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Pin-up House: A way of living in pink
Founder, architect and designer Joshua Woodsman, founder, architect and designer of the Pin-Up Houses, had the dream to build his own house. He believes every man shares this dream and wants to build his own home. Woodsman’s little house, a kind of cabin, is the place that meets all your dreams and wishes. His focus is on style, but at the same time, he also shows the functionality of the cabin. Woodsman shows that his cabin is really different from the rest. He illustrates this with his design down to the last detail. What is a Pin-Up House? A Pin-Up House is similar to a Tiny House, yet easier to build and with attractive designs. They are typically small houses, built with sheer simplicity. These compact tiny houses offer a cosy environment, creating an intimacy that you will miss in a large house. These Pin-Up Houses are perfect for people looking for a smart, flexible, cost-effective and energy saving home. Small houses are less expensive and easier to build, heat, cool, clean and maintain. The Pin-Up Houses are easy to build because they have easy-to-follow-plans. The plans outline the whole process in detail. You can use a Pin-Up House as holiday accommodation, an office, a guesthouse or whatever you like. Why live in a Tiny House or Pin-Up House? Living in a Tiny House or Pin-Up House is different than living in a normal home. It is an alternative way of living where people design and build compact, intelligent and mobile homes. Living in a Tiny House goes hand in hand with creativity and freedom. It offers a whole new lifestyle: You will get more space! More space in your wallet, to do stuff and to be less chaotic. Because the space is not that big, it will be easy to maintain and clean the space. A clean home means a happy mind. In addition, because you live smaller, you simply live cheaper, more economical and more consciously. And the best thing is that you can live wherever you like! You can take your home everywhere. Living on the road in your own home? Yes! This house, built on a flat trailer, can be driven on the road. The Magenta Tiny House The Magenta Pin-Up House is built by Joshua Woodsman. The pink Magenta is proof of temporary independent housing, without the debts and loans of a ‘normal’ house. The Magenta is built on a flat trailer, it has a heat insulated wooden structure on all sides of the cabin. This sounds both nice and cosy in summer- and wintertime. Because of the large window, you will easily get enough sunlight into the living space. The Magenta is made of lightweight materials, spruce beams and waterproof plywood, so it is transportable. The flat trailer can be used as a porch, where you can drink your morning coffee or read the newspaper. The interior The pink Magenta has a built-in kitchenette, a sofa, heating stoves, and a chemical toilet. Do you ever wonder how all of this fits in a small cabin? this all fits in these cabins? The Pin-Up Houses make convenient use of storage space. They created space to use built-in furniture in the cabin to store things in there. Stretched nets hang from the ceiling, so you can hang or place things in them that you do not use every day. Better for you and the earth? There are a few things a Pin-Up House offers which a normal house does not offer. For example, if you live in a small home wherever you like, you can opt for nature. You feel more connected with nature because you are more surrounded by it. The house has not a great impact on the earth, because you will consume less. It is all about to settle for less, what really matters. We live in a consuming society: everything has to be expensive and big, labelled with a brand. But if you think about what is really important, that you can live with less, you will get a different view on life. You can live in a sustainable way and thus contribute to a better world.   https://www.whatsorb.com/solution/architecture/tinyhouses  
Founder, architect and designer Joshua Woodsman, founder, architect and designer of the Pin-Up Houses, had the dream to build his own house. He believes every man shares this dream and wants to build his own home. Woodsman’s little house, a kind of cabin, is the place that meets all your dreams and wishes. His focus is on style, but at the same time, he also shows the functionality of the cabin. Woodsman shows that his cabin is really different from the rest. He illustrates this with his design down to the last detail. What is a Pin-Up House? A Pin-Up House is similar to a Tiny House, yet easier to build and with attractive designs. They are typically small houses, built with sheer simplicity. These compact tiny houses offer a cosy environment, creating an intimacy that you will miss in a large house. These Pin-Up Houses are perfect for people looking for a smart, flexible, cost-effective and energy saving home. Small houses are less expensive and easier to build, heat, cool, clean and maintain. The Pin-Up Houses are easy to build because they have easy-to-follow-plans. The plans outline the whole process in detail. You can use a Pin-Up House as holiday accommodation, an office, a guesthouse or whatever you like. Why live in a Tiny House or Pin-Up House? Living in a Tiny House or Pin-Up House is different than living in a normal home. It is an alternative way of living where people design and build compact, intelligent and mobile homes. Living in a Tiny House goes hand in hand with creativity and freedom. It offers a whole new lifestyle: You will get more space! More space in your wallet, to do stuff and to be less chaotic. Because the space is not that big, it will be easy to maintain and clean the space. A clean home means a happy mind. In addition, because you live smaller, you simply live cheaper, more economical and more consciously. And the best thing is that you can live wherever you like! You can take your home everywhere. Living on the road in your own home? Yes! This house, built on a flat trailer, can be driven on the road. The Magenta Tiny House The Magenta Pin-Up House is built by Joshua Woodsman. The pink Magenta is proof of temporary independent housing, without the debts and loans of a ‘normal’ house. The Magenta is built on a flat trailer, it has a heat insulated wooden