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Durango builder’s sliding beds/tables, rugged mountain homes

Greg Parham moved to Durango, Colorado for the mountain biking and built his first tiny house to afford rent. Almost a decade later, he – and his company Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses – has built 80 custom tiny homes for customers across the country.

He lived for 5 years in his first build and one year of that with his wife Stefanie while they were building a bigger and better model. Today, they live offgrid – and onsite at the company – in their San Juan tiny house. They customized everything to their particular needs, from a mechanical elevator bed to a table top that slides (with wax) into multiple positions. Not wanting a simple square box, they built designed SIPS-panel walls that arch up and out and an undulating roof that maximizes space where needed.

When we visited the worksite, Parham had three tiny houses in production and he said he was booked out for the next nine months. Despite his popularity, Parham doesn’t want to get too big, as he likes being able to tailor the homes to the individual client. He allows every customer to completely customize their home and allows them to interact with the build process via video call to make changes along the way.