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

McMansion Hell – The Type Of House You Should Never Buy

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“McMansion Hell” rips to shreds the facade of expensive, so-called luxury homes, exposing them as cheap and terrible investments.

Kate Wagner is a young woman on a mission to fight the hold that McMansions have on our society. The 22 year old is currently getting her masters degree in architectural acoustics at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and has been researching consumer trends in architecture since she was in high school.

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Tiny House Villages – The Next Big Housing Trend

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Tiny house villages could be the next big trend in housing, that’s according to a recent study by researchers at Kansas State University.

Surveys conducted in 2015  by the National Association of Realtors showed that only one percent of home buyers wanted to live in a tiny home, however the Kansas State researchers believe that this is about to change.

“We think [living in a tiny village] does a few things for one’s health, including creating a better sense of community, satisfying peoples basic needs for relationships, offering affordable housing options, and encouraging physical activity through community gardens and walking to urban establishments.” – Brandon Irwin, Kansas State Researcher.

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Tiny House Trailer Build Update: Galvanizing

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Steel is used in the construction of our Tiny House trailer due to its inherent strength, however as a metal it is susceptible to rust when left unprotected in the elements. Naturally, as the trailer is the foundation of a Tiny House, it’s important that it doesn’t rust out form under you!

Galvanizing is a process where a protective zinc coating is added to the steel to prevent rusting. It provides much more protection than simply painting the steel, as it actually bonds to the surface, changing the metallurgy. Perhaps even more importantly, it coats the inside of box sections, meaning that the entire Tiny House trailer is protected, and won’t rust from the inside out.

Unfortunately, we were unable to accompany our Tiny House trailer to Perry Metal Protection in Hamilton (where they have the largest hot-dip tank in the country and the only one that is able to fit our trailer), but the good folks at Perry Metal Protection in Auckland gave us a great tour of their facility and showed us how everything works.

To find out more about Galvanizing, visit Perry Metal Protection.

For more information about Tiny House Trailers check out Monoway Trailers.

Our Tiny House Trailer Build: We’re Almost There!

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This week we catch up with the team at Monoway where our Tiny House Trailer has been making great progress. It’s not long to go now before our trailer is complete and we can begin framing the tiny house.

In this video we talk about some very important features of our trailer, such as the underslung truss, drawbar brace, suspension hangers and even skid pads.

Ian truly is a trailer guru and we consider ourselves very lucky to have him and his team working on this build!

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Our Tiny House Trailer Build Continues!

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This week our Tiny House trailer build continues! We check in to see how construction is progressing and Ian from Monoway gives Bryce a lesson in welding.

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Our Tiny House Trailer Build Begins

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Construction of our Tiny House trailer is now underway! This is a really exciting moment for us, as it marks the beginning of our new home build. You could say, it’s like laying the foundations of a regular house.

Specially designed by Munford Industries Monoway, our trailer is jam packed with features that make it uniquely designed for the next generation of Tiny House.

To find out more about our trailer design, watch our video: All About Tiny House Trailers

Brett’s Tiny House on the Move

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Brett's Tiny House is on it's way to it's new home.

Brett’s Tiny House is on it’s way to it’s new home.

Brett’s Tiny House was on the move this week! We will be catching up with Brett again soon and shooting another video to see how he and the Mobile Villa have settled into their new spot in paradise.

Trying out the SunRocket Solar Kettle

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In our Tiny House, we are going to be completely off grid. For that reason, we are especially interested in anything that will help us to save energy and fuel.

We’ve been really interested in solar cooking for a while, and when we stumbled upon the SunRocket Solar Kettle, we were really keen to give it a go.

The good people at Solar Cooking Australia sent us one to try out, and this is what happened.