Videos by MEDNINJA
Extraordinary Micro Earthship in New Zealand

Extraordinary Micro Earthship in New Zealand

4 months ago
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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...

4 months ago
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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)

4 months ago
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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...

Spectacular 20ft Off-The-Grid Tiny Shipping...

Spectacular 20ft Off-The-Grid Tiny Shipping...

4 months ago
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This off-the-grid shipping container house is one that you have to see to believe! Converted from a 20ft (6 meter) shipping container, this tiny house has everything that you need and is an exceptional example of functional, space-saving design.\n\nRead more about this house & others: http://goo.gl/EbOSM3\n\nFollow us...

Steel Framing With FRAMECAD: Design and Why We...

Steel Framing With FRAMECAD: Design and Why We...

4 months ago
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We found that steel framing was most suitable for our Tiny House build. There are a lot of benefits to framing with steel, most important to the construction of a house on wheels of course is the fact it is very light weight. \n\nThe team at FRAMECAD have been brilliant and have helped us every step of the way with...

Steel Framing With FRAMECAD: Erecting the Frame

Steel Framing With FRAMECAD: Erecting the Frame

4 months ago
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It\'s time for the steel frame of our Tiny House to be erected and attached to the trailer! In this video, the amazing team at FRAMECAD show us just how efficient steel framing can be, as we watch the whole house frame go up in a matter of hours.\n\nTo learn more about FRAMECAD, visit them here:...

Steel Framing With FRAMECAD: Connections

Steel Framing With FRAMECAD: Connections

4 months ago
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Securing the Tiny House to the trailer is one of the most vital elements to get right. In this video we show how our tiny house is secured to the trailer and also take a look at the various screws and connections that FRAMECAD have used to make sure our Tiny House is ready for whatever the road and the elements will...

Moving Our Tiny House To The Build Site

Moving Our Tiny House To The Build Site

4 months ago
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It\'s time to move the Tiny House! The team at FRAMECAD have done an incredible job with steel framing the Tiny House. We have got the tick of approval from the engineer and that means it\'s time to hit the road and move the house to the build site to begin roofing and cladding. \n\nOur builder, Alan from Bio Build,...

Unbelievable House Truck Transforms Into Fantasy...

Unbelievable House Truck Transforms Into Fantasy...

4 months ago
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This is a house truck that you have to see to believe. Completely road legal, this off-the-grid house truck folds out and transforms into a fantasy castle. This is one Tiny House tour you don\'t want to miss!\n\nFor more information on this truck:...

Installing Purlins on the Tiny House

Installing Purlins on the Tiny House

4 months ago
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Purlins are horizontal support members that sit on top of the rafters. The roofing material is then fixed onto the purlins. In this video, Alan from Bio Build Ltd shows us the process behind fastening the purlins to the steel rafters of our Tiny House.\n\nTo find out more about the purlins and the materials we use,...

Installing Cavity Battens and Building Wrap

Installing Cavity Battens and Building Wrap

4 months ago
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In this episode, we take a look at how to install building wrap and cavity battens to the steel frame of our tiny house. \n\nThe building wrap we are using is Covertek 407 from Thermakraft (http://www.thermakraft.co.nz). \n\nThe screws used are 45mm, 10 gauge wingtek screws from Fortress Fasteners...

Installing  A Corrugate Roof (Part 1)

Installing A Corrugate Roof (Part 1)

4 months ago
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It\'s time to start putting the roof on the Tiny House! In this video expert builder Alan Drayton from BioBuild Ltd shows us how to install a corrugate roof. The roofing material we are using is .55mm marine grade colour steel form Dimond Roofing.\n\nTo find out more about our roof, visit our website at...

Stunning DIY Cottage-Style Tiny House - Revisited

Stunning DIY Cottage-Style Tiny House - Revisited

4 months ago
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It\'s been a year since we last caught up with Shaye and Tom in their tiny house and since that time a lot has changed! Their tiny abode has transformed into a wonderful home for their growing family, which now includes newborn daughter Hazel. \n\nIn this episode we tour their transformed home, and find out what it\'s...

