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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 is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.

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  • 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. 😉

    • 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?

    • Eric
      August 1, 2020, 8:45 am

      My mind boggles at your final statement… 😲

  • 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
      May 15, 2020, 2:23 pm

      That’s a good idea.

    • Sharon
      April 26, 2021, 8:04 pm

      Totally agree on the need for a barrier or fence. In fact, I would probably sleep downstairs and use the loft for storage or a reading room.

  • 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
      May 18, 2020, 2:04 pm


  • 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
      July 31, 2020, 2:33 pm

      Hmmm that’s a great question.

  • 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
      August 5, 2020, 10:22 am


  • Robert J Johnson
    March 13, 2021, 11:04 am

    This is one of my favorite tiny homes due to the openness and use of space. I would definitely take away the placement of the fridge inside the stairs and surrounding wall of storage, and having barstools that become the base of the table.

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