Master Craftsman In Japan Builds Amazing Tiny House On Wheels

Tagami Haruhiko is a true craftsman. It was an absolute honour for me to have the opportunity to visit with him at his tiny house work-shop and home in Nakatsu, Japan to learn about his craft, his design concepts and also the philosophy behind the spectacular homes that he creates. Mr. Read more

Majestic Off-Grid Cabin In The Japanese Mountains

There is something undoubtably romantic about the idea of retreating to a little cabin in the woods. This notion has been wonderfully encapsulated by this spectacular off-the-grid cabin, which is hidden amongst the rural mountains of Sakuho, Japan.  Externally, the cabin is a wonderful fusion of Japanese architecture and European style. Read more

Breathtakingly Beautiful Japanese Tiny House on Wheels

It's possible that this is one of the smallest homes that we have visited on the show so far and yet without doubt it is one of the most spectacular in it's design. Japan is a country already world-famous for it's small space designs, and so it should come Read more

Life in a Crazy Small 8m2 Tokyo Apartment

Japan is famous throughout the world for it's high population, cramped living conditions and downsized architecture. Even by Japanese standards though, this tiny Tokyo apartment is a lot smaller than usual. At only 8 square meters (82 square feet) this simple home is so small that it's occupant Emma is Read more

The Top 5 Living Big Tiny Houses of 2016

2016 has been an incredible year. I've thoroughly enjoyed bringing you tours of all the amazing tiny houses I've discovered on my travels this year. Here is a list of my favourite 5! What home was your favourite this year? Be sure to let me know in the comments below. Read more

The Tiny Housewives Tiny House

Ness and Jess are two incredible ladies. After moving to New Zealand, they decided to begin their new life in a strange country by building a Tiny House on wheels. With minimal building experience but lots of passion, this dynamic duo have designed and constructed a true tiny masterpiece. There's no doubt 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

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

Living In A Lotus Belle Tent

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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 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 will be my home while I finish building the Tiny House.

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I decided to move into the Lotus 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 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

Building A DIY Rope Bridge

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With the platforms for both the Belle Tent and the Bathroom Hut complete, a rope bridge was the obvious choice to join the two. In this video we take a look at the completed platforms and show you how we constructed the bridge. This has been one of the most fun things to build. You can really let your creativity run wild. It’s like building a fort for adults! Read more

DIY Deck Platform For A Belle Tent (Or A Yurt)

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In the past, people haven’t really viewed tents as a viable option for full time living. High quality canvas tents such as the Lotus Belle Tent are changing that perception and we are really excited to have the opportunity to test out this form of simple, low-impact living. Already these tents are incredibly popular as part of the ‘glamping’ movement, but we are keen to show that they can be much more than just a camping tent! Read more