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.

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Big design in a small package is the philosophy behind New Frontier, and their Escher Tiny Home is no different. Sitting on a flat-bed trailer, the exterior facade is made up of a rustic mix of charred timber, cedar lap, and metal siding. A sliding glass door welcomes you to the multi-use living area that can also act as a dining room or open-air sitting are when the garage door is raised.The adjacent kitchen features a farmhouse sink, gas stove, and dishwasher, and at just 300 square-feet, the interior still has room for two bedrooms and full bathroom with a shower.

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 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!)

Pop-Out Porch

The sleek design by New Frontier Tiny Homes features a farmhouse sinkshiplap 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.

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Published 19 November 2018

Over the years we have seen plenty of unique tiny homes. While tiny living is nothing new, the designs continue to update and upgrade along with the times. Today we get a look at a sleek, small structure known as The Orchid. This beautiful, modern tiny home is designed by New Frontier, offering a stunning design with a mobile approach and unique attention to detail. The Orchid is designed with the use of raised cedar siding on the exterior while a vaulted and angled roof makes for a modern touch.

The cedar siding is spaced out to provide the impression of floating woodwork while solar eclipse inspired LED lighting is tucked behind the wood body lines. The living room boasts a sitting area that extends into a full-size bed, a minimalist kitchenette, a solid walnut HVAC enclosure, and even a garage door that completely opens the interior of the home.

The loft-style sleeping area boasts a custom tiled bathroom complete with a floating mirror, vanity sink, and a Cinderella incinerator toilet system. Check out the stunning, small structure in the images below and head over to New Frontier to learn more about The Orchid to find out more.

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Written by: Kieron Marchese / Published 18 November 2018

new frontier tiny homes is known for its tiny houses. it has creates bespoke compact cabin designs with smart living solutions to suit all sorts of purposes. they include a 240-square foot micro-dwelling for one, a 28-foot-long home for a family of three, and a cabin-cum-studio-cum-library for a children’s author. its latest model, the orchid tiny house is no different.

 

the orchid tiny house is our version of a contemporary, gable farmhouse design’, the company, based in nashville, tennessee, explains. the cedar board clad microcabin opens with a large garage-style door, includes space-saving furniture, and can be upgraded to run off-the-grid. it measures 32 ft (9.7 m) long and comprises a total floorspace of 310-square foot (28.7 sq m). the orchid house is entered through glazed doors to a large-looking living room with smart storage space that conceals a HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit) and a solid walnut sofa that pulls out into a bed.

beyond this is the orchid’s dining and kitchen area which includes a dining table, a stove, cabinetry, sink, and a fridge/freezer. at the far end is the bathroom which features a custom-made floating vanity sink, an incinerating toilet, and a shower. the space is lit thanks to the three skylights, plus LED strip lighting illuminating the trim of the entire home of desired. dimmer switches create different lighting throughout the compact cabin.

beyond this is the orchid’s dining and kitchen area which includes a dining table, a stove, cabinetry, sink, and a fridge/freezer. at the far end is the bathroom which features a custom-made floating vanity sink, an incinerating toilet, and a shower. the space is lit thanks to the three skylights, plus LED strip lighting illuminating the trim of the entire home of desired. dimmer switches create different lighting throughout the compact cabin.

the house is powered via a RV-style hookup can solar panels can be installed so that it runs off grid. the home doesn’t have a definite price but those interested can get a quote from the new frontier tiny homes website.

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Written by: Adam Williams / Published 15 November 2018

New Frontier Tiny Homes makes some of the best-looking tiny houses in the business, and its latest model, the Orchid Tiny House, is no different. Offering the firm’s interpretation of a contemporary farmhouse, the luxury dwelling opens to the outside with a large garage-style door, includes space-saving furniture, and can be upgraded to run off-the-grid.

The Orchid measures 32 ft (9.7 m) long and comprises a total floorspace of 310 sq ft (28.7 sq m). Its exterior is clad in cedar boards.

“The Orchid Tiny House’s exterior siding is an application we’ve only seen in a few Scandinavian cabins and certainly the first application of its kind on a tiny house,” says New Frontier Tiny Homes. “We spaced and raised cedar boards off of the walls and roof to give each piece the appearance of floating. The boards carry over onto the roof in a seamless line and result in an original, timeless wooden exterior.”

Visitors enter the Orchid through glazed doors, and the home also features a large garage-style lifting door that opens up the living room to the outside, much like the firm’s Alpha and Escher model. Once inside, the living room looks quite spacious and includes storage space that conceals a HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit) and a solid walnut sofa that pulls out into a bed.

Steps lead up to the Orchid’s dining and kitchen area. This includes a dining table and a stove, cabinetry, sink, and fridge/freezer. At the far end of the home lies the bathroom with custom-made floating vanity sink, an incinerating toilet, and a shower.

The sole bedroom loft is reached by removable ladder and contains a king-size bed.

The Orchid is topped by three skylights, plus LED strip lighting has been installed behind the trim throughout the entire home. Those strips are controllable with individual dimmer switches, to create different lighting throughout the tiny house.
The house gets power from an RV-style hookup as standard, but New Frontier Tiny Homes can also upgrade it to run fully off-the-grid with solar panels at cost.

The home is currently available for purchase. We’ve no word on price, but those interested can get in touch with New Frontier Tiny Homes directly.

