The latest model of Build Tiny’s was built in collaboration with architecture firm First Light Studio. The owner of the tiny house has both option either to use is on the road or to park it permanently as its trailer is detachable and has ability to run on or off-the-grid as required.
Having length 7.2-m (23 ft), the First Light Tiny House sits on a double-axle detachable trailer like Escape’s Vista C. It has steel frame with its corrugated steel exterior but painted black look rustic tiny house. However the building process of the tiny house is different from the previous models by the firm because the design being handled by the First Light Studio.
“This project came about slightly differently than our normal build process,” explains Build Tiny. “This client had been dreaming of building her own tiny house for close to four years before she took the plunge and hired award-winning architecture firm First Light Studio to design her dream tiny house. They worked together to come up with the concept design and then a year or so later, approached us to help bring the project to reality.”
Visitors can access the tiny house through double doors into the living room. It has boasts generous glazing whereas the interior is finished in poplar and birch plywood. There is a sofa with integrated storage space in living room. Many other storage spaces are also available in the room including a cupboard and overhead storage.
Kitchen is also nearby with 3-m long stainless steel countertop extending slightly with small folding table. Kitchen accessories include fridge, a small oven, two-burner propane-powered stove and lots of storage space. Bathroom has a small custom vanity unit, featuring toilet and shower.
The First Light Tiny House has only one bedroom which is accessible by a storage-integrated staircase. It features typical tiny house style loft bedroom with a queen-sized bed topped by a skylight.
Roof-based solar panel and standard RV-style hookup are two main source of power for the First Light Tiny House. Power system is connected to an inverter and batteries.
The tiny house has been priced at roughly NZD 150,000 (about US$100,000), including the off-grid system.