Architect’s Micro Studio Apartment

This week, we travel to Melbourne to visit the incredible micro apartment of architect Douglas Wan. Originally constructed in the 1950’s, the apartment was originally intended as nursers quarters. Its now been completely reimagined for modern living and transformed into a stylish and exceptionally clever micro studio apartment. At just Read more

Luxury Modern Small Home Built In Suburban Backyard

Hidden away in the backyard of a suburban Sydney neighbourhood is a wonderful small family home. At only 31.5 square meters (340 square feet) this house is truly tiny, in fact, it’s smaller than the swimming pool. Thanks to some fantastic small space design however, the downsized house is Read more

This Ultra Modern Tiny House Will Blow Your Mind

 Matt and Lisa’s tiny home on wheels is quite something to behold. Jet black with hints of cedar trim, this modern tiny house has a lot going for it. Amazingly, this tiny house began it’s life with a simple match on a dating app which united two souls, one Read more

Incredible Shipping Container Home By The Sea Is A Small Space Marvel

After traveling many vast and open oceans a 40ft shipping container landed on the shores of New Zealand in what was to be it’s final voyage. There, it was purchased by a young couple with a grand vision of converting it into a spectacular home. While the container’s travels Read more

Super Cool DIY Tiny House With HUGE Movie Theatre Loft

 If you’re a fan of a good movie, or relaxing in front of the television then this could potentially be the ideal tiny house for you. Packed full of clever design features, this home on wheels even has an incredible movie theatre loft, creating the perfect space lie back, Read more

3 x 20ft Shipping Containers Turn Into Amazing Compact Home

 I’m always absolutely amazed at how a shipping container, a cold, hard, metal box can be transformed into an incredibly warm and welcoming home. This stunning house in Victoria, Australia is a perfect example of that, with three 20 ft shipping containers being joined together to create an amazing, Read more

Woman's Dream Tiny House Even Has A Walk-In Wardrobe

Dolly's Tiny House is absolutely incredible. While it may look a bit like a giant dollhouse, this wonderfully designed home is no toy. At 7.2 by 2.4 meters (23 x 8ft) this home on wheels fits a whole lot of house and is possibly one of the best designed Read more

Incredible Small Off-Grid Earthship Home

This week we travel to Adelaide, Australia to visit a truly remarkable off-the-grid marvel in the form of an Earthship home. If you're wondering what an Earthship is, you're probably not alone, although in recent years they are becoming more popular and are popping up all over the globe! An Read more

Jay Shafer's Stunning $5,000 Tiny House

Jay Shafer is the Godfather of the modern tiny house movement. I say the modern movement, because for the vast majority of human history, we have lived in small, simple shelters. It was almost 20 years ago that Jay designed and built his first 90 square foot (8m2) tiny Read more

Solo Mother With Teenage Daughter Builds Amazing Tiny House

As a solo parent, life can be a bit of a challenge. The skyrocketing cost of housing in cities such as Sacramento, California certainly doesn’t help make things any easier. One solo mother decided to do things a bit differently though, and managed to get out of the rent Read more

Installing Purlins on the Tiny House

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Purlins are horizontal support members that sit on top of the rafters. The roofing material is then fixed onto the purlins. In this video, Alan from Bio Build Ltd shows us the process behind fastening the purlins to the steel rafters of our Tiny House.

For this job we are using wooden (lawson cypress) purlins that measure 45x70mm. We chosen wooden purlins to assist in adding a thermal barrier between the roof and the steel. Lawson Cypress is sustainably grown here in New Zealand. It’s a very lightweight wood with a high tensile strength which makes it perfect for use in a Tiny House. Our Lawson Cypress is sourced from St. Lukes Timber. Read more

Moving Our Tiny House To The Build Site

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It’s time to move the Tiny House! The team at FRAMECAD have done an incredible job with steel framing the Tiny House. We have got the tick of approval from the engineer and that means it’s time to hit the road and move the house to the build site to begin roofing and cladding.

Our builder, Alan from Bio Build, has a truck which is perfectly suited to towing the house and expertly navigated the streets to bring the Tiny House safely to it’s new home. Read more

Steel Framing With FRAMECAD: Connections

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Securing the Tiny House to the trailer is one of the most vital elements to get right. In this video we show how our tiny house is secured to the trailer and also take a look at the various screws and connections that FRAMECAD have used to make sure our Tiny House is ready for whatever the road and the elements will throw at it! Read more

Steel Framing With FRAMECAD: Erecting the Frame

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It’s time for the steel frame of our Tiny House to be erected and attached to the trailer! In this video, the amazing team at FRAMECAD show us just how efficient steel framing can be, as we watch the whole house frame go up in a matter of hours! Read more

Steel Framing With FRAMECAD

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We found that steel framing was most suitable for our Tiny House build. There are a lot of benefits to framing with steel, most important to the construction of a house on wheels of course is the fact it is very light weight.

The team at FRAMECAD have been brilliant and have helped us every step of the way with the framing. They have taken our drawings, worked out all the framing detail and also the engineering to make sure that it’s a safe and stable structure. Read more

Tiny House Floor Installation (Part 2)

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With the floor now securely in place on the trailer, it’s time to get it looking good! In this video we show how to plug the holes in the trailer that have been left by the screws and then how to sand and oil the floor. If you have missed the first video of our floor installation, you can check that out here.

Floor Install Before & After

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Tiny House Floor Installation (Part 1)

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In this video we show you step-by-step how to install a tongue and groove floor directly onto a Tiny House trailer. We’re incredibly lucky to have master builder Alan Drayton and his team from Bio Build Ltd helping us on our build and giving us their expert advice. 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