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

Floor Installation Time Lapse Video

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Hey team! It’s a really exciting time for us, as our Tiny House Build is officially underway. This weekend we were working hard with the building team from Bio Build installing our beautiful, sustainable and light weight Lawson Cypress floor from St Lukes Timber (who were even kind enough to let us use their workshop). Read more

Tiny House Radio Braking System

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In this video, Ian from Monoway Trailers talks about the SE Brake Control Unit from Trail Parts. When our tiny house is complete, it’s expected to weigh close to 3.5 metric tonnes. For that reason, the brakes on our trailer are extremely important. The Trail Parts radio braking system allows us to take control of the brakes from within the cab of the towing vehicle, adjusting the sensitivity of the trailer brakes to make sure we always have the right amount of breaking power coming from the trailer. Most importantly, because the unit is radio controlled (and doesn’t need to be hard-wired into the towing vehicle like other units) we are able to use different towing vehicles at different times. After all, those who are downsizing their house often don’t want to upsize their cars! Read more

Extraordinary 10m2 Micro Earthship

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After watching the film Garbage Warrior, kiwi couple Nathan Rushton and Jess Fitzgerald were so inspired by Earthships that they actually travelled to New Mexico to study Earthship Biotecture with pioneering architect Michael Reynolds.

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 After returning to New Zealand and finding an ideal location, the couple then began the process of designing and building a downsized version of an Earthship at their property in Raglan. 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.