Finding Paradise – From House Truck to Homestead

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.

HOUSETRUCK HOMESTEAD (1 of 6)

Perhaps what I love most about this couples story is that it shows an evolution of lifestyle. The couple started out living on the road in their house truck, before finding and falling in love with a small piece of land on the coast. For years, they lived on the land in their bus, and slowly began transforming the land into the incredible homestead that it is today.

HOUSETRUCK HOMESTEAD (4 of 6)

The living structures surround the gorgeous courtyard area, which is filled with edible plants and herbs. Molly and Al area able to grow enough food on their small section to meet the majority of their needs.

HOUSETRUCK HOMESTEAD (2 of 6)

The buildings are all filled with wonderful works of art, showing Molly’s creative flare. The home has a truly warm and cosy feeling.

HOUSETRUCK HOMESTEAD (3 of 6)

The pirate flags which proudly fly over the couples section really add to the feeling that you’re in a world that is somehow secret and protected from the conventional world outside the gates.

HOUSETRUCK HOMESTEAD (5 of 6)




Posted on by Bryce Posted in Tiny House Tours

About Bryce

I'm a film-maker with a passion for small space design, permaculture, and downsized, eco-friendly living. Join me on my travels as I meet people from all over the globe who are living big lives in wonderful tiny houses!

5 Responses to Finding Paradise – From House Truck to Homestead

  1. Alexander Lopez

    Hi Susan! Here’s a worldwide list of tiny house builders. Just click on the map:
    http://tinyhouselistings.com/tiny-house-builders/

    By the way, one of the finest tiny house builders is in Illinois, check them out: http://titanchicago.com/

    You’ll need to study if your physical condition in the years to come would allow you to live alone in a house where you’ll need to climb a stair to get to the bed. I’d recommend you to study the Minim tiny house. It has no loft (the bed simply slides out on the floor) and has the biggest kitchen of the business. And they will start selling complete units this spring! Check it out: http://minimhomes.com/buy/

    Keep in mind that the main concern with Tiny Houses is to find a place to park them, and if you could be able to use local water, sewage and electrical services. Going off-grid increases the cost a lot.

    Hope these words can help you start your research. And once you have your new home, please share your joy with us! Have a warm hug from Venezuela!

  2. Lauren sales

    Hi! If you’re ever in VT I’d love to show you projects to improve housing acheivability for more people!

  3. Èddie McNally

    Hi Bryce

    I’m keen on building myself a nice tiny house house to live in.how do I go about getting some
    designs

    Cheers Eddie

  4. Susan North

    Read above comments!

  5. Susan North

    I live in a Condo in a suburb of Chicago. I want to sell my condo and live in a TinyHome but I still need to be near the area I live in because I go to a Hospital in Park Ridge, IL once every 8 weeks and have DR’s in the surrounding suburbs.
    I live alone and have no one who can help me and my physical strength is compromised so how do I do this?? I write abs write and get no answer. Can you tell me what I can do? PLEASE?!!!
    I am on a fixed income and this would sole many issues and problems. PLEASE WHO DO I CONTACT???

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