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Couple Build $10k Tiny House with 80% Reclaimed Materials


This is one couple’s DIY tiny house on wheels that they built using 80% reclaimed materials in New Zealand for only about $10,000 in United States Dollars.

Shortly after moving to New Zealand together from the United States, Cori and Patrick decided they would build their own tiny home on a trailer using mostly recycled materials.

When you go inside, you’ll find a kitchen with pull-out dining table, storage lofts, living area with a pull-out bed, and a bathroom. When you watch the full video tour below, you’ll get to learn how they used a handful of creative tricks to re-use materials in smart ways throughout their tiny home. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!

Couple Build $10k Tiny House with 80% Reclaimed Materials

Couple Build $10k Tiny House with 80% Reclaimed Materials

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Images © LivingBiginaTinyHouse via YouTube

Since the video tour and interview, they’ve already added a built-in porch to their tiny house. See below:

New Zealand Tiny House Couples Porch

Image via Instagram/Coririanne

Video Tour: Couple’s DIY Reclaimed Tiny House on Wheels

Learn more: http://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/tiny-home-built-recycled-materials/ and using the links/resources below.

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Our big thanks to Bryce of Living Big in a Tiny House for sharing!

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • December 15, 2015, 1:43 am

    ALL WE NEED IS …THIS !

  • Avatar Glema
    December 15, 2015, 3:33 am

    Great job you two! Congrats on your new tiny home may life in it be blessed and blissful! God be with you. I hope you’ll both be happy there.
    Happy Trails!

  • Avatar Lisa E.
    March 12, 2016, 7:28 pm

    I’m in awe of this man; he’s really done a great job recycling just about everything to create this tiny house. Maybe he should start his own Tiny Hous NZ company!

  • Avatar Gabrielle Charest
    March 12, 2016, 11:31 pm

    Good job!

  • Avatar ZACHARY E MOHRMANN
    January 20, 2017, 7:40 am

    Awesome tiny house for $10,000.00….! Who say’s it can’t be done….?

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie
      January 20, 2017, 9:04 am

      People can do so much with reclaimed materials! I love these builds.

  • Avatar Barnie
    January 20, 2017, 4:04 pm

    It’s an impressive example regardless, but especially considering all they were able to save by being thrifty and imaginative. Well done!

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie
      January 23, 2017, 8:35 am

      Nothing better than thrifty and imaginative!

  • Avatar ROSEE
    January 20, 2017, 4:16 pm

    Impressive! A job well done for thriftiness. Love recycling things that can be used again. I do it all the time! Two thumbs up!

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie
      January 23, 2017, 8:34 am

      We all should 🙂

  • Avatar Bigfoot
    January 20, 2017, 5:33 pm

    Glad to see this come back around as I missed it previously. This embodies what living tiny is all about & they have done a fantastic job. I’m glad they were able to utilize so much ‘throw away’ material. I loved the suitcase storage under the sink & the counter space in the kitchen. Also the crank canopy at the entry. This shows once again that you don’t need to have deep pockets to build a tiny dwelling.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie
      January 23, 2017, 8:31 am

      Yes! These are always quite inspirational!

  • Avatar Marsha Cowan
    January 20, 2017, 7:15 pm

    Wonderful blending of all those recycled materials. Love the wood touches, and I really love the slide out bed. Good job!

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie
      January 23, 2017, 8:29 am

      Slide out beds are great! But I would miss all my throw pillows 😉 My husband would not! hehe

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