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Tiny Houses

Beautiful Off-Grid Tiny House Truck Tour

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In this film, we take a tour of Adam and Sian’s beautiful off-grid tiny house truck, which was built using mostly reclaimed materials on the back of a 1969 Bedford. The house truck is full of light and space, with an open-plan kitchen, living and bedroom area and a fancy shower set-up on the back porch.

The couple describe the building process and the events that decided them upon leaving a conventional home and city life to take up this much simpler way of living that they find more satisfying.

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Amazing Off-the-Grid Tiny House on Wheels

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This off-grid tiny house on wheels was built by Fred Schultz of Fred’s Tiny Houses in Victoria, Australia. At a cost of around AU$45,000 it’s fully equipped with bathroom, kitchen, lounge, mezzanines with a double bed and a small child’s bed, and has an impressive solar set-up. Fred and Shannon describe living tiny with their baby, Olina, and their rationale for choosing this lifestyle.

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Couple Builds Tiny House for Only $420!

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Meet Liam and Rachel, who built this cute 6.25-metre tiny house for just $420. Using almost entirely recycled materials, including bits and pieces scavenged from building sites and dumpsters, the couple built their first home with no previous building experience.

The teeny little house has a small living area downstairs and above it a loft with a double bed. As they’re living in community Liam and Rachel didn’t need to include a kitchen and bathroom, as they have shared facilities and a communal living space nearby. This is their perfect retreat, surrounded by vegetable plots and looking out onto beautiful native bush.

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Time Lapse of Earthbag Tiny House Construction

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This 3-minute time lapse shows the construction of a SuperAdobe earthbag tiny house built in the community where we lived while filming the feature-length documentary A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity.

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Building a Beautiful Rustic Tiny House

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Check out the construction and a tour of this cute 10-square-metre mostly recycled tiny house with a lead-light geodesic dome window, built on land shared by a community committed to simple living.

The build cost around $2500, and was completed by a group of mostly unskilled builders in Gippsland, Australia. The house has a loft bed, and work and living space below, with no need for a bathroom or kitchen as these are part of the community’s shared facilities.

Meet Taj Scicluna, the first resident of the little house, as she gives a tour and describes living simply in a small space.

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Living Simply in an Off-Grid Tiny House

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LIVING SIMPLY IN 20 SQUARE METERS

Tom, Sarah, and their daughter Neesa live in a 20sqm off-grid tiny house on a property on the Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand. Instead of paying rent, they share the work of looking after the land with the owners, and both families share in the farm’s abundant produce. We were inspired by how much happier they’ve found themselves by living with less.

Tom is a medical doctor and Sarah is an illustrator but both have chosen to reduce their work to almost nothing in order to have more time to focus on living well – a lifestyle choice that is more possible for many of us than we might think… until we really start thinking about it. This little 6-minute film has been one of our most popular to date – perhaps because it describes a lifestyle so many of us would love to be living.

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KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM "LIVING SIMPLY IN 20 SQUARE METERS"

  • Tom is a family doctor and Sarah is a professional illustrator.
  • They have the option to live an affluent lifestyle, but they choose to live very simply – they’ve chosen to listen to what their hearts tell them will make them happy.
  • There was definitely a process in coming to terms with downsizing – it wasn’t straightforward and natural – but now it feels right and good.
  • They have a work-trade arrangement with the owners of the land, helping out in the gardens and on the farm. Tom still works a few weeks a year as a doctor in a nearby town.
  • They’re no longer just working to pay the rent, and while there’s no conventional security in their work-trade relationship, they feel trusting of the way they’re choosing to live.
  • There are no longer money stresses and they’re emotionally healthier.
  • Their security now comes from their networks in their local community.
  • This lifestyle is accessible for all of us, whether we come from wealth or not, as long as we’re open to sharing and gifting what we have.
Tom and Neesa
Harvesting vegetables in the garden

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