In an attempt to create a simpler, easier life for themselves, Kathi and Jim MacNaughton hatched a plan to build a tiny house. After watching dozens of TV shows and movies about tiny houses, they designed a home that was 28 feet long with a shallow peaked roof. The custom design includes a great kitchen that Kathi could cook in, a large shower, and plenty of space for both of them to work from home.
We wanted a contemporary, colorful and organic design, but we opted for a more traditional look and feel than most of the more rustic tiny homes we were seeing, especially on the exterior.
– Kathi MacNaughton
They contracted the building to Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses, a builder in Durango, Colorado. Since they were working with a limited budget, the couple did some of the labor to keep costs down.
The exterior uses two-tone cedar lap siding for a more traditional look. Inside are two storage staircases that provide a large amount of storage space, high-end appliances, and beautiful finishes. The interior is a clean, contemporary style with a mix of beetle kill pine, cedar, oak plywood, and salvaged barn wood.
Also available from Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses: Infinitely Stoked, San Juan, Tandy, Wanderlust, Ad Astra, La Luna Llena, Pemberley, Pequod, Otsego Gooseneck, Red Mountain, Boulder, Harmony Haven, Ol’ Berthoud Blue.
Images © Kathi & Jim MacNaughton