Our Urban Tiny House In New Zealand

This week I am so excited to be able to share something really special with you all. A full video tour of our very own tiny house on wheels in New Zealand. For those who have been following my journey from the very beginning, you’ve been waiting a very Read more

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

Trailer Update – Brakes and Bits

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We’re back at Monoway with another update on our Tiny House Trailer! In this video, Ian talks us through the Tiny House trailer brakes, tandem suspension system and a few other clever additions!

With only a few more items to go, our trailer build will soon be complete and we’ll be getting it road registered. From there, we will be getting stuck into the build!

Both Melissa and I are incredibly excited for the build to get underway. Very shortly now we will be filming a video which will show the design that we have all been working incredibly hard on. There will be lots of exciting features and materials going into this house and we can’t wait to share it all with you.

Living Simply in a Wonderful Tiny House Truck

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Giving up the rat race and living simply in a mobile home is something that many of us have dreamed about, at least at some stage in our lives. How many still wonder what path their life would have journeyed down if they had given it a go?

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Wayne and Anita are a wonderful couple who have chosen simplicity over complexity, and freedom over debt and stress. Over six months ago, they made the decision to downsize their life and live permanently on the road in their wonderful tiny house truck. Read more

The Stunning Tiny House Earth Domes of Solscape

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Introducing the Solscape Earth Domes. These beautiful natural buildings are each less than 10 square meters, and sit overlooking the ocean, amongst the beautiful hills of Raglan, New Zealand.

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The Earth Domes were built using a technique called earth-bag construction, where sturdy sacks are filled with material such as rock, sand and clay and then compacted down. The buildings each have a ferrocement roof and are finished off with a lime plaster. Read more

New Videos Coming Soon

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Over the past few weeks, Mel and I have been flat out working on another really exciting project. We’ve been out of Auckland, in the wild and even filming with helicopters, which has been a fantastic experience!

We haven’t been able to film any updates recently, but we are back now and in full swing of filming. We’ve got some of our house updates coming up, and have also lined up some amazing new tiny house tours! These next few months will be very exciting!

Thanks for staying with us!  – Bryce

 

Tiny House Trailer Build Update: Galvanizing

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Steel is used in the construction of our Tiny House trailer due to its inherent strength, however as a metal it is susceptible to rust when left unprotected in the elements. Naturally, as the trailer is the foundation of a Tiny House, it’s important that it doesn’t rust out form under you!

Galvanizing is a process where a protective zinc coating is added to the steel to prevent rusting. It provides much more protection than simply painting the steel, as it actually bonds to the surface, changing the metallurgy. Perhaps even more importantly, it coats the inside of box sections, meaning that the entire Tiny House trailer is protected, and won’t rust from the inside out.

Unfortunately, we were unable to accompany our Tiny House trailer to Perry Metal Protection in Hamilton (where they have the largest hot-dip tank in the country and the only one that is able to fit our trailer), but the good folks at Perry Metal Protection in Auckland gave us a great tour of their facility and showed us how everything works.

To find out more about Galvanizing, visit Perry Metal Protection.

For more information about Tiny House Trailers check out Monoway Trailers.

The Big Tiny by Dee Williams – Book Review & Contest

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When I was asked to review The Big Tiny by Dee Williams, I jumped at the chance! Dee has been a huge inspiration for me on my own tiny house journey and so I was only too happy to have a read of her book.

Of course I was not at all disappointed, Dee is wonderfully charming, funny and completely honest in recounting her experience of building and living in a tiny house.

You can pick up a copy of The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir by clicking this link.

We are giving away a copy of her book this week, so head over to our Facebook page, like and share this video to be in-to-win.

The winner will be drawn on the 29th of April 2014 and posted on Facebook.

For more about our own Tiny House adventures, please subscribe to us on YouTube and visit our website at https://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com

Incredible DIY Tree House in Kauri Forest

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Nestled in the trunks of a wonderful old Kauri Forest in New Zealand, this DIY Tree House is an absolute delight. The whole house is made from three small rooms (each under 9 square meters) that are all individually suspended in the trees.

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Although these tree houses are still under construction, the care and attention that is going into this build is evident and it is easy to imagine just how stunning they will be when completed. Read more

Cedric: The Tiny House with Two Sleeping Lofts

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Located in the Auckland (New Zealand) suburb of Glen Eden, Cedric is a charming Tiny House who in a previous life was actually a house truck. The space has been wonderfully converted into a very functional living area with kitchen, bathroom and a lovely lounge.

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