ALPHA TINY HOME
Just because a home’s small doesn’t mean it can’t impress. The Alpha Tiny Home uses a mix of modern design and traditional materials to create a cozy, inviting space. It rests on a 24′ trailer, yet makes the most of the space with a fold-down deck and awning, tempered glass garage and sliding doors to let the outside in, a multi-use main area, usable kitchen with upscale, stainless steel appliances, and a bedroom loft that sits above the bathroom’s composting toilet and Jacuzzi tub and shower, offering room for both a king-size bed and night stands. It’s clad in cedar siding with a mechanical seam roof.
2 July 2019
You heard it here first, folks: Living large (or even medium-sized) is officially a thing of the past! Settling in a tiny house is more than just a trend; it’s a lifestyle choice that people all over the country are happily taking up. And today, we’re here to show you the best of the best tiny homes—i.e. the tiny houses that turned out so perfectly, we can’t help but give them an upgraded moniker. Because face it: Many structures can measure less than 300 feet…but not every structure can really prove itself to be beautiful, accommodating, and lovely enough to live in for an extended period of time. With ideas this stylish and innovative, though, small-sized homes are more than just a possibility; they’re a really, really good decision waiting to happen. So whether you’re hoping to cash in on a new vacation home somewhere high in the hills or completely downsize, there’s bound to be at least one home on our list that speaks to your style, taste, and decor sensibilities. (Of course, if you’re feeling extra impulsive, you can even purchase one today—just check out our list of all the best tiny houses currently available on Amazon!)
The sleek design by New Frontier Tiny Homes features a farmhouse sink, shiplap and subway tile squeezed into 200 square feet. Best of all, though, a sliding glass garage door reveals a deck that pops out from the home, making al fresco dining a cinch.
Written by: ADRIENNE HOLLAND / 5 February 2017
As we get ready to roll over into the new year, we can’t help but look back on some of the best that 2016 had to offer in home trends, design, and decor. And one aspect that definitely stands front and center is that of the tiny-house movement. With addicting TV shows popping up on HGTV, FYI, and more, most of us were first introduced to this small-living craze through the silver screen. But now it seems like the tiny-home movement is not only everywhere we look, but is also very much here to stay (we have to admit we are ready to take the plunge ourselves!). Read on as we have rounded up the very best of 2016’s tiny homes, and we just gotta say, if next year is anything like this one, we are in for many more exciting tiny-home treats!
The Alpha Tiny Home by New Frontier Tiny Homes
The gorgeous Alpha Tiny Home by New Frontier Tiny Homes kicks us off with a bang. With dimensions of 24′ x 8’6″ (and 13’6″ tall), breathtaking cedar siding, and a metal roof to boot, this is the ultimate in tiny home construction.
Writer: Olivia Harrison / Publish Date: 03 August 2016
The tiny-home trend has really taken off in the last few years. That’s perhaps partly thanks to the variety of shows on HGTV that feature tiny homes, like Tiny House Builders, Tiny House Hunters, and Tiny House, Big Living. This last show is where you’ll see the work of New Frontier Tiny Homes, the builders of the world’s ultimate micro-abodes.
Here, you can look inside the Alpha Tiny Home, New Frontier’s flagship model. At only 246 square feet, it’s just about the fanciest little thing you’ve ever seen. The Alpha Tiny Home is customizable based on the owner’s needs and, according to Huffington Post Home, costs around $95,000.
The CEO of New Frontier, David Latimer, told HuffPo that the Alpha model costs more than other tiny homes because of its high quality. He said, “The quality of our design, our materials, our craftsmanship, the multifunctional furniture and optimization of space are second to no one.” And judging by the photos of this mini wonder, he’s not kidding.
Written by: Abigail Williams / 2 August 2016
Whoever said good things come in small packages was clearly talking about this tiny home.
New Frontier Tiny Homes has built the ultimate experience in tiny home living. The Alpha Tiny Home is the company’s flagship model, and boy is she a beaut.
Latimer understands that the tiny home lifestyle isn’t for everyone.
“You may not ‘get’ the movement,” Latimer said. “But we aren’t advocating for a new standard in housing. We just want the option to live in a sensible way: debt free, with economic responsibility.”
