Bryce Langston visits with Doug, an architect in Wanaka, New Zealand, designed and built his own tiny home. Wanaka is a popular ski and summer resort town in the Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand. It’s also not cheap to live there, and it’s one of most expensive real-estate markets in New Zealand – so Doug chose to design an alternative to the high living costs.
Home’s nearby with views like Doug’s cost upwards of a million dollar. For about $70 a week Doug parks in a local camp site. His off-grid tiny home requires no power of water hookups, which gives him even more flexibility in potential living locations.
Below: Doug’s living room and home office.
Below: Doug’s kitchen and sleeping loft above.
Doug included a few cool features too:
- The flooring is a giant map of Wanaka.
- The walls in the living room use a slat system that allows flexible shelving to be moved at will.
- His grey water drains to a potter plant he keeps outside.
- His desk turns into a guest bed.
Above: Doug’s map flooring. It’s an actual map of the area surrounding him.
Below: The flexible wall shelving system.
Below: Doug’s million dollar view.
Bryce is a film-maker with a passion for small space design, permaculture, and downsized, eco-friendly living. Join him on his travels as he meets people from all over the globe. Follow Bryce on YouTube and read more about Doug’s house at Living Big In A Tiny House.
Photo credit to Bryce at Living Big In A Tiny House.