Brief 

Build Tiny has a knack for maximizing available floorspace in its compact builds. Its latest model measures just 8 m in length but the firm managed to shoehorn in a well-stocked kitchen, an office, and a spare bed for guests.

 

Insight

New Zealand’s Build Tiny has a knack for maximizing available floorspace in its compact builds and this is the case with its latest model too. Named the Wai-Iti Tiny House, it measures just 8 m (26 ft) in length, but the firm managed to shoehorn in a well-stocked kitchen, an office, and a spare bed for guests.

The Wai-Iti (which an internet search tells us is Māori for small river) is based on a double axle trailer and comprises a steel frame, with a vinyl exterior that looks similar to many of Build Tiny’s previous models. It’s also wired ready for a future solar panel setup, though gets power from a standard RV-style hookup for now.

Visitors enter the home into the living room, which is dominated by a large L-shaped sofa that has quite a lot of integrated storage space and can be rearranged into a double bed when guests stay over. There’s also some shelving and generous glazing, including a window seat.

Nearby is the kitchen. This contains a small breakfast bar seating area for two, an oven with four-burner propane-powered stove, a fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, and relatively generous cabinetry. The kitchen connects to the bathroom through a pocket sliding door and this hosts a composting toilet, shower, and sink.

 

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