Writer: Caroline Picard / Publish Date: 27 July 2016
A lot of the time, tiny homes are decorated just like your grandmother’s house. Shingled exteriors, cringe-worthy patterns and maybe even a cutesy name that’s slightly embarrassing to say. Well, the Alpha Tiny Home doesn’t have a crocheted pillow in sight, and it’s the most convincing reason to downsize yet.
The sleek abode by New Frontier Tiny Homes spotlights all of the latest design trends — yep, a farmhouse sink, shiplap and subway tile — in just about 200-square-feet. A sliding glass garage door opens up to reveal a pop-out deck, and don’t miss the custom dining table that slides out come dinner time.
If the space looks familiar, there’s a possibility you already spotted it on HGTV’s “Tiny House, Big Living.” But chances are you won’t mind admiring its features all over again:
If the view’s not doing it for you, maybe the boatload of floor space will.
The porch actually folds back up as part of the exterior, but if you’re staying put, just pull down the garage door to close up at night.
If you didn’t notice the barnwood ceiling already, the stove hood draws the eye straight up.
Fold-down cabinets tuck away for seamless storage (and hide away all of your guilty pleasure snacks).
Doing dishes wouldn’t be such a chore with that view, but there’s also a dishwasher for the unapologetically lazy.
Don’t worry — the uber-cool Edison bulbs are part of the entire $95,000 package.
Just in front of the sliding barn door is a slim storage space for clothes. (Sorry, shopaholics.)
Yep, that’s a full-size Jacuzzi tub for when you need to get away from your stressful tiny house lifestyle.
The ceiling may be just a few feet away, but the sleeping loft actually fits a king-size bed.
Invite up to eight of your closest friends for dinner. You’ll all fit around a custom table that magically folds out from under the kitchen. Obviously, putting it back after a few glasses of wine will be a different story.
Writer: Zachary Kussin / Publish Date: 26 July 2016
The aptly named Alpha Tiny Home, which recently caught the limelight on HGTV’s “Tiny House, Big Living,” has all the fittings of a cute country home tucked inside a wee bit of space — reclaimed barn wood, a farmhouse sink and private outdoor space among them.
And it’s got a pretty small price tag to match: $95,000, as Curbed first reported.
Built by the Nashville, Tenn.-based New Frontier Tiny Homes, this pad is set on a trailer and can travel anywhere you go. That’s a handy feature for sure, but even more prominent is its tempered glass garage door, which leads to a fold-down deck and awning for al-fresco hang time.
Inside, the kitchen — even though smushed inside that cramped space — is well laid-out, with nice counter space and a good deal of storage. Surrounded by subway tiles, there’s also a decent-sized Whirlpool fridge, drawer dishwasher and an induction cooktop topped by a vent.
Worried about cooking with no space to eat? The kitchen, raised on a platform, rests above a pull- and fold-out dining table that seats eight.
When that’s not in use, two steps down from the kitchen lead to the windowed bathroom, which is separated by a sliding door. Subway tiles also surround its Jacuzzi tub, and just across from that stands a combo washer/dryer. In the middle, there’s a composting toilet. And when you want to catch some Z’s, the lofted bed located directly above is accessed by a sliding library-style ladder.
It also can’t hurt to note that, during very hot days, the Alpha Tiny Home also comes with an air conditioner.
Publish Date: 25 July 2016
“…THE NEW FRONTIER DESIGNERS OF TINY HOUSE WISH TO GIVE YOU THE ABILITY TO REALLY CULTIVATE YOUR WORK LIFE BALANCE…”You might have noticed that the conversion of shipping containers into dwellings, out-houses or studios has been getting a great deal of press recently. Much like living or working within an industrial warehouse, just at a much smaller scale, their modular design has been the principle reason for their acceleration into international architecture and fashion circles. Of the same ilk, perhaps the most ‘complete’ shipping container renovation that SATORI & SCOUT has certainly seen is the Alpha Tiny House, by New Frontier Homes.Modest and garden shed-like, this small 240 square foot home sets itself apart from most others on the market due to the fact that the home actually includes essential features that are commonplace in a regular home, yet regularly compromised in a modular shipping container renovation. Even with a full sized tub and shower with jacuzzi, who says that downsizing meant you had to lose your favourite home comforts? Equal to the bathing provisions, the home offers a large eight person dining table that can be erected in the home’s middle and when not in use, stored hidden beneath the raised kitchen.
