Tiny Home Built With 80% Recycled Materials

Every now and then you come across a real Tiny House gem. Such is the case with the home of Cori and Patrick, who have constructed their wonderful Tiny Home on wheels almost entirely from recycled materials. The couple moved from the United States to New Zealand several years ago. Big fans of the Tiny House movement, they set about constructing their very own home on wheels to begin their new life together.

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The construction industry is one of the most wasteful in the world. In fact, here in New Zealand roughly half of the waste that goes to landfill comes from the construction industry. Patrick (who works in construction) was able to find many of the materials that went into his Tiny House in skips on job sites that he was working on.

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Inside, the Tiny House has an wonderful eclectic feel. It’s quite obviously pieced together from objects that were all salvaged and given a new life, but they are all put together in a way that really works well for the space.

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The interior of the home is largely dominated by the fantastic and very functional stainless steel kitchen. Extra warmth is brought into the home by a Sparky wood stove which will allow the couple to weather the cold Christchurch winters.

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A skylight allows natural light to stream into the house and really helps to add a feeling of greater spaciousness. Lofts at both ends also add to the homes impressive amount of storage.

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Currently, Cori and Patrick are hard at work to finish their wonderful Tiny House on wheels. I look forward to catching up with them again in to see how they are getting on with downsized living.

You can follow the couples journey on their blog.




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 who are living big lives in wonderful small spaces and follow along as I build my very own Tiny House on wheels.

5 Responses to Tiny Home Built With 80% Recycled Materials

  1. Norris Coleman

    Congratulation on you accomplishment. I always like the idea of the bedroom on the main floor. The Hideway is a great idea.

  2. Kat Harmeyer

    m looking for someone to build my TH just need a place to put it……..I like the bed under the kitchen feature its either that or steps for me -no ladders

  3. Patty Yoder

    I am looking for someone to help me to build a tiny house.Please email.

  4. Jane

    I really enjoyed this video and seeing what’s possible. What a very creative couple – with so many good ideas. The only idea I think will be challenging is the bed – climbing over it to go to the bathroom or kitchen.

    • Jess

      The bed just goes under the floor.

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