Tiny Houses

Buster Tiny House lets you do it yourself or buy pre-built

Buster Tiny House lets you do ...
The Buster Tiny House can be optionally upgraded to run off-the-grid with a solar power setup
The Buster Tiny House can be optionally upgraded to run off-the-grid with a solar power setup
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The Buster Tiny House measures 7.2 m (23 ft)-long
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The Buster Tiny House measures 7.2 m (23 ft)-long
The Buster Tiny House is accessed by large double doors
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The Buster Tiny House is accessed by large double doors
The Buster Tiny House's storage-integrated staircase
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The Buster Tiny House's storage-integrated staircase
View towards the Buster Tiny House's living room
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View towards the Buster Tiny House's living room
The Buster Tiny House's storage-integrated staircase
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The Buster Tiny House's storage-integrated staircase
The Buster Tiny House's kitchen sink
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The Buster Tiny House's kitchen sink
The Buster Tiny House's loft bedroom
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The Buster Tiny House's loft bedroom
The Buster Tiny House measures 7.2 m (23 ft)-long
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The Buster Tiny House measures 7.2 m (23 ft)-long
The Buster Tiny House measures 2.4 m (7.9 ft)-wide
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The Buster Tiny House measures 2.4 m (7.9 ft)-wide
The Buster Tiny House's bathroom includes a composting toilet
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The Buster Tiny House's bathroom includes a composting toilet
The Buster Tiny House opens up to the outside with large double doors
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The Buster Tiny House opens up to the outside with large double doors
The Buster Tiny House can be optionally upgraded to run off-the-grid with a solar power setup
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The Buster Tiny House can be optionally upgraded to run off-the-grid with a solar power setup
The Buster Tiny House's loft bedroom has integrated storage space
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The Buster Tiny House's loft bedroom has integrated storage space
The Buster Tiny House is clad in corrugated metal
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The Buster Tiny House is clad in corrugated metal
The Buster Tiny House's loft bedroom has integrated storage space
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The Buster Tiny House's loft bedroom has integrated storage space
The Buster Tiny House's loft bedroom
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The Buster Tiny House's loft bedroom
The Buster Tiny House's bathroom
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The Buster Tiny House's bathroom
The Buster Tiny House's bathroom
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The Buster Tiny House's bathroom
Top-down view of the Buster Tiny House's relatively large living room (the sofa isn't included as standard)
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Top-down view of the Buster Tiny House's relatively large living room (the sofa isn't included as standard)
The Buster Tiny House's bedroom is reached by storage-integrated staircase
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The Buster Tiny House's bedroom is reached by storage-integrated staircase
The Buster Tiny House's composting toilet
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The Buster Tiny House's composting toilet
You won't be able to stand up in the Buster Tiny House's bedroom
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You won't be able to stand up in the Buster Tiny House's bedroom
The Buster Tiny House's shower
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The Buster Tiny House's shower
The Buster Tiny House is built around a steel frame
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The Buster Tiny House is built around a steel frame
Closeup shot of the Buster Tiny House's storage-integrated staircase
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Closeup shot of the Buster Tiny House's storage-integrated staircase
The Buster Tiny House's storage-integrated staircase
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The Buster Tiny House's storage-integrated staircase
The Buster Tiny House's kitchen counter
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The Buster Tiny House's kitchen counter
The Buster Tiny House's kitchen includes four-burner propane-powered oven
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The Buster Tiny House's kitchen includes four-burner propane-powered oven
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New Zealand's Build Tiny just put the finishing touches to a new model that looks very similar to its Millennial Tiny House from the outside, but has a different interior layout. The Buster Tiny House offers a relatively spacious living room and is available to purchase at three different price points, catering to handy types who want a shell to finish themselves, as well as those who just want a home that's ready to move in.

The Buster Tiny House measures 7.2 m (23 ft) x 2.4 m (7.9 ft) and reaches a maximum height of 4.2 m (13.8 ft). It's clad in two-tone corrugated metal and insulated with Bradford Gold insulation. Like the Millennial, it comprises a steel frame. Though we've no word on its weight, steel framed tiny houses are generally lighter than their similarly-sized wooden framed counterparts (wooden framed tiny houses are also much more common).

A significant chunk of the Buster Tiny House's ground floor is given over to its living room, which boasts a high ceiling, and French doors open the home up to the outside. This area joins onto the kitchen, which has quite a bit of storage space, as well as a microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, propane-powered four burner oven, and space for a dishwasher to be installed.

At the far end of the home lies the bathroom, which looks pretty snug and contains a shower, sink and a composting toilet.

View towards the Buster Tiny House's living room
View towards the Buster Tiny House's living room

A storage-integrated staircase leads up to the sole sleeping loft. This is a typical tiny house-style bedroom and doesn't have enough headroom to stand up straight. It also includes integrated storage space.

As standard, the Buster Tiny House gets its power from an RV-style hookup, though off-grid functionality can be added at extra cost. Options include a solar panel array, inverter and batteries, as well as water tanks.

The Buster Tiny House is sold in three different packages. A basic shell costs NZD$55,600 (roughly US$38,370), while a shell with wiring and plumbing fetches NZD$84,500 (US$58,300). A complete home ready to move in will set you back NZD$102,500 (US$70,730).

Source: Build Tiny

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3 comments
ljaques
$38,370 sounded more reasonable than the $100k+ prices for US tiny houses, but that's just a shell. Those things =should= go for $50k max, complete with furnishings, HVAC, plumbing, and solar, by gum. Heck, they're just a glorified shed on wheels. Builders are making a mint on these.
Leonard Foster Jr
Nice to see lightweight steel being used but pricing is still off. China could shut some people out of these markets if they wanted too.
NickReid
Colorbond cladding (i.e. pre-painted corrugated iron) is cheap and quick, though it can also cause air leakage. Its aesthetics can be improved by using a contrast colour (say dark red) for the flashing, corners and detailing.