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Custom Tiny House Built for Comfortable Full-Time Living

This is a custom solar-powered tiny house on wheels with a built-in deck designed and built by Jeff Hobbs, a boat builder and cabinet maker, for his client in New Zealand.

From the outside, you’ll see it has a built-in shed with utilities, outdoor housing for a washer/dryer, wrap-around deck, roof mounted solar panels, and more.

When you go inside, you’ll find a living area with a couch that converts into a bed, reclaimed wood flooring, floating staircase to the sleeping loft, full kitchen, bathroom, fireplace, workspace, and more. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!

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Video: Super High Spec Professionally Built Tiny House

Learn more: http://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/high-spec-tiny-house/


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  • Rhonwyn Jennings January 27, 2016, 5:49 pm

    My new favorite TH. Beautiful in every way.

  • Michael January 27, 2016, 6:02 pm

    It seems to me really designed and built for off grid living.
    Great ideas and plenty of amazing details. Putting a lift up bed instead of loft would reduce the overall height and provide more headroom at bath and kitchen area. SIP’s are great wondering how heavy it is. Well done.

    • Elaine January 27, 2016, 11:43 pm

      What is an SIP?

      • Michael January 28, 2016, 12:39 am

        Elaine, its a structural integrated panel. A foam core is covered by another material like wood, fiberglas or metal. These are glued together under pressure and they form a rigid very solid wall/floor/roof. Some re-enforcement may be integrated but they don’t need a framing. Openings can be cut every there.
        Light weight and fast to build.

        • Eric January 28, 2016, 3:55 am

          Actually, where we are (New Zealand yay!!!), and on other overseas sites, SIP stands for Structural Insulated Panel. see: http://www.sips.org/about/what-are-sips/

        • Elaine January 28, 2016, 9:39 am

          Cool! Thanks! (obviously I hadn’t watched the video…)

    • sc January 30, 2016, 3:49 pm

      How many people really want to have to lift a bed up all the time? How many folks really want to bother re-converting stuff they use everyday. There are of course people like you who dont mind, but stuff i use everyday I dont want to have to reconvert. murphy beds are nice for occasional guests. I am willing to bed most folks will just leave the bed down. Also not having a loft you would miss the wonder views.

  • Lauren January 27, 2016, 9:00 pm

    Beautiful craftsmanship and layout. Love the couch area, looks really comfortable. The woodwork is really well done. Love it. Very well thought out. Have also been looking at SIPs. Would like to know the weight of this tiny house.

  • Carol Perry January 28, 2016, 9:07 am

    Just love this tiny house! I love all the storage and woodwork! It’s really designed so nice.

  • Janice January 28, 2016, 10:00 am

    I love the idea of putting the washing machine outside in the tool shed area out back. It give just that more space to the inside. It’s just perfect for her. I’d need a larger fridge and sink, but that’s just me. I also liked the fact that the builder acknowledged that at some point it would probably be a good idea to put some sort of barrier between the stairs and the stove pipe for safety purposes. It’s really, really wonderful. Enjoy your new home!

  • Sharee January 28, 2016, 7:11 pm

    Loved the sheep roaming about outside.

  • alice h January 28, 2016, 9:44 pm

    Looks very comfy and livable. For people worried about getting large enough sinks in tiny houses, think of it more as a funnel for water going into your greywater system from however large a basin, stainless steel bowl, tub or whatever other multi-purpose washing container you use. I use two large stainless steel bowls for a “double sink”. I can do dishes outside on the deck in nice weather if I feel like it and my counter space stays unbroken when the bowls are nested and tucked away. A small sink actually presents more opportunities, not less.

  • Theo January 29, 2016, 4:29 pm

    Nice woodwork. And the loft looks like a person can actually stand in it. Steps however absolutetly suck.

  • Rue January 30, 2016, 10:16 am

    Beautiful fit and finish on this one, from the gracefully turning steps, to the little desk tucked into the seating area, to the kitchen and bathroom.

  • Crissie January 31, 2016, 7:42 pm

    I just love this! Those stairs r the most awesome I’ve seen in a tiny house. The whole thing is very clever and well thought out, this is definately one of my favorites! Great job!

  • Eric February 16, 2016, 9:24 pm

    @ Eugene Wilson: re: what is a weta.


    …and no, no where near as big as it looks in the picture. Generally. 70 different species in the Anostostomatidae and Rhaphidophoridae families.

  • Saturday Sportsman February 16, 2016, 10:28 pm

    What is that kitchen sink made out of? Looks neat.

  • Sharon Markiel April 20, 2016, 5:51 pm

    The couch in the above picture seems more like two long skinny bench/boxes with narrow cushions. There is no reason to build tiny houses without normal, comfortable furniture. There are designs which include closets, not by pulling up floor boards or stairs to store your clothes and other belongings. Unless the idea of a tiny house is to cram everything you own into something less than 300 sq. ft.

  • Nanny M July 3, 2016, 5:33 pm

    Very beautiful artistry.

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