This is the Banjo Tiny House. It’s a hand made tiny home built by a company called Little Byron. They’re located in Byron Bay, South Wales, Australia.
This little home has a beautiful look and feel. Lots of windows and very airy. Take a look and see for yourself. What do you think? This tiny home is already sold, but they are working on their next one called the Nulla. You could also inquire about having them build another one just like this one. More info at the bottom of this page.
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The Banjo Tiny House by Little Byron
As you can see, loads of functioning windows so you can really get the air moving through your tiny house. I love this!
I really like this type of window too, it looks really nice, don’t you think? It’s also interesting how laid out the sleeping area and living room, isn’t it?
It’s also pretty cool how the bar area opens up to the outside, isn’t it?
The kitchen is really simple, has plenty of storage, and it’s all open! How do you feel about that?
Here’s a better look at that bar. The window just opens up. Incredible, right?
The bathroom with a large window that opens up to air the space out.
The showerhead is literally overhead 🙂
This is the main floor bed bunk.
Being towed by a Jeep? Seriously? I don’t think that’s supposed to happen but might be alright for short distances.
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At Little Byron we are so aware of creating the opportunity for our clients to live their #bestlife in one of our unique handmade Tiny Homes. Let’s face it, the benefits of going small are huge… * Lower Expenses. * No Mortgage. … * Lower Energy Use. … * Freedom of Movement. … * Easier Maintenance. … * Harmony With Nature. … * A Simpler Life. Here’s one of our favorite photos of ‘Banjo’ who left Little Byron just before Christmas last year. Banjo’s new owner now has him set up on her small property for guests and visitors alike to stay in with future plans to move in to Banjo herself when the last family members leave the nest allowing her to rent the main house and live a simpler existence. So many lifestyle opportunities when you decide to embrace the big picture and live small. 👉🏼 www.littlebyron.com.au 👈🏼
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LOVE IT!! Wonderful for New Zealand; not so much for northern climes.
It’s in Australia but otherwise agree with that statement…
Love Love Love the indoor outdoor bar!
I like the style, design and craftsmen ship but dislike sleeping arrangement and overall height which may tip it in strong winds.
Although there is no information about weight, purpose for creating an open space is weight saving and optical widening but is it practical when it comes to cleaning and moving?
It’s in Australia, which means they have to build within a max height of 4.3 metres (~14′ 1.3″), max width of 2.5 metres (~8′ 2.5″), max length of 12.5 metes (~41′), and it all needs to be under 4.5 tonnes, or just under 9,921 lbs max…
So they will typically be lighter than in the states, but they have a much more temperate climate to deal with there, and there will generally never be very high winds.
Besides, the open layout helps ensure a low center of gravity and as long as it is parked in one spot it can simply be anchored to the ground.
While practical depends, as everything has it’s trade offs and there are both cons and pros to any design layout and can depend more on the people using it…
Boy, you have never visited here, have you?
It’s a great tiny house and the bar window is lovely. Except I can’t see any seals so it’s not great for keeping out the heat, cold, wind, sand… but then again – Australian houses are notoriously badly constructed, not fit for the climate with their insufficient insulation and single glazed windows. Those louvre windows everyone here is raving about… friends got seduced and had them installed in their house. They say they’ll forever regret it. There is no seals so the draft in cold weather is awful and in summer the house is even hotter than usual.
It may not seem like it where you are but compared to the climate of North America,the Australian climate is more temperate.and deals with fewer extreme weather conditions. It’s just still a large continent and there will be places that will differ from the average..
Like Darwin, Northern Territory has on average highs of 32 °C (90 °F) to lows of 23 °C (74 °F), for example… Versus Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, which has on average highs of 20 °C (68 °F) to lows of 7 °C(45 °F).
But mind, one of the key differences with Tiny Houses is that smaller structures are much easier to heat and cool than larger houses. Plus, movable houses also means it can be placed in different directions and locations as the seasons change… So a lot can work that wouldn’t for a much larger home…
Disagree with your first statement. You have obviously never visited there. Far more extremes in the US than here.
But on the louvres I agree totally. Those things are shit. They break easily, they get broken into easily, they let in the drafts, they let in bugs (never thought about sand) and as they age they jam and bend. Must be young people who never grew up with them who are making these praising comments. Sliding double glazing beats them for looks and effectiveness hands down.
Like the owners, I, too, love the extra air provided by louvered windows. Were this my little THOW, I would design shutters to close and seal the louvered window area when the temperatures demand it. Best of both worlds! Having had louvered windows before, I will say that they work best when 1) there is appropriate ongoing maintenance 2) no small children or angry spouses (or harsh driving conditions/road bumps) that slam the delicate machinery. With those caveats (and the addition of sealing shutters) in mind, I love louvres!
