Bryce Visits Doug at his Off-Grid Tiny Home

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.

Bryce Shares Living in his Lotus Belle Tent

Bryce, from Living Big In A Tiny House, shares what the last 8 months has been like living in his Lotus Belle Tent. Bryce – and his tent – are in New Zealand on a remote property. He’s in the process of building a tiny house and this tent is his temporary tiny home.

He reports it’s been an amazing experience, but also share the challenges. Watch the video below and hear first hand what it was like to live off-the-grid in such a minimalist shelter. To follow all of Bryce’s tiny living experiences subscribe to his to the Living Big In A Tiny House YouTube Channel. You can see all his past stories at Living Big In A Tiny House.

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Lily Duval’s Tiny House in New Zealand

Lily has whittled down her possessions to fit her tiny Christchurch home, but she has trouble parting with books; the bookcase beside the door – her first building project – was modified to fit the house; the stained-glass door was an extravagance she doesn’t regret: “I look at it every day.” – Stuff.co.nz

Learn more about What it’s like living in a 14sqm tiny house at Stuff.co.nz

The Skysphere – a Treehouse with a Tree

The Skysphere is the creation of Jono Williams. It’s a treehouse without the tree. It stands on a hollow steel pipe which also doubles as the main access way – via a steel ladder.

Inside the living space you’ll find 360-degree views, some custom built-in furniture, and a queen size bed. There is no bathroom or kitchen in it’s current form.

Electricity comes from solar panels built into the ribs that help support the living space and give the shelter it’s spherical shape. It also has some extreme mood lighting and wireless sound system.

Except for the missing facilities, this looks like an amazing place to live or visit.  Learn more on the Skysphere website.

 

Minimalist Living Brings Happiness – See Inside Wayne & Anita’s Tiny House Truck

Wayne and Anita are a wonderful couple who have chosen simplicity over complexity, and freedom over debt and stress. Over six months ago, they made the decision to downsize their life and live permanently on the road in their wonderful tiny house truck.” – Living Big In A Tiny House

Read and see more about Minimalist Living in Radically Sustainable Architecture at Living Big In A Tiny House.

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Stunning Tiny Earthen Domes at Solscape

These beautiful natural buildings are each less than 10 square meters, and sit overlooking the ocean, amongst the beautiful hills of Raglan, New Zealand.” – Living Big In A Tiny House

Read and see more about these Stunning Tiny Earth House Domes of Solscape at Living Big In A Tiny House. Follow Living Big in a Tiny House on Facebook and Twitter. Photo by Living Big In A Tiny House.

Tree House in Kauri Forest

The builder of these tree houses has been chipping away at their construction in his spare time over the last few years. They are a true DIY marvel. He estimates that he has so far spent around NZ$30,000 constructing these.” –  Living Big In A Tiny House

Read more about this Incredible DIY Tree House in Kauri Forest. Also check out the Tiny House Forum at Living Big In A Tiny House.

Bevan Thomas Building a Tiny House in New Zealand

The small dimensions – 2.5 metres wide, 4.2 metres high and 7 metres long – would also ensure it was small enough to move without the need for a special driving permit… Thomas’ tiny house would include space for a living area, dining and cooking, a washing machine, two bedrooms, and a bathroom.” – Stuff.co.nz

Read all about Snug living space part of global trend at Stuff.co.nz. Photos by John-Kirk Anderson.

Cedric: The Tiny House with Two Sleeping Lofts

Located in the Auckland (New Zealand) suburb of Glen Eden, Cedric is a charming Tiny House who in a previous life was actually a house truck. The space has been wonderfully converted into a very functional living area with kitchen, bathroom and a lovely lounge.” – Living Big In A Tiny House

Read more about Cedric: The Tiny House with Two Sleeping Lofts. Follow Living Big In A Tiny House on Facebook.