Our tiny house is designed and built specifically for a sub-tropical climate and is located in Brisbane, Australia. Here we have a beautiful climate most of the year round and considered it essential to make the most of it with a decent outdoor deck space that was also transportable. The solution was a modular deck and deck roof that bolts to the house and also sits on adjustable legs. It can be set up or dismantled in 2 hours.
This deck is the basis for most of the tiny house’s external aesthetic. Recycled hardwoods have been featured on the deck and main entry doors and windows – they were once old joists and bearers that have been salvaged from old Australian cottages and repurposed.
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Exterior includes a contemporary visual aesthetic with smooth lines blending the shed style metal roof, shiplap siding, and red cedar trim. This bright and warm home allows natural light into the 11 doors and windows throughout, including double paned, argon gas filled, low-e coated, awning clerestory, and custom built 6’6″ cathedral style window to catch the eye.
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The exterior of this Boxed Haus takes on the industrial look with nice wood accents. The container is painted with radiant barrier paint. There is a closable metal canopy. It also has a solid cedar deck, that sits on welded steel and doubles for a rain water collection system. The loft is constructed to remove the siding and it disassembles into 9 sections that can be shipped inside the container, hence the name “Boxed Haus”.
We loved the concept of a tiny house, but we weren’t that enamored of the funky exterior designs we were seeing in so many of the videos and TV shows we watched while gathering ideas for our own home. We can appreciate the charm of corrugated metal and weathered barn wood, etc. It just wasn’t the right choice for us. We wanted something more traditional, and yet unique.
Then, we saw a photograph on Pinterest of a two-toned house… just a picture, no information on materials. We worked with our builder, Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses, out of Durango, CO, to come up with something similar. We ended up with cedar lap siding that we stained in two shades of Behr stain… Navajo White and Stonehenge (a bluish-gray). Then we had them assemble it with 2 boards of each color, alternating, and then did a white trim on the corners and around the windows.
As far as the overall exterior design of our house, we were not a fan of either the shed roof or the multi-layered type roof, with lots of different roof lines. So we went with a shallow pitched peaked roof throughout. Some might think it looks boring, but we love how it opens up our space inside. The final part of our design included a red metal roof to contrast nicely with our muted siding.