structure on all sides of the cabin. This sounds both nice and cosy in summer- and wintertime. Because of the large window, you will easily get enough sunlight into the living space. The Magenta is made of lightweight materials, spruce beams and waterproof plywood, so it is transportable. The flat trailer can be used as a porch, where you can drink your morning coffee or read the newspaper. The interior The pink Magenta has a built-in kitchenette, a sofa, heating stoves, and a chemical toilet. Do you ever wonder how all of this fits in a small cabin? this all fits in these cabins? The Pin-Up Houses make convenient use of storage space. They created space to use built-in furniture in the cabin to store things in there. Stretched nets hang from the ceiling, so you can hang or place things in them that you do not use every day. Better for you and the earth? There are a few things a Pin-Up House offers which a normal house does not offer. For example, if you live in a small home wherever you like, you can opt for nature. You feel more connected with nature because you are more surrounded by it. The house has not a great impact on the earth, because you will consume less. It is all about to settle for less, what really matters. We live in a consuming society: everything has to be expensive and big, labelled with a brand. But if you think about what is really important, that you can live with less, you will get a different view on life. You can live in a sustainable way and thus contribute to a better world.   https://www.whatsorb.com/solution/architecture/tinyhouses  
Pin-up House: A way of living in pink
Pin-up House: A way of living in pink
The Devasa tiny house raises the roof
What about a tiny house which you can expand in minutes to add a new room. When parked, it is possible to change the size of the Devasa, when on the road it fits below all bridges. Before we have shown you the Cécile from the French company ‘Optinid’, a tiny house with a sliding roof. When open you can watch the stars from your bed or take a sunbath without moving to your terrace. A tiny house which ‘slides up its roof’ Now on www.whatsorb.com the Devasa which ‘slides up its roof’. It’s a model from Tiny House NYC, which can increase in height to provide more space when staying in it. You can compare this technique with a European Alpen Kreuzer or Paradise, which was used by camping enthusiast especially in the 70 th and 80 th from the last century. Nowadays you could compare it with a camper van with a pop-up roof. Image by: Tiny House NYC, mediadrumimages Most tiny houses have a crampy low loft where you have to crawl to get in your bed. The Devasa  tiny house solves this problem just by the possibility to expand upward. When on the road in a lower position it meets legal standards to tow. The Devasa tiny house measures 7,20-meter-long and 3.80 meter high. By raising the ‘roof’ the height will be total a little more than 5 meters. Upstairs you will have an impressive 2-meter-high ceiling. The floorspace of the Devasa tiny house Floorspace is about 28 m2 with a standard outfit for tiny houses. There is a living room, kitchen, a bathroom with shower, sink and composting toilet. Upstairs are 2 bedrooms which is very unusually. They can be reached by a staircase which also is part of a storage. Image by: Tiny House NYC, mediadrumimages Having your bed(s) ready for a good night rest is all what is possible on the ‘top-floor’. Of course, some small furniture which does not extent the height of your bed. When the roof is lowered you would otherwise have to move all what is higher than your bed or it will be squeezed to a size which probably is not what you want! The lifting part of the roof runs on a 12 V car battery which powers 4 screw jacks which are fit in each corner of the Devasa tiny house. It is also possible to operate it manually in case of the system would fail. The price from the Devasa tiny house will be around €110.000 or $ 125.000 (with no appliances yet installed in the kitchen). Source:  Tiny Houses NYC https://www.whatsorb.com/architecture/sunbathing-in-your-tiny-house-with-a-sliding-roof--try-it-with-the-c-cile
What about a tiny house which you can expand in minutes to add a new room. When parked, it is possible to change the size of the Devasa, when on the road it fits below all bridges. Before we have shown you the Cécile from the French company ‘Optinid’, a tiny house with a sliding roof. When open you can watch the stars from your bed or take a sunbath without moving to your terrace. A tiny house which ‘slides up its roof’ Now on www.whatsorb.com the Devasa which ‘slides up its roof’. It’s a model from Tiny House NYC, which can increase in height to provide more space when staying in it. You can compare this technique with a European Alpen Kreuzer or Paradise, which was used by camping enthusiast especially in the 70 th and 80 th from the last century. Nowadays you could compare it with a camper van with a pop-up roof. Image by: Tiny House NYC, mediadrumimages Most tiny houses have a crampy low loft where you have to crawl to get in your bed. The Devasa  tiny house solves this problem just by the possibility to expand upward. When on the road in a lower position it meets legal standards to tow. The Devasa tiny house measures 7,20-meter-long and 3.80 meter high. By raising the ‘roof’ the height will be total a little more than 5 meters. Upstairs you will have an impressive 2-meter-high ceiling. The floorspace of the Devasa tiny house Floorspace is about 28 m2 with a standard outfit for tiny houses. There is a living room, kitchen, a bathroom with shower, sink and composting toilet. Upstairs are 2 bedrooms which is very unusually. They can be reached by a staircase which also is part of a storage. Image by: Tiny House NYC, mediadrumimages Having your bed(s) ready for a good night rest is all what is possible on the ‘top-floor’. Of course, some small furniture which does not extent the height of your bed. When the roof is lowered you would otherwise have to move all what is higher than your bed or it will be squeezed to a size which probably is not what you want! The lifting part of the roof runs on a 12 V car battery which powers 4 screw jacks which are fit in each corner of the Devasa tiny house. It is also possible to operate it manually in case of the system would fail. The price from the Devasa tiny house will be around €110.000 or $ 125.000 (with no appliances yet installed in the kitchen). Source:  Tiny Houses NYC https://www.whatsorb.com/architecture/sunbathing-in-your-tiny-house-with-a-sliding-roof--try-it-with-the-c-cile
