This Dream Tiny House Is A Total Game Changer

This stunning tiny house on wheels is packed full of absolutely game changing design! There is a saying in architecture that you should build your first home for your enemy, the second for your friend and the third for yourself. Good design takes time and practice to get things Read more

Top Storage Ideas For Tiny Houses

This week, we take a look back over some of our past episodes to highlight some of the best storage ideas for tiny homes. Even if you're a minimalist, you still need some stuff! When designing a tiny house, it's essential that you build in enough storage space so Read more

Incredible BIG Modern Tiny House With Amazing Storage

This stunning Hampton-style tiny house on wheels in Queensland, Australia is absolutely packed full of super clever design ideas! At 12 meters (39ft) in length, this home on wheels is big as far as tiny homes go and each and every inch of the home has been ingeniously utilised Read more

Stunning Modern Tiny House In Queensland

Stunningly constructed and packed full of brilliant small space design ideas, this modern tiny house on wheels situated in Queensland, Australia is definitely one that you're going to want to check out! Amy and Greg discovered the tiny house movement online and quickly fell in love with the idea of Read more

Tiny House Life in Lockdown 🔒

It's crazy times around the globe as the world goes into lockdown in an attempt to stop the spread of Covid-19. In this video, we check in with some of our tiny house family around the globe to see how they are dealing with life in a tiny house Read more

Stunning Modern, Minimalist Tiny House

Stylish, modern and ultra minimal, this beautiful, architecturally designed tiny house is sure to impress. From is all-black metal exterior to it's minimalist plywood interior, this solar-powered home is one you are definitely going to want to check out! Kelly has spent a lot of time hiking, and her main Read more

Pro-Gamer Builds Epic Tiny House With Crazy Computer Set-up

One of the reasons that I've always loved tiny houses is that they can really open up options for following passions in life. Reduced living costs can free up money and time resources in order to follow hobbies and even alternative career paths. In this weeks episode, we meet Read more

Mind-Blowing Ultra-Compact Eco Tiny House

This mind blowing tiny house on wheels is without a doubt one of the most clever designs we have seen on the show so far! In this episode, we explore the homes of Cahute in France, where builder Thomas is constructing beautiful, ultra-compact and eco friendly tiny houses on Read more

Woman Builds £1000 Tiny Earthen Home To Live Close To Nature In Welsh Woods

 In this weeks episode, we venture into the wild woods of Wales to meet a remarkable woman who lives close to nature, in an earthen home which she constructed herself for only £1000. Here, she lives without electricity, running water, the internet or even a telephone, yet insists that Read more

17 Year Old Builds Tiny House For Only £6,000!

Amazingly, Tom was only 17 years old when he bought a trailer and began construction of his very own tiny house on wheels. He had just began a building apprenticeship and set about taking the skills he was learning on the job and applying them to the construction of Read more

Weatherboard Installation Part 2 – Corner Boxes

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Once all of your weatherboards have been installed, it’s time to look finishing off the corners nicely. There are a number of ways of doing this, but in our case we are using corner boxes. Abodo do supply ready made corner boxes, but as we have 45° corners, we need to make those ourselves. To keep all the boxes uniform, it means we have to make all of our own corners.

In this video, Jacob Drayton from BioBuild shows us how to make and install the corner boxes.

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How To Install Window Head Flashings

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In this video Alan from BioBuild Ltd shows us how to install the window head flashing. Read more

Where To Park A Tiny House

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With our Tiny House approaching completion, we have started looking into potential house sites. In our case there are a few criteria that the site needs to meet.  Read more

Weatherboard Installation Part 2 – Joins

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In an ideal situation, you’ll be able to find weatherboards that are able to span the length of your house which means you don’t need to worry about joining them. In most cases though, that’s not possible. Our weatherboards come in lengths of 4.5 meters, which means we will be needing joins in our longer sections.

In this video, Jacob Drayton from BioBuild takes us through the process of joining weatherboards.

Remember, there are many different kinds of weatherboards out there, all with different profiles and requirements. Make sure you get advice from the manufacturer as to how to correctly join the type that you have.

Weatherboard Installation Part 1 – Overview

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It’s time to put some weatherboards on our house! In this video, Alan Drayton from BioBuild Ltd talks us through the process of installing the weatherboards for our Tiny House. This process is one of the most fantastic transformations, as it really begins to resemble a home.

There are many ways of installing weatherboards, and there are many weatherboard systems as Alan explains. The system that we are using is the Elements Vulcan + Cladding system from Abodo. This is a renewable alternative to Cedar cladding and it’s made locally in New Zealand form FSC certified Pine. Read more

City Living In A Pop Top Camper

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With house prices in Auckland City (New Zealand) going through the roof, 22 year old Lily Kemp decided to get a bit creative in order to escape the rent trap. For her, inspiration struck in the form of a vintage pop-top camper which she found on TradeMe (similar to ebay) for only $1,000.  Read more

Our Tiny House Build – Progress To Date

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When we first started down the path of building a tiny house, I thought that because of the small size of the house it would be a quick and simple job. After all, how long could it take to build a 15 square meter (161ft²) home? How complicated could it be? After our first few design meetings with our architect Johann and designer Eddie,  I already began to realise just how tricky it was going to be (especially trying to stay as close as possible to the living building challenge), how much research would be involved (with the best, eco-friendly materials to use that will also keep us underweight) and then how much time it would take to actually go through all the stages of construction. After all everything that you need to consider when constructing a full size house needs to be take into consideration in a tiny house build and more.

You still need a bathroom with all features, a functional kitchen, living room, entertainment, bedroom, joinery, plumbing, wiring – and then because it’s a tiny house you also need to look at trailer, tires, brakes system. We’re off the grid, so water collection, tanks, fireplace, composting toilet, solar panels, water heater, wetback, charge controller and batteries have all needed to be extensively researched and chosen also. All in all, what I thought would be a very simple project, very quickly got very complicated. Add to that the fact that we have also been filming the whole process, and wow – what a journey! Read more

Tiny House Solar Hot Water Installation (Part 1)

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Our solar system is being installed on the Tiny House! In this video, we meet the team from Solar Group and watch the first part of our solar install.

Because the roof of our Tiny House is so small, we needed a custom solution so both the hot water tank and the solar panel could fit on the roof. Thankfully, Roy and the team from Solar Group were up to the challenge! Read more