When You’re Small, Tiny Houses Are Enormous

Bryce Langston recently visited Dolly in Australia and got a detailed tour of her tiny house on wheels. Dolly’s house was designed to fit her perfectly. She has two lofts; one of which is two-tiered and just the right height for Dolly to stand-up. Below this loft is a walk-in closet that she can stand-up in too! When you’re small, tiny houses can be enormous! For more great videos like this subscribe to Living Big In A Tiny House on YouTube.

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Small Off-Grid Earthship Home in Australia

Architect Michael Reynolds coined the term and concept ‘Earthship’ in Taos, New Mexico. Martin and Zoe learned what they could from Reynolds in Taos and applied it to building their small home in Adelaide, Australia. Bryce Langston recently visited this small home and got the full scoop. Learn more about this Earthship. For more great videos like this subscribe to the Living Big In A Tiny House Youtube Channel. Video and images by Living Big In A Tiny House.

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This Tiny House is a Showcase of Off-Grid Technology

Bryce Langston visits Paul and Annett in Australia in a remote spot near Byron Bay. Their tiny house is totally off-grid but is like a case study or showcase of a variety of off-grid technologies including:

  • The essential 1.86 kW photovoltaic electric power system with a 20 kWh battery system
  • A biogas system that makes methane for cooking. It converts 1 to 6 liters of table scraps and clippings into methane.
  • An evacuated tube solar hot water heater is their only source of hot water
  • Rain water collection and 10,000 liters of storage
  • Humanure composting toilet

Before the tiny house they lived in Sydney in an apartment, but they wanted to had a strong desire to live off-grid in a rural area. Inspired by Bryce’s videos online, they decided to build their own 8 meter (~26′) long tiny house.

In Australia the total maximum weight of the house is limited to 4.5 tonnes (~9,900 pounds), so they used all lightweight materials like steel for the home’s framing. It gives the house a slightly industrial look. The exterior is cypress and cedar. Pine is used for the windows and doors. The interior is lightweight plywood.

Through frugal choices and by doing a lot of the work themselves they kept the cost down. The total cost with all the high-tech off-grid features was just 65,000 Australian (~$50,000 USD).

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Below & Above: The exterior of their tiny home where you can see most of the off-grid technologies. The tiny greenhouse looking thing is the biogas generator.

Below: A view inside their tiny home.

Family Builds Off The Grid Tiny House

Environmentally conscious Fred Schultz is building a “tiny house” or 10sq m home on a trailer at his wife’s family home in Templestowe so he and his family can do just that.About 4.2m tall and less than 2.5m wide, the house can be towed by a truck and the family can park at their leisure, unfolding the two veranda roof shades to enjoy their scenery.” – Herald Sun

Read the whole story about Templestowe family builds tiny house to live off the grid.

James Galletly Built This Tiny House Entirely from Recycled Material

It is only two by two-and-a-half metres and made entirely from recycled material, but James Galletly is hopeful that someone will call his tiny project home.The multi-purpose space – which features a single bed, a desk and storage shelves, all of which fold neatly away – was inspired by the growing tiny house movement in the United States which is slowly gaining momentum across Australia.” – Mail Online

via Meet the carpenter who claims Australians should start buying his two-and-a-half metre homes

Off the Grid in Australia

The Box House is a deceptively simple wooden box raised slightly on concrete piers… The cabin has a 36 m2 388 ft2 main floor plus a loft that is somewhat less than half that size.” – Small House Bliss

Read and see more of The Box House, an off-grid cabin in Australia. Photographs by Brett Boardman. Design by Nicholas Murcutt.