How Aluminium Joinery Is Made: Windowmakers Ltd

How Aluminium Joinery Is Made: Windowmakers Ltd

4 months ago
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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

4 months ago
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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)

4 months ago
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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

4 months 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

4 months ago
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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

4 months ago
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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...

4 months ago
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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

4 months ago
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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...

Magical Hobbit-Like Eco Cave House

Magical Hobbit-Like Eco Cave House

4 months ago
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This week we visit Underhill, and incredible hobbit-home like, eco-cave house built into a hillside. The off-the-grid house is cleverly constructed to resemble a cave. With no electricity in the house, the stone, wood and rustic features truly make you feel like you’re stepping back in time. \n\nFor more...

DIY Deck Platform For A Belle Tent (Or A Yurt)

DIY Deck Platform For A Belle Tent (Or A Yurt)

4 months ago
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Have you ever dreamed of living in a belle tent or a yurt but were a bit unsure of how to build a platform for it? In this video, we show you how it\'s done. \n\nAn amazing opportunity has come up for us to experiment with another form of downsized living - in this case, a lotus belle tent (http://www.lotusbelle.com)!...

Building a DIY Rope Bridge

Building a DIY Rope Bridge

4 months ago
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With the platforms for both the Lotus Belle tent and the Bathroom Hut built, a rope bridge was the obvious choice for joining the two. Here\'s how we did it!\n\nFor more information on this house visit our website: http://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/lotus-belle-tent-or-yurt-platform/\n\nPlease support us on Patreon:...

Super-Simple DIY Kitchenette For Small Spaces

Super-Simple DIY Kitchenette For Small Spaces

4 months ago
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This super simple, DIY kitchenette was actually converted from an old sideboard, making the build incredibly simple and very cost effective. \n\nIf you\'re looking to build a kitchenette for a small space such as a tiny house, a motorhome, caravan or sleep-out, then this is a fantastic option. \n\nIn our case, we are...

Building an Earthship Survival Shelter

Building an Earthship Survival Shelter

4 months ago
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Earthships can be built to create fantastic survival shelters. This simple shelter is being constructed in Te Puke (New Zealand) as part of a training program aimed at teaching survivors of Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu how to construct these robust buildings for their communities. \n\nMore info on this project here:...

Escaping the Rent Trap - Simple Living In A Lotus...

Escaping the Rent Trap - Simple Living In A Lotus...

4 months ago
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If you\'ve ever dreamed of living in a luxury tent in the forest, then this may just be the set-up for you! Over the last couple of months we have been flat out finishing the project and getting everything ready for me to move in. The Lotus will be my home while I finish building the Tiny House. Watch the update on...

Tiny Houses And Permaculture For A Resilient And...

Tiny Houses And Permaculture For A Resilient And...

4 months ago
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Peak Oil, economic collapse, global warming. There is little question that if humanity remains on the path we are on now, then there is little hope for a sustained existence on the planet. We need to change our thinking and adopt a more harmonious stance to our relationship with the biosphere. The principles of...

18 Year Old Student Builds Amazing Tiny House as...

18 Year Old Student Builds Amazing Tiny House as...

4 months ago
2,560,633
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This student built her own Tiny House on wheels and now lives in her amazing home mortgage free! \n\nGabriella Grace was only 18 years old when she built her very own tiny house on wheels together with her father as part of a project for her final year of school. Now 20 years old, she has found an incredible spot for...

This Incredible Tiny House Was Built For Only...

This Incredible Tiny House Was Built For Only...

4 months ago
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Constructed almost entirely from recycled materials, this spectacular Tiny House on wheels was constructed for only US$10,000 and is packed full on clever design ideas. Read More: http://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/tiny-home-built-recycled-materials/\n\nPlease support us on Patreon:...

