a bigger house.

  • Belinda Diann wears July 30, 2016, 11:41 pm

    considering the time too built , the tiles , appliances , designing , the cash he spent , he made this tiny house very functional – tiny spaces ! the materials he used isn’t and wasn’t cheap ! now if you used the exact materials , labor , designing in a bigger home – it would cost you a lot more cash – $$$$$$$$ ! If I had the cash I would buy it !

  • Jason zemba August 1, 2016, 2:02 pm

    I’m planning on building my own time house and like yours a lot can you help me with mine at all, just getting a trailer

  • Paul August 11, 2016, 10:17 am

    Since it is set up to be towed on the open road, show me the engineering plans showing lateral G load taken into consideration. Otherwise you may be flushing every penny down the drain.

  • Kathy August 16, 2016, 11:29 pm

    Love this! Finishes are great and so homey. How would it do with harsh winters? Insulated enough?

  • Aurora August 23, 2016, 11:03 pm

    I think this is one of my favorite tiny homes I’ve seen in a while. I originally saw the episode of tiny homes, big living that this was in. I really think that the garage door is awesome but having doors and windows on both sides loses a lot of wall room. I would love to get rid of the french doors, maybe keep the window above them, and put a couch there. You might loose the ability to pull the bench out, but use that space for something else and the garage door is an awkward front door. Also, I agree with many others who commented that the loft ceiling was too low. It also seems small where the mattress butts up against the end of the loft. I’ve seen many lofts where there’s at least a foot between the mattress and the edge.
    If nothing else was changed I would have to add one thing. I’m a big reader and like books. Usually you don’t waste space on books in a tiny home, plus transportation becomes difficult. But, on the wall to the bathroom under the loft, instead of the bars behind the wall for clothes and the shadow boxes for displaying, I would have bookshelves on either side, with hidden compartments or pull out cabinets like they use in kitchens for clothes storage. One side could pull out for hanging and vertical storage, while the other side could swing open to reveal more shelves for clothes, shoes, whatever.
    I love the kitchen! The hidden upper cabinets seems like a genius idea but a pull out pantry might be more practical. I love that window next to the fridge near the ground, and can just see a little kid pressing their face to it to see outside the window. I thought the extension of the exterior walls past the kitchen was wasteful. All in all, this tiny house had some great ideas, and I’ll probably put one or two in my own tiny home.

  • Jerie Fitzpatrick September 1, 2016, 10:34 am

    How do I get this built in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma?? Site says the plans are free… So do I just get a contractor?? Please advise. Thanks in advance.

  • Jill Mollers September 5, 2016, 10:43 am

    I love your tiny house. I just have one small question how long is the trailer. The supplies list did not say the length of the trailer just that it was custom. Thank you for sharing your tiny house with the world.

  • Cecilia October 29, 2016, 9:49 pm

    I love this design. Only thing I would need to change is that I need stairs instead of a ladder. I’m too old to climb it every night for bed.

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