October 4, 2019

Today the NZTHA (New Zealand Tiny House Association) has released it's first quarterly update, and WOW there's some extremely encouraging work being done by the all volunteer team. You can see the full newsletter here.

On 26 September 2019, the New Zealand Tiny House As...

August 12, 2019

The team here at Build Tiny are busily preparing to attend the Auckland Home Show. A last minute cancelation saw the organisers approach us with the opportunity to show one of our builds to thousand's of New Zealanders over 5 days in early September. 

One of our lo...

August 8, 2019

You may or may not be aware that there is currently a grey area around whether a tiny house is considered a vehicle or a structure. Currently every district council is required to interpret and enforce the Building Code 2004, this opens it up for differences in interpr...

July 5, 2019

Since the release of La Sombra in April we've handed over the keys to three more tiny homes, farewelled Builder Steve, employed three new builders, and are implementing a project management software, called BuilderTrend. So it's fair to say we have been keeping busy....

April 19, 2019

Finishing this build has made three little people and a Mama very happy! Right from the planning stages our clients three children were very much part of the process. The family went on research trips staying in tiny houses all over the country, made and changed their...

April 8, 2019

We must have done something right as we have been asked to return and speak at the annual Tiny House and Alternative living conference. Celebrating its 3rd year, the NZ Tiny House & Alternative Living Conference is back on April 27th and ready to take it to the next le...

March 30, 2019

One more out the door and this time we were challenged to make something pretty unique. The clients site restricted the size of their tiny house to 6m. With some collaboration with our trailer manufacturers they were able to design a removable draw bar. This means once...

February 10, 2019

Just in time for Christmas our latest custom Baxter build was handed over to its happy owners. This beautiful home has slight changes to the original Baxter design to make it child friendly and solar powered. By incorporating an external accessed solar storage area, th...

December 16, 2018

We are finally able to introduce you to the Camper.  We have been asked a lot if we had anything a bit smaller. So we listened and Gina has designed something really special. At just 5 metres long, you'll need the mindset of a minimalist to live in this home full-time,...

December 11, 2018

Recently we had the pleasure of hosting a group of year 7 & 8 students from Waihi Colleges Maori unit. They had been working hard on a project to design whare iti for their kaumatua. Coming to visit us here in the workshop was a great next step for them. In two smaller...

October 3, 2018

Carterton really turned it on for the Tiny House and Alternative Living Conference this past Saturday. The trip doubled as an opportunity to deliver our latest completed tiny house to its new very happy owners.

When asked to speak at the conference we were unsure i...

August 16, 2018

From today (for the next month) there will be a tiny house on display as the temporary information centre in the main street of Katikati (Bay of Plenty). Opening hours shown in the photos. Pop in and share your support for tiny homes as an option for affordable housing...

August 14, 2018

Going tiny isn't for everyone BUT when you think about the benefits it does make sense. There are the obvious up sides.  Financing is becoming more readily available to enable the purchase of a tiny home. So for those dreaming of owning their own home this can become a...

August 6, 2018

We are excited to announce that Gina and Jason have been asked to be speakers at the NZ tiny house and alternative living conference in Carterton, on the 29th of September.  It is coming round really quickly and we are still working on the content for our presentation....

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