Adventurous Couple Build Brilliant Tiny House On Wheels

Adventurous Couple Build Brilliant Tiny House On Wheels


Bryce: For some, Tiny Homes are a long-term solution. B: For others, they’re just a stepping stone. B: We’re about to meet a young couple who’ve built their very own Tiny House on wheels… B:…which has now become a kind of “enabler” for them to now look … B:…at purchasing a larger house, where they can start thinking about… B:…adding a few more members to the family. B: Hey, how’s it going?
Holly: Hi there! H: Good, how are you?
B: Nice to meet you, Holly!
H: Nice to meet you! B: G’day Oli, how you doin’, mate? B: This, here, is a VERY impressive looking Tiny House! H&O: Thanks! B: She is a big one, as well, so … B: … how big is this one, actually? H: Ah, 7 metres by 3 metres
(23 feet by 10 feet) B: 7 by 3? H: Yeah… so we went wider.
B: Definitely. B: Not one that you’ll want to be transporting on the road very often? H: No, for us it was always… the point was to move it just once or twice, and then just leave it… H: …onsite, and, yeah, we thought it was worth some extra stress transporting it for the extra space living in it. O: So, I’ve always been obsessed with Tiny Apartments and things like that … O: … and, um, I was actually just watching one of YOUR videos O: … the one on Brett*, and Holly saw it…
(*Amazing DIY Off-Grid Modern Tiny House) O: …and was like “man, what’s this, this is pretty interesting”. O: And so we watched it together, ay, and…
H: And I said we should do it! O: We should do it! O: So, yeah, we started, like, taking things out on the floor and… H: Yeah…
O: Every time we were at the beach, drawing things in the sand and… H: Yeah, we had, like, full-on tape measures and stuff H: ….and we’d draw up floor plans, and we went through heaps of different designs… lots and lots of different plans. H: All sorts of stuff … H: But basically the main thing that made us do it was just that we wanted the adventure. O: Yeah, the adventure… B: Well, the place looks REALLY nice from the outside. B: Let’s have a look on inside, see what you’ve done.
H: Awesome, come on in. B: What a lovely home! H: Yeah, she’s cool, hey? Thank you! B: It’s all so open and light, isn’t it? H: Yeah, that was a big part for us. H: We have 9 windows and this tiny little space and it was always about making it light and airy… H: … and getting the sunshine in, all the time.
O: Yeah O: So we’d seen, like, a lot of those American-style Tiny Houses… O: And they didn’t really work for how we like to live and, um, you know, they’re pretty amazing but… O: … we tried to take the “Kiwi approach” to it, you know – open plan… O: … big doors looking out onto the view and the deck.
H: Yeah O: It was the main thing we had in mind when we built it actually, was the light, bright open feel. B: I really love what you’ve done here with this climbing wall. B: This is such a clever way of getting into the loft. H: Yeah, it’s cool, ay? H: So, it mainly…it was just that we didn’t really…we didn’t really know where a ladder could go … H: … and we didn’t really want to cut off any of that opening. H: So, instead Oli, yeah, Oli decided on a climbing wall. I was pretty against it at the start… H: But now, I really like it. H: I think it’s cool to have the “pops” of green and everything as well. H: Lots of people were, um, a little bit “anti” having a climbing wall as the ONLY way to get up there! H: But, you know, the whole thing about a Tiny House is, you built it for YOU, right … H: … you don’t build it for resale value or, for you know, anyone else, you build it for the people who are gonna live in it. H: When we, um, if we watch movies and we have cups of tea and stuff… H: … we do have to pass it up, like, because it’s quite hard to climb up with a cup of tea! H: So yeah….
O: It’s good, you get very quick at it too, ay? B: Can I have a go?
H & O: Yeah! B: All right, everyone in the world can watch me fumble as I get up this thing. B: Although, maybe I’m almost tall enough just to… I’ve really got an advantage here, ay? O: You can just step up! B: Oh – now that … is cool!
H: Yeah! B: That is a seriously cool way of getting into a loft! B: And, and what an amazing space this is … I mean, comfortable, you’ve got all these cushions, awesome TV… H: Yeah, so we wanted the TV to be up, out of the way, you know, we didn’t want it to be the feature of the room…. H: …because it’s such a small space, so if there was a TV, say, right here on THIS wall… H: … it would be quite overpowering, but we did want to be able to watch movies and, you know… H: …TV shows and stuff, so we set it up, UP there. B: While I’m up here, I really like the use of the LED lights, this is really nice. O: Yeah, we stole them from Holly’s auntie… H: Yeah, my auntie, she had a fairy light chandelier, and we just thought it was a cool idea. B: Well, I’m gonna climb on down and we can have a look at the kitchen. O: Sweet