The Devasa tiny house raises the roof
The Devasa tiny house raises the roof
Sunbathing in your tiny house with a sliding roof. Try it with the Cécile
We have shown you already many types of tiny houses on the www.whatsorb.com site but again we found one with a new feature; 'a sliding roof'. The French company ‘Optinid) build the Cécile with the nickname: The head in the stars! A tiny house which has a sliding roof. When open you can watch the stars from your bed or take a sunbath without moving to your terrace. There is also a new model from the Cécile but with a different exterior. It provides a additional loft which gives even more space. About the tiny house Cécile Image by: Optinid/Agence Argo The  tiny houses  trailer is 6 meters long and 2.55 meters wide. The exterior of the Cécile is clad in fir siding with black polycarbonate accents. The layout is as follows. If you enter the Cécile you have the living room at your right. Opposite the entrance door is a small kitchen and a retractable dining table. At the far left of the tiny house is the bathroom with shower and a separate toilet. Image by: Optinid/Agence Argo The staircase has a double function. It brings you to the main bedroom with the sliding roof. In the staircase is storage integrated and it also can function as a desk. Image by: Optinid/Agence Argo From the main bedroom area the sling roof can be opened to catch the sun or watch the stars. Image by: Optinid/Agence Argo If you have guests who will stay overnight they can sleep at the second loft which can be accessed by a ladder. At this loft are also some shelves where you can store stuff. The  tiny house Cécile can be powered by solar panels and what is special is the insulation which is made from recycled clothing. The starting price for the Cécile is €54,000 (around US$62,500). Source:  Optinid  (in French), (Credit:Optinid/Agence Argo) http://www.optinid.fr/2-non-categorise/33-tiny-house-cecile https://www.whatsorb.com/solution/architecture/tinyhouses
We have shown you already many types of tiny houses on the www.whatsorb.com site but again we found one with a new feature; 'a sliding roof'. The French company ‘Optinid) build the Cécile with the nickname: The head in the stars! A tiny house which has a sliding roof. When open you can watch the stars from your bed or take a sunbath without moving to your terrace. There is also a new model from the Cécile but with a different exterior. It provides a additional loft which gives even more space. About the tiny house Cécile Image by: Optinid/Agence Argo The  tiny houses  trailer is 6 meters long and 2.55 meters wide. The exterior of the Cécile is clad in fir siding with black polycarbonate accents. The layout is as follows. If you enter the Cécile you have the living room at your right. Opposite the entrance door is a small kitchen and a retractable dining table. At the far left of the tiny house is the bathroom with shower and a separate toilet. Image by: Optinid/Agence Argo The staircase has a double function. It brings you to the main bedroom with the sliding roof. In the staircase is storage integrated and it also can function as a desk. Image by: Optinid/Agence Argo From the main bedroom area the sling roof can be opened to catch the sun or watch the stars. Image by: Optinid/Agence Argo If you have guests who will stay overnight they can sleep at the second loft which can be accessed by a ladder. At this loft are also some shelves where you can store stuff. The  tiny house Cécile can be powered by solar panels and what is special is the insulation which is made from recycled clothing. The starting price for the Cécile is €54,000 (around US$62,500). Source:  Optinid  (in French), (Credit:Optinid/Agence Argo) http://www.optinid.fr/2-non-categorise/33-tiny-house-cecile https://www.whatsorb.com/solution/architecture/tinyhouses
Sunbathing in your tiny house with a sliding roof. Try it with the Cécile
Sunbathing in your tiny house with a sliding roof. Try it with the Cécile
Floating in your own tiny houseboat
Have you always dreamed of living on the water? Waking up every day to wide-open views of endless water bodies, boats floating past, perhaps the occasional water bird? Then you might be in for a treat. The Dutch company of VaarHuis Consultancy, based in the Frisian town of Joure, has just the thing for you - a tiny houseboat. You can live in it, navigate it, use it as a holiday home or other form of (temporary) accommodation… and it is nothing like you would expect it to be. “The best psychiatrist is a day on the water,” claims Robert-Jan Wik, the initiator and developer of the HouseBoating concept. This 47-year-old entrepreneur has turned his hobby and passion of spending time on the water into a flourishing enterprise.   WHAT IS THE  TINY HOUSEBOAT? The Tiny Houseboat is Dutch in every fibre of its being: from the traditionally shaped house to the concept of living on a boat, to the adventurous and boundary-pushing mentality of its founders. It essentially is exactly as it claims to be: a tiny house on a boat. It has all the certifications that allow it to be used as both as well, letting the owner ship off his house to wherever he wants.   Or, if you are merely planning to stay in one location, it could also be delivered as a floating house, without any actual steering or boating capacities. This option is the first of many, as the design of the actual house can be selected and customised as well, as are its dimensions. The founders strongly believe that it is something that will appeal to anyone, both as a pleasure craft as well as a means of accommodation. As well as fun and compact, it is also a sustainable and durable product. The intention is to have it employed as a mobile accommodation on the water as well, that can temporarily be docked in a certain location before moving on to the next, or used as recreational accommodation for holiday resorts or hotels. Other applications include use as a detached guest suite of your home on the water, your very own man-cave to go fishing with on the weekends, or a student room that provides accommodation in overcrowded cities. WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE? A Tiny Houseboat offers pretty much all of the amenities and luxuries that you are used to from your own home. It can even have a second floor, accessible by stairs, containing a full-sized bedroom, fitting a queen bed. Downstairs, you will find a seating/dining area with an open kitchen and a luxurious bathroom. And, befitting the outdoor lifestyle that this boat will unquestioningly bring along, a spacious outdoor area is available that functions as a proper lounge deck.   