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
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
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
Oli and Holly are a couple who aren't afraid to break the norms. When they made the decision to build a Tiny House on wheels, this couple constructed a home that would truly suit them and their personalities. It's filled with quirky, unique features and clever spatial design.
The Tiny House Read more
A 20ft Shipping Container can be a challenging space to work with when constructing a home. Thankfully, with years of experience building super-yachts and racing boats, shipwright Evans is no stranger to working in small spaces and when it came to building his own home he has done a truly Read more
Gypsy Vardo Wagons have become something of a symbol of freedom. The home of the traveller, yet home none-the-less. For Frenchy, a young woman from Wellington, New Zealand who works in performance arts and frequently travels, building her own Gypsy-Vardo-Style Caravan was the ideal housing solution.
Her wonderful caravan is Read more
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.
Immediately, it's hard Read more
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. Read more
This cosy forest-den certainly won’t be everyones cup of tea, but this house which was constructed almost entirely from reclaimed materials and cost only 12 dollars to build has served as a comfortable home for David Gell for over 5 years now. Read more
This house truck, known as Csepellina is simply incredible. It’s not often that you come across the kind of craftsmanship that constructed this home on wheels and when you do it needs to be celebrated! Built by it’s owners Paul and Mandy, who are a Dutch / English couple who now live in Hungary, this fantastic home on wheels has been constructed on the chassis of a beautiful, old Csepel Truck. Read more
For a long time we have dreamed of being able to lie in bed at night and look at the stars through a skylight. Thanks to our new GGL CK04 roof windows form Velux, that dream is now a reality.
Situated on either side of our sleeping loft, the roof windows will bring in a lot of light and a sense of the outdoors into our loft, really helping to expand the small area and giving it a feeling of much greater space. Read more
Over the past few weeks, Mel and I have been flat out working on another really exciting project. We’ve been out of Auckland, in the wild and even filming with helicopters, which has been a fantastic experience!
We haven’t been able to film any updates recently, but we are back now and in full swing of filming. We’ve got some of our house updates coming up, and have also lined up some amazing new tiny house tours! These next few months will be very exciting!
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!