H: Cool B: This kitchen is really lovely, it’s so open, it’s so inviting. B: You just want to get in here and start cooking, don’t you? H: Yeah, it’s great, it’s awesome. H: We just, um, so, we wanted it to be a big enough space because we usually cook together… H: …. so we wanted to have enough room. H: And, I guess it still is a small kitchen… H: ….but it just worked. O: And one thing we wanted to do, that’s because there’s two of us living here … O: … and we still live, you know, a very normal life. O: We have “9 to 5” jobs and everything… O: … so we didn’t want to compromise on too many things. O: So our fridge is actually bigger than the last fridge we had. O: We’ve got a full size oven, full size double sink. O: You know, so we wanted to make sure that we could actually fit all those things in. H: We did, um, we were gonna put in a gas hob – we actually bought a gas hob and everything… H: … but we just never got around to it. H: And we used our little camping stove. H: We cooked Christmas dinner on it actually, and so that’s the ultimate test. H: If you can cook Christmas dinner …. so yeah, yeah, it’s been awesome! B: Now this is something you don’t see very often in a Tiny House. H: A full table!
B: A full dining table. B: And I suppose as well, this is the sort of thing you can do, just by pushing it … B: … that little bit further to that 3m mark, ay?
H: Yeah H: Because if it was 2.4m, you wouldn’t really…you know, it’s quite a luxury to have that much space … H: … to have that big of a table. But it’s such a usable space as well. H: Like, we do use it for, you know, you sit down and you work here, you’re on your laptop…. H: … and all that sort of stuff? And obviously, you’re doing…so I think it’s amazing to have a table. O: And one thing we didn’t want to do is have all the “transforming” furniture… O: Like that’s…There’s some really cool ideas but because there’s two of us living in here… O: … you don’t want to have to, you know, fold your bed up to make your coffee in the morning… O: … and what not, so same thing with the table, wanted to have proper fixed furniture. O: It makes it feel more like an actual home as well, doesn’t it? H: Yeah
O: Rather than a camping trip or something, you know? H: Yeah, so we still do have a lot of the cool little storage solutions and that kind of thing… H: … that you have in Tiny Houses, you know. H: But, yeah, it’s just because there’s two of us, we didn’t want to have too many transforming things. O: And we had the space to do it, you know ….that’s what we decided from the start, make it a bit bigger. O: Don’t move it often, and we can fit in the things that we want. B: Very nice, very comfortable looking lounge here as well. H: Yeah, they’re cool, those were old cushions that we actually took off some couches that we have … H: …and up-cycled them and, yeah, there’s all storage under there and that’s why, obviously, you build a couch. H: I think with all the upholstering and everything, it probably would have worked out cheaper to just… H: …buy a couch and put it in here but like, you know, in a Tiny House, you need to use the space. H: You know, it needs to be storage. And under there, it swallows up so much stuff. H: It’s got all of our camping stuff, yeah, like backpacks, all that sort of thing. B: And so your bathroom I’m guessing is through that door…is it? O: Yep, just under here… O: So this is the bathroom.
H: Yeah B: This is lovely. O: So we managed to fit a full 900mm by 900mm shower and that’s because… O: …we pushed out over the drawbar. So that’s where that sits.
B: Right. O: We’ve got a smaller bit still pretty big size vanity, standard composting toilet, and, yeah! B: So what about this space here? What goes in there? H: So that’s the other part that was over the drawbar, obviously. And that’s the washing machine. O: Yeah, so that’s our laundry. We’ve got a normal full-size household washing machine. O: And just some coat storage, and, yeah.
H: Yeah. O: We didn’t want the washing machine to be as noticeable as they are in a lot of other Tiny Houses. O: So, we put it in there and you can shut your door and never see it again, so, it’s good. B: And, we’ve still got the sleeping loft to go. B: Shall we have a look at that?
H: Yeah, come on up. H: So, we built it so that we could stand up…. H: … beside the bed and get into the bed. H: But I don’t know if you’re going to be able to stand up, Bryce! B: Hey, that’s such a neat idea, ay! B: I can at least stand up here on the step.
