Top 5 Tiny Homes of 2017

What an amazing year 2017 has been! We have travelled all over the globe visiting some truly incredible tiny homes. To kick start 2018, we want to look back over the last year and our top 5 tiny house tours. Be sure to let me know what your favourite tour of the year was!

#5: Off-Grid Tiny House Paradise With Geodesic Dome Greenhouse

Built by Nelson Tiny Homes in British Columbia, this is the ultimate tiny house off grid paradise. Situated on 380 acres of spectacular lake-front property with private hot-springs and abundant wildlife, the land will eventually be home to a fully functioning off-the-grid, solar powered community of tiny homes which will be placed amongst a network of geodesic dome greenhouses growing organic food.

#4: Life In The Trees With The Treehouse Masters

Who wouldn’t want to live in an amazing home in the trees? The Treehouse Masters have risen to international fame for their incredible homes nestled amongst the trees. In this episode, we travel to Seattle, Washington to meet Nelson Treehouse and Supply, and visit one of their outstanding treehouse creations.

#3: Enchanting Cabin In The Forest

This spectacular cabin is like nothing you have seen before. Hidden amongst the towering trees of the Olympic rainforest, this enchanting and whimsical cabin is guaranteed to take your breath away. Built by Jacob Witzling, this cabin is not only a home, it’s also a work of art. Sustainably constructed from reclaimed and salvaged materials, this tiny house fits in perfectly to its forest surroundings, almost as if it’s come to life directly from a storybook.

#2: School Bus Converted To Incredible Off-Grid Home

This family is hitting the road and doing it in style! They have converted a simple school bus into an unbelievably comfortable home. The entire bus is designed to be off-the-gird giving them perfect freedom to roam wherever they choose.

#1: Breathtakingly Beautiful Japanese Tiny House on Wheels

It’s possible that this is one of the smallest homes that we have visited on the show so far and yet without doubt it is one of the most spectacular in it’s design. Japan is a country already world-famous for it’s small space designs, and so it should come as no surprise that when Japanese master-craftsman Tagami Haruhiko turned his attention towards the tiny house movement, amazing things would happen.

So there you have it! Our favourite 5 tiny houses of 2017. 2018 promises to be another amazing year, so be sure to subscribe to us on YouTube to make sure you don’t miss any of this years tours. My new years resolution for 2018 is to begin the transition into a zero waste lifestyle. I feel that tiny house living and zero waste go hand in hand as both aim to reduce consumption and live on the earth with a smaller footprint. I’ve started a new website, simple zero waste, where I will post up resources and tools for zero waste living that I discover along the way.

I wish you all an amazing 2018! Happy New Year! 


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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

7 Responses to Top 5 Tiny Homes of 2017

  1. Luis Carvajal

    Hi Bryce I wonder if it is possible to list the States and towns in the US that allow this type of houses to be build not to be on the road but in a piece of land, thank you, great website with incredible info, million thanks…Gracias

  2. Luis Carvajal

    Love the house but the pizza oven…is a must, great idea…..congratulations lovely sweet home

  3. Amy Branch

    Even though most of these homes are very attractive at first glance, they do not address one of the biggest problems to living in a tiny home. That being having to crawl around or climb a ladder to get into bed. Something that would have to be done every night. I’m an adult over 60 years old and would never consider buying a tiny home unless that problem is addressed, no matter how cute the fixtures are!! I just can’t tolerate the crawling around just to get into be every night at my age. I’ve been to many local trade shows for tiny homes and to my knowledge no one has adequately addressed this problem.

    Here’s to hoping this problem gets addressed in the near future! I would love to own a tiny home to reduce my costs in retirement and simplify my life.

    • Bryce

      Many of the homes that we feature don’t require a ladder to get into bed. Downstairs bedrooms are becoming common in tiny homes, especially as more retirees join the movement.

  4. Lisa

    Hi Bryce! What a great top 5 for 2017! I’m a huge fan of your tiny house tours and always love seeing the creativity and resourcefulness that has been put into them by the owners.

    I also heard you are coming to Brisbane at the end of this month but it seems the venue is yet to be confirmed. Any update on this or do you know when it might be confirmed?
    I’m really hoping to come and see the presentation if it’s close enough to where I live.

    • Bryce

      Hey there. I’m not organising the event so unfortunately I’m still waiting to know the venue too! Hopefully I’ll know soon and the event page will be updated. 🙂

      • Lisa

        Thanks Bryce 🙂 I’ll keep checking the Facebook event page. Really looking forward to attending. Thanks for coming to visit Brisbane!

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