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The Pohutukawa Tiny House in New Zealand


This is the Pohutukawa Tiny House on Wheels designed and built by Tiny House Builders Ltd in Katikati, New Zealand.

The exterior has board and batten siding with a dark coat of paint. When you step inside, it’s totally opposite with bright white walls and a wonderful interior. This model can sleep up to six people.

Please take the full tour below and let us know what you think in the comments. Thanks!

Related: The Kauri Tiny House in New Zealand

The Beautiful Pohutukawa Tiny House on Wheels by Tiny House Builders Ltd in Katikati, New Zealand

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Highlights

  • Sleeps up to six people
  • Contemporary design/aesthetic
  • Customizable to your liking
  • Largest model from Tiny House Builders Ltd
  • French door entry
  • Two lofts (called mezzanines in New Zealand)
  • One can be used for sleeping and the other as a TV/game lounge
  • Full kitchen with dish washer, oven/microwave, range hood, sink, refrigerator, overhead and under bench cupboards, drawers, and pantry
  • Dedicated dining area
  • Large living area
  • Storage space
  • Washing machine cupboard and bench
  • Bathroom with full shower, vanity, toilet, and heated towel rack
  • Mono pitch roof to increase height in the lofts
  • Black painted plywood cladding
  • Corrugated roof

Learn more using the links below. Thanks! You can also follow the company on their Facebook and Instagram.

Sources

  1. Pohutukawa Tiny House Gallery
  2. Pohutukawa Information
  3. Tiny House Builders in NZ
  4. Contact
  5. Facebook
  6. Instagram
  7. 3D Virtual Tour

Related: The Kauri Tiny House in New Zealand

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  • Karen Blackburn July 5, 2018, 7:53 am

    I am in love, and this is the first house I can say this about. This would be worth the airfare to New Zealand for. Am seriously thinking of moving back just for this house, well worth the expense. Best design and layout I’ve seen with a THoW.

  • merryl July 5, 2018, 11:28 am

    finally a tiny house with a decent staircase and privacy wall in the loft.love it!!!!!!

  • Richard H Chapple Sr July 5, 2018, 12:59 pm

    What a nice interior layout. Not only is this a tiny house but it is one that would be easy and comfortable to live in. No windows on one side is not a bad thing with this layout. Here in Montana, that side would face the Northwest.
    No information given on size so my guess is 25′ by 8.5′ (could it possibly be 9′ wide??) by 13′ 6″.
    Nice job!!
    Anything I would change? I would probably figure a way to make the dining spot movable so we could have people sitting on both sides so we could play games.. And perhaps at some point in time I might do something different with exterior colors.

    • James D. July 6, 2018, 12:16 am

      It’s about the same size as the Kauri, which is 3m (9′ 10″ Ft) wide, 8m (26′ 3″) long, and 4.2m (13′ 9″) high… But heavier, which is why it’s on triple axles…

  • D. Pedersen July 5, 2018, 1:13 pm

    I really like this house. Very harmonious and with a proper sofa to lounge around on and a good staircase. Beats all the tacky American tiny houses and all their fake dark wood, poor craftsmanship and lack of light.

    • James D. July 6, 2018, 1:21 am

      No, you just don’t like certain styles of homes. Has nothing to do with what country they’re from because different styles of homes are being made in just about every country and there’s builders of all skill levels everywhere…

      Fact is lots of people have different preferences and what you like someone else may hate and vise versa…

      You should check youtube channels like “Living Big in a Tiny House”, which showcases Tiny Homes from New Zealand, Australia, America, Canada, and he even visited Japan…

      Latest one was on 2 railway carriages that were restored and turned into Tiny Homes in the Central Otago region of New Zealand…

      The only thing really different in America is there isn’t as strict a weight limit as many other countries have to deal with…

      So you’ll mainly just see more lightweight and more minimal materials used in other countries, at least for the mobile designs, but the styles and designs still can range wildly and many builders draw ideas from all over the world… as well as go to other countries.

      New Zealand Tiny Homes, for example, caters to Australia, Canada, USA, Pacific Islands, Europe & New Zealand markets.

