A small house full of light that combines mobility and comfort

New Zealand company Build Tiny have a knack for making the most of small spaces and their latest model, the Kapiti Tiny House, strikes a good balance between portability and interior space. This mobile prefab is only 7.2m long, but has a relatively open and bright interior layout, accommodating up to two people.

The Kapiti Tiny House is based on a double axle trailer and its exterior is made of painted steel and wood. It is small enough to be easily towed. The owner plans to eventually add a solar panel setup so it can operate off the grid.

You enter the living room through large glass doors. The living room is relatively well proportioned and also bathed in natural light thanks to its generous glazing, which includes a skylight. In the living room there is a small sofa, while a small wood-burning stove nearby is your heat source.

The kitchen is close by and has plenty of cabinetry for its size, including a pull-out pantry, large linen closet and a pull-out cabinet that could add counter space or make room for a breakfast bar. breakfast.

The kitchen also has a two-burner propane stove, oven, sink, and fridge/freezer, and is joined by a compact bathroom that has a bit more storage space. , shower and toilet.

The ground floor layout is quite open thanks to the fact that there are no stairs.

To access the single room, the owner chose a vertical ladder that was installed on the wall. It’s not for everyone and seems quite difficult to get to.

Once there, the bedroom is a typical small house loft with a low ceiling, although it also features a low platform for easy dressing, as well as a double bed, storage space and a skylight.

The project was custom designed, with almost everything finished, but the client completes the painting and varnishing himself, as well as a few other parts.


We don’t know the price of this house, but to give you an idea, the company’s Tiny Tāwharau cost around NZ$145,000 (about US$105,000).

More information: www.buildtiny.co.nz

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