The exact configuration can be determined, as there are three different spatial lay-outs available, as well as five sizes, ranging from 7.5 to 14.99 meter in length. Although a new initiative of the company experiments with floating hotel rooms and saunas, which are basically smaller, well-designed versions of the larger Houseboat.   WHAT IS IN IT FOR ME? First of all, this innovation basically guarantees you a new way of recreating or living. It is affordable, with pricing starting at € 55,000 excl. VAT, and provides a luxurious yet simple interior, that can be customised to your exact liking. It will let you fall asleep to the gentle rocking of waves, and wake up the next morning with an unparalleled view: the large, ceiling-high windows in both the bedroom and the downstairs living area allow for plenty of natural light while putting on a great show. Although your design could include a television, you might not even need it. From a business perspective, the Tiny Houseboat offers plenty of interesting opportunities as well. From low-priced and mobile accommodation for your personnel, partners or guests, to a viable way of exploiting a hotel or resort business. A touring organisation could organise all-inclusive holidays that lets people enjoy the richness of a country or region, while combining it with a fixed accommodation and the unique experience of navigating your own boat. TRY YOUR OWN HOUSEBOAT VH Consultancy is still in its early days, having introduced the concept last March. Yet it is very real, and shows great promise. Especially in densely populated areas, where house prices are skyrocketing and accommodation is scarce, it will be a welcome solution. Whether it is an extension of your actual home, vacation home, hotel room or man-cave: the Tiny Houseboat will provide a durable mobile accommodation where and when you need it. https://www.whatsorb.com/solution/architecture/tinyhouses
Have you always dreamed of living on the water? Waking up every day to wide-open views of endless water bodies, boats floating past, perhaps the occasional water bird? Then you might be in for a treat. The Dutch company of VaarHuis Consultancy, based in the Frisian town of Joure, has just the thing for you - a tiny houseboat. You can live in it, navigate it, use it as a holiday home or other form of (temporary) accommodation… and it is nothing like you would expect it to be. “The best psychiatrist is a day on the water,” claims Robert-Jan Wik, the initiator and developer of the HouseBoating concept. This 47-year-old entrepreneur has turned his hobby and passion of spending time on the water into a flourishing enterprise.   WHAT IS THE  TINY HOUSEBOAT? The Tiny Houseboat is Dutch in every fibre of its being: from the traditionally shaped house to the concept of living on a boat, to the adventurous and boundary-pushing mentality of its founders. It essentially is exactly as it claims to be: a tiny house on a boat. It has all the certifications that allow it to be used as both as well, letting the owner ship off his house to wherever he wants.   Or, if you are merely planning to stay in one location, it could also be delivered as a floating house, without any actual steering or boating capacities. This option is the first of many, as the design of the actual house can be selected and customised as well, as are its dimensions. The founders strongly believe that it is something that will appeal to anyone, both as a pleasure craft as well as a means of accommodation. As well as fun and compact, it is also a sustainable and durable product. The intention is to have it employed as a mobile accommodation on the water as well, that can temporarily be docked in a certain location before moving on to the next, or used as recreational accommodation for holiday resorts or hotels. Other applications include use as a detached guest suite of your home on the water, your very own man-cave to go fishing with on the weekends, or a student room that provides accommodation in overcrowded cities. WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE? A Tiny Houseboat offers pretty much all of the amenities and luxuries that you are used to from your own home. It can even have a second floor, accessible by stairs, containing a full-sized bedroom, fitting a queen bed. Downstairs, you will find a seating/dining area with an open kitchen and a luxurious bathroom. And, befitting the outdoor lifestyle that this boat will unquestioningly bring along, a spacious outdoor area is available that functions as a proper lounge deck.   The exact configuration can be determined, as there are three different spatial lay-outs available, as well as five sizes, ranging from 7.5 to 14.99 meter in length. Although a new initiative of the company experiments with floating hotel rooms and saunas, which are basically smaller, well-designed versions of the larger Houseboat.   WHAT IS IN IT FOR ME? First of all, this innovation basically guarantees you a new way of recreating or living. It is affordable, with pricing starting at € 55,000 excl. VAT, and provides a luxurious yet simple interior, that can be customised to your exact liking. It will let you fall asleep to the gentle rocking of waves, and wake up the next morning with an unparalleled view: the large, ceiling-high windows in both the bedroom and the downstairs living area allow for plenty of natural light while putting on a great show. Although your design could include a television, you might not even need it. From a business perspective, the Tiny Houseboat offers plenty of interesting opportunities as well. From low-priced and mobile accommodation for your personnel, partners or guests, to a viable way of exploiting a hotel or resort business. A touring organisation could organise all-inclusive holidays that lets people enjoy the richness of a country or region, while combining it with a fixed accommodation and the unique experience of navigating your own boat. TRY YOUR OWN HOUSEBOAT VH Consultancy is still in its early days, having introduced the concept last March. Yet it is very real, and shows great promise. Especially in densely populated areas, where house prices are skyrocketing and accommodation is scarce, it will be a welcome solution. Whether it is an extension of your actual home, vacation home, hotel room or man-cave: the Tiny Houseboat will provide a durable mobile accommodation where and when you need it. https://www.whatsorb.com/solution/architecture/tinyhouses
