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

Exquisitely Handcrafted Eco Tiny House

When you first walk into this home, it's hard not to be taken aback by its striking beauty. It's not often you come across a tiny house, or indeed any house for that matter that has been finished to such an incredibly high standard. Perhaps even rivalling the homes Read more

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

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.

The Big Tiny by Dee Williams – Book Review & Contest

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When I was asked to review The Big Tiny by Dee Williams, I jumped at the chance! Dee has been a huge inspiration for me on my own tiny house journey and so I was only too happy to have a read of her book.

Of course I was not at all disappointed, Dee is wonderfully charming, funny and completely honest in recounting her experience of building and living in a tiny house.

You can pick up a copy of The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir by clicking this link.

We are giving away a copy of her book this week, so head over to our Facebook page, like and share this video to be in-to-win.

The winner will be drawn on the 29th of April 2014 and posted on Facebook.

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Incredible DIY Tree House in Kauri Forest

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Nestled in the trunks of a wonderful old Kauri Forest in New Zealand, this DIY Tree House is an absolute delight. The whole house is made from three small rooms (each under 9 square meters) that are all individually suspended in the trees.

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Although these tree houses are still under construction, the care and attention that is going into this build is evident and it is easy to imagine just how stunning they will be when completed. Read more

Cedric: The Tiny House with Two Sleeping Lofts

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Located in the Auckland (New Zealand) suburb of Glen Eden, Cedric is a charming Tiny House who in a previous life was actually a house truck. The space has been wonderfully converted into a very functional living area with kitchen, bathroom and a lovely lounge.

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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.

If you’re not already following us on Facebook, make sure you connect with us to keep up-to-date with the latest progress! Lots more exciting things to come!

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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 Off-Grid Tiny House Moves To New Property

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Last week Brett Sutherland’s Tiny House made the journey from Hamilton to it’s new home at Bethells Beach on the west coast of Auckland.

We caught up with Brett to see how he was settling in to his new Tiny House, find out more about the land he is now living on and to celebrate the completion of the house with his friends and family.

See the full video tour of Brett’s Tiny House here. 

These were narrow, windy roads, but the Tiny House handled them with ease.

These were narrow, windy roads, but the Tiny House handled them with ease.

Not a bad view on arrival.

Not a bad view on arrival.