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.
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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
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
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
This off-the-grid shipping container tiny house is one that you have to see to believe! Converted from a 20ft (6 meter) shipping container, this tiny house has everything that you need and is an exceptional example of functional, space-saving design.
Brenda Kelly has been passionate about shipping container homes for Read more
When you've only got a tiny amount of space to work with, the kitchen can be one of the most difficult spaces to really get right. In this article we are going to be looking at some of our favourite space saving ideas for a small kitchen.
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At 20 square meters (215 square feet) Student Tiny House builder Stefan Cook really has created a very big Tiny House.
Stefan's Tiny House has largely been constructed from salvaged materials from homes in Christchurch that were demolished after the earthquakes in 2010 and 2011. He saw it as an opportunity to Read more
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 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
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 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
Every now and then you come across a real Tiny House gem. Such is the case with the home of Cori and Patrick, who have constructed their wonderful Tiny Home on wheels almost entirely from recycled materials. The couple moved from the United States to New Zealand several years ago. Big fans of the Tiny House movement, they set about constructing their very own home on wheels to begin their new life together.
The construction industry is one of the most wasteful in the world. In fact, here in New Zealand roughly half of the waste that goes to landfill comes from the construction industry. Patrick (who works in construction) was able to find many of the materials that went into his Tiny House in skips on job sites that he was working on. Read more
Gabriella Grace was only 18 years old when she built her very own tiny house on wheels together with her father as part of a project for her final year of school. Now 20 years old, she has found an incredible spot for her home in New Zealand’s capital city of Wellington.
The outside of this 16 square meter (172 square ft) home is quite striking, with a simple plywood and batten exterior giving the house a very unique look. Outside, a recycled deck and outdoor living area allows Gabriella to take full advantage of the stunning views from her tiny house parking spot. Read more
As many of you have noticed recently, content on YouTube and social media has slowed down a bit, as has the construction of the Tiny House. This is a quick video just to fill you in on what’s been happening over the last months.
At the moment I’m on the road again filming some amazing new Tiny House tours! I’m really excited to share a new season of small spaces with you all. When I get back to Auckland I’ll be stuck into the Tiny House tours with the team again.
Thanks to all of you for your continued support and for following my Journey!
Peak Oil, economic collapse, global warming. There is little question that if humanity remains on the path we are on now, then there is little hope for a sustained existence on the planet. We need to change our thinking and adopt a more harmonious stance to our relationship with the biosphere. The principles of permaculture teach us how it is possible to thrive on the earth and actually have a positive impact on the environment around us and together with the tiny house movement they provide a hopeful model for the future. Read more
When I was a teenager I had a dream of living in a teepee in the forest. Now, I get to live something very close to that dream. Over the last two months we have been flat out finishing the Lotus Belle tent and getting everything ready for me to move in. I’m happy to say that I’m now living in the tent full time and it’s incredible! The Lotus Belle will be my home while I finish building the Tiny House.
I decided to move into the Lotus Belle tent because it allowed me to escape the rent trap and dedicate more time and resources into the construction of my tiny house. I also wanted to showcase another really great concept of alternative, downsized living. When I first saw a Lotus Belle tent my first thought was that someone could live really comfortably in one, and that planted the seed that grew into my decision to move in myself! Read more