H: That’s all right. B: This is really good, it’s really unusual to have this much space. B: Where did you actually get this extra height from? O: So, we hadn’t seen this done anywhere, but we were thinking that some of your kitchen things… O: … they don’t need to be full height, so, pantry, fridge, for example, don’t need to be full height. O: So we thought if you drop the floor above those, and then, you know, come up to the normal loft height… O: … then you basically “steal some height” to stand up in your loft. O: Which I haven’t seen in any other Tiny House. H: So, it works, I think because we’re both quite short. H: So we can stand up here, but I think you’re a little bit higher/taller and obviously, you can’t. O: Yeah, it’s such a nice comfortable space up here, ay, we love sleeping in this bed. O: We have the best sleeps. H: Also obviously because it’s at the top, it’s the warmest part. H: So that’s amazing and in the winter time, you know, it’s nice and warm. H: … up here in bed, and in the summer time, that’s why we’ve got the windows. H: So we can vent it, if you just open both of those, you get a really nice cross breeze. H: Yeah, it works really well, if you want to air the whole Tiny House out, we just open this window… H: … and the one at the other end and the whole thing just gets nice and cool. H: One of the biggest things about us building a Tiny House was that we built one because we wanted to live … H: … somewhere that was double-glazed, insulated and nice and warm… H: … and we couldn’t afford that in a normal sized house. H: So, yeah, we went for a Tiny House. H: That’s why we haven’t really cut any costs anywhere. H: You know, we’ve got brand new joinery and everything, and it’s beautiful and warm in here. Because it wasn’t really about saving money, it was more about living somewhere amazing. H: So, all together I think it’s been about NZD $45,000?
O: Yeah H: But that’s including the couch and all the curtains and everything. H: So much more expensive than a lot of Tiny Houses. H: But as I say, it was more about… we had more money than time… H: …because we were both working full-time jobs and doing everything on the weekends… H: …so we didn’t have enough time to, sort of, source everything… O: So it’s all brand new stuff, all brand new double-glazing, so it fits exactly how we want it… O: Brand new trailer – the trailer alone cost NZD $10,000 …. O: That’s just material costs too, so $45k material costs. O: We’ve paid a professional plumber and sparkie (electrician) so that’s included in that. O: But everything else is just materials. O: If we were to look at our hourly rate …. O: Just the time spent actually doing the work, but the time spent researching and sourcing and learning…you know.. O: So a lot of the time goes into that. But yeah, $45k.
H: Fun time though. O: It is, yeah.
H: It is cool. B: So, you started building this Tiny House two years ago? B: You’ve been living in it for almost a year now. B: And you’re about to be selling it… B: How does that feel now? O: It’s sad, ay… really sad to part with it.
H: It is a bit sad. H: Yeah, it’s a lovely place to live, like it is, it’s so beautiful. H: But, it’s kinda, it’s just the right time for us. H: And it’s been our big stepping stone to let us get into the property market. H: Because it’s… quite a hard move to make. To get enough of a deposit together and everything. H: And… that’s why we decided to do the Tiny House, there was the adventure as well … H: …and also the financial side and so hopefully… H: …with selling the Tiny House and selling our land, we’ll have a pretty good head-start. H: You know, to get a normal house, to raise a family, and, yeah. B: This home is so functional and you have packed in so many really clever little features. B: I love the climbing wall. B: I REALLY love what you’ve done here, with dropping down the loft space as well. B: That’s such a clever way of approaching and really thinking 3-dimensionally with your space. B: So congratulations to you as on that. B: Thank you so much for showing me your home.
H & O: Thank you B: It’s absolutely beautiful, and all the best for your next adventures. O: Cheers
H: Thanks B: What I really love about this Tiny House is that Oli and Holly … B: …have managed to build a home which truly encompasses them as individuals. B: They both have this wonderful adventurous spirit … B: …and that’s evident in so many of the decisions that they’ve made in this house. B: For one, actually making the decision to build a Tiny House on wheels… B: …but also things like this fantastic climbing wall. B: I think the big challenge for them now is going to be finding a family home… B:…that they can move into that actually embodies that same spirit. B: I wish them luck.