      There’s also Tiny Healthy Home that goes back and forth between Vancouver, CA and New Zealand… and there’s some American builders that go back and forth to the UK… and people in general draw ideas from whatever they see online, which can be from anywhere in the world…

    • James D. July 6, 2018, 3:25 am

      Oh, by the way, all real wood darkens over time… So dark wood is real wood!

      Even woods with bright colors eventually become more gray and dark… It’s just part of the nature of wood and how it looks over time.

      While materials like plywood are not real natural wood, they’re a manufactured product…

      You also shouldn’t confuse good craftsmanship with only things with the appearance you prefer… Being a good craftsman doesn’t mean you will always like what they produce, any more than you will always like any given artists work…

      Some craftsman are good at specific types of work… Some like Abel Zyl create homes that are works of art… Others make extremely strong and durable homes… Yet others cater to specific styles… It just varies…

      Even with builders with a wide gamut of skills what they produce just generally caters to the preferences of their clients but every client can have a different preference… and in a market dominated by custom builds, every builder can produce a wide variety of designs and styles throughout their career…

      Same builder that produces this kind of Tiny House can in the very next built make something completely different if their next client has completely different preferences… It’s just the nature of custom builds that the builder has to produce what their client wants and that can drastically change from one client to the next…

  • Elizabeth Rubio July 5, 2018, 4:11 pm

    What a beautiful, practical house! Its clean lines, monochromatic scheme and generous fenestration give the feeling of spaciousness. I have to agree with D. Pedersen about the tackiness of some American-made tiny homes. Not all, however. I particularly like those built by Escape out of Wisconsin.

  • Andy July 5, 2018, 4:38 pm

    Looks great. If I ordered one, I would probably ask them to move the window between kitchen and dining area more towards the dining area so that one person doesn’t have to face the wall and also raise the lounge area to have some extra floor storage

  • Richard H Chapple Sr July 6, 2018, 12:44 am

    Thanks for the dimensions, I wasn’t too far off, the width is nice, that helps a lot to look and feel spacious. Here in the states, extra permitting would be needed for the over height and the width also I believe. But I rarely would be moving this one. In fact if I found THE SPOT to park permantly I’d be happy as a clam in this home.

    • James D. July 6, 2018, 1:35 am

      Height depends on state… The 13′ 6″ limit is mainly for the eastern half of the country… Out west it’s 14′, 14′ 6″ in two states, and 15′ in Alaska…

      Width is what’s national at 8′ 6″ but that’s for the highways… Local roads can be more strict and things like Class A motorhomes that push those limits can be limited to around a 10 mile radius of the highway…

      While length limits can vary from state to state…

      Along with driving license requirements as some will either require a CDL or special class license if what you’re towing is say over 26,000 lbs and/or oversize… But you only have to worry about it for the state that issues your license…

      Overall, yes… Going wider definitely helps a lot… On maximum with moving permit you could possibly go up to 14′ wide and 40-60 feet in length… Like say if you were doing a shed conversion and that’s about as big as you can go as one complete piece instead of shipping it in parts and assembling it on site.

      While if money was no obstacle… Examples like celebrity Will Smith’s custom built Travel Trailer RV can expand with both slides out and slide ups to provide a total of 1400 Sq Ft with 2 full levels, to show what’s possible on the extreme side… But that’s a $2.5 million home…

  • Kathy July 20, 2018, 11:04 pm

    I would like to shake the hand of the interior designer. This house hits all the high points, from the perspective of a merger of utility with beauty. Simply one of the best, if not THE best I have seen in the 5-6 years I have been watching THOWS. It helps a lot to be that extra foot or so in width, but the sleek cabinetry and appliances really give you a feeling of spaciousness as well. LOVE where the drawers/cabinets, and hopefully a clothes closet, and the washer dryer are placed, as well as the door to the bathroom enjoying the extra bit of privacy due to the placement of the door onto that corridor. Brilliant. Congratulationsonma great plan, well executed!! Please consider selling the plans.

  • Chuck August 1, 2018, 6:12 pm

    I really like this!. However, is it a good idea to have the oven placed over the dishwasher?

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