The Skysphere - An Incredible High-Tech Futuristic Retreat

Imagine a home in the clouds with spectacular 360° views which can be completely controlled by voice and your smart phone. The Skysphere is fully solar powered and packed with features you won't believe. Situated amongst the hills of Palmerston North in New Zealand, The Skysphere is the brain child Read more

Tiny House Man Cave Overlooking the Ocean

Sitting proudly on a hilltop overlooking Rocky Bay on New Zealand’s Waiheke Island is the home of Grant Lilly. Affectionally named the Lillypad, this Tiny House is under 10 square meters (108 square feet) and boasts sea views that are truly spectacular. Inside the Lillypad, the home is warmly filled Read more

Super High Spec Professionally Built Tiny House

Every now and then you come across a tiny house that has been constructed to an incredibly high standard. That's exactly the case with this stunning off-the-grid tiny home, built by ex boat builder and cabinet maker Jeff Hobbs. There's no hiding the amount of sustainable technology that has been incorporated Read more

Underhill - The Magical Hobbit-Like Eco Cave House

Underhill is an incredible hobbit-home like, eco-cave house built into the hillside of a Waikato (New Zealand) farm. The house is cleverly constructed to resemble a cave. With no electricity in the house, the stone, wood and rustic features truly make you feel like you’re stepping back in time. Everything Read more

City Living In A Pop Top Camper

With house prices in Auckland City (New Zealand) going through the roof, 22 year old Lily Kemp decided to get a bit creative in order to escape the rent trap. For her, inspiration struck in the form of a vintage pop-top camper which she found on TradeMe (similar to Read more

DIY Cottage Style Tiny House - Revisited!

It's been a year since we last caught up with Shaye and Tom in their tiny house and since that time a lot has changed! Their tiny abode has transformed into a wonderful home for their growing family, which now includes newborn daughter Hazel. The new porch area makes a wonderful Read more

The Transforming Castle Truck

This incredible transforming house truck is one that you really have to see to believe. Completely folded up, it would look very similar to a regular house truck were it not for the two turrets on the back that give a hit of what it becomes. Once parked, the Read more

Spectacular 40ft Small Shipping Container Home

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When we first met Brenda Kelly from IQ Container Homes, she was living in a brilliantly designed 20ft Shipping Container home. Since then, she has completed her slightly larger shipping container home, which is constructed from a 40ft and 20ft shipping container that have been joined together. Read more

Life In The Lotus – Pros and Cons of Living in a Belle Tent

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Living in the Lotus really has been a wonderful experience. Over the summer, this place really has been a spectacular home and get-away for me and life there has at times been nothing short of enchanting. It hasn’t always been easy though, and with my time in the Lotus now coming to an end, I would like to share with you my experience of living in a belle tent, and look at some of the pros and cons of tent living. Read more

The Skysphere – An Incredible High-Tech Futuristic Retreat

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Imagine a home in the clouds with spectacular 360° views which can be completely controlled by voice and your smart phone. The Skysphere is fully solar powered and packed with features you won’t believe.

THE SKYSPHERE

Situated amongst the hills of Palmerston North in New Zealand, The Skysphere is the brain child of Jono Williams, whose passion for mechanical engineering an design lead him to constructing the steal structure. When Jono began working on the project he didn’t even know how to weld, but along the way he learned all the skills needed to build it. Overall, he estimates that over 3000 hours were spent on it’s construction.  Read more

Briar Moves Into Her High Spec Professionally Built Tiny House

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This off-the grid Tiny House is truly exceptional and now that Briar has moved in, it’s been transformed into a real home. When we first saw this home it was still at the workshop of boat builder Jeff Hobbs. Since then it has journeyed to it’s new spot where it sits beautifully amongst the natural setting of this small section. Read more

A Night At The Lotus – Astrophotography

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One of the great advantages of living away from the city lights is the spectacular view of the night sky. Flooded with light pollution from population centres, it’s easy to forget the marvel of nature that spreads across the sky each and every night. One of the things that life in a tent has taught me to do is slow down, and pay more attention to the natural world around me.  Read more

Tiny House Man Cave Overlooking the Ocean

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Sitting proudly on a hilltop overlooking Rocky Bay on New Zealand’s Waiheke Island is the home of Grant Lilly. Affectionally named the Lillypad, this Tiny House is under 10 square meters (108 square feet) and boasts sea views that are truly spectacular.

LILLYPAD TINY HOUSE (5 of 5)

Inside the Lillypad, the home is warmly filled with books, as well as Grant’s artistic creations. The home is simple, with a desk for working, a sofa seat and a bed that comes down from the ceiling via a pulley system. Read more

Super High Spec Professionally Built Tiny House

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Every now and then you come across a tiny house that has been constructed to an incredibly high standard. That’s exactly the case with this stunning off-the-grid tiny home, built by ex boat builder and cabinet maker Jeff Hobbs.

HIGH SPEC TINY HOUSE (Solar System)

There’s no hiding the amount of sustainable technology that has been incorporated into the design of this tiny house on wheels. A 600 watt solar system powers the home, and a solar collector and wood-stove take care of all the water heating. These elements give the home a truly futuristic look. Read more

Finding Paradise – From House Truck to Homestead

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Molly and Al lived an incredible life together on the road before finding their own idillic piece of land to set up a small homestead in the South Island of New Zealand. Read more