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

Back To Nature Living In A Beautiful Tiny House Tent

 This family are doing things a bit differently, living a minimalist, debt free life style in a stunning tent. Zac and Katie together with their children Fox and Grizzly escaped the high stress, high cost lifestyle in Southern California and returned to Katie's family land in New Mexico where they Read more

Musician's Incredible Modern Tiny House & Mobile Music Studio

 Asha Mevlana is an incredibly talented musician who is used to a life on the road, traveling the world as an electric violinist with the Trans Siberian Orchestra. Wanting to put down some roots and have a solid home which would also suit her unique lifestyle, she chose to Read more

Architect Builds Incredible Off-The-Grid Tiny Home To Avoid High House Prices

As an architect, Doug is used to designing large and spectacular homes. When it came to his own house, he decided to do something a bit different and challenged himself with going a lot smaller and designing and building a tiny house on wheels. With the benefit of his Read more

Old Railway Carriage Converted Into Stunning Off-Grid Home

When Mandy saw the two railway carriages which sat rotting away on a property she was looking to purchase it was love at first sight. Despite their derelict state she saw their potential to be transformed into an incredible home. After 8 years of part time renovation work, the 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