Floating in your own tiny houseboat
Floating in your own tiny houseboat
Meet The
Build Tiny is a small family business with big aspirations for Tiny Homes. In 2016/17, Gina designed and built her own Tiny House with Brother-in-Law Jason. The whole family got involved and had so much fun in the process. We saw a need for reliable, experienced Tiny House builders, and felt as though we would make the dream team. With Jason and Steve as Builders, Gina as a designer, Amy with her management experience, and parents Ian and Diane with their extensive experience in running their own business we decided to break all the rules and go into business together - and so Build Tiny Ltd was born! Build Tiny are proud to be presenting our prototype Boomer Tiny House - This modern home is well finished, with crisp negative detailing. It's light and open with a warm timber finish on the walls, and white ceilings. It's just 7.2 x 2.4m. It's been designed with short-term rentals in mind, suiting the Airbnb market. Fully kitted out with everything needed in a modern home such as: a full sized oven, fridge, shower and washing machine, and an open plan lounge area - you’ve really got to see it in person to appreciate all the unique features, but here are some snapshots of the finished product Please note that the photos and videos shown are of our prototype build for this design. Whilst it is an accurate representation of the layout for this  tiny house design, some materials have been customized to suit the client's choices. To see what materials and features come standard with this build, please read through the full list of details and inclusions below. Details and inclusions Tiny house kitchen features Base cabinets made of moisture resistant melamine - 13 colors to choose from. All cupboards and drawers secured with push-button locking mechanism. All cupboard doors come with soft closing hinges. Laminate finish bench-tops, 30mm thick. 6 colors to choose from. Hard wearing, long lasting and easy to clean. Pull out rubbish bin next to the sink. Overhanging on benchtop to create a breakfast bar. Four storage drawers at the end of the kitchen, one deeper drawer under the pull-out rubbish bin. Double cupboards under the sink. Pull out spice rack style storage beside the oven. Wall mounted cupboards. 2 Double power points. Three LED downlights Stainless steel splash back under the window Tap-ware: Aquatica Latino Sink: Project Forte Sink Bowl 800x500mm Vinyl Flooring Tiny house great-room features A large French door for airflow with louvers Six step staircase leading up to the sleeping loft. Made from lightweight white HPL Plywood. First, third and fifth step with removable tread for storage. Two drawers under the second step. Space for a washing machine or wardrobe under the fourth and fifth step, fridge under sixth. Handrail along the wall to the top of the stairs, pine with Miles Nelson satin chrome brackets Large open-plan area for you to customize with your own furniture. *Couch pictured not included Vinyl Flooring Two LED downlights and three double power points. Sleeping loft features Mattress slats cut into the flooring, these can be customized to suit any size mattress including a super king. (Mattress not included) Carpeted flooring Built-in storage unit/barrier at the top of the stairs. Two built-in drawers and three pull out baskets/boxes. Individually controlled, recessed wall lights on each side of the bed. Switch on/off from in the loft or downstairs. Double power point at each side of the bed and also one power point at the foot of the bed. Generous head-height of 1.3m at the head of the bed. Smoke alarm An additional loft can be built to your specification above the couch in the Great Room, this could be for additional storage or a second sleeping space.  ​ Bathroom Features 810mm alcove shower with space-saving bi-folding doors that open inward. One 500m opening windows with obscure finish for privacy 500mm wide vanity with storage underneath Tap-ware: Aquatica Latino One double power-point NZ made Bambooloo composting toilet Vinyl flooring (color and style choices available)  ​Utilities Mains water hookup (tanks available at an additional cost). Easily connect your tiny house with a garden house. Standard 240v wiring means you can run standard appliances - 16 amp capacity. Efficient LED Lighting. (solar available at an additional cost) Gas on demand hot water heater Hookup for 9kg LPG gas bottle for cooking and hot water (* gas bottle not inc) Electrical utilities located in the wall cupboard in the kitchen, this houses the main switchboard and internet data connections etc.