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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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).
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
This steel framed home is delivered complete (excluding kitchen appliances and hot water system). If the foundations and services are in place, you can move in almost immediately.” – Nova Deko in Australia
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
The Pump House is located in rural Victoria, Australia, and is set amongst the rushes of a small lake. The house inherited its name from its previous purpose – it was originally built as a storage space to hold a water pump and farming equipment.” – Humble Homes
Living the dream on the road with Australia’s weirdest off-road motorhome… On Sunday the 30th of September 2001 we drove our 30-year old ex-army truck from the workshop for the last time. At that point we were officially living on the road.” – Rob Gray