Considering the cold weather, mountain roads, and high altitude, it may come as something of a surprise that Colorado builders embraced the tiny house movement so readily and enthusiastically. The wish to be part of the movement towards simplifying life, owning an affordable, simple yet comfortable home outright without a mortgage, and being mobile enough to enjoy the beautiful views has attracted some very imaginative young builders.
Also, some established companies saw the movement as a good business opportunity. The tiny houses they offer for sale vary greatly, from simple tiny houses on wheels to shipping containers turned into luxury homes to houses with walls that drop into decks when stationary. Many larger companies even offer help with financing and some sell only a shell, plans, or advice instead of building turnkey tiny homes.
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© Rhino Cubed
Rhino Cubed is a Colorado company that builds artistic, unique tiny homes from Corten steel lead-free shipping containers. The containers are structurally strong, water tight, and fairly portable. The company's designers and artists convert these "rhinos" into unique, beautiful living structures. These little homes come in different sizes, depending on the container, are water-proof, insect-proof, fire resistant, weather-proof, and can neither be stolen nor broken into. You are also doing your bit for the environment by upcycling an old shipping container.
You can choose an unfinished "NakedTrainer" base cube, which is roughly converted by having the most difficult parts done for you, such as cutting windows, doors, and installing insulation, and you can finish the rest. Or you can get a completely equipped, furnished, and decorated little container home delivered to where you want it. You can always move it later if you want.
1701 15th St., Boulder, CO 80302
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F9 Productions is a Boulder design firm specializing in full-service architectural design. Atlas is their first tiny house and with it these young architects are testing the field they are deeply interested in: self-contained green design, investigating space-saving options, and building a mobile house that connects users to nature and enhances their experience. The Atlas is engineered from scratch to reduce waste and reach optimal performance while staying elegant.
At a cozy 196 square feet, the Atlas collects rainwater, is solar-powered, has steel framing to lighten the load, is built on a double-axle utility trailer foundation, and has many other elegant solutions for comfortable living. But its most interesting feature is a lift-up awning that opens up when stationary to form a deck, while at the same time allowing maximum light in and fabulous views of the outside, the ultimate goal of its designers.
703 3rd Ave #101, Longmont, CO 80501, Phone: 303-775-7406
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3.Colorado Yurt Company
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Living at 11,000 feet in Colorado in a tipi? After living in one they designed and built for themselves, Dan and Emma Kigar have the real experience necessary to start designing and building some of the world's finest structures made of fabric. By hand, they make yurts, tipis, and tents with rugged canvas walls in different sizes, using top quality, high-tech materials, and send them all over the world to be put together by their new owners or with the help of a local contractor.
Yurts as well as tipis and tents can be used as permanent homes, additional space in the backyard, a portable home you can bring on a vacation, or even a B&B or part of the resort or whatever else your imagination comes up with. They have a very light ecological footprint, need fewer resources to make than any traditionally built building, and are a great eco-friendly alternative for a simple, sustainable lifestyle.
28 W South 4th St, Montrose, CO 81401, Phone: 970-240-2111
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A modular home builder in Colorado Springs, EcoCabins saw how the housing landscape changed with the growing tiny house movement and found their place, and a passion, in the movement by offering modular manufactured tiny homes that are delivered to the customers fully assembled, equipped, and ready to live in. This solution is ideal for those who like the tiny house lifestyle but are not ready or interested in getting involved in the building process or cannot afford costly contractors' fees.
EcoCabins have a range of tiny house models to choose from, all fully customizable. They believe that their EcoCabins are an advanced eco solution because the houses are energy efficient, have advanced resource-efficient designs and use resource-efficient materials. Constructed in their factory, their production is very low on waste.
1465 Kelly Johnson Blvd #200, Colorado Springs, CO 80920, Phone: 844-326-2267
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5.Einstyne Tiny Homes
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Einstyne Tiny Homes specializes in building tiny houses in traditional architectural styles. Modern, craftsman, Victorian, colonial, steampunk, industrial, or any other style, they will make your tiny house a little architectural jewel. They build custom-built solid, high-quality tiny house shells which you can complete on your own or with the help of a qualified contractor.
