The truly amazing thing about tiny homes is how they challenge designers and builders to be incredibly creative. Build Tiny (New Zealand) has really outdone themselves with their “Autumn” design, custom-made for a client.
This compact home includes hidden appliances, a sneaky doggie crate with dog-door access, a floating hammock net for relaxing, and a bedroom loft that also doubles as a work-from-home office.
And just wait until you see the mural on the back of the bathroom door! It’s definitely worth watching the brief video tour below so you can see all the details.
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This New Zealand Tiny House is Packed with Features!
The exterior of the home is super sleek.
That fan actually comes up out of the counter!
Yes, there’s a dishwasher!
Hanging out in the hammock net.
Bedroom with ample headroom for working from home.
Washer/dryer combo in the bathroom.
VIDEO: Autumn Tiny House Tour
- 6 x 2.4m
- Smooth vinyl weatherboards in Annapolis Blue
- Black Vulcan Charred Cladding
- Featured wallpaper
- Hammock net and skylight
- Small under counter fridge
- Concealed back draft range hood that disappears out of sight when not in use
- Corner shower
- Practical vanity
- Low maintenance incinerating toilet
- Washer dryer combo
- Custom mural painted on the back of the bathroom door
- Quee-sized bed
- Folding desk for working from home
- Autumn Tiny House by Build Tiny
- Bathroom door art by Jenny Arcus @jennyarcus
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!!! YES !!!
THESE FOLKS ‘GET’ IT!
[ weeping ]
I owned a restaurant business for ten years.
The ‘U’ kitchen is imminently more practical than a linear workspace.
Perfect perfect perfect!
I love the aerie playful hammock-style platform bed-gizmo thingy!
I always suspected I would tire of murals.
I thought I would prefer moveable/replaceable paintings/portraits… and yet, this interior is deeply proportional to my eyes.
And let’s hear it for no cabinets above waist-level, giving a visual and visceral openness!
What else deserves exclamation marks?
How fun… and thank you for no talking!
How many thousands of times do we hear:
* “This is our utensils drawer, where we keep all our utensils when we’re not using our utensils…”
I would enjoy you as neighbors.
This rig easily earns TheLargeMarge SealOfApproval!
I will find this video on YouTube, so I can do everything in my power to increase its algorithms (exclamation mark).
They also avoided the overhead range hood with the concealable down vent, which also doubles as the back splash when raised but is out of sight when you don’t need it…
Switch the cooktop to induction and it can be hidden too… Lots of options, especially in Europe, to be able to hide even the entire kitchen to prioritize appearance/aesthetics…
Yes, yes, yes! it’s so refreshing to skip the long-winded explanation of exactly what common items are in which drawer.
Haha these videos are awesome for just showing what’s going on without extra dialogue. I do appreciate it!
No words…. Other than I AM IN AWE!
I felt the same way!
This is the best tiny in this size that I have seen to date.
I agree with Marge and Debbie, a well done video.
Amazing tiny. Awesome!!
Excellent use of space. Looks easy to live in. I love the doggie room with its own window and entry. The tiny houses like this, that are truly very small, really showcase the creativity of their designers.
Exactly! You have to be clever to fit things into a truly tiny space.
It is a nice and practical home for one so agile. I am not able to use ladders so I am wondering how one could incorporate the net bed/hammock in a lower area. The disappearing hood vent caught my eye. Any idea who makes these or what they are called? Also like the doggie area. Most everything is laid out really well for one person. Thank you for sharing.
It’s simply called a “downdraft vent”, invented in the 1960’s by Lou Jenn, who was the founder of luxury appliance maker Jenn-Air…
So it’s been around a long time, just never that widely used but has become more common as the trends have moved to smaller spaces and more easily concealable options for the kitchen. Multiple brands offer at least one model, some even integrate them into the cooking range or cooktop range…
Oh, I love this! This house is so serene and sleek, but still has a warm, down-home, comfortable feel to it. Everything is beautiful and well placed. I love the doggie diggs and his little stealth door, and the very comfortable working area you have. The bathroom is lovely. Wonderful tiny house!
Right? The doggie digs are awesome.
Where can I start?? It’s incredible for such a tiny space. Love the Murals, (Sliding and otherwise), the pullout drawers and storage — the fabulous vent and esp. the doggie digs! Of course, this was done by someone with excellent taste!!! Love it!!
That it was!
What a lovely tiny house! It is so well-designed, it looks as though it was drafted by a ship-builder. My questions: 1. The small round sink is “cute,” but is it really practical? In my experience a functional kitchen sink should be rectangular and minimum 18 inches wide. 2. Noted the washer/dryer machine combination. Has anyone lived with this kind of combo machine before? Do they work effectively? Your honest advice/comments please because I want to learn from the experience of others. This is respectfully submitted. Stephan of Arkansas
1 – Small kitchen sinks tend to still be pretty deep but they’re not for everyone and depends on what you intend to use with it. However, there’s a dishwasher directly below it that reduces the reliance on the sink… Though, types of faucet also factor as that can contribute to clearances and options like having a spray nozzle you can direct as needed, etc. can help it handle more… Along with optional accessories that can include a way to effectively make the sink larger with an add on extension but some people prefer to stick with what’s built in…
2- YMMV, it’s one of those love them or hate them. One one hand they’re very energy efficient and take up less space but you’ll deal with smaller loads per wash, longer run cycles, and the evaporative drying leaves the cloths cool to the touch and that makes it hard to tell when they’re dry, which compounds the learning curve as people not used to them tend to over stuff them with too large a load and thus it won’t dry properly. But can work great for people who don’t need to do a lot of laundry and know how to run them correctly or have the option to put the cloths on a cloths line to do additional drying… Though, there are countries where they’re the only option because of the high energy efficiency being mandated and they’re much more common in European countries. So not everyone may need to go through the learning curve to know how to use them properly…
Albeit, there’s some variety turning up like some can be found that are vented and offer better drying option than the non-vented ones, and manufactures have started making larger models to handle larger loads as a go between between the standard combos and the stacked washer/dryers…
My sincere thanks to U, James D., for your prompt, welcome comments. I found your detailed advice to be informative and helpful. Kindest regards to U and yours wherever U-all are.
