Sonia is an artist who splits her time between different locations in New Zealand. She needed a home base, and a tiny house seemed like the perfect match for her alternative approach to life. The house has a cool giant peg wall so she can move shelves around to accommodate plants or artwork.
The home has all the amenities you could want, with a full kitchen, 3/4 bathroom, and a cozy living room with clever storage. Learn more about Sonia, her artwork, and her home in the video below.
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Artists’ Amazing Tiny Home in New Zealand
This is another New Zealand tiny house find by travel blogger Jola Josie, which she dubbed “Half Cab Heaven.”
The tiny home on wheels was built from an old Wellington bus that transported people between the 40s and 70s, but has now been converted into a groovy tiny house. It includes a pop-out couch which makes the living room space feel extra large (for the owners’ two dogs), and a staircase leads up to the queen-sized loft bedroom and a roof-top garden. It even has an itty bitty wet bathroom.
Enjoy the video tour and get information on following Jola’s Journey below the pictures!
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Half Cab Heaven: Tiny House Bus Conversion
According to Jola Josie, a travel blogger spending the year reconnecting with her New Zealand roots and traveling among gypsies, this might just be New Zealand’s Tiniest House.
Like her own THOW, this one is built on a ute, so owner Ivan had to focus on the weight of his build, using mainly pine for the frame and cedar shingles. The reclaimed and recycled home has an itty bitty kitchen, loft bedroom and storage space (he’ll build his travelling bathroom later). He uses one solar panel to power his lights and little water pump for his sink. You can watch Jola’s full interview with Ivan below the pictures.
Get more information about Jola’s journey after the video. Enjoy!
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This is a Room to Move home in New Zealand.
It’s a super solar-powered house built from SIPs. New Atlas wrote:
Ex-boat builder and carpenter Jeff Hobbs from New Zealand-based studio Room to Move was recently commissioned to build a special bespoke tiny house for local resident Briar Hale. The 23.95 sq m (257.8 sq ft) house was built using structural insulated panels (SIPs) made from plywood and foam; recycled wood materials and sports multiple off-grid solutions. Hobbs chose to build the home using 62 mm (2.45 in) thick SIPs due to their lightweight, strength, durability and excellent insulation qualities, and also meant that he had extra floor space to work with when designing the home’s interior.
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This is the story of how an 18-year-old student built her own 172 sq. ft. DIY tiny home on a trailer for only $17,000 USD.
From the outside, you’ll see it has a deck that takes you to the entrance with french doors.
When you go inside, you’ll find an open layout with a living area, kitchen, bathroom, and an upstairs sleeping loft. Enjoy the full video tour below to learn more and then re-share it below. Thank you!
18-Year-Old Student Builds 172 Sq. Ft. DIY Tiny Home
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This is one couple’s DIY tiny house on wheels that they built using 80% reclaimed materials in New Zealand for only about $10,000 in United States Dollars.
Shortly after moving to New Zealand together from the United States, Cori and Patrick decided they would build their own tiny home on a trailer using mostly recycled materials. When you go inside, you’ll find a kitchen with pull-out dining table, storage lofts, living area with a pull-out bed, and a bathroom. When you watch the full video tour below, you’ll get to learn how they used a handful of creative tricks to re-use materials in smart ways throughout their tiny home.
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Couple Build $10k Tiny House with 80% Reclaimed Materials
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This is Stefan Cook’s DIY 215 sq. ft. tiny house on wheels that he built using salvaged earthquake materials in New Zealand. When a roommate introduced Stefan to the idea of a tiny house, he almost immediately decided that he would do it someday.
From the outside, you’ll notice that it’s pretty large for a tiny house on wheels. It’s approximately 26 feet long (or about 31 feet long if you include the entire trailer) and about 8.2 feet wide and 14.7 feet high. When you go inside, you’ll find a very open floor plan with a kitchen, living area, bathroom, and an upstairs sleeping loft. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!
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Student Builds 215 Sq. Ft. Tiny House with Earthquake Salvaged Materials
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