≡ Menu

Modern Double Tiny Home in Australia


Why have one tiny house when you can have two? This professionally-built combo tiny house was designed to be connected by a deck to create one beautiful indoor-outdoor living space. By keeping it on wheels it can be transported, but by making two tiny homes you can have a lot more room!

One entire tiny home is the kitchen and eating space, and the other includes a loft bedroom, living room, and bedroom. What do you think of this concept?

Don’t miss other interesting tiny homes like this, join our Free Tiny Houses For Sale Newsletter for more! 

Two Tiny Homes Create One Beautiful Living Space

The first tiny house includes the living room, bedroom, and bathroom.

Two skylights brighten the space.

Set-in bathroom sink and a mirrored medicine cabinet.

The loft has another skylight.

You can open up the house to the outdoors.

Lovely breakfast bar with windows looking out.

I love the green backsplash.

Keep warm by the fire.

Add a deck to connect the homes.

Details:

Tiny Home 1

– Dimensions: 6 L x 2.5 W x 3.5 H
– Professionally built triple axel 4,500KG trailer
– Structural insulated panels (SIPs) walls and roof
– Internal space use: Kitchen, Dining, Fireplace

Key features:

– Recycled western red cedar cladding
– Reclaimed hardwood timber floors
– Double glazed timber windows, including bi-fold kitchen window and double French door
– Custom built cabinetry throughout kitchen, blackbutt timber features and Blum hardware
– Reclaimed hardwood timber kitchen benchtops
– Recessed LED lighting
– Glem Gas 60cm stainless Steel Fan Assisted Gas Oven with Grill
– Glem Gas 60 cm stainless steel 4 burner gas hob
– Westinghouse 60cm stainless steel slide out rangehood
– Franke undermount Sink.
– Space for a full-size fridge
– Multi-purpose Breakfast bar for 2, can be used for dining or study
– Wagener Sparky Fireplace with stainless steel flu made in New Zealand
– Velux opening roof window
– Ample storage throughout

Tiny Home 2

– Dimensions: 6 L x 2.5 W x 4.2 H
– Professionally built triple axel 4,500KG trailer
– BlueScope Steel frame, R3 insulation throughout
– Internal space use: Living, Bathroom, Sleeping loft

Key features:

– Weathertex / Recycled Jarrah timber cladding
– Reclaimed hardwood timber floors
– Aluminum Rylock windows
– Custom built birch ply cabinetry throughout
– Recessed LED lighting
– 1200 x 900 Shower with niche
– Tiled bathroom
– Natures Head self-contained composting toilet (optional inclusion)

– 4 Velux Skylights, 2 self-opening with solar block-out blinds
– Large spacious sleeping loft, comfortably fits a queen size mattress, plenty of headroom to sit up
– Ample storage throughout
– Custom blinds for all windows

House Notes

– The houses are designed to sit together, joined by an alfresco decking with a couple of configuration options that best suits you.
– Rinnai instant gas hot-water unit which services both houses
– The houses are designed to be set up using 2 x 45KG gas bottles which comfortably runs the hot water, oven and cooktop.
– Low voltage lighting used throughout both houses and efficient appliances allows these houses to be run off grid
– Alternatively, A 10 amp extension lead fed from mains power can power both houses comfortably
– Both trailers are registered and road legal

Optional inclusions

– ‘MARLEY’ Fabric Modular Sofa from Freedom (2.5-Seater + Chaise)
– Samsung TV
– Natures Head self-contained composting toilet
– LG 420L Stainless Steel Bottom Mount Fridge with Door Cooling (4.5 star energy rating)

If you have any questions or would like to arrange a time to visit, please contact Justin on 0416 847 916

$165,000

Learn more and inquire

Related Stories:

You can share this using the e-mail and social media re-share buttons below. Thanks!

If you enjoyed this you’ll LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with even more!

You can also join our Small House Newsletter!

Also, try our Tiny Houses For Sale Newsletter! Thank you!

More Like This: Tiny Houses | Builders | THOWs | Tiny Houses For Sale

See The Latest: Go Back Home to See Our Latest Tiny Houses

The following two tabs change content below.

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.

Latest posts by Natalie C. McKee (see all)

{ 5 comments… add one }
  • jerry dycus
    October 29, 2022, 8:36 am

    Like the concept as what I plan to do but multiple things here drive up costs.
    They need to learn how to make much lighter THs by using things like SIP, much lighter materials glued together to lower impact, cost.
    Next the trailers are a waste as will be wasted. If you have to have them, build it so the TH sits on it so it can be used instead of rusting away. Or better, never buy a trailer and rent one or have a flat bed tow truck move it. If built lighter the trailer can be a lot cheaper and use a smaller tow vehicle.
    If made longer instead of higher, it’ll use a lot less gas to move it plus climbing stairs, ladders gets old fast to lofts.
    The 2 don’t seem to mate in any way to make a living area. Mine are set up so if face to face you can extend the roofs to make a near free center room between them, expandable as needs grow. Or can be end to end, or L which is what I expected here.

