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Off-grid Daisy Vera Tiny House keeps it in the family

Off-grid Daisy Vera Tiny House...
The Daisy Vera Tiny House's stained glass window is installed within a double glazed unit to protect it
The Daisy Vera Tiny House's stained glass window is installed within a double glazed unit to protect it
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The Daisy Vera Tiny House was delivered as a turnkey build, including furniture and appliances, but not including the solar gear, for NZD 142,000
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The Daisy Vera Tiny House was delivered as a turnkey build, including off-grid setup, furniture, and appliances for NZD 161,750 (roughly US$96,000)
The Daisy Vera Tiny House's off-grid batteries are stored in an external storage box
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The Daisy Vera Tiny House's off-grid batteries are stored in an external storage box
The Daisy Vera Tiny House is based on a double-axle trailer
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The Daisy Vera Tiny House is based on a double-axle trailer
The Daisy Vera Tiny House features a vinyl exterior
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The Daisy Vera Tiny House features a vinyl exterior
The Daisy Vera Tiny House's stained glass window is a family heirloom, and was previously installed in two homes before this one
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The Daisy Vera Tiny House's stained glass window is a family heirloom, and was previously installed in two homes before this one
The Daisy Vera Tiny House's off-grid equipment
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The Daisy Vera Tiny House's off-grid equipment
The Daisy Vera Tiny House features a storage-integrated staircase
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The Daisy Vera Tiny House features a storage-integrated staircase
The Daisy Vera Tiny House measures 7.2 m (23 ft) long
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The Daisy Vera Tiny House measures 7.2 m (23 ft) long
The Daisy Vera Tiny House's stained glass window is installed within a double glazed unit to protect it
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The Daisy Vera Tiny House's stained glass window is installed within a double glazed unit to protect it
The Daisy Vera Tiny House's living room has a storage loft above it
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The Daisy Vera Tiny House's living room has a storage loft above it
The Daisy Vera Tiny House's bathroom includes a vanity sink unit
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The Daisy Vera Tiny House's bathroom includes a vanity sink unit
The Daisy Vera Tiny House's bathroom includes a composting toilet
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The Daisy Vera Tiny House's bathroom includes a composting toilet
The Daisy Vera Tiny House's bathroom has a shower
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The Daisy Vera Tiny House's bathroom has a shower
The Daisy Vera Tiny House has a small fold-up table that extends the available counter space
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The Daisy Vera Tiny House has a small fold-up table that extends the available counter space
Visitors enter the Daisy Vera Tiny House into the living room
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Visitors enter the Daisy Vera Tiny House into the living room
The Daisy Vera Tiny House's bathroom has a pull-out storage unit
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The Daisy Vera Tiny House's bathroom has a pull-out storage unit
Top-down view of the Daisy Vera Tiny House's living room
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Top-down view of the Daisy Vera Tiny House's living room
The Daisy Vera Tiny House's bedroom includes a double bed and some storage space
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The Daisy Vera Tiny House's bedroom includes a double bed and some storage space
The Daisy Vera Tiny House's bedroom has a lowered platform to make it easier to get dressed
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The Daisy Vera Tiny House's bedroom has a lowered platform to make it easier to get dressed
The Daisy Vera Tiny House is topped by a skylight
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The Daisy Vera Tiny House is topped by a skylight
Closeup of the Daisy Vera Tiny House's stained glass window
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Closeup of the Daisy Vera Tiny House's stained glass window
The Daisy Vera Tiny House's bedroom has some additional storage space for clothes and books
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The Daisy Vera Tiny House's bedroom has some additional storage space for clothes and books
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New Zealand's Build Tiny recently completed a new towable home that gets its name from combining the names of the owner's two grandmothers. Family is a strong theme with the Daisy Vera Tiny House and the off-grid model also integrates an heirloom stained glass window.

The Daisy Vera Tiny House is based on a standard double-axle trailer and measures 7.2 m (23 ft) long. It has a steel frame and is finished in vinyl cladding. The interior is finished in poplar plywood and it looks quite light-filled thanks to the generous glazing.

The Daisy Vera Tiny House was delivered as a turnkey build, including furniture and appliances, but not including the solar gear, for NZD 142,000
The Daisy Vera Tiny House was delivered as a turnkey build, including off-grid setup, furniture, and appliances for NZD 161,750 (roughly US$96,000)

Visitors enter into the living room, which includes a sofa bed, with a small storage loft above that's accessed by ladder. Nearby is the stained glass window, which is encased in a double-glazed window unit to keep it safe. The Daisy Vera Tiny House is actually the third home that the stained glass window has been installed into so far.

The kitchen is adjacent and features a washing machine, oven, and a propane-powered stove, plus a fridge. A small fold-up table extends the counter space and there's also quite a bit of storage space tucked away, including a pull-out pantry and a pull-out trash storage area.

The Daisy Vera Tiny House's living room has a storage loft above it
The Daisy Vera Tiny House's living room has a storage loft above it

A sliding door leads to the bathroom. This has yet another pull-out storage unit, plus a custom vanity unit from Variant Spaces, a composting toilet, and a shower.

There's just one bedroom in the Daisy Vera Tiny House, which is a typical tiny house-style loft bedroom with a low ceiling and is reached by storage-integrated staircase. It has a double bed and space to store clothes and books. A lowered floor platform area makes it easier to stand up and get dressed, and the room is topped by a skylight.

The Daisy Vera Tiny House's bedroom includes a double bed and some storage space
The Daisy Vera Tiny House's bedroom includes a double bed and some storage space

The Daisy Vera Tiny House gets power from a roof-based solar panel array, which is hooked up to batteries to ensure the lights stay on in poor weather (there's also a standard RV-style hookup installed). The tiny house was delivered as a turnkey build with furniture, appliances, and solar power setup, for NZD 161,750 (roughly US$96,000).

Source: Build Tiny

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1 comment
Michael son of Lester
Pretty as it is, this is still nothing but a trailer and a small one at that. A trailer where a majority of places have ordinances or by-laws or whatever against setting it up and living in it. And, even where they do you still have a pretty little place where you have to go outside just to change your mind.