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Lily’s Life in a 150 Sq. Ft. Tiny House

This is Lily’s life in a 150 sq. ft. tiny house on wheels in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Her tiny home has a beautiful kitchen, living area, bathroom, and sleeping loft.

It also features floor storage, book shelves, a sitting desk, fireplace, and more.

Lily playfully says, “everything has to have two purposes in a tiny house.”

Because her place is so small, she’s can just use pine cones to heat it with her fireplace!

The tiny home cost Lily about $25,000 in USD to build.

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Lily’s Life in a 150 Sq. Ft. Tiny House

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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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  • Gigi
    June 20, 2016, 6:05 pm


  • carolyne
    June 20, 2016, 7:20 pm

    Lily your house is so cozy,,,i can see myself ,,relaxing in a house like yours after a hard day at work, ,love all your cute cubby spaces to put things in gives the house character, ,,,way to go lily,,,its beautiful !!

  • Emily c.
    June 20, 2016, 7:20 pm

    Very cute little house. Very cozy inside and I love the colors she used on the outside of house. Funny, I always thought that my house at 1000 sq ft was way to small. But, after seeing all these tiny houses I now think that my house is gigantic. Goes to show you how perceptions can change. I think I could comfortably live in a 650 to 850 sq ft house. But, I can’t see going as small as 150 sq ft

  • Eric
    June 21, 2016, 4:46 am

    @Edwin Dueck

    Ha ha, in NZ a tinny house is where you go to buy marijuana wrapped in tin foil. Hence the name. LOL

  • Debz
    August 11, 2016, 8:44 pm

    Guess that extra “n” makes a BIG difference.

  • Karen Blackburn
    September 12, 2016, 10:32 am

    I was excited to see this is in Christchurch. I am hoping to move back with my father soon, he lives in Te Puke, and was wondering how easy it would be to get planning permission for a small house like this to be built on his land, he has roughly 1 hectare. Something like this, only single story, would be grand for me to live in, giving us both independence but allowing me to move back to him. If you can give me any tips I will be extremely grateful.
    Many thanks
    Karen Blackburn
    Currently living in Dublin, Ireland but hoping to move back to Te Puke, New Zealand, shortly.

  • Karen Blackburn
    September 12, 2016, 10:42 am

    Tried to share this on facebook and they refused to show it, said there is content that cannot be shown on facebook. Has anyone else found this a problem? Wanted to show my friends in NZ to see what they thought and possible problems getting permission to build on dad’s land. Any advice gratefully received.

  • Karyn
    November 22, 2016, 1:58 am

    The width seems spacious. I’m curious about the walls. Are they insulated?

    • Natalie
      November 22, 2016, 8:01 am

      I bet they are 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

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