News Home & Design The Orchid Is a Luxurious Scandinavian-Inspired Tiny Home By Kimberley Mok Kimberley Mok Twitter Writer McGill University Cornell University Kimberley Mok is a former architect who has been covering architecture and the arts for Treehugger since 2007. Learn about our editorial process Updated February 8, 2021 This story is part of Treehugger's news archive. Learn more about our news archiving process or read our latest news. Share Twitter Pinterest Email David Latimer / New Frontier Tiny Homes News Environment Business & Policy Science Animals Home & Design Current Events Treehugger Voices News Archive This modern take on the gabled farmhouse includes lots of clever space-saving ideas. One of the big advantages of tiny houses is that they are eminently customizable -- one can build a tiny house as an intergenerational home, or as an artist's mobile studio, or as livable climbing wall. Nashville, Tennesee's New Frontier Tiny Homes creates small dwellings with a more luxurious bent. One of their latest, The Orchid, is a modern, asymmetrical take on the gabled farmhouse and features many of their signature design ideas, like a roll-out bed and huge, roll-up garage door that opens the 32-foot-long (9.7 metre), 310-square-foot (28.7 square metres) house to the outdoors. Scandinavian Siding David Latimer / New Frontier Tiny Homes Covered with raised cedar cladding, the roof and exterior wall are something else altogether too, as the company tells New Atlas: The Orchid Tiny House's exterior siding is an application we've only seen in a few Scandinavian cabins and certainly the first application of its kind on a tiny house. We spaced and raised cedar boards off of the walls and roof to give each piece the appearance of floating. The boards carry over onto the roof in a seamless line and result in an original, timeless wooden exterior. David Latimer / New Frontier Tiny Homes David Latimer / New Frontier Tiny Homes Stepping in, one comes into a beautiful living room that is surrounded on three sides with lots of windows, doors and the garage door. There is a wardrobe with slatted wood doors here for clothing and other utilities, as well as the pull-out guest bed that has a couch ingeniously tacked onto the end. David Latimer / New Frontier Tiny Homes Studio Buell The small kitchen has been put on top of a raised platform, grouped with the dining area and table. There's a sufficient amount of counter space, and just enough room for some storage, induction stove and small refrigerator. The recessed LED backlighting here is dimmable and makes quite a statement, while the skylights above help to bring in light throughout the house. All the interior siding is made with maple plywood, to create a warm ambience. David Latimer / New Frontier Tiny Homes David Latimer / New Frontier Tiny Homes Going down the steps beyond the kitchen, we come to more private areas of the home -- a relatively large bathroom with sink, incinerating toilet and shower; and also the lofted sleeping area, with its king-sized bed, accessible via a removable ladder. David Latimer / New Frontier Tiny Homes David Latimer / New Frontier Tiny Homes David Latimer / New Frontier Tiny Homes David Latimer / New Frontier Tiny Homes Besides its clever layout, the Orchid can come with either standard RV hookups, or be upgraded to include off-grid components like solar power. To find out more, visit New Frontier Tiny Homes.