This stunning small home has been constructed using tiny house design principles as part of a new suburban subdivision in Wanaka New Zealand. At 33 square meters (355 square feet) it’s a very compact home and is filled with super clever tiny house and small space design ideas.

Constructed from structurally insulated panels or SIPs, this tiny house is well insulated, modern and constructed from very high quality materials.

Building a house on foundations using the tiny house concept has allowed Will and Jen to create a home which is the best of both worlds. It’s streamlined to the couples needs, takes up a very small footprint and has all the advantages of a tiny house, yet it’s also not restricted to the standard tiny house dimensions and road-travel limitations, allowing the small home to be much higher and a bit wider than a conventional tiny house. It also means they haven’t had to take weight into consideration in their build.

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This tiny house cost about $151,00 in US dollars. Costs in New Zealand are very high and there are strict codes.


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Tiny House Concept Adapted Into Amazing Modern Home — 3 Comments

  1. SIP insulated panels can be a good idea for tiny houses. However, I do not recommend them for larger houses because they are very awkward to move and set in the final position. It’s like putting together a puzzle with big, heavy, awkward pieces.

    • Hi Owen, yes, some of the SIPS panels can be awkward to build with.

      however, Eco-Panels, a company in Western North Carolina, has solved many of those awkward type issues, are SUPER EASY TO USE. and their homes withstand hurricanes, etc. and the polyurethane does not burn.

      https://www.eco-panels.com/home.html

      Eco-Panels even have cam-locks to easily build the entire envelope. Very low-skilled local labor can be employed for the betterment of the local communities while providing a stronger, safer and significantly more energy efficient building solution.

      take a look.

      they dedicate at least 30% of their works to Affordable Living.

      when you look on the right side of the page, there are links to photos of their homes still standing unharmed after hurricanes. similar to seeing earthbag homes still standing. while everything around them is severely damaged.

      https://www.eco-panels.com/home.html

      THANK YOU FOR helping us all to educate ourselves and help change the world.

      • Thanks for the feedback. I’ll take a look. There are almost always exceptions to broad general statements like I did.

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