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"Rourou Iti" Tiny House

Working with clients to bring their own tiny house design to life is so rewarding for our team. These clients came to us with a well refined vision of their dream tiny home. Everything from the overall layout down to the flooring were carefully considered against a set of values to create a sustainable, warm, dry conscious home. They thought deeply about the way they wanted to live, both now and in the future. The result is Rourou Iti - a stunning, well considered, liable tiny house that’s perfect for this whanau. The extensive Bamboo bench tops give loads of space for food preparation, and the shelves above are the perfect place to store refillable jars of dry goods and kitchen things used all the time. Everything has an intentional home in this tiny house, even a special cupboard in the bathroom for storing essential oils, and a custom made laundry basket that fits under the angled bathroom benchtop. The access into the lofts are via a central step ladder with built in storage. It’s not as easy to use as a traditional ladder, but is very space efficient, sleek in its design, and still manages to pack in loads of storage. From the top of the stairs you can walk between the two lofts comfortably along a walking platform that floats above the couch downstairs. The master loft has ample built-in storage, and the second loft features a single bed and a study nook with a recessed floor section to make sitting at the desk super comfortable. The Rourou Iti tiny house was the 50th house made by the team at Build Tiny, so to mark the occasion we celebrated with cake! You really must check out the video tour of this tiny home - it features our crew of talented builders, cabinet makers, and administrators that helped bring Rourou Iti to life.

Completed June 2021

Completion Date

8 x 2.4 x 4.2 (LxWxH)


Stage 3 build (turn-key, completed build)


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


2 lofts

Sleeping Spaces

Rourou Iti
Rourou Iti

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

Build Team

Our In-house designer Karen in collaboration with our clients


Steel frame, vinyl cladding, double glazed aluminum windows, lightweight poplar core plywood interior linings.


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