In 2010 and 2011 an Earthquake hit Christchurch, New Zealand causing a great amount of damage and a whole lot of salvaged material. With what many saw as destruction and waste, Stephan Cook saw as a great opportunity to get high quality material for a low cost. With the material, he built what is known today as the “Biggish Tiny Home.”
Coming in at about 215 square feet, this tiny home is a sight to see! Complete with industrial windows and doors, Stephen’s home includes an open floor plan which gives the illusion that the house is bigger than it actually is.
It also includes a sitting area, full kitchen, eat-in bar (which has a lovely outside view when the windows are open) and a loft upstairs which holds a queen sized bed and closet space.
This tiny home also has a refrigerator, hot water boiler, oven and air heater. Situated in the lush woods of Christchurch, this tiny home has it all. Great location and a fabulous story behind it. Please enjoy and re-share below. Thanks!
A dream come true for any tiny home aficionado, this 269 Sq. Ft. home named HUS-1 by architect Torsten Ottesjö’s is situated on the Swedish Coast and looks as though it actually grew from the ground. Ottesjö’s vision was to keep the small home just that… small! Not just for cost of building or heating it, but because he believes smaller spaces are actually superior for creatures of a human’s size.
Ottesjö designed and built the Hus-1 with a skeleton of bent, arching wood more reminiscent of a sailboat’s hull which gives the effect of a designer hobbit hole and/or a wooden bathtub that you just want to sink into after a long day. This curved tiny home only features windows on each end of the structure and is a pretty tight fit when you’re actually inside the leaf shaped quarters. Tight fit or not, the lush surrounding landscape more than makes up for it. What do you think?
Their 224 sq. ft. home is now a marvel to see and features a main room, kitchen with plenty of counter space (which includes an espresso bar) and floating stairs that bring you up to their loft bedroom. The home also features a bathroom with a full walk-in shower and a washer/dryer combo unit. Nice, right? Well, wait until you see it!
The exterior has a portable deck and storage area to keep the items that can’t fit into their tiny living quarters safe. One of my favorite parts is the outdoor bar area, which sits 6-8 people! The bar was designed to be folded down during transit and is really a great focal point, not to mention amazing for entertaining.
Even though the tiny home seems like it’s completely finished, the couple stresses that they still have some modifications and additions to make. Whether complete or not, this tiny house on wheels is pretty spectacular. Please enjoy and re-share below. Thank you.
This adorable tiny home in the middle of Stockholm is secluded away in a small courtyard, perfect for entertaining guests.
Like the outside, the inside of this 300 sq. ft. home is quaint and features classic subway tiles and cool grey cabinets. The home is bright and clean which allows for the small space to feel roomy and airy.
The bottom floor of this tiny home features the kitchen, bathroom and living area. Then you can take the rustic staircase up to the second floor, where you’ll find the bedroom which is roomy enough to fit a bed, a small accent chair and TV console. The bedroom, like the first floor feels light and airy due to two skylights.
Landscaper James Lawler converted the back of his Toyota Prius into one of the tiniest of mobile homes of all time for one. And it’s a hybrid, too! He built it using scraps he scavenged and reclaimed himself. All in all, the tiny home cost Lawler about $150 and took him one week to build.
Complete with a tin roof, chimney, and stained-glass window, the DIY hybrid “motorhome” was used as Lawler’s sleeping quarters for the Meredith Music Festival in Victoria. While others were forced to “rough it” outside in tents, Lawler enjoyed his home on wheels saying, “it’s quite well insulated in there and more comfortable than a tent.”
Although Lawler did get fined by local police, he stands by the fact that the tiny mobile home is roadworthy and safe. His creation is due to come down at some point, however, Lawler has a new plan for a caravan that is a bit more watertight. And we can’t wait to see it!
Imagine a portable tiny house that you can plant on stilts literally anywhere your heart desires! Gerhard Feldbacher of Austria has made it a reality with his simple home on stilts. The house is 8′-6″ wide, can be transported on a flatbed truck and features stilts that act as its foundation once it reaches its destination.
Getting inspiration from RVs, Gerhard‘s design features pop-out’s which give this tiny home additional space for sleeping. Aside from the sleeping quarters, this micro home features a living room, kitchen, dining area and bathroom. The kitchen can be closed off to the rest of the unit and the living room features floor-to-ceiling storage units.
The structure of the home is made using 4-inch Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), which is then protected by a ventilated rain screen that’s finished with larch siding. The home also features a small entry deck which can easily be folded up for transporting. Natural light comes in from three different entry points giving this space plenty of sunlight during the day and a cozy view at night.
The Halo Home located in Göteborg, Sweden was built by a team of students for entry in the Solar Decathlon China. Halo is named after the shining circle around the sun. This little home is completely sustainable and powered by the sun. Pretty cool, right?
The core is the heart of the home and contains the kitchen, bathroom and technical room, which features a compact air handling unit with up to 95% heat recovery. The small home also comes equipped with four sleeping platforms and a semi-enclosed deck, that includes thermally treated wood. There’s also a dining room that was designed to combine both natural daylight and energy efficient LED lighting.
Students rotate in and out of the Halo Home four at a time and share the small space so that they can learn sustainable habits from one another, which will be brought to their next home, making it even better than before. Please enjoy and re-share below. Thanks.
Situated on a beautiful lake in Kalvsvik, Sweden this beautiful lakeside cottage was built in 1934 and renovated in 2008. The gorgeous 538 Sq. Ft. cottage features an open kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, bed loft and a large patio. The kitchen is open and airy and is connected directly with the living room so that you can cook and converse with your guests at the same time. The interior is stark white making it feel fresh, open and airy. The door in the living room opens up to a large outside patio with amazing views of the lake, perfect for entertaining.
The cottage’s master bedroom features an open wall that will allow you to feel as though you’re bringing the outside in; the bathroom features a space saving shower that has two swinging leaves that you pull out to form a shower enclosure when needed and can close for additional space when not in use. All in all, the cottage is a masterpiece!
Close your eyes and imagine living on the beautiful coastline of Pescara, Italy. Hearing the waves, smelling the salt water day after day. Now imagine that the house that you’re living in is a tiny beach house perched up high on stilts above the sand. Sound like a dream? Think again!
The amazingly built Trabocco beach house designed by studio zero85, is a simple 4.5 meter space which doubles as a living room /bedroom combo and also comes equipped with a kitchen in the back of the beautifully laid out floor plan. The inside of this beach house is beautifully designed however, the best feature of this tiny house is the exquisite timber wrap-around deck, which provides additional living and entertaining space. Set up a patio table, chairs and umbrella and you’ve got yourself a perfect space to enjoy with your friends and family.
The ocean view alone is enough to sweep you away into a dreamland, but imagining yourself sitting on that perched deck with your favorite glass of vino (or other beverage) in your hand is enough to get you giddy with joy. We applaud studio zero85 for the stellar work they’ve done on this beautiful tiny beach home.
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