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Riverside Tiny House

This is the Riverside Tiny House.

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

The home features 246-square-feet of space and is built on a triple-axle utility trailer.

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Riverside Tiny House

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Images © Studio Buell Photography & New Frontier Tiny Homes

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Images © Studio Buell Photography & New Frontier Tiny Homes


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  • Barbara
    July 6, 2016, 4:23 pm

    I see your point. One other thing to consider is that the materials in a tiny home are more like a ‘real’ home. The materials in rec. vehicle are not as durable. I am sensitive to plastics, nylon carpet etc. Therefore I would be better getting a Tiny Home. I think my resale value might hold vs. a ‘camper’ will lose value over time. Just something to think about.

    • Large Marge
      August 9, 2016, 10:51 pm

      You are so right about factory RVs. In a few months of road vibrations, the roof openings lose their seals, then water incursion initiates mold and rot.

      RVs dump value by the minute. Buy junk, curse eternally, buy again. Invest in quality once, cry once.

    • August 11, 2016, 2:21 pm

      I consider getting a QUALITY rv, by http://www.liesurevans.com because they can be driven around the country. There are tons of cheap, flimsy, poorly insulated rv’s out there—ESPECIALLY the towable one’s, they are inexpensive because they are made with spit and polish. I have been to 4 RV shows and you can see the quality or lack of them. I do like the quality of the roadtreks but they are pretty tiny inside. I also like the airsteams but they tend to be pricey and perhaps not well insulated. It will be wonderful when rv’s are all green and friendly. I do think the tiny homes are better environmentally because of the choice of materials. I am not however a fan of pickup trucks and to get a tiny home here and there you would certainly need one. namaste’, rachel

  • gale
    July 6, 2016, 5:20 pm

    Very nice and the lighter wood interior looks way better than many I’ve seen. It adds an airy feel. Great storage too.

  • littleleftie
    July 6, 2016, 6:25 pm

    Nice—I like it….but—–the ladder suddenly appears in a later photo..but nowhere do we see where it “lives”. Any ideas????

    • Sara
      July 9, 2016, 8:50 pm

      Ladder was stored on the rt side, inside the closet…….tricky and clever.

    • Viola
      July 10, 2016, 3:12 am

      In the clothes closet picture, look in the mirror. The hinged ladder fits there.

  • Large Marge
    July 6, 2016, 6:45 pm

    re: track:
    We see this on horse trailers, too. Like this rig, the wheels/tires need fenders because they are wider than the walls. Hey, I wonder if walls a few inches wider might eliminate the need for fenders while making the interior bigger [scratches head].

    On the other hand, maybe a narrower stance is all those 3500-pound axles can support. Heck if I know!

    Is that a ‘hot-plate’? It looks easy to stow, leaving more open counters for prep. Good idea. Powered exhaust fan over the sink and cook area?

    Thumbs up for the kitchen OUTSIDE THE TRAFFIC PATTERN.

      August 10, 2016, 4:46 pm

      Good thing you didn’t pay to have it built, Huh…?

  • connie
    July 6, 2016, 7:32 pm


  • Robin
    July 6, 2016, 7:39 pm

    I’m curious what was used around the shower area and how waterproof it is? I’m looking for something different to use to cover up some yucky paneling in my rental apt and this looked different.

  • SusieQ
    July 6, 2016, 9:11 pm

    Beautiful…but how do you get up to the bedroom loft ?

    • July 7, 2016, 8:53 am

      I wondered that, too, but there is a ladder in a photo down a ways. I can’t do ladders. I mean could climb it, but I’m getting up there and ladder won’t work for me anymore. Like Bill said above, “old people don’t do crouch very well.” 😉 It is a very lovely TH however. Great design, except the ladder and no stairs option.

  • kevin
    July 7, 2016, 12:32 pm

    so much wasted space. if you’re going to make such a large place, then a staircase makes far more sense than the afterthought ladder.

  • mary braunger
    July 7, 2016, 7:18 pm

    A really nice tiny house. However, you lost me at the ladder.

  • David Casey
    July 7, 2016, 7:47 pm

    I like the table, the way the sides fold up, each side, with what looks like drawers in the middle. Can be moved around to where you need it. The ladder must “live” outside, or behind couch? I don’t like the idea of a ladder either, but other than that I love it.

    • Lori G.
      July 10, 2016, 12:13 am

      It would appear that the ladder “lives” in the closet folded in half. You can see it in the mirrored reflection.

  • Dawn
    July 9, 2016, 5:39 pm

    Great little home. I like the kitchen placement and the versatile table. I have never seen one quite like it yet. I would need an oven; a toaster oven at the very least. This home looks both comfy and practical.

    • Elizabeth
      July 13, 2016, 6:56 am

      The table is from IKEA.

