Briar Moves Into Her High Spec Professionally Built Tiny House

This off-the grid Tiny House is truly exceptional and now that Briar has moved in, it’s been transformed into a real home. When we first saw this home it was still at the workshop of boat builder Jeff Hobbs. Since then it has journeyed to it’s new spot where it sits beautifully amongst the natural setting of this small section.


The solar system is fully up and operational, generating more than enough power, but also heating water. On a sunny day, there is even enough electricity generated for Briar to run a load of washing in a normal, domestic washing machine.


The Tiny House is also set-up for Rain water collection. Currently, the water is stored in a plastic tank while a more permanent concrete tank is being installed on the property.


Inside the Tiny House has been beautifully decorated and the owner Briar has really been able to add her personal touch to this incredibly built home. The kitchen is a brilliant space to work i, and while she admits that she isn’t cooking turkey roasts every week, it’s proving to be a totally functional space for her needs.


A small Sparky Wood Stove heats the home beautifully when needed, and can also be used to give the hot water a boost when required also.

TINY HOUSE LOUNGEThe multi-functional furniture in the lounge has become a wonderful space where Briar is able to relax as well as entertain her friends and family.


Upstairs, the sleeping loft is simply beautiful, with the skylight window providing an incredible view of the stars for Briar as she lies in bed at night. The windows at both ends of the loft adds to the ability to properly ventilate the space and provide air-flow and temperature control.


Many people still struggle with the idea of a composting toilet, but for Briar, the toilet and her whole bathroom are a dream to use.


This tiny house has been a true pleasure for me to visit. I’m sure this will be a happy home for Briar for many years to come!

Posted on by Bryce Posted in Tiny House Tours

About Bryce

Bryce Langston is a New Zealand based actor, musician, filmmaker and environmentalist who has spent the past five years travelling the globe exploring the Tiny House movement as the creator and host of the popular online web series Living Big in a Tiny House

6 Responses to Briar Moves Into Her High Spec Professionally Built Tiny House

  1. Valerie

    This is a lovely home. Thanks for sharing Bryce.

  2. Karen

    Hi Bryce

    Briar’s home is one of the most beautiful tiny house spaces I’ve ever seen – I love it!

    I’m in the process of preparing for my own tiny house build and I’d really like to get in touch with Briar since her house has been a big inspiration for my design so far. Would you mind passing on my details or vice versa if she wouldn’t mind having a chat about her experience?

    Thanks again for the fantastic resource and inspiration 🙂


  3. Te Aniwia

    How inspiration is this video???? Amazing. Thanks to Briar, for her aspirations and vision, to Jeff and his team for the craftmanship and you Bryce for your passion to find and share such stories, a really inspirational movie – thanks all!!

  4. Tim Cox

    Hi Bryce,

    Its been some time since I’ve visited your site but great to see some new videos up. Regards Briar’s tiny house do you have any spec info as to length/ framing type and overall on road weight? (nosy as I have yet to weigh my own build prior to fitting out internals) Also any idea what interior cladding she used for the white walls? Is that painted ply,Gib or something else?


  5. Inga

    Wow – really awesome! As a fan of the tiny house movement it’s so great to see an inspiring resource like you have here where other tiny house owners virtually open their homes for a walk-through. I’m so impressed – it’s just so fresh and inspiring to come here and check out the latest. Thank you, and thanks to all those who share their homes and the love and passion that went into them.

    • William Lunday

      I really enjoyed the two part story on Briar’s Tiny home. I really wish the builder was available in the USA, I’d have him build me something similar here.

      I really liked all of the Off-Grid ideas and the entire whole structure and design what an awesome design and Master Craftsman.

      Best Regards,

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