Category Archives: Living small – Tiny House Build

Living Small – Tiny House trailer hitting the road

November 7th, 2016

The trailer was a big effort. Inspired to build my own as a way to reduce the cost, I poured a significant amount of time into sourcing correct components, designing the trailer and then building it. It would certainly be easier to buy a prebuilt trailer, HOWEVER! I learnt a heap during the process but […]

Living Small – Video ‘Building Tiny for a Big Future’

November 2nd, 2016

Here’s a little bit of video insight into some of the build and backstory behind why I’m building a tiny house and how I’m going about it. Enjoy! A big shout out to Spoocemedia for the video. Thanks guys! Music: ‘The Response’, Track: ‘Unfaithful Ways’  

The Tiny House is Back!

October 26th, 2016

The Tiny House is back and we’re ramping up the momentum! I can’t believe two years has passed since I last updated you on progress with the Tiny house. I’ll have you know I am still in the build and design process and just as passionate about my Tiny house as ever; its just taking me a whole lot longer […]

Paint, Fumes and Frustration. (PFF syndrome)

December 7th, 2014

So…To the subject of paint. This post could be very short. In summary…it (paint) is just an expensive pain in the ass. The last number of days has involved me buying paint from one company to be told it’s the wrong paint by another company to lead to me buying MORE PAINT…to then buy MORE […]

Living Small – Toilets for tiny places – PART TWO

December 1st, 2014

I have been calling around finding out a little more information for both the Separette and Natures Head toilets. The first major point is that the Separette is NOT defined as a composting toilet…they refer to it more as a dehydrating toilet which simply takes away the moisture and smell. For a single person the […]

Living Small – Toilets for tiny places – PART ONE

November 28th, 2014

I had a mate ask me about how I will be dealing with the toilet/ sewage issue…because it is an issue BUT there are plenty of great solutions out there. I have whittled the options down to two sound products. That being the Separette and the Natures Head, both separation based toilets that operate in […]

Living Small – Window Shopping

November 26th, 2014

Windows are a big deal in a tiny house, they can add visual space, light, ventilation, lose heat AND add weight…lots of weight…not to mention price! The last month has been weekends and weekdays full of visiting various second hand salvage yards to try and find quality used aluminium windows. In Christchurch we have a […]

Living Small – Trailer Build Begins

November 26th, 2014

The trailer in essence is the foundation of your tiny home, it carries the full weight of your home and contents AND makes it portable rendering it NOT a house but a vehicle! To immerse myself further into the design I have decided to design and build the trailer as part of the project. Tinka […]

Living Small – Christchurch New Zealand – Design completed by TINKA DESIGN LTD

November 26th, 2014

I was introduced to the Tiny house concept by a friend some 7 months ago now. The idea resonated with my dislikes about the current housing situation and the way we just accept that a 30 year mortgage is a good thing. Yes there are good things to having a mortgage but I believe there […]