​​ Tiny house  construction methods & materials Roll-formed, lightweight steel framing with industry standard thermal break. Earthwool insulation in walls and ceiling, 40mm polystyrene underfloor insulation. Zincalume roof, and flashings (many colour steel colours to choose from), lightweight, strong, extremely low maintenance. Cladding: Our prototype has Stained Shadow clad plywood on the east and west walls (smaller walls) and Zincalume on the north and south walls (big walls). Alternative cladding materials available. Double glazed aluminum windows. Tinted for privacy. Large French door with louvers down the side, made from toughened glass and comes with latch-backs. Over 30 colors to choose from. Custom slimline gutter just 50mm, and a 40mm down-pipe. Overall dimensions (trailer size 7.2x2.4m plus drawbar ) approximately 7.3x 2.5m, plus drawbar. height from the ground approximately 4.2m Wall linings: plywood with black negative detail on the joins. Painted finish. Ceiling linings: plywood with black negative detail on the joins. Painted finish. Trailer features House is completely detachable from the trailer chassis using 4x container locks Flat deck design ​Hot-dip galvanized State of the art 3500kg wireless electric braking system 195x14" Low profile galvanized rims and tires Monstor heavy duty jockey wheel 3500kg rated 1"7/8 tow coupling Safety brake-away switch Full LED lights Spare wheel and tire NSK Bearing 1500kg rated hubs and stub each 3-year warranty on the frame and 2-year warranty on parts 3 Year Warrant of Fitness & 1 year Registration 4 x stabilizers (heavy duty lifting jacks additional) Options & Extras​ Solar Power We work with Sky Solar to offer 3 different packages to suit various needs: $10,600 NZD inc GST (3 panels, inverter, 3.4kwh battery) - Suit one bedroom part time occupancy (e.g Airbnb). $14,200 NZD inc GST (4 panels, inverter, 5.4kwh battery) - Suit two bedroom secondary dwelling, light power usage e.g granny flat/elderly couple. $18,400 NZD  inc GST (6 panels, inverter,10.8kwh battery) - Suit large two bedroom couple with 2 kids, full time living but with low kwh appliances. You will work with Sky Solar directly to tailor a package to your needs, but the above gives you an indication of what you get in each price range. There may be an additional cost to build a housing unit or install a cupboard for the inverters and batteries depending where you would like this equipment kept.  ​Shower Dome A Showerdome® shower top stops steam and moisture leaving your shower, so you can enjoy mist-free mirrors, a dry bathroom and a warm, clear shower enclosure. Comes with a LIFETIME GUARANTEE to stay crystal clear. $430 installed Water Tanks We don't recommend on-board water tanks unless you are building a super portable, small tiny home that is designed for travel. If like most people you are going to be parked up on a piece of land for an extended period, we recommend that you either use mains water available on site, or use a large standard water tank that you place near the tiny house, and pump water from there to your tiny house. This is much cheaper than custom onboard tanks and will reduce the weight on your trailer.  ​That said, we can install water tanks into your tiny home if that is what you need, get in touch and let us know what size capacity you would like, and whether you need fresh and or grey water tanks, and we can send you indicative pricing. ​ ​Delivery We can assist you in contracting a professional towing company to transport your Tiny House. The rough cost for this is $2 per km return from our workshop in Katikati.  Appliance Package We have carefully selected efficient and small appliances that fit perfectly into the layout of this home. The package costs $3,690 NZD and includes: 600mm full gas 4 burner oven by Indesit 7kg Front loader washing machine 280L Westinghouse Fridge/Freezer WTB2800AG Robinhood powerpack rangehood & ducting kit Carbon monoxide alarm. Jacks Our trailers come standard with 4x stabilisers, which are designed to level your trailer. We also offer detachable jack legs, which bolt onto the trailer and can be used to manually jack the house up off the trailer, this is useful if you want to remove the trailer out from underneath for maintenance, to a get a WOF, or to use the trailer for a different purpose. the cost of these are $1,075 NZD for a set of 4.  Custom-made,  Detachable Tiny House Trailers We have our trailers made locally by Bay Engineering Solutions (BES), That way, we can focus on what we do best, designing and building Tiny Homes! We've been working with BES for years to refine their trailer design to make them truly perfect for Tiny Homes. We now exclusively use their detachable trailer system for all our tiny house builds, which are high quality, secure and versatile. You can be sure that the 'foundations' of your Tiny Home are the best on the market, and will easily stand the test of time.  Why detachable? The trailers have a flat deck and low profile design. They consist of two parts; a chassis - a basic skeleton trailer with structural steel, axles and a drawbar, and the deck - a detachable steel frame used as the floor of your tiny house. These two parts are securely locked together using a container lock in each corner of the house. This new technology allows you to maneuver your house into place, and remove the trailer from underneath (if and when you need to) with hand operated lifting jacks. Having the ability to detach your tiny house from the trailer will take all the stress out of your yearly WOF checks, it frees up your trailer to be used for other purposes when you're not using it, and means you can keep the trailer well maintained by servicing it regularly. Watch the video above to see how the two parts of the trailer are easily separated by hand operated lifting jacks. Sizes: Our tiny house trailers are registered as light simple trailers, and are rated to 3500kg.Trailers are built at 2.4m wide and to various lengths - but we recommend you select a multiple of 6 as this creates efficiencies in building materials, eg, 6m, 6.6m, 7.2m, 7.8m etc. Just note that it can become difficult for us to keep your house under the 3500kg weight limit if you decide to build much bigger than 7.2m. The flat-deck design provides an unobstructed blank canvas for us to design and build your dream Tiny Home, all without compromising on overall height. Brakes: 3500kg rated radio controlled wireless drum brakes are fitted on all trailers and can be plugged into any towing vehicle without rewiring. An additional safety feature is the smart brake away switch. This clips onto the towing vehicle, in the event of a brake away it will engage the trailers brakes. Galvanizing: Trailers up to 9.2m (overall length) are hot dip galvanized to prevent rust. Holes used for bolting the tiny house walls down to the trailer are drilled before galvanizing to allow us to easily bolt down the walls of your house to the trailer deck, making a secure, rust-free connection. Your trailer will include: State of the art 3500kg wireless electric braking system 195x14" Low profile galvanised rims and tires Monster heavy duty jockey wheel 3500kg rated 1"7/8 tow coupling Safety breakaway switch Full LED lights Spare wheel and tire NSK Bearing 1750kg rating per axle 3-year warranty on the frame and 2-year warranty on parts 3-Year Warrant of Fitness & 1-year Registration 4x stabilizers lifting jacks are an optional extra © 2018 Build Tiny Limited https://www.buildtiny.co.nz/ https://www.whatsorb.com/solution/architecture/tinyhouses
