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Couple’s DIY Tiny House Parked at a Nudist Club!

Meet Mariëlle and Chris and their lovely DIY Tiny House which is parked in a lush green corner of a local Nudist Club in New Zealand that needed some extra income to help pay the bills! While the couple aren’t nudists themselves, it ended up being a perfect place for their 10 x 26 tiny house on wheels.

Because Mariëlle and Chris are from two different countries, they wanted a home that wasn’t tied down. They built this red-clad tiny house out of SIPs (structurally insulated panels) during about 3 months which they took off from work to focus on the home. The total cost for the project was around $27,000 USD (or $45,000 in New Zealand dollars).

Living Big in a Tiny House did a wonderful video tour and interview with the couple, so be sure to watch the whole thing and learn about their epic waste recycle system and bee-keeping!

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DIY Tiny House Built with SIPs at New Zealand Nudist Club

As you can see, their corner of the colony is quite secluded and lush.

The inside of their tiny is crisp, clean, and simple.

The have a nice spacious kitchen here under the loft bedroom.

They included a low-profile stair system that doubles as pantry storage.

Their bench couch is extra big, and the corner windows give them views of nature.

The secondary loft is perfect for guests.

Look at their awesome drying rack on a pulley! They also have a laundry chute (watch the video to see it in-action).

What a cool couple!

VIDEO: Amazing DIY Tiny House Parked in Nudist Club

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife and mama of two little kids. She and her family just purchased a small fixer-upper and are starting a self-sufficient homestead on their happy little acre.
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  • Avatar Maggie
    May 15, 2020, 12:10 pm

    I’d need a dishwasher with a sink that small.
    This applies to lots of tiny homes: I want to sleep and pee on the same floor. 😉

    • Avatar Alison
      May 16, 2020, 3:31 pm

      There’s an appliance under the breakfast bar, opposite the kitchen sink. Could that be a drawer-style dishwasher?

    • Avatar Eric
      August 1, 2020, 8:45 am

      My mind boggles at your final statement… 😲

  • Avatar Claude Philippe Pariseault
    May 15, 2020, 1:04 pm

    For my taste and security, I would not like to fall on the bar from the bed, I would prefer some kind of low fence.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      May 15, 2020, 2:23 pm

      That’s a good idea.

  • Avatar Alison
    May 16, 2020, 3:34 pm

    They’ve laid it out very well. Great use of space. The crawl-in closet upstairs is unique. The living area is so large, one could put standard furniture, if you got tired of the built-in sofa.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      May 18, 2020, 2:04 pm


  • Avatar Meredith "Mo" Hopper
    July 31, 2020, 10:55 am

    I’m always curious when bed are above kitchens, as an avid cook how long does it take for the smell of things you are cooking to leave the house, also how long do soft surfaces like your bedsheets retain the smell of things cooked?

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      July 31, 2020, 2:33 pm

      Hmmm that’s a great question.

  • Avatar Tom
    August 3, 2020, 10:14 pm

    I once stayed at a nudist campground by accident (literally the last campsite within 100 miles of New Orleans during Mardis Gras), and believe me, there is nothing to see there.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      August 5, 2020, 10:22 am


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