  • Kim W
    July 9, 2016, 6:45 pm

    The table is from IKEA and is called Norden. We have one in our small house in France and as an extra table/my work desk here in England. It has 6 storage drawers as well as being flexible for the amount of table space – we have had 6 people sitting rounded it for a meal. I wouldn’t like to try and eat at it whilst sitting on a sofa, though!!
    I like this Tiny House, but couldn’t manage a ladder or a sleeping lift without a rail! I wonder how long those glasses (spectacles?) and plants lasted!!
    I do like the bathroom and the shower stall. The kitchen sink looks quite deep, which is good. I like the light wood throughout, as it helps keep the house bright.

  • Kat
    July 12, 2016, 9:30 am

    really like BUT steps please and I didnt see a washer……wish someone could help me find a place to place one in or around OH IN KY……

  • Marijn
    July 14, 2016, 5:05 am

    I don’t understand; i don’t see any solar panels anywhere? Or a wind turbine? Is it on the grid? How is this house not a trailer? I’ts a beauty, though.

    • Eric
      August 10, 2016, 5:44 am

      Yes… it IS a trailer. That is how they get around insane US planning laws. Especially the madcap minimum size laws.

  • Kim
    August 9, 2016, 8:49 pm

    Love this tiny house. I love the concept of minimalist living but I am very confused about where I can park it and live in it with a full time job in the city. Well 5 minutes from the city. I mean there are no farms around here to park it on. Can anybody point me in the direction of answers to this. I see it is rarely spoken about and a very important concern. RV parks here in KC look dangerous for the most part. Afraid to leave the tiny house while working would be an issue. Seems like most communities and neighborhoods are fighting against this kind of living.

    • Large Marge
      October 9, 2016, 10:21 pm


      Excellent question!

      We often work in cities in Oregon. We work with their building bureaucrats. Their official policy about:
      attic conversions,
      basement conversions,
      TH in a backyard,
      THOW in a driveway
      is all the same, and we quote == “We don’t want to know about it.”

      Like many areas, Oregon has more humans than homes. The bureaucrats claim each bum or bumette wandering the streets costs tax-payers US$30,000 annually EACH, so eliminating all ‘marginal’ (their term) housing puts thousands more individuals on the street. $30k x 1,000 or 10,000 would add-up quick.

      Who foots the bill? Tax-payers.

      And despite all the propaganda to the contrary, there is no all-seeing eye-in-the-sky operated by the Department Of Anti-TH Police.

      Our suggestion:
      Find your perfect spot, meet the neighbors, be a good neighbor.

      In our experience, a complaint to The Authorities generally results in a letter to the property owner cc’d to the complainer. This satisfies the complainer, and helps the bureaucrats justify their existence. And equilibrium is maintained.

      Said simply as the bureaucrats see it, quiet productive tenants are better than closing all those ‘marginal’ housings, and evicting many thousands of folks onto the streets.

      It’s like anything else in any bureaucracy == Follow the money. If bureaucrats keep tax-payers happy, tax-payers keep paying taxes.

      Thousands of unacclimated naive new bums and bumettes with few-to-none survival skills would not happify tax-payers. And the newbies would be at the mercy of hardened street people.

      In that situation, can you imagine the drain on Law Enforcement Officials and hospitals and jails, plus the increase in trespass and property damage? Who pays for HazMat crews to clean-up parks and waterways? A HazMat zone is not a healthy place for volunteers or minor-offenders working off jail-time. A tramp-camp contains sewage and needles, and you get the picture.

      With that increase in crime, business moves away, taking jobs and tax money. Research the ‘broken window’ sequence.

      Try it. Find your spot, do the neighborly thing. Let us know your results.

  • Rev
    August 9, 2016, 10:55 pm

    Verandah gives a sense of community. Thumbs up.

    August 10, 2016, 4:43 pm

    Very nice house Alex, and I want it….!

  • Ken Leigh
    August 15, 2016, 8:22 pm

    Like the open space!
    Not a big fan of narrow walk ways.
    Want to know more about your dinning table.

  • Claude
    October 9, 2016, 3:15 pm

    Nice design, very well appointed, but I would modify the area of the ladder to put a stair, other than that, fantastic!

  • Elle
    October 10, 2016, 2:24 am

    Absolutely beautiful! Both the interior and exterior pallets were very well thought out and coordinated. They’re attractive in their own but compliment one another perfectly. The dinner table is outstanding and appears to be wide enough to be functional as an end table even when folded up. Very nice!

    • Natalie
      October 10, 2016, 2:54 pm

      I agree 🙂 What a spot! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Carol Perry
    December 4, 2016, 8:40 pm

    Just love their home! It’s very warm and cozy! Love their decor and all their plants!????

    • Natalie
      December 5, 2016, 9:50 am

      Plants can make a house 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

  • René Patrick Audain
    July 27, 2017, 8:12 pm

    Are Riverside zoning laws friendly to tiny homes??

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