Tiny Homes: Simple and Sophisticated Living
In the face of Australia’s rising property prices, many of us may wonder if we’ll ever be able to afford a house.
But that thought doesn’t have to last much longer, thanks to Tiny Homes. Sustainable and flexible, they truly champion the ‘quality over quantity’ mantra by bringing together the basic amenities in one affordable and downsized dwelling. Below are several local and overseas businesses supporting this architectural movement, and here to help you land your perfect tiny home.
Sowelo Tiny Houses
Sowelo Tiny Houses founders, Shona and Barlo, have over 20 years’ experience in the carpentry and joinery industry, and share a passion for environmental sustainability. Built using 100% renewable energy, while maintaining the modern luxe feel, their tiny homes are high in both functionality and aesthetics.
Designer Eco Tiny Homes
Designer Eco Tiny Homes starts with one of several base models, and can progressively customise it with features to create your desired dwelling. Whether you want an art studio, additional office space or a house, the team will work closely with you to make it happen.
Inspired by Scandinavian aesthetics, the CABN has a minimalist interior and exterior, making it the perfect rustic haven to escape to and de-stress in. If you’d like a taste of this luxury before committing, you can book a stay in the Jude CABN, located in Adelaide Hills.
Aussie Tiny Houses
There are some people who seek to create their perfect home from scratch, while others want a pre-existing shell to customise. Whichever path you prefer, Aussie Tiny Houses is dedicated to turning your vision into reality without burdening your bank account.
The Tiny House Company
While The Tiny House Company does not provide entirely new custom builds, its models are very flexible to internal and external adjustments and additions. They currently offer three design types: a fully completed house on wheels, a transportable studio and a DIY shell (for clients to do their own interior fit-out).
And for our international readers…
Wind River Tiny Homes
Behind Wind River Tiny Homes is a team of designers and builders who share decades of experiences in creative construction. They’ll bring both their expertise and passion into developing their clients’ projects, whether it’s a completely custom home design, a shell or from a pre-existing plan.
Fiction Factory has been manufacturing theatre scenery since 1989, but is now also building its very first house—the Wikkelhouse. A customisable structure with a base made from Scandinavian trees, it’s every minimalist and environmentalist’s dream. Don’t be discouraged by the waiting list to buy the Wikkelhouse—you can book a stay in one through stayokay.
Run by a small family, Rewild Homes seeks to provide 100% custom tiny homes that are affordable, while not compensating on quality and comfort. Its designs are built through sustainable practices and 20 years of building experience, and with materials sourced from Vancouver Island.