"Piwakawaka" Tiny House

This tiny house may look a little familiar, it’s based of the popular ‘Dark Horse’ design, but with a couple of key customisations… Firstly is a mirrored image, everything has been flipped around to suit the client’s site and access restrictions. There is also a different type of shelving, an additional tall window in the bedroom, and this client swapped out the TV for a stunning Roaring Meg wood-burning fireplace to keep her warm down south in Invercargill where she’s located. Here are the clients own words on why she named her tiny house Piwakawaka…. “Because as I went for walks and daydreamed my house, and knew it was a reality and I would live in it, when I was lost in imagining it, I would look up and there would always be a fantail (Piwakawaka). Flitting over a perfect still pond, swooping and diving, a wingtip touching the water. Or a flock of 15 above my head. Or three sitting on a branch quietly watching. They were always there.”

Completed May 2021

Completion Date

9 x 2.4 (LxW)

Size

Stage 3 build (turn-key, completed build)

Stage

On-grid 16 amp caravan connection - prewired for future solar install.

Power

1 downstairs bedroom

Sleeping Spaces

Piwakawaka
Piwakawaka

Chris, Hayden, Ray, Andy, Kelvin & Paul. Special thanks to our subbies, Graham, Jason P, John P, and David.

Build Team

Our In-house designer Gina.

Designer

Steel frame, Vinyl cladding with Cedar features walls, double glazed aluminium windows, lightweight poplar core plywood interior linings.

Materials

The name this client chose for her tiny house was: "Piwakawaka - Fantail. Because as I went for walks and daydreamed my house, and knew it was a reality and I would live in it, when I was lost in imagining it, I would look up and there would always be a fantail. Flitting over a perfect still pond, swooping and diving, a wingtip touching the water. Or a flock of 15 above my head. Or three sitting on a branch quietly watching. They were always there." - Pauline