Debt-Free Family Life in a Zero Waste, Plant Based Tiny House

This young family’s tiny house on wheels is unquestionably stunning. The cottage style home has been constructed to take full advantage of the incredible surrounding area and capitalise on the hot Australian weather by opening up the home to the garden for year-round outdoor living.

The house itself is parked on Mark’s parents property while the couple now save for land of their own. Thankfully, that means the young couple are also able to benefit from the wonderful vegetable gardens planted and looked after by Mark’s mum, an avid gardener.

The couple have cleverly built a covered deck on the sunny side of the home allowing them outdoor living area. The deck was constructed using old tomato stakes and has been designed so that it can be packed up and moved with the home at a later date.

Inside the home is wonderfully open and light. There is a lounge area with day-bed, a fully featured kitchen, washing machine, bathroom, sleeping loft and down the far end of the home even a nursery for their new-born baby.

As a chef, Mark loves to cook and so the kitchen was important. The kitchen, like everything in the home follows principles of zero waste which means there are no single-use plastics to be found. Debt-free tiny house living has also allowed the couple to explore business ventures including a pop-up plant based restaurant.

The sleeping loft has been extended in length to provide more storage space and make movement around the bed easier.  Windows either side of the loft ensure that the space is well ventilated and can remain cool on a hot Australian summer night.

The tiny home is already proving to be a wonderful family home for this young family. Mark and Joanna have accomplished a huge feat, constructing this home for themselves in 3 months and with a budget of around AU$50,000. Be sure to watch the full video tour above to learn more about this spectacular tiny house on wheels!

Posted on by Bryce Posted in Tiny House Tours

About Bryce

I'm a film-maker with a passion for small space design, permaculture, and downsized, eco-friendly living. Join me on my travels as I meet people from all over the globe who are living big lives in wonderful tiny houses!

5 Responses to Debt-Free Family Life in a Zero Waste, Plant Based Tiny House

  1. Sybil Juzwiak Doyle

    Thanks for sharing your lifestyle and home!!! We live very similarly in a big house (cloth nappies, wipes, bulk food etc) and would love to scale down.One day…maybe we need to start by designing our own tiny home first.

    love the composting toilet!did you get it as a kit somewhere or build it yourself?Look forward to an update as your little Alba starts crawling 😉

  2. Miguel

    Quite a functional and interesting house, even more interesting couple! Would you happen to know the size of this tiny house, Bryce? I’m working in designing my own and am looking at different options for the size trailer we want.

  3. Luis Carvajal

    Congratulations to you both, what an incredible house, I love it well done well done, I am looking forward to build my very own tinny house. I notice a small cooking device in the kitchen that looks like one of those soup/rice slow cooking, can you tell me the brand? thank you guys

    • Kathryn Jansen

      Luis, that is a Thermomix, an all in one cooking appliance that cooks, steams, whips, blends, purees, stirs etc. Ideal for a tiny house as they are so multifunctional.

    • Sybil Juzwiak Doyle

      Hi Luis, that’s a thermomix, costs about $2000 new, awesome engine, amazing machine. Does everything! You probably wouldn’t need a stove top or saucepans if you have one of those.

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