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New Zealand’s Tiniest House? (On a Ute)

According to Jola Josie, a travel blogger spending the year reconnecting with her New Zealand roots and traveling among gypsies, this might just be New Zealand’s Tiniest House.


Like her own THOW, this one is built on a ute, so owner Ivan had to focus on the weight of his build, using mainly pine for the frame and cedar shingles. The reclaimed and recycled home has an itty bitty kitchen, loft bedroom and storage space (he’ll build his travelling bathroom later). He uses one solar panel to power his lights and little water pump for his sink. You can watch Jola’s full interview with Ivan below the pictures.

Get more information about Jola’s journey after the video. Enjoy!

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New Zealand’s Tiniest House? (On a Ute)

Images/Screenshots via Facebook

A porthole window from an old ship (was covered in barnacles!).

One burner and the tiniest sink I’ve ever seen!


Special pop-out in the loft for Ivan’s feet. Brilliant!

Ivan, thinking about his amazing tiny house.

Images/Screenshots via Facebook

Related: Room To Move New Zealand Solar-Powered THOW

Video: New Zealand’s Tiniest House?

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributing writer for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She is a coffee-loving wannabe homesteader who dreams of becoming self-sufficient in her own tiny home someday. Natalie currently resides in a tiny apartment with her husband, Casey, in Massachusetts.




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  • Steve of TinyQualityHomes.org May 27, 2017, 11:22 am

    Wow…this is really tiny.

  • Silver Gypsy May 27, 2017, 2:27 pm

    This is awesome! I love all of the antiques fittings he has pulled together to create this little gem; so much ambiance. It also amazing how little space we really need to live. I love the bump-out for feet at night (genius!). And I love all the attention to detail with all of the interior scalloped woodwork. It’s amazing how he has worked all of the technology in (the lights, the water pump). This gentleman has a very good sense of what “home” and self-sufficiency is all about. Kudos to this gentleman for a job very well done!

    • Bigfoot May 28, 2017, 11:13 pm

      I agree with you 100% Silver Gypsy. I really dig these personalized builds & the few pics here do not do it justice. I suggest readers check out the utube post to get a better feel for it. I can tell you did.

      • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee May 29, 2017, 2:13 pm

        Yes definitely watch the video, everyone! 🙂 That’s where the good stuff is.

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