“New Frontier’s Tiny Homes Can Be Delivered Right to Your Doorstep” – Architectural Digest
Written by: Sara Tardif/ Publish Date: 23 August 2016
Tiny house living is much more than downsizing for the sake of simplicity. David Latimer, the founder and CEO of New Frontier Tiny Homes, got involved in this niche market as a way of encouraging people to live with intention. From economic responsibility to curating a home full of belongings that bring you true happiness, the reasons to invest in a petite pad are endless. His Nashville-based company designs micro-living spaces with heart, pairing fine craftsmanship and compact space. New Frontier’s original design, the Alpha Tiny Home, is on the market for $95,000 and can be delivered to your front door (if you live in the continental U.S., that is). The cozy abode boasts luxury amenities that make it an excellent full-time home, remote getaway, guesthouse, or holiday rental. Discover what living tiny is like from a true expert.
Architectural Digest: What are the main goals of the New Frontier?
David Latimer: To provide people with a rich life regardless of income; one of experience, one in which the most important things in a person’s life can become part of daily living instead of being relegated to nights, weekends, and holidays. We design the most beautiful, impeccably constructed tiny homes that make great design and meticulous craftsmanship attainable to a wide range of people.
AD: What are the benefits of owning a tiny home?
DL: The constraint of living in a tiny house is liberating, not limiting. It can allow you to reduce your carbon footprint, simplify your life, greatly decrease expenses for utilities, cleaning, and maintenance, and offer great design. They are also a readily available solution for the affordable housing crises in cities throughout the country.
AD: What are the most important things to your team during the design process?
DL: First and foremost we work to understand our customer, including their needs, hopes, desires, and goals. With a tiny living space, every inch must be put to utilitarian use. Therefore, a person must understand how they actually live, and we must understand how best to maximize the efficiency, functionality, and aesthetic value of a home. We believe that form and function are not mutually exclusive and we do not compromise one for the other. We strive to create original, unique designs both in appearance and functionality.
AD: Tell us a little about your Alpha Tiny Home.
DL: The Alpha Tiny Home allows its owners to downsize and upgrade. It provides many of the amenities of a home six times its size, like an eight-by-eight glass garage door, drop-down deck, eight-person dining room table, a loft big enough for a king-size bed, a full-size bathroom with a jacuzzi tub and shower, and full-size kitchen appliances.
AD: What makes it different than other tiny houses?
DL: It is beautifully singular in its aesthetic. It’s unique in its multifunctional furniture and fixtures, its open floor plan and immense amount of glass, creating an expansive feeling that is unmatched among other tiny homes on wheels. Contrasting textures and styles create an interesting, compelling, and engaging feel that is neither too crowded nor too sterile.