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.