Spice Box Homes Mountain Mansard

The name for this 105 square foot house fits perfectly. The tiny structure would be at home in any rustic, mountain landscape and its distinctive mansard roof is different from many tiny homes. This little, mobile house is the newest edition to the Spice Box Homes repertoire and will be available for sale June 2015.

Spice Box Homes tries to reuse material at every turn. An estimated 75% of this home was reclaimed from local sources.

Spice Box Homes started building tiny homes in 2010 and specialize in reclaimed materials and energy efficient buildings. The Mountain Mansard on display in Dolores, Colo. was set up as finished project in about an hour. About 75 percent of the home was built from reclaimed materials from local sources including old barns. It has a unique, removable 40 square foot panelized addition that can be used for sleeping and storage.

Spice Box Homes owner and simple living expert Chris Curry in front of his latest build.

The Mountain Mansard was built by Spice Box Homes owner Chris Curry. He included timbers from local sawmills, metal siding, wood flooring, a kitchen made of reclaimed materials and a rocket mass heater. The Tiny House Blog featured Spice Box Homes and their building vision in 2013.

Timber frame from local sawmills to add stability and warmth throughout the home. 

Out here in the fields...from any angle you can find appeal in tiny living.

Photos by Spice Box Homes

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Elisabeth in CT - April 27, 2015 Reply

I really like the L shaped addition – What a great innovation to the regular THOW style!

Fred - April 28, 2015 Reply

I would be very interested to see photos and details of the rocket mass heater that he put in it.

Joyce - April 28, 2015 Reply

Sad there are no interior photos or floor plan. While I agree the rustic roof blends in well with the surroundings, I would paint that tin to reduce the chance of those rusty spots leaking. A clever artist can use the tin as a canvas and get a similar look using paint.

Chris Taylor - April 28, 2015 Reply

A really well created house. Very remote, would really love to see the interiors.

IreneT - April 28, 2015 Reply

if you aren’t going to show the inside—then don’t post this stuff. annoying.

Ruth Prock - May 1, 2015 Reply

Please include interior shots AND a floor plan, or don’t bother.

SC - May 1, 2015 Reply

I agree with what others have mentioned in regards to no interior photos, layouts or even renderings. Not even on their website. What are some of these tiny house builders playing at? You are trying to sell a product that cost thousands of dollars, yet wont but up sufficient amount of pictures, videos or descriptions. It seems like people who built their own houses and are not intending to get into the business many times do a better job of showing off their project.

    sc - May 6, 2015 Reply

    Sorry for the triple posts, my original post didn’t seem to show up after waiting some time, so I repeated. I didn’t know what was going on, it doesn’t usually do that.

guesswho - May 1, 2015 Reply

The outside is wonderful, love the roofline and the addition on a THOW looks innovative.

I agree with what others have mentioned in regards to no interior photos, layouts or even renderings. Not even on their website. What are some of these tiny house builders playing at? You are trying to sell a product that cost thousands of dollars, yet wont but up sufficient amount of pictures, videos or descriptions. It seems like people who built their own houses and are not intending to get into the business many times do a better job of showing off their project.

guesswho - May 1, 2015 Reply

I agree with what others have mentioned in regards to no interior photos, layouts or even renderings. Not even on their website. What are some of these tiny house builders playing at? You are trying to sell a product that cost thousands of dollars, yet wont but up sufficient amount of pictures, videos or descriptions. It seems like people who built their own houses and are not intending to get into the business many times do a better job of showing off their project.

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