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The Tiny Abode: A Steel Framed Tiny House in Australia

I just ran into these tiny house folks in Sydney, Australia I thought you might want to know about.

They started planning their project in January of 2013 and began building in June 2013 (almost a year ago as I write this). And their tiny house is only costing them about $15,000 which they can own outright and take wherever they’d like.

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And wait a second… Isn’t that a CAR towing a tiny house? Never seen that before.

Maybe because this tiny home was built using steel frames, it’s lighter in weight?

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  • August 4, 2014, 2:25 pm

    “OMG, they’re pulling it with a freakin’ car!” was my first thought! That’s sort of amazing, isn’t it? I knew that the metal framing was supposed to be much lighter and stronger than wood, but….wow! I am impressed!

    I thought about using steel for approximately 10 seconds, then discarded the idea. I wanted to build Oliver’s Nest by myself, and you can’t do that with the metal framework (that I could determine). I was also concerned about cost ~ both the cost of the framing itself, and the cost of hiring someone to put it together.

    It’s a lovely little home. I always want MORE pictures, lol! The inside is always interesting.


  • Charlie
    August 4, 2014, 5:48 pm

    Dimensions please and interior pics. Looks tinier than most.

  • Jacqui
    August 13, 2014, 1:47 pm

    Awesome tiny home, and by the way great way to go with the steel frame. My partner builds house trucks in New Zealand and has found that the steel gives a much stronger and lighter abode which equals less diesel used and greater maneuverability. Plus it also means that you can get bigger window and door openings without all the bulk and weight of big timber frames. He was trained as an engineer and used the stressed beam technique (think cris-crossed lighting rigs).

  • Jay
    November 19, 2014, 12:49 pm

    We took the plunge and built with steel. It took a bit to get used to but I really like working with it now. I would highly recommend it. The cost is a bit higher than wood but lots of benefits from strength, weight, insect, fire and water proof. Details at http://dreamsbytheacre.blogspot.com

    • David
      February 24, 2015, 8:10 pm

      Thanks for sharing the link. I’m planning to build a tiny home soon, and am seriously considering steel.

  • Kaleb
    November 19, 2014, 3:31 pm

    Would not aluminum be more cost effective and just as strong? Just wondering.

    • David
      February 24, 2015, 8:13 pm

      I had the same thought as I was reading through this post. Was hoping to see some replies…

  • fred ziffel
    May 24, 2015, 4:35 am

    saw a lot of these on tv and decided against it .could be other ways to house /travel in comfort ,this cant be the only way .

  • August 26, 2019, 1:36 pm

    Amazing design, and good that it is made of steel frames. Advantages of kit homes is that you can customize it at an affordable cost. You may see our site for some ideas and design:

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