If you are in search of a quirky, unusual tiny home with artistic details, you will want to take a look at NOLA, a 24’ tiny house designed by architect Samuel Austin and constructed by Rhino Cubed in Colorado.
As you can see, NOLA is a lot different from other tiny houses! The entire exterior of the house has been painted with cool patterns in bright colors.
The downside is that the house would probably not be welcome everywhere—a lot of parks for mobile homes have strict codes about appearances. But if you could find a place to park it, you’d have a super awesome and unique-looking tiny house like no other.
NOLA is eye-catching from every side. You would undoubtedly get a lot of compliments no matter where you took it. If for whatever reason you prefer the exterior to be painted over, the company is willing to do it free of charge. This would be a solution if you love the house, but you cannot find a park which will accept it with the artistic paint job (though it would be a tragedy to lose the art).
The windows are fiberglass with double panes for strength and energy efficiency. The walls and ceiling are all insulated to keep you comfortable in any climate.
Everywhere you look, there are cool and unexpected artistic embellishments. This sculpture of a rhino horn is a reference to the company’s name.
NOLA began its life as a shipping container—which is true for all of the models developed by Rhino Cubed. It was originally a “NakedTainer,” which is what Rhino Cubed calls its basic model. While NOLA measures 24’, you can also order NakedTainers in 20’, 30’ or 40’ sizes.
NakedTainers can either be purchased just as they are, or you can pay extra for optional add-ons. A kitchen complete with plumbing, a sink, a fridge and a cooktop and oven can be purchased for $6,500. A bathroom with a toilet, sink, shower and plumbing is available for $2,800. You can have electrical wiring installed for $2,700. If you want a handcrafted wooden platform bed, you can order that as part of your purchase for $1,050.
Interested in living off-the-grid? Rhino Cubed tiny shipping container houses can include a solar generator and panels for $2,425. A DC fridge can be purchased for $1,680. You can get a de-natured alcohol-burning cooktop for $420, and a de-natured alcohol space heater for $335.
The interior of the NOLA home is pretty basic; it has been left wide open so that you can customize it however you would like. The floors are hardwood hickory.
There is a functional kitchen which offers a good deal of counter space for food preparation. Large windows let in lots of light to work by. An oven and stovetop are included in the price of the house as well.
The bathroom features a toilet and a full-size shower.
The price of the home includes a $1,500 allowance for a custom bed along with custom shelving. That means that the company will design these for you to your specifications within that budget. This is a really cool way of budgeting for custom design features, allowing you plenty of flexibility while not breaking the bank.
Here is another shot of the exterior, showing off the paint as well as the sculptures.
There is even this cool sculpted rhino head.
You can check out a video of NOLA here:
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If you want to purchase NOLA, the tiny house will cost you $63,999. Learn more or submit an inquiry at the official Rhino Cubed website. On the site, you can also check out all of the Cube models available, as well as the Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU), another tiny house product available from Rhino Cubed.