From Fame To Forest - Rockstar's Magical Woodland Cabin

Alban "Snoopy" Pfisterer is perhaps best known as the original drummer for the rock band Love, which rose to fame in the late 60's. After his time in the public eye, he retreated to a spectacular property in the Pacific Northwest where he was able to find privacy and Read more

This Enchanting Cabin in the Forest Will Leave You Breathless

Standing amongst the sea of green that is the forest of Olympia, this whimsical cabin appears to have fallen onto the land directly from the pages of a storybook. Built by the inspiring Jacob Witzling, a math-teacher by trade, the cabin was designed to be beautiful yet unassuming, nestling perfectly Read more

Astounding Tiny House With Downstairs Master Bedroom

At only 24 feet in length (7 meters) this tiny house has been designed to include some extremely impressive features. Built by Asheville couple Andrew and Rachel the home is designed to comfortably accomodate their small family while also being future-proofed for retirement. The exterior of the home is clad Read more

Creative Couple's Stunning Tiny House Cost Only $17k!

Built for only US$17,000 this young couple's tiny house is certainly an incredible achievement. The home, constructed by Asheville, NC couple David and Catherine, was built mostly using reclaimed or recycled materials and is filled with clever design elements to truly make the home their own. An ideal parking space for Read more

Incredible Tiny House Cafe Is A True Work Of Art

Beautiful to behold, this spectacular tiny house cafe is a remarkable specimen of skilled labour and artistic vision. Chantal and Mike are a truly dynamic duo, one with a dream of starting a boutique coffee shop and the other with a zeal for eco-tiny house building. When these unique Read more

School Bus Converted To Incredible Off-Grid Home

This school bus to tiny home conversion could easily be one of the most impressive we have seen so far. When standing inside this home, it's hard to believe that you're actually in a vehicle! That's largely thanks to some great design mixed with skilful execution of the conversion, Read more

Tiny House With Amazing Rooftop Balcony

Situated amongst the vast beauty of the Mojave Desert, the Peacock tiny house looks right at home. Built by Rob Millar of Old Hippie Design, the house is filled with unique design features including an impressive roof-top balcony! The balcony area is accessible via impressively designed stairs which hand from Read more

Fantastic Big Tiny House With Open Plan Design

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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.

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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 obtain many high quality building materials (especially windows and doors) at a great price. Read more

Floor Installation Time Lapse Video

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Hey team! It’s a really exciting time for us, as our Tiny House Build is officially underway. This weekend we were working hard with the building team from Bio Build installing our beautiful, sustainable and light weight Lawson Cypress floor from St Lukes Timber (who were even kind enough to let us use their workshop). Read more

Tiny House Radio Braking System

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In this video, Ian from Monoway Trailers talks about the SE Brake Control Unit from Trail Parts. When our tiny house is complete, it’s expected to weigh close to 3.5 metric tonnes. For that reason, the brakes on our trailer are extremely important. The Trail Parts radio braking system allows us to take control of the brakes from within the cab of the towing vehicle, adjusting the sensitivity of the trailer brakes to make sure we always have the right amount of breaking power coming from the trailer. Most importantly, because the unit is radio controlled (and doesn’t need to be hard-wired into the towing vehicle like other units) we are able to use different towing vehicles at different times. After all, those who are downsizing their house often don’t want to upsize their cars! Read more

Extraordinary 10m2 Micro Earthship

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After watching the film Garbage Warrior, kiwi couple Nathan Rushton and Jess Fitzgerald were so inspired by Earthships that they actually travelled to New Mexico to study Earthship Biotecture with pioneering architect Michael Reynolds.

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 After returning to New Zealand and finding an ideal location, the couple then began the process of designing and building a downsized version of an Earthship at their property in Raglan. Read more

Trailer Update – Brakes and Bits

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We’re back at Monoway with another update on our Tiny House Trailer! In this video, Ian talks us through the Tiny House trailer brakes, tandem suspension system and a few other clever additions!

With only a few more items to go, our trailer build will soon be complete and we’ll be getting it road registered. From there, we will be getting stuck into the build!

Both Melissa and I are incredibly excited for the build to get underway. Very shortly now we will be filming a video which will show the design that we have all been working incredibly hard on. There will be lots of exciting features and materials going into this house and we can’t wait to share it all with you.

Living Simply in a Wonderful Tiny House Truck

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Giving up the rat race and living simply in a mobile home is something that many of us have dreamed about, at least at some stage in our lives. How many still wonder what path their life would have journeyed down if they had given it a go?

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Wayne and Anita are a wonderful couple who have chosen simplicity over complexity, and freedom over debt and stress. Over six months ago, they made the decision to downsize their life and live permanently on the road in their wonderful tiny house truck. Read more

The Stunning Tiny House Earth Domes of Solscape

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Introducing the Solscape Earth Domes. These beautiful natural buildings are each less than 10 square meters, and sit overlooking the ocean, amongst the beautiful hills of Raglan, New Zealand.

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The Earth Domes were built using a technique called earth-bag construction, where sturdy sacks are filled with material such as rock, sand and clay and then compacted down. The buildings each have a ferrocement roof and are finished off with a lime plaster. Read more

New Videos Coming Soon

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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!

Thanks for staying with us!  – Bryce