They also offer completed homes according to your wishes and dreams, based on their models or the plans for one of their existing models. The models are there as inspiration and you can have them as they are or customize them to your needs. The company even offers financing for those who are having a hard time getting banks in their area to recognize their tiny home as a "real home."
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6.Freedom Yurt Cabins
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There is something so attractive about round walls and a tented roof, something organic and primitive that people respond to. But not everyone is ready to live protected by canvas walls. Freedom Yurt Cabins overcame some of this by having solid walls, a solid integrated flooring system with leveling legs for easy installation, real insulation, as many windows as the client wants, roundwood rafters and frame, and a tongue-and-groove wood ceiling that makes the Yurt Cabin look like a cabin. With its bolt-together design and built-in floor, the Yurt Cabin is very easy to assemble.
The cabins are broken down into small and manageable components and are shipped on several large pallets. The assembly is also easy – cabins come with a detailed manual and can be built in a few days, especially if you get a few friends to pitch in.
1465 Kelly Johnson Blvd., Suite 200-Z, Colorado Springs, CO 80920, Phone: 303-344-0499
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7.MitchCraft Tiny Homes
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MitchCraft Tiny Homes design and build unique, high-quality custom mobile homes. Their design is inspired by a passion for a simpler, sustainable lifestyle and by the amazing creative opportunities building on a small scale presents. There is a distinct advantage when the same people design and build your tiny home, especially if they are willing to customize it to fulfill your every whim.
At MitchCraft, they do not have any shortcuts. They refuse the cost-cutting standardization so typical in the tiny housing market. They use highest quality, carefully researched materials and build a home to last. Their extensive list of standard materials and equipment contains all the elements necessary in order to have a solid house that will withstand the rigors of a travel in any environment and under any conditions. Besides, their tiny homes are very beautiful.
233 US-287, Fort Collins, CO 80524
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8.Om Ah Homes
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Designed and built by a Buddhist nun and her family, Om Ah Homes are as you expect: minimalist, organic, elegant in their simplicity, and made for a life with minimal distractions and in harmony with the surrounding nature. They are spacious, with high ceilings and large windows to let in as much light as possible as well as extra wide and uncluttered by built-in furniture.
It is up to you to bring in the furniture you like. They are made on trailers for mobility, but are not RVs. They are perfect for permanent living in that lovely rural spot. Om Ah Homes have a number of models for you to choose from or to use as inspiration for your own design. They will customize it to your liking.
Denver, CO 80204, Phone: 720-984-1034
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9.Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses
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The people at Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses believe that a home should be a place of comfort and pride, affordability and simplicity. Every house they design and build is unique and "made from scratch." The designs are uncomplicated, simple, elegant, fairly minimal, and highly functional.
All their tiny houses are mobile, placed on trailers, and designed and built for the rigors of travel. While they have "models," houses they built before and a list of things that go into each house because experience has shown that they work, each house is completely customizable and will end up unique, just like every tiny home owner is unique. If you have a dream, they will try their best to fulfil it.
777 Sawmill Rd, Durango, CO 81301, Phone: 970-335-9577
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10.SimBLISSity Tiny Homes
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SimBLISSity Tiny Homes are exquisite, luxurious, and high-quality custom tiny houses on wheels. They are designed and built for people who have active lifestyles but want to keep their creature comforts, a certain degree of luxury, and very high degree of elegance. Each tiny house is custom designed to enhance and accommodate each client's personal lifestyle.
They will build you a fully finished tiny house you can move in to or a partially built shell you can finish yourself. They also offer consulting and building help if you wish to build your own tiny home. They will even help with your plans or plans you purchased from someone else so that you end up with a perfect little house that is up to SimBLISSity standards.
Lyons, CO, Phone: 303-885-5991
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11.Sprout Tiny Homes
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Sprout Tiny Homes designs and manufactures tiny homes with structural insulated panels, which makes them extremely strong, green, and highly energy efficient. Their interiors are free of chemicals to ensure healthy living and they try to use sustainable materials when possible as well as many innovative design solutions and new materials and technologies.
