New Zealand tiny house company embraces innovative design to create extra space
Property & Construction
The design is one of the company’s smallest so far and has been nominated for a New Zealand Tiny House Award
Spotted: The New Zealand-based tiny home construction company, Build Tiny, has improved its latest design with a raised net area to create additional space.
The latest model, which is named Autumn, has been nominated for a New Zealand Tiny House Award and is one of its smallest designs so far. The house has a total length of 6 metres (20 feett) and a width of 2.4 metres (7.8 feett) and is based on a double-axle trailer. The exterior is covered in vinyl, with a Japanese Shou Sugi Ban-inspired charred wood, while the interior is finished in plywood with a U-shaped kitchen and a small living room.
The kitchen features a decent amount of cabinet space, a dishwasher, sink, microwave, propane-powered two-burner stove, and even a folding mini range hood/extractor that lowers back into the cabinetry out of view when not in use. Above the living area is the suspended net that can be reached by a ladder. The net is designed to provide extra space for relaxing and hanging out. There is also a bathroom on the ground floor which includes a toilet, sink, shower, and even a washer/dryer.
The bedroom can be reached by the same ladder. Despite its low ceiling, there is ample space for a double bed and small desk that folds out, as well as some additional storage space.
Thanks to the hugely popular Netflix series, Tiny House Nation, ingenious small spaces are being celebrated and are providing inspiration for house-seekers around the world. Here at Springwise, we have spotted a Tiny Home Village built to provide homeless housing in Los Angeles and a San Francisco Bay Area startup that is solving the region’s perennial housing crisis by building tiny homes in homeowners’ backyards to then rent them out at below-market rates.
Written By: Katrina Lane
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1st October 2021