A Dream Life On The Water In An Amazing House Boat

So many of us aspire to own a home close to the water and it doesn't get any closer than this! Inspired by the incredible float homes of British Columbia, this house boat in Auckland, New Zealand really is a dream home on the water! Several years ago, Rasa Read more

This Tiny House Is Actually A Submarine!

In this weeks episode we visit an incredible tiny house which has been constructed out of an old grain silo and transformed into a whimsical yellow submarine themed dwelling. For those who love super creative projects, this is a must see video! There is no end to human creativity. Read more

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

All About Tiny House Trailers

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The trailer is the foundation of a Tiny House, so it’s important to get the design right! In this video, we talk to our custom trailer manufacturer Ian, from Munford Industries about building a Tiny House trailer in New Zealand.

If you’re starting your own Tiny House build in New Zealand, this is the first place you should head!

Come and visit us at the Sustainable City Showcase!

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Bryce, Mel & The tiny house team will be at the Sustainable City Showcase and we would love for you to come down and meet us. We can talk tiny houses, you can check out the progress of our design and ask any questions you have about our off grid, tiny house project.

The Showcase is on the 17th to the 19th of October at The Cloud, Queens Wharf, Auckland. For more info check out their website.

Meeting in the Middle

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Many ‘eco houses’ that are built today, are trying to find sustainable solutions to an unsustainable way of life. We realise that our current habits of overconsumption can only go on for so long, but instead of making changes to our own lifestyles to help find solutions, we as a society are still looking to technology.

With our Tiny House project, we feel it’s about meeting in the middle. By using some of the latest solar energy technologies, we are able to have all our needs taken care of and more, especially when we make some simple lifestyle changes that drastically reduce what we need to consume.

Tiny House Team Hit The RV Supershow

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This week the team visits the Covi Motorhome, Caravan and Outdoor Supershow in search of inspiration and ideas for the Tiny House build.

The show is an amazing opportunity to see a lot of clever spatial designs and talk to companies that have relevant products.

Calling Innovative NZ Companies!

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We are calling out to innovative, eco-minded New Zealand Companies companies who feel they have products that could work in our Tiny House. From building materials, to fittings and appliances. Our Tiny House is being constructed in accordance with the Living Building Challenge (https://ilbi.org/lbc) which means that the materials that go into the build have to meet a strict set of criteria.

Our Tiny House Inspiration

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As we push forward with our tiny house build, we are finding a lot of inspiring ideas on the internet. Whenever we come across a design feature, or something that we think might work well in the house, we post it onto our Pinterest page.

Follow Our Tiny House Project On Pinterest

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As we discover new things on the internet, we are posting inspirational Tiny House ideas to our Pinterest boards. Here you will find ideas for materials, technologies and design / decorating ideas. Take a look and make sure you follow us at NZ Tiny House!

Johann Bernhardt Talks Tiny Houses

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Johann Bernhardt is the director of Bernhardt Architecture Ltd. He lectures on sustainable design and building at the University of Auckland, runs the Auckland office of the Building Biology and Ecology Institute and is the author of the book ‘A Deeper Shade of Green – Sustainable Urban Development, Building and Architecture in New Zealand’.

Johann leads our Tiny House design team, and in this video talks about minimalism, the Tiny House movement, why it appeals to him, and why the Tiny Houses may represent a valid solution for the future of building in New Zealand.