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

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

 

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.

For more about our own Tiny House adventures, please subscribe to us on YouTube and visit our website at http://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com

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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