Storybook Cottage By The Sea

This fantasy cottage is guaranteed to take your breath away. Masterfully constructed, this small home which is located on the shores of Vancouver Island , British Columbia truly looks as though it belongs in a storybook. The home is affectionally named Winckler Cottage, after it's owner Bruce Winckler, although Bruce's Read more

This Couple's Natural Eco Tiny House Is a True Stunner!

This tiny house is a true head turner. Made from natural, eco friendly materials and built by Tofino couple Alan and Venita entirely as a DIY project, this impressive home is filled with very clever design elements. The exterior is clad in a mixture of weatherboards and cedar shingles which give Read more

Life In The Trees With The Treehouse Masters

There is something about the idea of a treehouse that truly captures the imagination. For builders, it's a licence to let their creativity run wild and construct something which is playful and adventurous. For years now the team at Nelson Treehouse and Supply (better known as the Treehouse Masters Read more

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

Space Saving Ideas for a Small Kitchen

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When you’ve only got a tiny amount of space to work with, the kitchen can be one of the most difficult spaces to really get right. In this article we are going to be looking at some of our favourite space saving ideas for a small kitchen.

Space Saving Kitchen

Thankfully, it really is possible to cram a lot of form and function into a very small amount of space. Like most aspects of downsized living though, the key to really doing this well is focusing on the things that you will actually use. There’s no point in having a lot of gimmicky kitchen items that that will just take up room without serving a practical purpose. Be sparing with the items that you put in your kitchen and your job will be a lot easier! Read more

DIY Tiny House Building

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DIY is a huge part of the tiny house movement, but of course it’s best to get as much help and guidance as possible. Constructing a Tiny House is certainly an achievable goal for most people, but it is good to arm yourself with the best tools and knowledge before embarking on your journey. 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.

Big-Tiny-House

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.

Micro Earthship

 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?

TINY HOUSE TRUCK

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