Also accompanied with bench seats, the ability for the dining table to slide out and fold up ensures that no dead space is present in the home’s design, yet within 5 minutes, provides you with the full capabilities to entertain friends. All of the windows and sliding doors can open fully, making the whole transit vehicle a large open space to relax under during the day, and maybe stargaze from by night.
In addition to the home’s perks, there is also a wonderful contrast of material and style. With materials that include shou sugi ban cedar for its cladding, metal seam for its roof and reclaimed barnwood for its ceilings, such quality matches the homes’ provisions; though the multi-functionality and optimisation of space are the honest benefits of this tiny house. Available at just shy of £60,000, being the proud homeowner of this house might not be so readily accessible, but will you ever find a better alternative? Unlikely.
Writer: Kimberley Mok / Publish Date: 22 July 2016
It’s been said that one of the tricks to ensure you don’t feel cramped when living in a tiny house is to spend a lot of time outdoors. Another possibility is to give residents the option open up the space completely, as this intriguing design from Nashville’s New Frontier Tiny Homes does with its roll-up garage door and fold-down patio that can expose both sides of the home to the elements, allowing fresh air to flow right through.
Dubbed The Alpha, this luxurious, 240-square-foot tiny home features a tasteful contrast between a rustic aesthetic and modern materials. It uses a custom-built double-axle trailer, and is topped with a gently sloping roof. The outside is clad with cedar siding, some of it treated with the shou sugi ban method of pre-charring the wood, which helps to make it more pest- and fire-resistant.
Certainly the prime attraction of this tiny home are the huge custom-built 8-foot by 9-foot glass garage door, and 8-foot by 8-foot sliding glass door that can be moved out of the way to further expand the home’s sense of spaciousness. The drop-down deck and its awning creates an extra outdoor space to enjoy when the home is parked, and raises up to protect the glass garage doors when it’s on the move.
Off to one side is the kitchen, which boasts a huge 33-inch farmhouse apron sink in stainless steel, hidden dishwasher in a drawer, and a 5-burner induction stovetop.
For people who love to entertain, the kitchen is elevated on top of a platform that hides a brilliantly designed 8-person dining table and bench storage and seating that can pull out and expand. There is storage galore here, and we imagine one could potentially swap out the storage for another hidden bed.
On the other end of the house is a lofted sleeping area above the bathroom, outfitted with a king-size memory foam mattress. It’s accessed by a ladder that can be tucked away under the kitchen platform.
The bathroom itself is enormous, packing in a bathtub and an all-in-one washing machine, and fronted with a space-saving, rolling barn-style door that has a full-length mirror on the back.
New Frontier co-founder David Latimer explains why he got into building tiny houses in the first place:
“To me, tiny houses are all about living in a more sensible way – economically, socially, environmentally, and aesthetically. I’ve lived all over the US in the past 10 years and have seen all kinds of change and growth firsthand. Nashville is no exception. While growth brings many positives short term, it can create many negative consequences over time. Property values skyrocket, house prices soar, and affordable housing availability evaporates. The absence of affordable and attainable housing is bad for any city – especially over time.”
“I believe everyone deserves to own a home – a beautiful home they can afford. Good design should be available to anyone, regardless of socioeconomic status. Extra space you don’t need, won’t use, and can’t pay for should be a thing of the past; New Frontier Tiny Homes is about examining and improving our lives.”
The Alpha’s pricing starts at USD $79,000, which is still relatively affordable, topping out at $95,000 with all the finishes and appliances seen here. Now, some will say that this is way too expensive — at least in the tiny house world where one could do it yourself for as little as a few thousand or even a few hundred dollars. But the reality is that quality construction doesn’t come cheap and not everything can be reduced to a cost-per-square-foot analysis. No doubt there will be people out there who don’t want to build things themselves and are willing to pay for the extras in a top-of-the-line custom-built tiny home — and vice versa. Either way, we’re heartened to see more options emerging in the tiny house world. For more information on the specifications, visit New Frontier Tiny Homes.
This is the Alpha Tiny House. It’s built by New Frontier Tiny Homes in Nashville, Tennessee. The Alpha Tiny Home features a one-of-a-kind layout – one of my new absolute favorites.
All photos were taken by and rights of photos reserved to Garett Buell of Studiobuell.com.