The recently completed Earth and Sky Palace tiny house, built by Dan Huling, may look like it has been around for awhile from the outside, but inside, it is fitted with a wide array of modern, high-end features. It is made partially out of reclaimed materials, and it is also towable and would not look out of place anywhere in the world. The designer drew inspiration from homes in old mining towns in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
The Earth and Sky Palace was built atop a 24 ft (7.3 m)-long trailer. It features a steel frame, and has 200 sq ft (18.5 sq m) of interior floorspace. The cladding is reclaimed heart pine and blue stained cedar, with steel trimming. They used Onduvilla tiles for the roof. They used spay foam for insulation.
The home features a large glass sliding door, which is the main entrance to the house. The kitchen is equipped with a high-end Verona propane-powered stove and oven, as well as a solar power-ready fridge, meaning it can be run off 12 V DC or 110 V AC. The counter is in the style of an old butcher’s block countertop, and the kitchen was also fitted with a porcelain sink, custom cabinetry, and a dinning nook.
The bedroom is on the ground floor of the home, so this tiny home has no actual living area. However, the bed can be turned into a sofa if needed. The single loft in the home is used for storage and is accessible by a ladder.
The bathroom is separated off from the rest of the house by a sliding door, and features a large shower, a brass sink, and a toilet. Elsewhere, the home features other expensive design elements, such as replica embossed alligator skin wallpaper, and a wall section that is covered in late 1800s antique pressed tin from a Nebraska prison.
The home also features a Friedrich air-conditioning unit, as well as a Thelin Hearth gnome potbelly direct vent gas heater. For electricity and water the home has a standard hookup, while there is also a septic tank for the toilet, since this tiny home was meant to be used as a guesthouse. It is, however, “solar ready” meaning that it has the necessary space for a complete solar power system.
The Earth and Sky Palace is on sale for $74,000.