Most of the tiny homes we’ve featured on Inhabitat follow a similar style comprising cedar siding and adorable gabled roofs. While this tried-and-true design will never go out of style, Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses wanted to explore a different, more contemporary aesthetic in their design of The Boulder, a tiny and affordable home. Inspired by the mountainous landscape of the American Rockies, the tiny mobile home also mirrors the modern architecture found in Boulder, Col.
Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses had two main design goals when they started the Boulder project: first, to design a tiny house with a more contemporary aesthetic, and second, to complete a high-quality model that could be affordably priced at around $25,000. Tiny houses on the market are usually priced in the $45,000 to $60,000 range—a price higher than the average RV and one that is usually out of reach for many prospective tiny home owners.
Topped by a simple, pitched shed roof, the 4,800-pound Boulder measures 7-and-a-half feet wide by 16 feet and sits atop two axles with electric brakes. The tiny mobile home was designed to be plugged into the grid and can be powered by just 20 amps. The modern exterior is clad in a combination of reclaimed corrugated tin and cedar boards.
The Boulder’s interior is finished with 1/4” white-painted plywood paired with barnwood and aromatic cedar accents. The home includes a dry bath with a full-size shower, a spacious loft, galley kitchen, folding porch and awning, as well as a space-saving staircase with an alternating tread pattern. Additional custom fixtures, like the upcycled mason jar light and the blue spruce beetle kill dining table slab give the space a homey and rustic touch. The Boulder has since been sold for $27,350 however, you can contact Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses to purchase a new Boulder model.