Stephan of Arkansas
Super clever and pretty!
Best use of space I’ve seen in a long time without sacrificing pleasing aesthetics. Love the loft itself with the floor beside the bed so you can actually stand up even though it is technically a loft. (I’m too dang old and fluffy to be crawling around on the floor of a loft trying to get in and out of bed.) I do wish they could figure out a better way to get up to the loft though. I love the downdraft vent for cooking, and the little sink is fine since there is a dishwasher. I missed the fridge though, did he show it? Think I would opt out of the hammock thingy unless I could figure out a way to make it a drop down on the outside of the house for use during nice weather. (Sort of like an outdoor hammock Murphy bed lol.)
Mini-Fridge is in the first cabinet to the left… First one he opens in the video…
And there are alternative ways to get up to the loft or make the loft come down to you. Such as elevator beds, lifts, there’s some other alternatives that are in development that may come out soon that are easier than stairs, add traditional stair lift, etc options. But it’s usually simpler to just make the structure longer to put everything on one level…
While they certainly could do an outdoor “hammock Murphy bed”… Could maybe be integrated into a fold down deck or utilize any number of foldable hammocks available in the market to set up something that can be quickly set up and put away…
Haha I love the idea of an outdoor hammock Murphy bed!
FABULOUS KITCHEN! One of my biggest gripes with tiny houses is they have no counter space and this one has it in spades! Use it for doing artwork as well as for cooking. Though I can see that having no upper cabinets has a spacious look, I wouldn’t mind ones with glass doors or open shelves. Open shelves do mean having to pack things when it is time to move the tiny house, though. I do love that corner cabinet that creates storage in normally dead space and do wish they had found a way to do something similar on the other side. Storage is paramount! I didn’t see anywhere to hang clothes. Make that little house a bit longer so the bedroom can be downstairs…with a clothes closet, please…and it would be perfect for those of us who find stair/ladders unappealing…read that as “difficult to climb up and down.” A near perfect tiny house and I am quite sure that some will label it as perfect with no suggestions for changes at all. Kudos to the manufacturer! I hope others are paying attention and that we will now see more U-shaped kitchens!
The builder, Built Tiny, has the basic floor plan, with numbered/labeled sections, on their website to get a better idea of where everything is in the layout.
Basically, the normal staircase storage is built into the wall between the main living space and the bathroom… The Combo Washer/Dryer is on one end, below the stairs/ladder intersection, and a “Wardrobe” is on the other by the bathroom entrance…
They’ve declared this is their most creative and compact model they’ve built to date at 6m (>19′ 9″) long x 2.4 (>7′ 11″) w x 4.2 (>13′ 10″) h…
Downside to the Downdraft/Back draft vent is the vent hardware has to be installed into the cabinet and like the sink, etc. takes up space. Along with the microwave unit… While the owner dedicated the right corner to a pet bed area with pet door access to the exterior… So space is being used but just isn’t usable for storage like the left side…
While there’s a few options to deal with open shelves and be able to move without needing to pack things away. Like railings, just like a spice rack… Bungee cord or similar can be used similar to a railing to tie things in place, some people have done that before using strategically placed hooks to make it easy to put it on and off… Similar to the magnetic jars, etc. people have used magnets to immobilize objects enough on the shelf that they are safe to stay there for the move… Shelves can be built more like trays that are deep enough to work the same as railings… Shelves can have recesses that effectively grip the object…
Then there’s alternatives like shelf leveling mechanism can be used to make a shelf/table that when folded up rotates into separate shelves that then gets enclosed into a wall cabinet… There’s motorized options for cabinets that effectively stores the door away and leaves the shelves exposed like open shelving… There’s elevator type options where the shelves can retract into a box in the ceiling or into the counter top… There’s transparent cabinets that can provide the same look as open shelving…
Basically, a lot of creative ways to make it work for those who may really want to get it to work…
Though, you may still have to be careful with cabinets as enclosed doesn’t mean everything in it won’t move and glass, etc. can still get smashed inside the cabinet or become a hazard when the door is finally opened and everything pours out or the doors may not stay closed during the move. So ways to immobilize everything inside the cabinet may still be required for a move or you may still have to do some packing…
Add, some items, including appliances, may not handle being moved well… It’s one of the reasons some things sometimes don’t get installed until the home is in its final location. So packing may be unavoidable for some but it’s something to think on, regardless of choices made, for what a move may entail and what you may want your builder to engineer into it…
I can’t believe how much they fit into this tiny! What great use of space.