When you live in a little cozy house, you’re limited by space and the unconventional ways in designing and putting furniture in your home. But these are a small price to pay to have a living space that suits your personality and needs. If you’re stepping inside a home that you built with your own hands and conceptualized with your mind, you’ve already achieved the dream most people are still striving to achieve.
For Erin and Jake, they’ve already made their dream happen. Though not all people fully understand the advantages and peace of mind a tiny house can offer, they’re reaping the full benefits of their home—while they’re sitting cozily in a huge theater loft!view of the mountains. Their parking spot looks over the vast greenery of the North Island’s southern end.
This house is amazing. It is cozy, tiny, but very comfortable. You can enjoy your day there. If you scroll down you can see a little tour video there showing this house and this couple.
“Everything in the house is personalized. I really thought about what we needed out of a living space,” Erin revealed. The couple adopted the space’s restrictions and built around their home’s limitations. Erin works in the field of architecture. It took her about a year to design the tiny house.
Erin and Jake work together as a one team. “As an architectural technician, this was really a valuable experience for me,” Erin continued. “I was able to put myself in the shoes of the client and think about what was important to us to have in a living space…” Erin made use of her experience in architecture and interior design.
Jake is creative and free-thinking while Erin excels in the technical side of the build. When Jake comes up with crazy, out-of-the-box ideas, his partner comes up with a plan on how to make it work.For the house’s interior, the couple made use of exposed timber contrasted by a beautiful black corrugated metal. The tiny house’s dimensions follow the required size and weight of what mobile homeowners can take on the road.
The glass door served as an entryway that connects the living room to the outside. It feels like the inside and out of the home are connected. The ceiling of the living room is quite high, making you feel like you’re not in a tiny house. The couch faces the big window for natural lighting. In the winter season, the couple cuddles in front of the small wood burning stove for warmth.
“We knew we wanted a really big couch that we could lie down on since it was incredibly important to us not to skimp on room in the [lounge],” Erin noted. The pair can enjoy a fantastic view of Wellington’s hills both day and night thanks to the couch’s positioning next to the large window and in front of the entryway. A lovely wooden shelf, right beside the door, brings the entire area together with its sleek finish and asymmetrical form.
Because there were a few leftover beams from the ceiling from when Erin and Jake were still building their home, they didn’t waste any of the wood they had left. Erin thought of incorporating a galley-style pattern into the kitchen design. to expand the kitchen’s operating space
“I wanted to use a lot of natural wood,” says the designer. “I utilized a lot of this birch ply on the kitchen joinery because it’s my personal choice for interior design,” Erin explained. The pair keeps glass jars of food and spices on the thick shelves. The cabinet beneath the jars serves as a storage area as well.
When it’s time to eat, the shelf also has a compartment for the fold-out table. They tie the table on the ceiling and bring out the chairs and utensils for their lovely meal. On the opposite side of the kitchen, you’ll notice the sink and counter-top, which adheres to the home’s motif. Erin and Jake also managed to sneak a dishwasher for added convenience.
The kitchen’s functionality and artistic elements reflect the couple’s combined efforts in designing their beautiful, tiny home.
Past the kitchen is the home’s bathroom. They’ve got the shower area on one side and the composting toilet on the other. Erin and Jake collect rainwater with their 200-liter tank outside the house. Though they have a limited supply of water, they’re both conservative with their usage. Since they go to the gym every day, both showers there to conserve water even more.
Upstairs, you’ll notice how the loft is uniquely designed. “It’s important to use that we had a separate space for our ridiculously big TV, which was definitely a necessity because we get really into movies because Jake’s in the film industry.”Still, Gina and Jake didn’t want to be lying in bed while watching, so they created a second room in their loft dedicated for days whenever they feel like binge-watching.
The bed and the movie room are separated by a big cabinet, which is also an additional storage space for clothes and blankets.The movie loft shelters a 55-inch TV, which fits nicely on the wall. The window also brings natural light for a cozier atmosphere while resting or watching in front of the television.
As far as tiny house parking spots go, Jake and Erin definitely lucked out with a stunning location up in the hills of Wellington, New Zealand. The couple found their parking spot through Landshare, an online resource that has been created in New Zealand to help connect tiny house people to those with land who are interested in renting it out.
I’m continuously impressed with the huge variety of tiny house designs which we discover. Within such a limited footprint of a tiny house on wheels, the variation of designs and layouts never ceases to amaze me. People always find a way of coming up with new and interesting ways of customizing their tiny houses to meet their unique needs and desires. Be sure to watch the full video tour (above) to find out all about this couple and their spectacular tiny home on wheels.
Here is a video showing their tiny house.