This is Nadia’s Zen Tiny House in Byron Bay, Australia.
It was designed by the owners (and Nadia said they collected lots of ideas from Tiny House Talk over the years) and built by their friend and local tiny house builder, Sam Commerford.
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Nadia’s Zen Tiny House with Deck in Byron Bay, Australia
Images via Nadia
Images via Nadia
From the owners:
The owners have two boisterous Australian Shepherds so knew they’d need some extra space to stay sane… so they made their tiny extra wide – 3m (9.8ft) wide with an extra 0.5m (1.6ft) roof eve and it is 7.5m (24.6ft) long (plus an extra 0.5m (1.6ft) for the window box over the trailer tongue).
They were going for a modern apartment feel with both Japanese and Scandinavian influences. One side of the house nearly completely opens up with a 2.5m wide sliding door that slides both ways and a 1.8m gas lift window in the kitchen. There is a lovely reading window box above the huge couch with ample extra storage underneath for suitcases. They wanted a little door opening up to their bathroom so they could enjoy an outdoor shower after the beach and then head straight into the bathroom.
The external cladding is Weathertex made from 98% recycled Australian hardwood mixed with paraffin wax and painted with an ageing stain. The extruded window and window box are clad in burnt cedar cladding (shou sugi-ban style). The cabinetry inside is all super light-weight plywood coated in Rubio monocoat oil; the ceiling is whitewash v-join pine, the walls are gyprock (dry wall) and the floors are vinyl wood-look planks. The deck is completely modular and can be packed down in a day.
They built the house at a friend’s house nearby and then moved it to it’s current position…. it was moved with a 10m tow truck and cruised along no problems!
The house cost AU $75,000 to build all up (US $55,000), not including the deck.
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