What a fantastic layout and the decor…..just beautiful!
I really like this. Nice use of space and very open.
Would love this to downsize to. So clean, efficient,customized who wouldn’t love to own this?
That’s a really nice design for a warmer climate. Those jalousie windows are something you don’t see much anymore but I really like them. Well done all around.
There’s a very good reason you don’t see them much anymore. Louvre windows never seal tightly, thereby letting in/out air, heat, cold, insects, politicians, and uhm, oh, wait, maybe not politicians.
They slide out of their tracks, I know, I’ve experienced that. They break easily. Crims love ’em. And over time they corrode and won’t work properly. Might possibly work if there was only the 1 single pane in the window, but I ain’t nevah seen that in me whole life.
In Europe I saw double-glazed louvre windows where every pane was framed and sealed. They looked amazing and had none of the drawbacks of the Australian ones. But I could imagine they’re unaffordable and probably not available anyway. Wouldn’t know what they call them but a search for double-glazed European (German? Saw them in Germany) louvres might result in something.
really like what they did with the living / bedroom spaces!! bar window really nice!
Your not pulling that with Jeep. Not even a block. I have a Jeep max tow capacity is 2000lbs for standard wranglers up to 3500lbs w/ models newer than 2014 that are 4 door or the Sahara models. My Jeeps a trooper but she cant pull a full size THOW! So the pic w/ the Jeep is very misleading. I don’t understand why they included this pic at all. If your in Jeep family then you know how ludacris this pic is. I’m hoping to be able to tow a teardrop trailer.
I noticed there was no driver in the seat of the Jeep. It makes me wonder if he/she? was at the back of the TH pushing like crazy? rg&dfc
In response to Jake (don’t know why I can’t respond directly) – yes, I’m aware that the climate range in the US is much greater than in Australia – from very hot to very cold. However, averages (as in average temperatures) don’t really say anything about how uncomfortable it can get. I might be living in an area where the average max. temperatures are moderate but if my house is not built to keep me comfortable during those 40+ degrees C or on those 0 degrees C mornings it won’t and I’ll be miserable. And I don’t want to be miserable for 1/3 of the year if I can avoid it.
I agree with you on double glazing. Single glazing is fit only for places with the most moderate, temperate climate without any spikes in any direction and I wonder where those places are. Anywhere else it’s like putting on a sweater in summer and expecting to not be hot or cutting holes in your winter jacket and expecting it to keep you warm in winter.
But not sliding. We’ve had some double glazed sliding windows and doors before – never again. Going double glazed and sliding is a waste of money. Hugely inferior performance compared to hinged when it comes to prevention of drafts, keeping out noise, rain, dust. And since nowadays you can get in Australia the German tilt & turn windows – why wouldn’t you install those? No drafts, great for keeping noise out, you can leave them open safely over night. No drawbacks.
Just looked online at these and quite frankly I don’t see how they work. I’m not saying they don’t but more information would be helpful.
Depending on the position of the handle the window hinges either on the side and opens like a door, or it hinges at the bottom and tilts inwards leaving a gap (approx. 15cm at the widest point) at the top. This way the window can stay open while it’s raining. It’s safe to leave open at night also, or while you’re not at home (during warm weather we only close them when we leave town or when it gets too hot outside). It’s impossible to break in without breaking the window in which case it doesn’t matter if the window was closed or open. You can have single pane or two like French doors. You can have tilting doors too. You can have one pane that is hinged and the other tilt & turn. Or you can have both panes tilt. You can also have sliding windows and doors where the movable part of the window tilts. And the PVC frames last forever and are very low maintenance – just wipe them with a damp cloth and apply some suitable furniture polish. Nowadays they come in a variety of colours so whatever your colour preference you’ll find it incl. fake wood grain and silver.