    • James D.
      October 29, 2022, 10:39 am

      They did use SIPs but SIPs isn’t necessarily low cost…

      • jerry dycus
        October 30, 2022, 7:06 am

        They are a lot cheaper as use less materials which are rather pricey today. And one would make their own. Weight costs to buy, tow, use, so to lower cost you lower weight.
        SIP having superior sealing, insulation gives more savings in summer, winter and likely last longer, especialy those driven a lot.

        • James D.
          October 30, 2022, 8:24 am

          SIPs are a great option but everything has it’s pros and cons, including SIPs.

          SIPs can still be expensive to get, even in the present economy, companies like Incredible Tiny Homes get around this by getting cut offs at a discount that they can then just stitch together to make up the difference in the size of the panels. There was a cost advantage when wood prices skyrocketed but they’re coming back down now and there often has to be other reasons to choose between them…

          For SIPs, you often need to engineer/pre-plan the layout or you’re going to have to add time and labor to make all the conduits, channels, cut outs, and sizing to actually build the home and make it functional, which you need specialty tools like a foam cutter, etc. Among the hidden costs of using SIPs.

          Though, using surface mounted channels can help get around much of that, it’s not going to work for all builds and conflict with a number of finishing options. While, unlike wood, you typically can’t just leave SIPs bare and have to apply a finishing option. Even, though, some manufacturers can provide the panels with a finishing layer already applied and like the panels just have the seams to deal with to finish but that’s still an additional cost.

          The cost of transport, assembly, labor, etc. can still be a greater cost advantage, it is SIPs strongest advantages, but the difference won’t necessarily be as much in total when all costs are considered and doesn’t mean it won’t cost some more if they have to deal with more overheads, higher cost panels, etc.

          SIPs are generally manufactured with extreme precision and accuracy. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be as airtight as they are. So, if the crew handles the SIPs without care, it may sustain damage and reduce its performance considerably, which means you need a certain skill level to properly use them but there is a learning curve to deal with that will take time for those new to SIP construction to adapt to and thus why it often takes time for SIPs to be adapted by companies.

          Incredible Tiny Homes is an example of this as their original ESP homes failed because of the difficulty of their workers in learning how to build with them, making the builds take far too long, and they had to re-work it to their present assembly line and move away from custom building with their model homes and the Incred-I-Box series. Lowering the skill requirement and simplifying the construction to the point it’s practical for them to then focus on the advantages of using the panels.

          While those made of OSB or Plywood you still have to worry about insects, termites, and rodents that can likely cause damage to the panels. So they can still have to be protected up till the home is complete. Among the variables that can effect different uses of SIPs…

          Again, you can save time on assembly and the final home will usually be extremely light but those aren’t the only considerations for everyone. Like SIPs are harder to modify and it would be more of a project to near impossible to do any changes later in the build, which can be an issue if the plans aren’t set in stone and perfect from the start and thus aren’t a great option for custom builders who may have to make numerous changes throughout the build.

          Industry wide not all SIPs are equal and they can have issues like a drop in insulation value over time, manufacturing defects, etc. DIY SIPs would be even more prone to defects, would cost more to make as no one can compete with the mass production of a factory, etc. While some people may just care more about sustainability and the environment, which can conflict with the foam, glues, and resins used in SIP manufacturing and what can happen whenever a structure needs to be torn down and replaced. Among other considerations people may have with dealing with SIPs.

          So there are of course advantages, very significant advantages as you have already highlighted, but it doesn’t automatically mean it’ll be the best choice for everyone as it can cost some people more than they are willing to invest in it, both financially and in other ways…

          That said, composites, SIPs, and other types of panel construction are great options and more and more companies are offering them now. Just like any other options, there’s a place for them and they may become the dominant option but everything has its compromises and trade offs to consider.

    • Alison
      October 30, 2022, 4:07 pm

      One reason to build a tiny house on a trailer, and keep it on the trailer, is that it can be registered with the DMV as a trailer. This allows you to bypass rules that restrict building on a lot, but do allow you to park a vehicle. We’ve done this with a rural vacation tiny home. We avoided having to get permits, a septic system, etc. Legally we can only “camp” on the property 30 nights a year, but no one is around to monitor that. It probably wouldn’t work for full time living, but for a secret hideaway, it was our most affordable option (beyond a tent, which we used to use).

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.