Build Tiny is a small family business with big aspirations for Tiny Homes. In 2016/17, Gina designed and built her own Tiny House with Brother-in-Law Jason. The whole family got involved and had so much fun in the process. We saw a need for reliable, experienced Tiny House builders, and felt as though we would make the dream team. With Jason and Steve as Builders, Gina as a designer, Amy with her management experience, and parents Ian and Diane with their extensive experience in running their own business we decided to break all the rules and go into business together - and so Build Tiny Ltd was born! Build Tiny are proud to be presenting our prototype Boomer Tiny House - This modern home is well finished, with crisp negative detailing. It's light and open with a warm timber finish on the walls, and white ceilings. It's just 7.2 x 2.4m. It's been designed with short-term rentals in mind, suiting the Airbnb market. Fully kitted out with everything needed in a modern home such as: a full sized oven, fridge, shower and washing machine, and an open plan lounge area - you’ve really got to see it in person to appreciate all the unique features, but here are some snapshots of the finished product Please note that the photos and videos shown are of our prototype build for this design. Whilst it is an accurate representation of the layout for this  tiny house design, some materials have been customized to suit the client's choices. To see what materials and features come standard with this build, please read through the full list of details and inclusions below. Details and inclusions Tiny house kitchen features Base cabinets made of moisture resistant melamine - 13 colors to choose from. All cupboards and drawers secured with push-button locking mechanism. All cupboard doors come with soft closing hinges. Laminate finish bench-tops, 30mm thick. 6 colors to choose from. Hard wearing, long lasting and easy to clean. Pull out rubbish bin next to the sink. Overhanging on benchtop to create a breakfast bar. Four storage drawers at the end of the kitchen, one deeper drawer under the pull-out rubbish bin. Double cupboards under the sink. Pull out spice rack style storage beside the oven. Wall mounted cupboards. 2 Double power points. Three LED downlights Stainless steel splash back under the window Tap-ware: Aquatica Latino Sink: Project Forte Sink Bowl 800x500mm Vinyl Flooring Tiny house great-room features A large French door for airflow with louvers Six step staircase leading up to the sleeping loft. Made from lightweight white HPL Plywood. First, third and fifth step with removable tread for storage. Two drawers under the second step. Space for a washing machine or wardrobe under the fourth and fifth step, fridge under sixth. Handrail along the wall to the top of the stairs, pine with Miles Nelson satin chrome brackets Large open-plan area for you to customize with your own furniture. *Couch pictured not included Vinyl Flooring Two LED downlights and three double power points. Sleeping loft features Mattress slats cut into the flooring, these can be customized to suit any size mattress including a super king. (Mattress not included) Carpeted flooring Built-in storage unit/barrier at the top of the stairs. Two built-in drawers and three pull out baskets/boxes. Individually controlled, recessed wall lights on each side of the bed. Switch on/off from in the loft or downstairs. Double power point at each side of the bed and also one power point at the foot of the bed. Generous head-height of 1.3m at the head of the bed. Smoke alarm An additional loft can be built to your specification above the couch in the Great Room, this could be for additional storage or a second sleeping space.  ​ Bathroom Features 810mm alcove shower with space-saving bi-folding doors that open inward. One 500m opening windows with obscure finish for privacy 500mm wide vanity with storage underneath Tap-ware: Aquatica Latino One double power-point NZ made Bambooloo composting toilet Vinyl flooring (color and style choices available)  ​Utilities Mains water hookup (tanks available at an additional cost). Easily connect your tiny house with a garden house. Standard 240v wiring means you can run standard appliances - 16 amp capacity. Efficient LED Lighting. (solar available at an additional cost) Gas on demand hot water heater Hookup for 9kg LPG gas bottle for cooking and hot water (* gas bottle not inc) Electrical utilities located in the wall cupboard in the kitchen, this houses the main switchboard and internet data connections etc.​​ Tiny house  construction methods & materials Roll-formed, lightweight steel framing with industry standard thermal break. Earthwool insulation in walls and ceiling, 40mm polystyrene underfloor insulation. Zincalume roof, and flashings (many colour steel colours to choose from), lightweight, strong, extremely low maintenance. Cladding: Our prototype has Stained Shadow clad plywood on the east and west walls (smaller walls) and Zincalume on the north and south walls (big walls). Alternative cladding materials available. Double glazed aluminum windows. Tinted for privacy. Large French door with louvers down the side, made from toughened glass and comes with latch-backs. Over 30 colors to choose from. Custom slimline gutter just 50mm, and a 40mm down-pipe. Overall dimensions (trailer size 7.2x2.4m plus drawbar ) approximately 7.3x 2.5m, plus drawbar. height from the ground approximately 4.2m Wall linings: plywood with black negative detail on the joins. Painted finish. Ceiling linings: plywood with black negative detail on the joins. Painted finish. Trailer features House is completely detachable from the trailer chassis using 4x container locks Flat deck design ​Hot-dip galvanized State of the art 3500kg wireless electric braking system 195x14" Low profile galvanized rims and tires Monstor heavy duty jockey