100 thoughts on “Adventurous Couple Build Brilliant Tiny House On Wheels

  1. Ok so I found out that this is exactly my style. I don't like the hand-sourced, mixed materials, crowded and dark wooden houses as much. I love this tidy, sleek, light and highclass look. I also don't like the sanctimonius hippie vegans who think they're so much better but mostly just leech off another person's supplies and appliances like water and power, living in somebody's backyard and calling their son "Sequoia". I love this hardworking yet down to earth couple. They are not out of touch with reality, but are so laid back and nice. This is the tiny house style I could see myself in.

  2. I've noticed that when couples create tinies together, there seems to be a combined sense of ingenuity and functional-aesthetic

  3. This was a really cute tiny, and a very cute couple, but at the same time… ok, you admit that some of your designs may hurt the resale value but at the same time you're also looking to sell the tiny and the property that you spent a year building, and have spent $33,000 building, after only living in it in one year? I mean… That doesn't make any money sense.

  4. To each their own, but to get rid of a place like this to jump into a bigger costlier home with a mortgage is something I wouldn't do.

  5. This is one of the few couples I've seen so far in these tiny house videos where the guy does NOT want to be the center of attention. There are so many videos where the guy just talks over the woman, or where the woman barely talks at all, like she was totally peripheral to setting up the home. Here he respectfully waits for his turn to talk, and when he turns to her you can see this dreamy look in his eyes. He's clearly in love with her. More importantly, he clearly respects her. Kudos to the both of you!

  6. I don’t get spending all of that time and money on building a custom tiny home if the plan was to sell it after living in it for less than a year to get something else. Maybe the investment was a better opportunity I guess with the land they mentioned.

  7. I am very disappointed that after building such a beautiful tiny house you'll are going or by now have sold it, that's sad.

  8. Bryce you have a great eye for finding the most amazing tiny homes. I sort of sunk when they said they were selling their tiny home.What a deal for $33.000 some people spend that amount on a new car.

  9. A great build and very open and uncluttered – sorry to see them sell but I'm sure the new owners will appreciate all the hard work that went into it – good luck on their next adventure of building a family – which is much harder than building that lovely home and one you can't walk away from as it is for life – thanks for sharing

  10. February 2019 Ideally, there should be about 7 billion copies of this Tiny House. It could help save 7 billion dogs and other house pets. Ideally, Richard Gage of Architects and Engineers for 9 11 Truth, should design super safe high rise apartments with one or two of these on every floor, with plenty of room for dogs to run around, supervised. He could use the book, 'The Vertical Farm,' by Dr. Dickson Despommier and (African American) Majora Carter, to help everyone grow their own fruit, vegetables, eggs, fish, and recycle the water. This would cut down on having to truck around food everywhere. You could also 'house' a k-12 'home school' with indoor sports training, music and art classes. This would help reduce the number of kids and teens getting killed just trying to walk across the street.

  11. Hi…my first ever comment on the channel I've been following for last six months! The ideas and living are so over whelming that one can actually picture oneself in such homes. Btw, I have started to anticipate what would u, Bryce, include in the closing comments and where would u sit / stand during that time. My guess this time was bang on when u mounted yourself on that loft 😊

  12. Classy ! this is the most pretty I ever seen so far I like the layout spacious kitchen and the bed superb 👍

  13. The climbing wall is really cool I if it's my house u would also add another option …what if u have a back pain or leg broken or not keeping that well??

    I really wanted to see how they normally get down.

  14. About the climbing wall: "You build it for you right? You don't build it for resale value or anyone else, you build it for the people who are going to live in it."
    Also: "We're selling it."

