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The Tiny House Movement Explained

By August 27, 2021No Comments
Tiny home with wooden patio in a green lawn

The tiny house movement is an architectural and social movement that promotes smaller living spaces and minimal material and energy consumption. People are embracing the tiny home philosophy and the freedom that comes with the tiny house lifestyle. Essentially, the tiny house movement is about much more than living in a small space.

Tiny houses are a growing trend all over the world, and particularly in New Zealand, made even more attractive by the high cost of housing and the movement against suburban sprawl. Learn more about tiny living below and discover what makes us the top choice for Tiny Homes in NZ.

Why are Tiny Houses So Popular?

One of the reasons that the tiny house movement is becoming so popular is that people are becoming much more aware of the impact humans have on the earth’s resources. Tiny home living is generally associated with a less wasteful lifestyle. Many people just want to live a simpler life, with less time tied up in cleaning and maintaining a home and more time free to engage in other activities.

Also, tiny homes can be placed in empty backyards or on undeveloped land. With their small footprint, they can easily go off-grid with solar and gas power.

Recent changes to the NZ Building Act are a dream come true for tiny home lovers, as the Building and Construction Minister announced she will scrap consents for single-story detached buildings up to 30 square metres. 

This is where Tiny Homes HQ come into our own. Electrical, plumbing, and gas fittings are all completed by trusted third parties, and all the certifications will be included with your cabin.

Why People Are Going Tiny

Unsurprisingly, the most attractive factors that the tiny home lifestyle has to offer are affordability, efficiency, eco-friendliness, and minimalism, with the economic aspects emerging as the most enticing factor of tiny living. Many advocates in New Zealand are also keen to create a self-sustaining home with the innovative use of more sustainable materials, solar panels, reclaimed water, and other examples of Kiwi ingenuity.

Smaller Smarter Living with Tiny Homes HQ

If this sounds like your idea of a fulfilling lifestyle, now may be the time to “go tiny”! This can be as simple as contacting us to design, build, and deliver your cabin anywhere on the North Island. We can show you studios, self-contained units, and single and multi-bedroom cabins with kitchens and bathrooms, all with space-efficient design features.

At Tiny Home HQ, we make the process of purchasing one of our tiny homes easy and transparent, with standard features or customised to suit your ideas, so contact our team today to start your tiny home adventure!