wheel 3500kg rated 1"7/8 tow coupling Safety brake-away switch Full LED lights Spare wheel and tire NSK Bearing 1500kg rated hubs and stub each 3-year warranty on the frame and 2-year warranty on parts 3 Year Warrant of Fitness & 1 year Registration 4 x stabilizers (heavy duty lifting jacks additional) Options & Extras​ Solar Power We work with Sky Solar to offer 3 different packages to suit various needs: $10,600 NZD inc GST (3 panels, inverter, 3.4kwh battery) - Suit one bedroom part time occupancy (e.g Airbnb). $14,200 NZD inc GST (4 panels, inverter, 5.4kwh battery) - Suit two bedroom secondary dwelling, light power usage e.g granny flat/elderly couple. $18,400 NZD  inc GST (6 panels, inverter,10.8kwh battery) - Suit large two bedroom couple with 2 kids, full time living but with low kwh appliances. You will work with Sky Solar directly to tailor a package to your needs, but the above gives you an indication of what you get in each price range. There may be an additional cost to build a housing unit or install a cupboard for the inverters and batteries depending where you would like this equipment kept.  ​Shower Dome A Showerdome® shower top stops steam and moisture leaving your shower, so you can enjoy mist-free mirrors, a dry bathroom and a warm, clear shower enclosure. Comes with a LIFETIME GUARANTEE to stay crystal clear. $430 installed Water Tanks We don't recommend on-board water tanks unless you are building a super portable, small tiny home that is designed for travel. If like most people you are going to be parked up on a piece of land for an extended period, we recommend that you either use mains water available on site, or use a large standard water tank that you place near the tiny house, and pump water from there to your tiny house. This is much cheaper than custom onboard tanks and will reduce the weight on your trailer.  ​That said, we can install water tanks into your tiny home if that is what you need, get in touch and let us know what size capacity you would like, and whether you need fresh and or grey water tanks, and we can send you indicative pricing. ​ ​Delivery We can assist you in contracting a professional towing company to transport your Tiny House. The rough cost for this is $2 per km return from our workshop in Katikati.  Appliance Package We have carefully selected efficient and small appliances that fit perfectly into the layout of this home. The package costs $3,690 NZD and includes: 600mm full gas 4 burner oven by Indesit 7kg Front loader washing machine 280L Westinghouse Fridge/Freezer WTB2800AG Robinhood powerpack rangehood & ducting kit Carbon monoxide alarm. Jacks Our trailers come standard with 4x stabilisers, which are designed to level your trailer. We also offer detachable jack legs, which bolt onto the trailer and can be used to manually jack the house up off the trailer, this is useful if you want to remove the trailer out from underneath for maintenance, to a get a WOF, or to use the trailer for a different purpose. the cost of these are $1,075 NZD for a set of 4.  Custom-made,  Detachable Tiny House Trailers We have our trailers made locally by Bay Engineering Solutions (BES), That way, we can focus on what we do best, designing and building Tiny Homes! We've been working with BES for years to refine their trailer design to make them truly perfect for Tiny Homes. We now exclusively use their detachable trailer system for all our tiny house builds, which are high quality, secure and versatile. You can be sure that the 'foundations' of your Tiny Home are the best on the market, and will easily stand the test of time.  Why detachable? The trailers have a flat deck and low profile design. They consist of two parts; a chassis - a basic skeleton trailer with structural steel, axles and a drawbar, and the deck - a detachable steel frame used as the floor of your tiny house. These two parts are securely locked together using a container lock in each corner of the house. This new technology allows you to maneuver your house into place, and remove the trailer from underneath (if and when you need to) with hand operated lifting jacks. Having the ability to detach your tiny house from the trailer will take all the stress out of your yearly WOF checks, it frees up your trailer to be used for other purposes when you're not using it, and means you can keep the trailer well maintained by servicing it regularly. Watch the video above to see how the two parts of the trailer are easily separated by hand operated lifting jacks. Sizes: Our tiny house trailers are registered as light simple trailers, and are rated to 3500kg.Trailers are built at 2.4m wide and to various lengths - but we recommend you select a multiple of 6 as this creates efficiencies in building materials, eg, 6m, 6.6m, 7.2m, 7.8m etc. Just note that it can become difficult for us to keep your house under the 3500kg weight limit if you decide to build much bigger than 7.2m. The flat-deck design provides an unobstructed blank canvas for us to design and build your dream Tiny Home, all without compromising on overall height. Brakes: 3500kg rated radio controlled wireless drum brakes are fitted on all trailers and can be plugged into any towing vehicle without rewiring. An additional safety feature is the smart brake away switch. This clips onto the towing vehicle, in the event of a brake away it will engage the trailers brakes. Galvanizing: Trailers up to 9.2m (overall length) are hot dip galvanized to prevent rust. Holes used for bolting the tiny house walls down to the trailer are drilled before galvanizing to allow us to easily bolt down the walls of your house to the trailer deck, making a secure, rust-free connection. Your trailer will include: State of the art 3500kg wireless electric braking system 195x14" Low profile galvanised rims and tires Monster heavy duty jockey wheel 3500kg rated 1"7/8 tow coupling Safety breakaway switch Full LED lights Spare wheel and tire NSK Bearing 1750kg rating per axle 3-year warranty on the frame and 2-year warranty on parts 3-Year Warrant of Fitness & 1-year Registration 4x stabilizers lifting jacks are an optional extra © 2018 Build Tiny Limited https://www.buildtiny.co.nz/ https://www.whatsorb.com/solution/architecture/tinyhouses
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