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Andy and Amber from Bus Life NZ built this stunning DIY off grid bus conversion to live and travel full-time in New Zealand with their two young kids.

Young Family Hits the Road in a DIY Bus Conversion!


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Just when I think I’ve seen it all! This is a Tiny Castle on Wheels, built by Justin and Jola.

When travelling, the turrets of the home fold in, making the housetruck look more or less “normal.” But as soon as they arrive at their destination, the couple opens up the house and you see a striking medieval castle. No way!

Jola works with her twin as an acrobat in New Zealand, and I’m certainly jealous of her castle home. Watch the video tour posted below with Living Big in a Tiny House and check out this post for more details.

Related: Room To Move New Zealand Solar-Powered THOW

New Zealand Acrobat Lives in Castle on Wheels

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This is a Room to Move home in New Zealand.


It’s a super solar-powered house built from SIPs. New Atlas wrote:

Ex-boat builder and carpenter Jeff Hobbs from New Zealand-based studio Room to Move was recently commissioned to build a special bespoke tiny house for local resident Briar Hale. The 23.95 sq m (257.8 sq ft) house was built using structural insulated panels (SIPs) made from plywood and foam; recycled wood materials and sports multiple off-grid solutions. Hobbs chose to build the home using 62 mm (2.45 in) thick SIPs due to their lightweight, strength, durability and excellent insulation qualities, and also meant that he had extra floor space to work with when designing the home’s interior.

Read more on their website!

Lily’s 150 Sq. Ft. Tiny House on Wheels in New Zealand

Room To Move New Zealand Solar-Powered THOW

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We hear it all the time…Why do tiny houses cost so much?

Folks on the coasts or in big cities (who could easily pay $400-900K for a home) typically understand it, but if you are from a more rural spot where you can get a regular home for $70,000, the cost of tiny house can seem exorbitant.

In order to help you see where all that money goes when a builder creates a tiny house for you to purchase ready-made, I’m relying on a great breakdown from our friends at Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses. Then we’ll compare that with a DIY-ers cost breakdown.

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This is the Fossickers Hut tiny pioneer cabin in Canvastown, Marlborough, New Zealand.

It’s a vacation rental cabin with a covered front porch, outdoor tub, and outdoor kitchen.

When you step inside, you’ll find a kitchen, living area, studio bed, and an upstairs sleeping loft.

Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!

Related: Tiny Log Cabin in New Zealand

Fossickers Hut Tiny Pioneer Cabin

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This is a shepherd’s hut micro cabin with ocean views.

From the outside, you’ll notice the house has a curved roof, board and batten siding, and small door overhang. The whole house is painted white and has rustic wagon wheels.

When you go inside, you’ll find a queen-sized bed, tiny wood-burning stove, and a couch. The walls and ceiling are white pine and there’s a large window next to the bed. If you want you can even rent this cabin at Wharakawa Farm in Coromandel, New Zealand.

Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!

Shepherd’s Hut Micro Cabin with Ocean Views

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Images © CanopyCamping.co.nz

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This is a tiny log cabin in New Zealand called the Fossickers Hut.

From the outside, you’ll notice it has a classic pioneer style to it. It’s a tribute to the gold miners who once lived in an area called Canvastown that’s nearby.

Today, the little log cabin serves as a vacation spot that sleeps up to four people. And yes, it’s still completely off-the-grid. When you go inside, you’ll find a living area, downstairs bed, upstairs sleeping loft, a pot-belly stove, minimalist kitchen, small dining table, and an outdoor bathroom complete with shower and tub.

Wouldn’t it be cool to step back in time and vacation in this Midwest-style cabin? I think so! Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!

Tiny Log Cabin in New Zealand

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Images © CanopyCamping.co.nz

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