Architect Builds Incredible Off-The-Grid Tiny Home To Avoid High House Prices




As an architect, Doug is traditionally used to designing large homes, but when it came to his own house, he decided to go for something different and instead designed and built his own tiny house on wheels.

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With his experience in architecture and design, Doug has been able to build an incredible tiny house, which is not only efficient in it’s use of space and high performance materials but is practically designed for full time living.

Located in Wanaka, New Zealand this tiny house on wheels has found a truly wonderful parking spot right by the river. Hight house prices in the area have encouraged many to search out alternative living situations and the tiny house movement is now flourishing. The home’s off the grid design allows it to be parked and lived in anywhere, with solar power supplying all of the homes energy needs.

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47 Comments

  1. Tomáš Kalinka
    July 20, 2018
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    What are the dimensions of this house ? 🙂

  2. Huseyin Kara
    July 20, 2018
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    This place perfect for a home…

  3. Edsy Yabut
    July 20, 2018
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    Wow.. you can’t beat that view… 😍🏡

  4. timm Mc Calister
    July 20, 2018
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    Love the fact that at 3:12 you can see the drone shoot to be played backwards 😂

  5. TheKodiak72
    July 20, 2018
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    3:18 Watch all the cars on the highway drive backwards haha

  6. 27 Subs
    July 20, 2018
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    Why my pp hard?

  7. lpm67
    July 20, 2018
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    Some great ideas, not a space I would like though due to wet room being only exterior entry, although the camp grounds has what he needs it doesn't allow for illness and as its his home I would think that to be important. Still its his home and he's designed it to suit his life and that floor is amazing!!!!!

  8. Jacko Agun
    July 20, 2018
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    nice… i love tiny house

  9. Michael Eichenberger
    July 20, 2018
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    the idea with the interiourpannels is amazing

  10. yackyick
    July 20, 2018
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    For a older person a loft bed would not be good , one trip off the stairs make broken old bones that do not heal like young bones.

  11. Robin Wouters
    July 20, 2018
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    Love the floor!! How was it done?

  12. grammus cc
    July 20, 2018
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    Love it when architects design their own tiny house — such an efficient use of space, and just overall cool to look at.

    Cant quite detect where his accent is from. He definitely sounds North American, like Canadian with a bit of New York.

  13. bugs294
    July 20, 2018
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    This house is functional and love the design.

  14. Elizabeth Levine
    July 20, 2018
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    Those views are gorgeous

  15. Brick Cave
    July 20, 2018
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    what a beautiful location!

  16. Utkan Aktaş
    July 20, 2018
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    Design is cool for representation stuff but in a long run this aint a usefull on/off grid home imo.

    But still very cool ideas in it.

  17. Dude Its Wolf
    July 20, 2018
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    Very nice tiny house. 🙂 The location is absolutely beautiful and the fact that he can add/move/remove shelves as he sees fit is amazing! I wouldn't like having to go outside the house to shower or use the restroom but the beauty of a tiny house is that its built for the individual. Great video, keep it up. 🙂

  18. James Moorcroft
    July 20, 2018
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    Great video, I like this one

  19. Not Soren
    July 20, 2018
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    Seeing the cars moving backwards in the reversed shots is really funny

  20. Budji Tresvalles
    July 20, 2018
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    Wow!

  21. Gitanjali Singhal
    July 20, 2018
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    Wow! Beautiful floor! I wish I knew how to do it.

  22. misha
    July 20, 2018
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    Love those shelf walls. Those trees are so beautiful too, amazing being able to move with the sun ☀️

  23. R. N Holmes
    July 20, 2018
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    I lived in trailer all my life with my whole family so me moveing to a small home would be no problom for me

  24. 3651sim
    July 20, 2018
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    I love the design.
    Is it possible to buy this house plan?

  25. Justmylukc
    July 20, 2018
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    I would have preferred to have a small kitchen and have a full bath. Imagine having to go out to use the restroom when it is freezing outside.

  26. Daniel Smith
    July 20, 2018
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    Sweet!!

  27. hilmir
    July 20, 2018
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    I love the way he speaks, he fumbles but he is so humble , honest and sweet. Hope he has many years of happiness in his home.

  28. Lacita Game
    July 20, 2018
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    Love it. Can it also swim on a lake or river?

  29. Renate DeBruyn
    July 20, 2018
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    It's absolutely beautiful. ❤️ It's just me, but, I would need a bathroom that is more accessible.

  30. Cat Jenks
    July 20, 2018
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    What are the dimensions of Doug's house? I see that it isn't a normal 4 wheel trailer for that size.

  31. Tanja Lentzy
    July 20, 2018
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    lovely home. good use of space

  32. Mark
    July 20, 2018
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    Wow, looks cool. But would you really want the bed and clothes in open space above the kitchen? That stuff must get pretty smelly – if you do your own cooking

  33. Mia Dacus
    July 20, 2018
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    I love his home

  34. Mia Dacus
    July 20, 2018
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    I love his home

  35. Saumya Dahake
    July 20, 2018
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    Those views + your camera work : epic😍

  36. Хц Пзд
    July 20, 2018
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    Where does he do his laundry? Haven't noticed a washing machine.

  37. Pita Ariel
    July 20, 2018
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    I love the shelves system and the style is modern and surprisingly cozy.

  38. Anrol
    July 20, 2018
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    I love it, he mentioned having a built in staircase but I think he could make it on the same spring loaded idea as a fold up attic ladder and he could still get it out of the way when he is using the kitchen.

  39. This is Serious Business
    July 20, 2018
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    At 2:05 does he say McMansion?

  40. P-O Wide
    July 20, 2018
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    Amazingly beautiful!!

  41. Less Waste KY Home
    July 20, 2018
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    That bicycle tho 🙂

  42. Road Wonder
    July 20, 2018
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    The versatility in his design is genius! No two tiny houses are alike. This minimalist trend is one of the most exciting aspects of modern society today. The prospects and benefits are endless!

  43. Barn Star
    July 20, 2018
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    Those trees, beautiful!

  44. Sasquatch 2001
    July 20, 2018
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    Some of the most beautiful nature droneography! Nice

  45. ExRE_Sapper
    July 20, 2018
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    What vehicle does he use to tow this large "trailer" It looks like a modified container – I know it's not.

  46. Les Abbott
    July 20, 2018
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    The movable sliding shelving was brilliant. Any picture on the floor would also look good but costly. The outside wet area is Not a good idea. My preference is a longer trailer and No loft. That will produce less drag on the highway and less hot air trapped above…meaning less window costs.

  47. Marcena Lamb
    July 20, 2018
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    Very clean and modern. I like it.

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