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Fitz Roy THOW: One Floor Tiny House Design


The Fitz Roy THOW by Fox Cabins NZ is roughly divided into thirds — one third for the kitchen and bathroom, one for the living space, and a final one for a downstairs bedroom.

I think this design would be perfect for an in-law suite with its one floor concept and simple design. Add some shelving for storage, and you have a happy home!

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Perfect Granny Pad Layout: The Fitz Roy

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Images via Fox Cabins NZ

The kitchen and bathroom take up one end of the home.

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Images via Fox Cabins NZ

There’s a shower stall, vanity and toilet.

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Images via Fox Cabins NZ

And an amazing towel warmer.

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Images via Fox Cabins NZ

The bedroom takes up the final third of the THOW

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Images via Fox Cabins NZ

Highlights:

  • Corner kitchen made in house
  • Built in Rangehood
  • Kwila Benchtops
  • Three sets of cupboards
  • One set of drawers
  • Wall shelves
  • Stainless steel sink, mixer tap, two power outlets.
  • 900 x 760 shower
  • Flushing toilet (other toilet options available) 460 x 220 to ground vanity, mirror, power outlet, powered vent to outside.
  • Floor – R1.4
  • Walls – R2.4
  • Ceilings – R3.9
  • For the steel framing thermal break, we go to ‘best practice’ above code and sheet the entire Tiny House with 10mm Expol polystyrene rather than the cheaper method of battens.
  • All insulation is above NZ Building Code and the new Residential Tenancies Act standards, including the South Island and Alpine zone.
  • 6x double outlets (three have USB plugs)
  • LED recessed and pendent interior downlights
  • Exterior light with motion sensor
  • RCD protected and ‘caravan connection’
  • Comes with individual Certificate of Compliance and Electrical Warrant of Fitness (EWOF).
  • Full 90mm galvanised steel framing which will not warp, hold moisture or rot
  • $79,959 inc GST
  • Size – 18m2, 8m x 2.5m, footprint (193 sq. feet; 26.24 ft. by 8.2 ft)
  • Roof height 2.4m internal to apex, 3.6m external to apex.

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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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  • Sheila
    November 23, 2020, 10:42 am

    This is cute for older people or a single person that is on the go a lot.. Like this but wouldn’t want to live in it. To small for me.

  • Nancy M.
    November 23, 2020, 11:35 am

    I could easily live in this. I would put a twin bed in the bedroom, and use the extra space to build in a large closet. A closet seems to be missing in this design, so that would make it perfect! And the closet would be big enough for storage of my crafting materials, too! I could be very comfortable in this!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      November 24, 2020, 1:38 pm

      Oh crafting materials! I am always wondering how to better organize my ever-expanding collection haha.

      • Nancy M.
        November 24, 2020, 1:59 pm

        If you are a seamstress, there is NO END to the amount of fabric and assorted things that can be collected! Christmas is the time when I try to use up all my scraps — making all sorts of little things (and some big ones, too, of course) for family and friends! Other crafts also add to my stash — and woodworking requires even more, so yes, containing crafting materials is an almost never-ending task/goal! LOL!!!

        • Natalie C. McKee
          November 25, 2020, 1:31 pm

          Yes I am — and I recently got into felt art haha! So now I have a bunch of normal fabric and then a whole new collection of felts…oh dear!!

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