Yes, the European windows are a great option and superior to most others in common use today. There’s just the issue of cost, weight, and availability, as the whole world is dealing with supply chain issues…
Louvers definitely have their issues but reasons they may still be chosen are because they’re very low cost, can be a DIY option for people to make their own or easily reclaimed for long term use and avoiding sending anything to landfills, don’t add a lot of weight and especially when compared to multi-paned windows, which can be an issue when the builder has to consider every bit of weight to avoid exceeding the max limit, and they can work well for off-grid use where you’ll be more reliant on good ventilation than air conditioning. People can also prefer how they look and like how it’s much harder for pets and children to fall/jump out of them when open…
Mind, with ventilation and a movable structure you can always just make sure the home is in the optimal orientation to benefit from either the sun or shade to maximize the benefit of airflow to adjust comfort levels throughout the year. Alternatively, a moveable structure can just be moved as needed throughout the year to keep it in a comfortable zone for the given time period…
Options like solar chimney’s, for example, can let you use the sun to vent hot air and draw in cool air or trap warm air for use in both winter and summer extremes. Solar thermal is another option that can be used to use the sun to heat your water or the home during winter, or be used to absorb heat and re-direct it away from the home to keep it cooler in summer. Among other options that require no power to operate and can be DIY options…
While local conditions vary, so do people and not everyone needs conditioning to be comfortable, even with widely changing temperatures and weather conditions. People can just do things like adjust layers of clothing as well as other methods of dealing with variations of their environment. But others may absolutely need conditioning even with otherwise very temperate climate and would not be inclined to choose an off-grid lifestyle where that would ever be an issue… So YMMV, as not everyone will interpret being in harmony with nature and living a simpler life the exact same way or necessarily care about that part at all, in which case the European windows will usually be a no brainer choice…
Must agree about the louvre windows. It would be hell in summer with all those mozzies! The Australian bush is teeming with insects on a summer night.
Perhaps the best thow I’ve ever seen! Wonderful use of space and ingenious use of windows. Bravo!
Thanks, Nana, glad you liked it so much too!
Lots of really terrific features–I’m not on-side with everything (louvered windows give me an unpleasant childhood flashback involving a really large insect, and I’m too much of a slob to make the open storage under the sink work without looking like absolute crap), but it’s attractive and well-thought out.
Sir, thank you. You have put it so eloquently, far better than I ever could (especially the crap bit and slob too).
Plus, depending where in Australia you are, my brother’s in Brisbane, and his landlord offered him cheap rent on a place out in the wop wops. Then later on he was talking about the bush tics. Put me brother right off. Staying in civilisation. Come to think of it I’m not even sure if there is civilisation in Australia. Whatever.
I love the overall design… bright, good flow and, yes, I love the windows. I’ve had those in two homes in FL.
Yeah, I’m pedantic I know… South Wales would be the UK. This is in Australia in the state of New South Wales.
The external aesthetics… honestly I despise it. Inside it is completely the opposite. Very, very nice.
Love the layout and wood, and lots of windows. Agreed the louvered windows are not practical.
Love the pullout bed and raised area.
This is classy. Styled perfectly. Love this tiny home.
Great looking house. The finishes look flawless. After reading many of the other comments I have to agree, there are pros and cons and ultimately the owner decides on what they want. As a home designer I try to steer my clients away from obvious mistakes.
The louvered windows are only gong to work in temperate climates. In the US, Florida has lots of homes with those but I can not imagine the critters that will be able to get in from bugs to spiders to snakes and lizards or worse. The open bar is only awesome if it comes with a screen due to lighting in the evenings inside the house which will draw all sorts of bugs and mosquitoes. But there are products that can roll out for those times and if the owners are inundated, I’m sure they’ll add what is needed as needed. Some places aren’t as prone to bugs as others so it could work well. If not, they will ultimately need to add screens.
My biggest issue with this tiny house is all the open shelving. There is no way you can move this unit without packing up everything in boxes and setting it all on the floor and securing it so it won’t slide around. Just like a camper things WILL shift during transport and personally I wouldn’t want to pack everything up just to move a “mobile” home that was intended to move in the first place. Apparently the owners didn’t anticipate moving a lot with this design (but if that is the case, why build it on a trailer?).
Often people build on trailers so the home can be moved if necessary, or to get around zoning requirements and building codes. Most places anything on a foundation has to be 400 sq ft. If they don’t own any land, then having a home that can move if needed (although rarely) is ideal.
No storage, no closets, no hooks, not even a chair back to throw a jacket on. No medicine chest, open shelving, or cabinet in the bathroom either. This wouldn’t work for me, although this is an attractive layout. A person needs a place to put their things away.
I do like it, however, the staging is not realistic. What’s under the counter in the kitchen looks simplistic but not realistic for everyday living. A normal person would have cleaning supplies, dishwashing supplies, paper towels, storage, etc. Also, for a rental it would be okay, but for living not so much. I’d like to see storage for clothes, blankets, towels, brooms, vacuum’s, mops and particularly food storage. Washer/dryer? Larger refrigerator? Microwave? Coffee pot?
Well I agree with you on everything except the vacuum. By the time you’ve hauled out the vacuum you could have swept it out and sat down and guzzled down a couple of beers.
Unless it’s a central vac, in which case just hit a switch and sweep to the port… and anyone outside downing some beers, relaxing in one of those chairs, won’t have to complain about a mess being swept out to them that way either ;-p