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All About Tiny House Trailers

All About Tiny House Trailers

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The trailer is the foundation of a Tiny House, so it\'s important to get the design right! In this video, we talk to our custom trailer manufacturer Ian, from Munford Industries about building a Tiny House trailer in New Zealand. \n\nIf you\'re starting your own Tiny House build in New Zealand,...

Stunning DIY Cottage-Style Tiny House

Stunning DIY Cottage-Style Tiny House

13 hours ago
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Shaye and Tom\'s Tiny House is nothing short of spectacular. Nestled amongst the bush in West Auckland, New Zealand it fits perfectly into it\'s landscape, and feels light, spacious and warm. It\'s obviously a house that has been built with love. \n\nThere are not too many Tiny House\'s in New Zealand, and this was...

Amazing DIY Off-Grid Modern Tiny House

Amazing DIY Off-Grid Modern Tiny House

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At 15 Square meters and completely off-grid, Brett Sutherland has constructed a true, tiny house treasure. Packed with unique, space saving design elements, Brett has created a fantastic space to both live and work. \n\nPerhaps best of all, this was all achieved on a budget of NZ$21,000. The Tiny House was constructed...

Beautiful Tiny House in an Eco Community

Beautiful Tiny House in an Eco Community

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EarthSong Eco-Neighbourhood has long been at the cutting edge of sustainable design and urban permaculture. It\'s for that very reason that it should be no surprise to discover that EarthSong is also now home to one of New Zealand\'s first Tiny Houses.\n\nAt just over 11 square meters, Connie Kristensen has built her...

Amazing DIY Off-Grid Modern Tiny House - Moved In

Amazing DIY Off-Grid Modern Tiny House - Moved In

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A lot of people ask us about where to park a tiny house. In this video we tour the amazing property where Brett has placed his off-the-grid Tiny House and find out how he came to park it here. \n\nSee the full video tour of Brett\'s Tiny House here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VckbqU4kK2I\n\nLast week Brett...

Tiny House With Two Sleeping Lofts!

Tiny House With Two Sleeping Lofts!

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Let\'s take a tour of Cedric, the Tiny House! Cedric is a charming Tiny House who in a previous life was actually a house truck. The space has been wonderfully converted into a very functional living area with kitchen, bathroom and a lovely lounge. \n\nImpressively, Cedric boasts two sleeping lofts, meaning that the...

Incredible DIY Tiny Tree House Tour

Incredible DIY Tiny Tree House Tour

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This week we tour an amazing DIY tree house! Hidden in a wonderful old Kauri Forest, this Tree House is an absolute delight. The whole house is made from three small rooms that are each individually suspended in the trees. \n\nAlthough these are still under construction, the care and attention that is going into this...

The Earth House Domes of Solscape

The Earth House Domes of Solscape

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This week we take a tour of the tiny earth houses of Solscape. These beautiful natural buildings are each less than 10 square meters, and sit overlooking the ocean, amongst the beautiful hills of Raglan, New Zealand.\n\nThe Earth Domes were built using a technique called earth-bag construction, where sturdy sacks are...

Living Simply in a Wonderful Tiny House Truck

Living Simply in a Wonderful Tiny House Truck

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In this tiny house tour, we visit the mobile house truck of Wayne and Anita. This wonderful couple made the brave decision 6 months ago to downsize their lives and fulfil their dream of living a more simple life on the road. \n\nWe were lucky enough to tour their beautiful tiny house truck, and learn more about what...

Extraordinary Micro Earthship in New Zealand

Extraordinary Micro Earthship in New Zealand

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After watching the film Garbage Warrior, kiwi couple Nathan Rushton and Jess Fitzgerald were so inspired by Earthship architecture that they actually travelled to New Mexico to study Earthship Biotecture with pioneering architect Michael Reynolds. \n\nAfter returning to New Zealand and finding an ideal location, the...

Tiny House Built From Salvaged Earthquake...

Tiny House Built From Salvaged Earthquake...

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At 20 square meters (215 square feet) Student Tiny House builder Stefan Cook really has created a very big Tiny House. \n\nConstructed largely from salvaged materials from homes in Christchurch that were demolished after the earthquakes, Stefan Tiny House has a very clever open plan design that makes the entire house...

How To Install A Floor On A Tiny House (Part 1)

How To Install A Floor On A Tiny House (Part 1)

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In this video we show you step-by-step how to install a tongue and groove floor directly onto a Tiny House trailer. We\'re incredibly lucky to have master builder Alan Drayton and his team from Bio Build Ltd (http://www.biobuild.co.nz) helping us on our build and giving us their expert advice. \n\nThe wood that has...

How Aluminium Joinery Is Made: Windowmakers Ltd

How Aluminium Joinery Is Made: Windowmakers Ltd

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Windows and doors make up a very important part in the design of any house. They also have a very large effect on the thermal performance of a home. In this video we talk to the team at Windowmakers Ltd about how aluminium joinery is made, and find out more about the options on the market. We also get to watch some of...

How To Install Window Flashing & Windows

How To Install Window Flashing & Windows

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This week our house moves one step closer to being completely enclosed as our windows are installed! In this video, Alan from BioBuild Ltd shows us how to install the window flashings, sill support bar and the windows themselves.\n\nFor more info and to find our more about the materials used in this video, please...

Tiny House Solar Hot Water Installation (Part 1)

Tiny House Solar Hot Water Installation (Part 1)

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Our solar system is being installed on the Tiny House! In this video, we meet the team from Solar Group (http://www.solargroup.co.nz) and watch the first part of our solar install. \n\nBecause the roof of our Tiny House is so small, we needed a custom solution so both the hot water tank and the solar panel could fit...

City Living In A Pop Top Camper

City Living In A Pop Top Camper

15 hours ago
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This little pop-top camper might not look like much from the outside, but for 22 year old Lily Kemp it\'s home. For her it means freedom and provides an escape from the rent trap. \n\nWith prices in Auckland City (New Zealand) going through the roof Lily spent just $1500 to buy and do up an old pop-top camper that she...

How To Install Weatherboards (Part 1) - Overview

How To Install Weatherboards (Part 1) - Overview

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Natural builder Alan from BioBuild (http://www.biobuild.co.nz) talks us through the process of installing our weatherboards for the Tiny House. \n\nThe weatherboards that we are using are the Elements Vulcan + Cladding system from Abodo (http://abodo.co.nz/product/vulcan-plus-cladding/). These thermally modified pine...

How To Install Weatherboards (Part 2) - Joins

How To Install Weatherboards (Part 2) - Joins

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In an ideal situation, you\'ll be able to find weatherboards that are able to span the length of your house which means you don\'t need to worry about joining them. In most cases though, that\'s not possible. Our weatherboards come in lengths of 4.5 meters, which means we will be needing joins in our longer sections....

How To Install Weatherboards (Part 3) - Corner...

How To Install Weatherboards (Part 3) - Corner...

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Once all of your weatherboards have been installed, it\'s time to look finishing off the corners nicely. There are a number of ways of doing this, but in our case we are using corner boxes. Abodo (www.abodo.co.nz) do supply ready made corner boxes, but as we have 45° corners, we need to make those ourselves. To keep...

Tiny House - Plans For Internal Fit-Out

Tiny House - Plans For Internal Fit-Out

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We\'re almost totally enclosed in our tiny house and will soon be moving onto the internal fit-out. We thought this was a great opportunity to show you around the house so far and what we have planned for the inside!\n\nFor more info please visit our website: http://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com\n\nPlease support us...