Sprout Tiny Homes on wheels are manufactured in sizes of up to 300 square feet and traditional homes are up to 760 square feet. All tiny houses are manufactured in their 14,000-square-foot facility in La Junta, Colorado. Sprout Tiny Homes is the exclusive supplier for the tiny home residential communities in Walsenburg and Salida, Colorado.
27781 Railroad St, La Junta, CO 81050, Phone: 719-247-6195
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12.The Tiny Home Co.
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Gourmet kitchen, granite countertops, Kohler faucets, luxury baths, textured walls, hardwood floors... all that in a tiny home? Why not? You might want to downsize and live small, but you do not have to lower your standards when it comes to quality.
The Tiny Home Co. uses high-quality materials and all the luxuries of modern homes, but on a smaller scale, to design and manufacture exquisite, super-luxurious tiny homes. They have models on wheels and stationary models and they are even planning tiny home communities. You can choose one of their model homes with a range of customizable options or take a basic model and finish the house yourself. The company will even help with financing.
102 S Tejon St, Ste 1100. Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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13.Tiny Diamond Homes
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Tiny Diamond Homes design and build luxury tiny homes that are as strong as diamonds. They last a lifetime and survive hurricanes, snows, cold, and rough roads because they are built to protect the family's heart while providing luxury and comfort. The company designs and builds both houses on wheels and stationary houses, which can be used as permanent homes, vacation homes, or additional space on your property.
You can purchase a fully built and equipped home or just a shell and do the rest yourself. While the tiny houses have certain features that are an integral part of a tiny home to ensure quality, there is quite a lot that you can change in order to customize your home and make it your own. Tiny Diamond Homes will even help you with the loan for your new home so you can embark on your new, liberating, sustainable, and free life.
13601 W 43rd Dr, Wheat Ridge, CO 80403, Phone: 720-243-8581
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14.Tiny Houses by Darla
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Custom Tiny Houses by Darla is a small Colorado-based tiny house company that builds tiny houses one at the time. Owner Darla Vercruysse builds each tiny home herself as per client's requirements, combining her long experience of building and renovating regular-sized houses with high-quality work and careful product selection.
When it comes to decorating the interior, Darla looks for fun, unusual pieces to create interesting accent details. She specializes in hardwood floors, full-sized kitchens, and has an unique style that combines classic, retro, and shabby chic design styles. Darla currently has two models but would be happy to work on the tiny house of your dreams.
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15.Tumbleweed Tiny Homes
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Tumbleweed Tiny Homes is the largest and one of the oldest producers of tiny house RVs in North America. Their tiny house RVs are built in their quality-controlled factory where strict regulations, consistency, and their high standards are easily controlled. Built with superb craftsmanship, Tumbleweed tiny mobile houses are built to last. Their quality system, material usage, production process, recycling, and other environmental practices have earned them green certification.
Whatever path you have chosen to build your tiny RV home on wheels, they will help. They can build you a complete fully furnished tiny house RV or a tiny house shell that you can finish and customize yourself. They can sell you only a trailer, a tiny house foundation, one of their tiny house building plans, or you can attend one of their workshops, where you can get many of your questions answered.
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15 Best Tiny Houses For Sale in Colorado
- Rhino Cubed, Photo: Rhino Cubed
- F9 Productions, Photo: F9 Productions
- Colorado Yurt Company, Photo: Colorado Yurt Company
- EcoCabins, Photo: EcoCabins
- Einstyne Tiny Homes, Photo: Einstyne Tiny Homes
- Freedom Yurt Cabins, Photo: Freedom Yurt Cabins
- MitchCraft Tiny Homes, Photo: MitchCraft Tiny Homes
- Om Ah Homes, Photo: Om Ah Homes
- Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses, Photo: Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses
- SimBLISSity Tiny Homes, Photo: SimBLISSity Tiny Homes
- Sprout Tiny Homes, Photo: Sprout Tiny Homes
- The Tiny Home Co., Photo: The Tiny Home Co.
- Tiny Diamond Homes, Photo: Tiny Diamond Homes
- Tiny Houses by Darla, Photo: Tiny Houses by Darla
- Tumbleweed Tiny Homes, Photo: Tumbleweed Tiny Homes
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