Tiny House Test Drive

lighthouse

More photos and information on the Light Haus http://wheelhaus.com/the-lighthouse/

by Steve Snyders

Fireside Resort offering Tiny House ‘Try It Before You Buy It’ Promotion

Jackson Hole, Wyo. – Want to test the waters before diving into the ‘tiny house’ movement? Fireside Resort Jackson Hole has teamed up with Wheelhaus cabins to offer guests the opportunity to ‘try it before you buy it’. From October 1, 2014 – April 15, 2015 guest who book a stay at Fireside Resort can use promo code TBYB to receive 20% off and then if the guest decides to buy a Wheelhaus rolling cabin, Wheelhaus will reimburse the cost of the stay. It’s rare to get to test drive a house, but this is that opportunity and in prime ski season in Jackson Hole. Go to http://wheelhaus.com/try-buy/ to learn more or call 307-733-7700.

Fireside Resort in Jackson Hole offers 23 cabins for rent minutes from Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole. These cabins offer 400 square feet of rustic/modern charm with progressive space management, innovative design, and top of the line building materials. Nightly rates range from $225 – $375.

caboose

See more pictures and information on the Caboose http://wheelhaus.com/caboose/

The cabins on wheels by Wheelhaus sleep four with one bedroom, one bathroom, kitchen/living room and a private deck. The bedroom is sized to accommodate a king-size bed and includes a set of four drawers and an under-counter hanging closet that supports a counter-top which also serves as a desk.

The kitchen includes a two-burner cooktop, under-counter refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, sink, granite counter tops, and high-grade cabinetry with soft close doors. The bathroom maximizes space and function offering top-of-the-line glass showers and Kohler fixtures.

Other details include hardwood floors, wiring for cable and internet, and optional fireplace or air conditioner.

Fireside Resort is less than 10 minutes from Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole ski area and 40 minutes from Grand Targhee ski area.

railcar

More photos and information on the Railcar http://wheelhaus.com/the-rail-car/

About Wheelhaus:

Wheelhaus designs and builds Park Model Homes with the highest standards of sustainable building and innovative design. Wheelhaus cabins are a blend of rustic and modern; combining the durability and quality craftsmanship of a log cabin with a modern focus on energy efficiency, innovative design, progressive space management, and top of the line building materials. Wheelhaus cabins exceed the requirements for the Gold standard with the U.S. Green Building Council. Wheelhaus offers several different designs with visually descriptive names like Wedge, Railcar, Caboose and ModHaus at base prices from $82,000 to $96,500 with delivery available from coast-to-coast. See all of the designs and floorplans at www.wheelhaus.com.

wedge

See more pictures and information on the Wedge http://wheelhaus.com/the-wedge/

Frontier Fortress a New Kind of Tiny House

by Noah Hedges

A new kind of Tiny House is being created on the eastern edge of the Continental Divide, where the Badlands meet the forest of the Rocky Mountains in Dubois, Wyoming. A product of their environment and culture, Frontier Fortress is building with strength, durability, and sustainability in mind. Several functions set these Tiny Homes apart from the crowd: most importantly their use of big, strong, posts and beams. The goal was to design and build a Tiny House that combines these elements in an artistic approach – they’ve taken the craft of building with big timbers and joined it with modern architectural flair.

Tie Hack Fort

Frontier Fortress Tiny Homes start with a modular post and beam design. The “frame” of the house is built from 8″x8″ pine and fir logs, held with timber frame joinery and connected with the patented Timberlinx system. The size of these pieces can be handled by two people and assembled and disassembled with ease. 8″x8″ timbers were chosen to accept conventionally framed 2×6 in-fill panels. This combination of a robust timber-frame and substantial wall-panel framing propagates a building which is super-strong and highly insulated. All created with natural materials, non-chemical finishes, energy efficient utilities and appliances, keeping a minimal carbon-footprint in mind.

tie hack interior

Functionality is very important to Frontier Fortress. All homes must be intended to live in. Whether a permanent dwelling, vacation home, accessory building or retreat – a Tiny House must feel more than tiny, it needs to have personality, warmth, compatibility, and an inviting character. These are real places to dwell within, start a family, write a book, run a business or a safe hide-out on the weekends.

Customization is an important feature of a Tiny House. Frontier Fortress works with the customer to select interior and exterior finishes, color schemes, appliances, utilities, window and door specifications, lighting and more- because they know every end-user has varying preferences. The home starts as a “basic” shell created with locally-sourced materials and may be finished at their shop or at the customer’s location – this enables the most efficient use of materials.

tie hack house

Frontier Fortress is designing within the 200, 400 and 600 square-footage categories because they believe that these three will fit any household’s needs- also, their modular approach allows them to be added or multiplied when necessary. The debut model “Tie-hack Fort” is a two-story house sitting on a 10’x12′ platform; it achieves almost 100 square feet of upstairs space with a full-sized downstairs bathroom and kitchen with plenty of work-space. This house showcases their post and beam system on a compact footprint, includes many features yet to be seen in a Tiny House and can be owned for less than $30,000.

The Frontier Fortress Tiny House is meant to last a lifetime and feel extraordinary for the duration. Please visit their website for more photographs, technical drawings, ethos, commentary and specific model information. www.frontierfortress.com

Noah

Tiny House in a Landscape

This weeks Tiny House in a Landscape of the the Wheelhaus Wedge set in the beautiful state of Wyoming. This is one one of my favorite park model homes and I hope to one day visit and stay in one of these. Actually the model I personally like the best is the Caboose style. If you are interested in seeing more of Wheelhaus designs click here.

These park models are located in a high end resort called Fireside Resort at the Jackson Hole Campground. Here is what they say about themselves.

Jackson Hole’s first nature lodging experience and only luxury summer and ski cabin resort. Each of our 19 one-bedroom Fireside Cabins represent a combination of both rustic and modern design. Located just minutes from the slopes and Grand Teton National Park, Firside Resort is the perfect choice for all seasons. Jackson Hole luxury lodging that is truly one of a kind.

This is the kind of understated quality, simplified luxury and access to nature that you can relax yourself into. Warm and inviting. Rustic and simple. Cozy up in one of our many Jackson Hole cabin rentals. Your own private campfire is just a match away. The s’mores are on us!

No this is not an ad, I’m just really impressed and I love the photo of the tiny home/cabin in a landscape. Do you have a favorite place in a beautiful setting? Please send your photo to me at tinyhouseblog (at) gmail.com. Thank you!

Wheelhaus Wedge cabin