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Written by: Kimberley Mok / Published 09 November 2018

Compact but comfortable, this small home features clever small space design ideas and uses coffee grounds as fuel.

For many people, waking up with a good cup of coffee is a well-entrenched early morning habit. But what might not be as widespread is reusing those coffee grounds — whether for making fabric, food or used as a biofuel.

Now, there’s a tiny house that runs on discarded coffee grounds, thanks to a collaboration between Nashville, Tennessee-based luxury tiny house builder New Frontier (previously), Dunkin’ Donuts, actress Olivia Wilde and Blue Marble Biomaterials, a sustainable biochemical company. Here’s a short tour:

The exterior has been clad with dark-stained cedar wood and Corten steel panels to allude to its coffee-inspired roots. Inside, the home is similar in feel to New Frontier’s Alpha tiny house, with a few minor layout reconfigurations and design input from Wilde.

In this coffee-powered, 275-square-foot home, there a sleeping loft, bathroom with a full whirlpool tub, a sizeable chef’s kitchen with energy-efficient appliances at one end, an underfloor compartment that hides a huge dining table that slides out, and a sunny dining nook that is surrounded by windows on all three sides. There is a large retractable glass garage door that can open the house up to the outdoors; when the weather is warm, an outdoor deck can be set up. Some of the eclectic decor pieces were found by Wilde herself.

But perhaps the biggest feature is the one that isn’t really seen: the house is powered by a biofuel blend that uses 80 percent coffee oil and 20 percent ethanol. According to the team, every 170 pounds of discarded coffee grounds yields about one gallon of fuel, and is used in a standard biofuel generator that powers the house:

There can be natural oils left in spent coffee grounds, all depending on the coffee bean type and original processing methods. These oils are then mixed with an alcohol to undergo a chemical reaction known as transesterification. This produces biodiesel and glycerin as a byproduct. The biodiesel is washed and refined to create the final product.

The home was recently showcased in New York City’s Madison Square Park, before it was transported over to Nahant, Massachusetts to be used temporarily as an AirBnb for the end of October. To see more, visit New Frontier Tiny Homes.

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Written by: Farzanah Farveen / Published 08 November 2018

Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee unveiled a custom and transportable home that runs on a biofuel blend using 80% of coffee oil from Dunkin’ coffee grounds. The home was revealed in New York, before being listed out for rent through Airbnb.

The team at Dunkin’ partnered with New Frontier Tiny Homes, for the execution and development of the house using reclaimed materials. Actress Olivia Wilde was also engaged by Dunkin’ in a bid to incorporate her personal style into the home. Cheekily called, “The home that runs on Dunkin”, it includes a kitchen, a bathroom with jacuzzi tub and a king-size bed. The home was also stocked with Dunkin’ coffee, along with a coffee brewer. Check out the home here:

Marketing has reached out to Dunkin’ on its marketing efforts and ROI.

Most recently, Dunkin’ Donuts revealed its new branding, dropping “Donuts” from its name, effective January 2019. The move comes as the company plans to position itself as a “premier beverage-led, on-the-go brand”. According to the company, the brand had been on a “first-name basis” with fans before the introduction of its “America Runs on Dunkin’,” tagline, with customers referring to the brand as “Dunkin’”. As such, the name change was done “in recognition of this relationship”.

 

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Written by: Aria Bendix / Published 07 November 2018

Coffee isn’t just meant for powering our mornings — it can now power our homes as well. In October, Dunkin’ Donuts revealed the first-ever home to run on coffee, a 275-square-foot structure with a full kitchen, bathroom, and king size bed.

The home was first unveiled in New York City, before being made available to rent in Nahant, Massachusetts, a town just outside Boston.

The home was formerly listed on Airbnb, where reservations immediately filled up. Bookings were limited to two guests, who received unlimited access to coffee — all for the low price of $10 a night.

To come up with a coffee-powered energy system, Dunkin’ partnered with Blue Marble Biomaterials, a company that takes wasted resources and converts them to fuel.

A single gallon of fuel requires around 170 pounds of spent coffee grounds. In addition to conserving energy, the process prevents coffee grounds from winding up in landfills.

The decomposition of coffee grounds releases methane— a greenhouse gas that’s up to 35 times as potent as carbon dioxide.
But there’s a caveat: The biofuel blend consists of only 80% coffee oil.

In order to be converted into fuel, the coffee is mixed with 20% alcohol.

The inside is outfitted with slate countertops, walnut floors, and high-end appliances.

Actress Olivia Wilde also contributed to the home’s unique aesthetic.

Guests can access the loft bed by climbing up a ladder.

There’s also a “coffee nook” for sipping your morning cup.

But perhaps the coolest feature is a retractable wall, which opens out to a cedar deck.

 

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Written by: Ayda Ayoubi / Published 26 October 2018

Canton, Mass.–based coffee chain Dunkin’ Donuts has built a mobile tiny house that is entirely powered by biofuel—made of 80 percent oil extracted from used Dunkin’ coffee grounds and 20 percent alcohol (to make the fuel burn). Constructed in a partnership with Nashville, Tenn.–based tiny house design/build firm New Frontier Tiny Homes and Seattle-based Blue Marble Biomaterials in three months, the tiny house provides an example of how waste can be converted to fuel. The tiny house is currently sitting on a lot in Nahat, Mass., and is available to rent via Airbnb until Oct. 30.