  15. i am feeling sad by hearing that you guys are selling these beautiful house, this is not a house its paradise

  16. you can tell this bitch aint seen a man for the longest time, by the way she approached my boy right here

  17. This was the video wherein I kept observing and feeling the chemistry between the two (partners). 😍 They are just so loving, yet have calming effect. 😄 May they flourish! 🌸

  18. Bryce gets to meet such wonderful people in his travels. Oli and Holly are so great together, definitely Kiwi. No doubt about it.

  19. Them: "We put in a climbing wall because you build a tiny house with your own personal tastes, not what others like" (paraphrasing) – – – One year later: "Yeah, we're selling our tiny house. Hope someone likes the climbing wall!"

  20. Why don’t these folks buy single wide mobile homes? I am just curious bc I have seen 100g, 40g, etc spend and I thought they were suppose to be cheaper?..

  21. NO TRANSFORMING FURNITURE! I would never thumbs down a video on this channel, but these guys are testing me!

  22. I love your presentation!! I watched so many channels , but your presentation makes me love it so much!

  23. Why move after just one year? Maybe got pregnant already?

    And Bryce I'm not sold since I didn't see you climb down the wall, that I could ever manage it !

  24. Amazing home and such lively souls. One of the most watched videos from my end. And that climber is all applause.
    Oh no, they sold it in the end. Duh! Missed the whole point.

  25. Love the kitchen, nice and open. The climbing wall was interesting. The LED lighting in the lounge area is awesome.

  26. I'm binge watching these tiny house vids. One more amazing than the other. I've already made my own "Dream (Tiny) House" playlist. Great job you are doing there! I absolutely love how the camera shows the whole house and how people actually live in it, not to mention Bryce really cool talking skills (I have none, so I'm pretty aware of it). Thank you for these lovely channel! 😀

  27. The woman contradicts herself at around 9:00 saying they couldnt afford a big house and then says the goal wasnt cutting costs

  28. I guess im not the only one who has thought of a climbing wall in a tiny house. Great minds think alike. I thought of it for my kids so im suprised they did this without any… The child within….

  29. Looks like im a bit late with this… but still. I saw a billion tiny house videos and none of them had such an ingenuity. The sleeping loft vs. kitchen height play. Amazing! So smart, you literally made my day.

  30. Mannnnn. Bryce will cheer you into living a dream!
    Bryce: Hi.
    Me: Hey!
    Bryce: This is a beautiful home you have! You are beautiful! The land is beautiful! You are gonna have beautiful babies! Have a few, name them after me! Live your dream! Bye Now!
    Me:😭 Fuck regular! Im gonna give life a go!

  31. Smart couple! They are very well matched, shared values, rhyming names and matching t-shirts even. Great design!!!

  32. Thanks bryce for your videos.I actuallg watch them whenever I need to be reminded that, despite all the bad things that happen in our world due to the obsession for money, there are still nice people around who actually do things more responsibly and with non- material values in mind

  33. The guy that lives in this tiny house for some reason reminds me of a young John Paul Jones (the bass guitarist from Led Zeppelin) face wise and the way he behaves.

  34. El concepto de Tiny House, si nació en EE.UU, lo entiendo ya que viendo su estilo de vida, centrado en el consumo de bienes y servicios (no es una crítica)y lo sobredimensionado de sus espacios de vivienda, (M2x persona), el concepto Tiny house es la clara respuesta a lo señalado. En cuanto al video, el muro para trepar y acceder al dormitorio, me parece genial. Esta alternativa de vida será apropiada para adultos mayores, o solo reservada para un periodo de vida (juventud).

  35. This Tiny House is by far my favorite…The couple are a match made in heaven…From one fellow Kiwi to you both…I wish you all the best in your future…

  36. Lovely home but I find some of the things they said, confusing. They stated that they didn't do this project for the 'money side of things' but then at the end they said they had built the home as a stepping stone to get on the property ladder so surely that means that they did do it for the money side?

  37. And then, Bryce! Who's the lucky person living in this beautiful and awesome tiny house now? Have you thought visiting this house again?

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