The Utah-based firm Alpine Tiny Homes recently completed another interesting tiny house build, which is a home and a studio rolled into one. The so-called Artist can run completely off-the-grid, and is the full-time home for a mom and her 12-year old son.
The Artist rests atop a triple axle trailer and is 28 ft (8.5 m) long. It features tongue and groove siding, with sparse metal accents. The total interior floorspace is just 280 sq ft (26 sq m), which is quite modest for two, but in this case, it works. The home features bamboo flooring and countertops made of beetle kill pine.
Most of the ground floor is taken up by the living room and kitchen, which has a breakfast bar that serves as the main dining area. The kitchen is quite spacious, and features full-sized appliances, plenty of storage space, and a copper sink. The bathroom is fitted with a bath and shower, a composting toilet, and a sink, which is also copper.
The main bedroom is in a loft, in the gooseneck (raised) area of the trailer and is accessible by a storage-integrated staircase. The bedroom is separated from the rest of the space by a sliding door, which offers privacy, while the headroom is quite generous here, with room enough to stand. The house got its name from the artist’s loft, which is located next to the master bedroom. The owner is an artist and uses it as her main working area. The son’s bedroom is in the second loft, which is also accessible by a set of stairs. The headroom here is not quite as generous as in the master bedroom, but is otherwise quite spacious.
The Artist features a roof-mounted 1.5 kW solar array, which is connected to a Goal Zero battery system and is enough to power the home around the clock, even in cloudy weather. The home also features a propane-powered oven and water heater.
The Artist cost $75,000 to purchase.