Shaye and Tom’s Tiny House is nothing short of spectacular. Nestled amongst the bush in West Auckland, New Zealand it fits perfectly into it’s landscape, and feels light, spacious and warm. It’s obviously a house that has been built with love.
There are not too many Tiny House’s in New Zealand, and this was our first chance to visit one that’s already being lived in and get a feel for what the space may be like in our own Tiny House.
To find out more about Shaye and Tom’s Tiny House & Earth Building Adventures, make sure you check them out here.
The trailer is the foundation of a Tiny House, so it’s important to get the design right! In this video, we talk to our custom trailer manufacturer Ian, from Munford Industries about building a Tiny House trailer in New Zealand.
If you’re starting your own Tiny House build in New Zealand, this is the first place you should head!
Bryce, Mel & The tiny house team will be at the Sustainable City Showcase and we would love for you to come down and meet us. We can talk tiny houses, you can check out the progress of our design and ask any questions you have about our off grid, tiny house project.
The Showcase is on the 17th to the 19th of October at The Cloud, Queens Wharf, Auckland. For more info check out their website.
Many ‘eco houses’ that are built today, are trying to find sustainable solutions to an unsustainable way of life. We realise that our current habits of overconsumption can only go on for so long, but instead of making changes to our own lifestyles to help find solutions, we as a society are still looking to technology.
With our Tiny House project, we feel it’s about meeting in the middle. By using some of the latest solar energy technologies, we are able to have all our needs taken care of and more, especially when we make some simple lifestyle changes that drastically reduce what we need to consume.
This week the team visits the Covi Motorhome, Caravan and Outdoor Supershow in search of inspiration and ideas for the Tiny House build.
The show is an amazing opportunity to see a lot of clever spatial designs and talk to companies that have relevant products.
We are calling out to innovative, eco-minded New Zealand Companies companies who feel they have products that could work in our Tiny House. From building materials, to fittings and appliances. Our Tiny House is being constructed in accordance with the Living Building Challenge (https://ilbi.org/lbc) which means that the materials that go into the build have to meet a strict set of criteria.
As we push forward with our tiny house build, we are finding a lot of inspiring ideas on the internet. Whenever we come across a design feature, or something that we think might work well in the house, we post it onto our Pinterest page.
As we discover new things on the internet, we are posting inspirational Tiny House ideas to our Pinterest boards. Here you will find ideas for materials, technologies and design / decorating ideas. Take a look and make sure you follow us at NZ Tiny House!