The tiny house company in Sylt is making a big impact

The tiny house company in Sylt is making a big impact

Frontier Tiny Homes, a family business located in the quaint town of Sylt, is a way to help the housing market, because many people need affordable places to live.

The company is truly a family affair. Run by Kelloggs, it includes brothers Brody, Kenny, Daly, Cardi and Rudy, along with their parents, Susie and Dan.

The brothers came up with the tiny house concept in part because they had lived in a 36-foot RV for eight years.

“(It was) crazy, wild, absolutely crazy,” Susie said of her family's days in the RV. “But those eight years are something I will cherish forever.”

She said the family learned about their consumption levels while living in the RV.

“They were impressed by this consumption that living simply meant living big, having the things they cherished most,” she said. “They saw cities and rural areas.” “Life is more about living than living to pay the bills. When you live in an RV, you're aware of how much water you use because you have to fill your tank.”

The brothers wanted to apply those lessons to the homes they built, as well as making those homes beautiful in their simplicity, but also how people could feel comfortable living together.

“All of those things combined made them realize that finding an alternative method of housing was the best way for everything, and it came together,” Susie Kellogg said. “Mostly, it was my son Dali who came up with this idea and everyone ran with it and I am so impressed.”

Dan expressed confidence in his sons' business venture.

Felicity, the floor model of a small house on the Kellogg estate on Sylt.
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“One of my sons first came up with the idea, they built a cabin, and then they realized they had the skill set to do it,” he said. “They loved doing it, they loved the finished product, they could put their heart and soul into it, they loved woodworking.”

He also said they lived in Glenwood Springs for about 21 years before they moved out in the RV, renting out the house they lived in to other people. In 2021, they moved to Sylt, to a place with space for outdoor construction.

“They're making things for an affordable living and they want something they can live in too. It's a good business opportunity, and there are a lot of young people in the same situation they are in, like dating or getting married, and buying a house is out of reach for these people,” Dan explained. “Are you leaving the valley to start a family or is there an alternative?”

On average, a tiny house costs $130,000. Susie said labor costs have gone up, from trailers to lumber costs, so her margin is very small.

Frontier Tiny Homes is exactly that: creating tiny homes that fit anyone, because they want them to be affordable. The family encourages the public to make an appointment to come take a look at their floor model, Felicity, and get a first-hand experience of the craftsmanship of high-quality materials.

Happiness is made of cedar wood, is 38 feet tall and has two stories. Tiny homes are mobile, but they are not recreational vehicles or considered a mobile home.

For anyone looking for a Kelloggs tiny house, visit their website, submit a form on the website, call (970) 404-2333, or email of which can also be found on the website.

Inside Felicity, tiny house floor model, showing the second floor.
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