It was just another average lockdown day doing your average lockdown social media scrolling when I stumbled upon the new sensation that is my favourite YouTube channel: Living Big in a Tiny House. I was instantly gripped grazing over the Channel Promo: ‘Join me on my journey and together let's explore the world of Tiny Houses and incredible small space designs!’. With a whopping 3.17 million subscribers, Living Big in a Tiny House hosts a variety of videos on Tiny House Tours, Tiny House Building and Super Simple Tent Living: what’s not to love?!
This glorious channel is hosted by the easy-going Bryce Langston; a New Zealand based man with many strings to his bow, from acting to film making, and above all, an environmentalist. Despite being a lofty 6’ 4”, Bryce nurtures you through every episode of exploring the wonderful creations of people living in tiny houses all over the world.
I know I shouldn't’t have been, but I really was surprised when I realised tiny houses come in all shapes and sizes, wheels or no wheels. Let me paint a picture of how tiny these houses actually are… One tiny house tent measures at just 28 square meters, or another family’s luxury modern small home measures at 32 square meters, not to mention the dazzling swimming pool just outside. Those who choose to build their tiny house with the intention of traveling in it will need some wheels, so one couple in particular have constructed their tiny house on a 7 meter long trailer.
To kick off a Tiny House Tour, Bryce stands outside said tiny house and chats to the owners to get a better feel of where it all began for them; revealing why, where and how it was made. I just stumbled across another beauty, titled ‘This Ultra Modern Tiny House Will Blow Your Mind’, where their land is, as Bryce describes, very special. Their sleek tiny house is located within 16 acres of lush forest in Sydney, New South Wales, complete with a creek and swimming hole. I can believe the owners when they say it is nice and secluded!
Some tiny house owners make their tiny houses from scratch, whereas others approach building their unconventional style of living a little differently: ’School Bus Converted to Incredible Off-Grid Home’ and ‘3 x 20ft Shipping Containers Turn Into Amazing Compact Home’ proved equally interesting to watch. In any tiny house it is fascinating to see how adapting the simple elements of living, such as lighting and storage, has been uniquely tackled. I have seen staircases with a fridge under one stair and a dishwasher under another. I have seen a mum and dad’s double bed lifted up to reveal the ultimate princess play zone for their 2 year old - pink everywhere! The possibilities are endless.
Remarkably, this channel goes to show how much you can do with a small space, and even makes you question how much of your own property utilises its space and storage potential. I must say, when I first clicked on the play button of a Tiny House Tour video I knew it would be an interesting ride; but what I did not expect was how deeply I would resonate with the concept. So, who knows, maybe my next project will be simply tiny.
At Log Cabin Kits we have a large range of buildings that would form the basis for your Tiny House project. Take a look at our garden log cabins here
Author - Martin Corby
Posted - 29 Apr 2020
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