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The Nautical House by Rogue Valley Tiny Home Construction

I just showed you Jeremy Matlock’s first tiny house build, and here’s his second, the Nautical House!

It got it’s name because people often said it looked like it belonged on water — and I totally agree. Matlock says it was probably an unconscious decision stemming from the 20 years he spent making a living on the water:

This was made of approximately 40% reclaimed material and is built on an 18′ deck-over custom trailer. Some features include three doors including a hobbit door from sleeping loft to upper deck, external sealed propane access, high-efficiency appliances, custom couch which folds out into double bed, wood stove, Pergo flooring, 12 windows, fold down door awnings, custom shutters, composting toilet, trough tub, barn style bathroom door, over fifty built-in shelves and cubbies, and much much more.

It was for sale for $39,5000, but alas, has already been purchased!

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The Nautical House by Rogue Valley Tiny Home Construction

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributing writer for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She is a coffee-loving wannabe homesteader who dreams of becoming self-sufficient in her own tiny home someday. Natalie currently resides in a tiny apartment with her husband, Casey, in Massachusetts.

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  • russell February 16, 2017, 2:21 pm

    I like it. Put a pontoon platform under it with a 150 hp motor . I would be putt around the Gulf .

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee February 17, 2017, 6:34 am

      Hehe 🙂

  • Claude February 16, 2017, 2:42 pm

    It has everything in such a small package. Love the deck.

  • Cosy February 16, 2017, 2:45 pm

    I like this, particularly the exterior & the windows are great. I agree it does resemble a house boat. I love the top deck, with the right person you could have a “Titanic” moment. ?

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee February 17, 2017, 6:34 am

      Yes! So true, Cosy 🙂

  • kathleen veltsos February 16, 2017, 3:06 pm

    Does the metal tub shower thing hold up? Doesn’t the water leak around the edges and eventually rot the floor? I would love to do that but I’m afraid of unseen problems.

  • ZACHARY E MOHRMANN February 16, 2017, 5:13 pm

    Well it is an interesting house, I’ll say that for it…! And Kathleen before that tub rots out the floor, You should be so lucky to hear about it if you are still around, if ever it should do so…!

  • Elizabeth Rubio February 16, 2017, 7:12 pm

    Incredible how much he put on an 18′ trailer! Love it.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee February 17, 2017, 6:26 am

      I know! He really rocked it 🙂

  • Rick C February 17, 2017, 8:11 pm

    The little fold-up desk attached to the stairs is interesting. Not sure how practical it would be, but at least someone’s made an effort to have a workspace!

  • ROSEE February 19, 2017, 3:17 pm

    Nautical, yes and rustic as well. A great lay-out plan with a lot of storage space. Well done!

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee February 20, 2017, 7:36 am

      Yes, a fun blend 🙂

  • Bev Neville February 20, 2017, 2:58 pm

    I have a 28′ trailer, for sale that could be used as a foundation for a tiny house. I have pictures. How do I get it in the newsletter?
    Can I send the info via this comment?
    Building a Tiny House?

    It all starts with a good foundation. And, I have the perfect trailer for you to created your dream Tiny House.

    OUTSIDE Total – 28 ft long x 7’ 6” wide
    INSIDE – 20’ long x 70” wide x 96” High + LOFT 94” long x 70” wide x 35” high

    TIRES – Very Good condition – 4 plus a spare

    This trailer was used to transport camels from zoo to zoo for Camel Rides
    The ceiling has been raised to 8’ to accommodate the camels.
    (You could save some time and money on construction)

    Being made of steel, it is sturdy, road worthy, with a 5th wheel hookup, and a ramp that could be used or not. Manufactured by the Campbell Coach Company, built 1980

    A Tiny House with a History!

    Contact: 505-286-3867
    [email protected]

    $4800 – CASH ONLY (will accept Pay Pal)


    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee February 21, 2017, 7:12 am

      Hi Ben — Just email me all this and pictures to [email protected] 🙂

  • Patty March 16, 2017, 10:20 pm

    I really like the wood ceiling.

  • Suzy Que May 9, 2018, 4:22 pm

    Brown on brown on brown.

  • William May 10, 2018, 10:46 am

    I like the way this one looks. I have a neighbor with a tub like the one in this trailer and she has been happy with it.
    This trailer would be great as a live in space, but it looks to baulky for travel. I would like to know if it handles the road will.

  • Marsha Cowan August 12, 2018, 12:47 am

    This house is packed with unique design ideas. Love the nautical theme, and the woodworking is great. It is beautiful and practical.

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