Ms Littlejohn came to us as after seeing our first prototype tiny house at the Auckland home show and then staying a night in one of our tiny house airbnb's. She had the vision to build her own tiny house to live in. The layout we came up with for her was a great practical design and has since become one of our favorite layouts. This was also the first tiny house we built onto the innovative detachable tiny house trailers designed by our suppliers Bay Engineering Solutions. The trailer has since become our standard issue trailer as its so well designed and built. The video below demonstrates how the house itself can be jacked up in order to get the trailer out from underneath for servicing and WOFs. The home features a main sleeping loft, double-height lounge area, generous kitchen (with a dishwasher!) and a simple compact bathroom.


7.2m long x 2.4w x 4.2h


This was a stage 3 build (turn-key, completed build)


The price of this custom stage 3 build was in the realm of $102,500 NZD*

Excludes appliances

* Price paid by this client, for their agreed specifications, at that point in time.

Sleeping Spaces

This build sleeps 2 (plus an additional 2 with the sofa bed) with one large sleeping loft as the client opted for a double height lounge rather than adding a second loft.


Steel frame, coloursteel exterior cladding, double glazed aluminium windows, lightweight poplar core plywood interior linings.

Completion date

Completed June 2018


On-grid 16 amp connection, with a simple caravan plug.


Built by Jason and Steve. Special thanks to our subbies, Graham, Jason P & Jamie

"I can't wait to pick it up this Saturday. Bursting with excitement! 😁 All of you at Build Tiny have done such an incredible job, I can't thank you enough for all the awesome communication and updates throughout the build 😁"..."Build Tiny made the process of building a tiny house such an exciting and seamless process. From discussing layout and material ideas, to keeping me in the loop via text and emails with progress photos to visiting the workshop during the build, it was all really fantastic and stress-free. The team are so friendly and professional I knew my house was in excellent hands. The craftsmanship is so amazing and I couldn’t be happier with my home. I highly recommend Build Tiny if you are gong tiny!" - Kate Littlejohn
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