Nomadic Couple Create Incredible Small Homestead

Nomadic Couple Create Incredible Small Homestead

4 months ago
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Molly and Al lived an incredible life together on the road in their House Truck before finding their own idillic piece of land to set up a small homestead in the South Island of New Zealand. Their story shows an evolution from living in a house truck, to finding a more permanent solution for their retirement, that...

Super High Spec Professionally Built Tiny House

Super High Spec Professionally Built Tiny House

4 months ago
2,748,234
28,174

This incredible off-the-grid Tiny Home, constructed by boat builder and cabinet maker Jeff Hobbs really has taken Tiny House construction to the next level. It\'s packed with clever design features, high quality materials and sustainable technologies. \n\nSee and update on this tiny house here:...

Incredible Tiny House Overlooking the Ocean

Incredible Tiny House Overlooking the Ocean

4 months ago
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By carving out rocky hillside next to his Tiny House, Grant Lilly truly has created a man-cave paradise on top of an idillic hill, overlooking the ocean. Read More: http://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/tiny-house-overlooking-ocean/\n\nPlease support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/livingbig\n\nFollow us on...

Super High Spec Professionally Built Tiny House...

Super High Spec Professionally Built Tiny House...

5 months ago
1,083,707
14,802

This off-the-grid Tiny House is truly exceptional and now that Briar has moved in, it\'s been transformed into a real home. When we first saw this house it was still at the workshop of boat builder Jeff Hobbs (https://youtu.be/CELFsKLkKbI). Since then it has journeyed to it\'s new spot where it sits beautifully...

Insane Futuristic Man Cave - The Skysphere

Insane Futuristic Man Cave - The Skysphere

5 months ago
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Imagine a home in the clouds with spectacular 360° views which can be completely controlled by voice and your smart phone. The Skysphere is fully solar powered and packed with features you won\'t believe. Read More: http://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/\n\nVisit the Skysphere on Facebook:...

What Is It Like To Live In A Belle Tent?

What Is It Like To Live In A Belle Tent?

5 months ago
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The Lotus really has been a spectacular home and get-away for me and life there has at times been nothing short of enchanting. It hasn\'t always been easy though and with my time in the Lotus now coming to an end, I would like to share with you my experience of living in a belle tent and look at some of the pros and...

Spectacular 40ft Small Shipping Container Home

Spectacular 40ft Small Shipping Container Home

5 months ago
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40,167

This 40ft Shipping Container home is packed with clever space-saving features. It\'s solar powered, collects rain-water and can even sleep up to 7 people! Read More: http://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/40ft-shipping-container-home/\n\nHelp me create more videos: https://www.patreon.com/livingbig\n\nFollow me on...

Two Years in a Modern, Off-Grid Tiny House

Two Years in a Modern, Off-Grid Tiny House

5 months ago
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Brett\'s incredible off-the-grid modern Tiny House is a truly unique design that totally broke the mold. Two years later, I\'m now visiting Brett again to see how he is finding life in his Tiny Home. Read More: http://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/two-years-in-a-tiny-house/\n\nHelp me create more videos:...

Epic 4x4 Survival Expedition Van / Home On Wheels

Epic 4x4 Survival Expedition Van / Home On Wheels

5 months ago
839,498
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This van is a wonderful example of great small space design! It\'s a comfortable space for living, but still can be taken to the most adventurous of locations! More Info: http://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/4x4-expedition-van/\n\nHelp me create more videos: https://www.patreon.com/livingbig\n\nCheck out John\'s 4x4...

Life in a Magical Gypsy Vardo Style Caravan

Life in a Magical Gypsy Vardo Style Caravan

5 months ago
1,982,449
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Take a moment to step inside the magical world of Frenchy. A wonderful, artistic young woman who built and lives in her own Gypsy Caravan. You can read more about this home here: http://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/magical-gypsy-caravan/\n\nHelp me create more videos: https://www.patreon.com/livingbig\n\nFollow me on...