Tiny Houses

Compact tiny house offers well-stocked kitchen and lots of storage

Compact tiny house offers well...
Scotty The Tiny House's kitchen includes a seating area for two with bifold windows. The kitchen benches are slightly higher than you might find in other builds, to suit the owners (who happen to be quite tall)
Scotty The Tiny House's kitchen includes a seating area for two with bifold windows. The kitchen benches are slightly higher than you might find in other builds, to suit the owners (who happen to be quite tall)
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Scotty The Tiny House's kitchen includes a small dishwasher, which is a nice feature to have in a tiny house and a rarity outside of the larger North American models
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Scotty The Tiny House's kitchen includes a small dishwasher, which is a nice feature to have in a tiny house and a rarity outside of the larger North American models
Scotty The Tiny House's main bedroom loft is reached by storage-integrated staircase
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Scotty The Tiny House's main bedroom loft is reached by storage-integrated staircase
Scotty The Tiny House's main bedroom is topped by a skylight and includes a double bed and some additional storage space
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Scotty The Tiny House's main bedroom is topped by a skylight and includes a double bed and some additional storage space
Scotty The Tiny House's secondary loft doubles as an additional living area and a spare bedroom, as well as offering yet more storage space
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Scotty The Tiny House's secondary loft doubles as an additional living area and a spare bedroom, as well as offering yet more storage space
Scotty The Tiny House's interior is finished in poplar plywood
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Scotty The Tiny House's interior is finished in poplar plywood
Scotty The Tiny House's kitchen is well-stocked by New Zealand tiny house standards and includes a sink, a fridge, a microwave, an oven with two-burner propane-powered stove, and a pull-out pantry, as well as cabinetry and a dishwasher
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Scotty The Tiny House's kitchen is well-stocked by New Zealand-tiny-house standards. It includes a sink, a fridge, a microwave, an oven with two-burner propane-powered stove, and a pull-out pantry, as well as cabinetry and a dishwasher
Scotty The Tiny House's kitchen includes a seating area for two with bifold windows. The kitchen benches are slightly higher than you might find in other builds, to suit the owners (who happen to be quite tall)
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Scotty The Tiny House's kitchen includes a seating area for two with bifold windows. The kitchen benches are slightly higher than you might find in other builds, to suit the owners (who happen to be quite tall)
Scotty The Tiny House's interior looks light-filled thanks to its generous glazing
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Scotty The Tiny House's interior looks light-filled thanks to its generous glazing
Scotty The Tiny House's bathroom includes a shower, sink, and a composting toilet
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Scotty The Tiny House's bathroom includes a shower, sink, and a composting toilet
Scotty The Tiny House's bathroom contains a washer/dryer
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Scotty The Tiny House's bathroom contains a washer/dryer
Scotty The Tiny House doesn't have space for much of a living room downstairs and instead has a seating area near the door
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Scotty The Tiny House doesn't have space for much of a living room downstairs and instead has a seating area near the door
Scotty The Tiny House measures 8 m (26 ft) in length and is based on a double axle trailer
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Scotty The Tiny House measures 8 m (26 ft) in length and is based on a double axle trailer
Scotty The Tiny House's weight, excluding removable items, comes in at 3,625 kg (almost 8,000 lb)
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Scotty The Tiny House's weight, excluding removable items, comes in at 3,625 kg (almost 8,000 lb)
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The latest model from Build Tiny, Scotty The Tiny House, was designed for a client with an architect in the family, meaning that the firm was provided with drawings showing exactly what was needed. That turned out to be a tiny house with a focus on storage space and offers a relatively large kitchen area.

Scotty The Tiny House measures 8 m (26 ft) in length and is based on a double axle trailer. It has a steel frame, vinyl exterior, and its weight, excluding removable items, comes in at 3,625 kg (almost 8,000 lb). Power comes from a typical RV-style hookup.

Scotty The Tiny House's weight, excluding removable items, comes in at 3,625 kg (almost 8,000 lb)
Scotty The Tiny House's weight, excluding removable items, comes in at 3,625 kg (almost 8,000 lb)

The home is accessed by double glass doors that open it up to the outside and its interior is finished in poplar plywood. As visitors enter, they find a small storage-integrated seating area that serves as its downstairs living room. What it lacks in lounge space, it gains in storage space though, with multiple storage nooks installed.

The nearby kitchen is relatively well-stocked for a New Zealand tiny house and contains a two-seater breakfast bar that's made from live-edge Macrocarpa wood and has a bi-folding window, cabinetry, a sink, a fridge, a microwave, an oven with two-burner propane-powered stove, a pull-out pantry and a small dishwasher (a rarity outside of the larger North American models).

The bathroom is on the opposite side of the home and has a composting toilet, a shower, and a sink, as well as a washer/dryer. Wardrobes are positioned on either side of the bathroom door.

Scotty The Tiny House doesn't have space for much of a living room downstairs and instead has a seating area near the door
Scotty The Tiny House doesn't have space for much of a living room downstairs and instead has a seating area near the door

There are two lofts in Scotty The Tiny House. The main loft is reached by a storage-integrated staircase and contains a double bed and some storage space. It's also topped by a skylight. The secondary loft serves as an additional living room area, or can also be used as a spare bedroom or for yet more storage if required, and is reached by a fixed ladder.

Scotty The Tiny House was delivered as a turnkey build, with all furniture and appliances and ready to move in. We've no word on the cost of this one, though Build Tiny's homes typically fetch around NZD 150,000 (US$104,000).

Source: Build Tiny

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2 comments
2 comments
Lamar Havard
A very nice starter home for a young couple, or frugal empty-nesters! I like it.
wolf0579
A real house is better. Tiny houses are some kind of diabolical experiment to see if humans will pay for their own prison cells.