Colonial Cottage Style Tiny House Built For Only $8000

Take a look inside this tiny house in Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand built for only $8,000 (New Zealand Dollars). The cozy cabin can sleep 2 guests with a bedroom loft, and 1 bathroom. You'll get back to the basics in this lovingly restored, bespoke tiny house. Set amongst native bush, and lush farmland on scenic river terraces, come and experience why tiny houses are inspiring people around the world. The tiny house is cozy and provides a beautiful retreat from the trappings of modern society. Relax in warmth with a coffee or wine, and settle into your evening. The tiny house has a bathroom and kitchenette and breakfast supplies are included. From the outside, it may look as tiny as a Tardis, but step inside and travel a century back in time to a spacious colonial interior.

Experience the tiny house factor and what living in amazing small spaces is all about. You are sure to be inspired and you may wish to design, build, and live in one for yourself. The loft has a double bed, and the fold-down couch can accommodate a further two children/one adult although this will make it very cozy. Feel free to wander around the rural lifestyle property, with river terraces, native bush and abundant bird life, and outdoor spaces. Experience the outdoors with a stroll to the stream, river, the hilltop, or do absolutely nothing. Alternatively, snug up on the couch and get into a book. In keeping to a bygone era theme, you will of course have the freedom of no internet or cellphone

The cabin is located in Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand.

Every part of New Zealand is different. The cabin is located in a terraced river valley halfway between Wellington a 2 hours drive south, and Lake Taupo a 2.5-hour drive north. The township of Bulls is 10 minutes south on state highway 1, and Marton the local village is 7 minutes away. The cabin is located 2 minutes from State Highway 1.

This incredible colonial cottage-style tiny house was constructed for only $8,000 (New Zealand Dollars). Almost entirely constructed out of reclaimed building materials, this tiny home is packed with a whole lot of style and character. Keith and Jen were inspired to build this tiny home after a flood damaged their property and they were looking for a bit of a positive project to be able to focus on.

The bare bones of this tiny house were found in an old swamp and the timber was all restored and brought back to life in this new project. Almost everything both inside and out of this build has been constructed from salvaged and up-cycled building materials. From the 100-plus-year-old iron roofing to windows rescued from an old school house, everything that has gone into this build has a story. Keith and Jen have done all of the labor in this build themselves and that combined with 95 percent of the building materials in this build being second hand has enabled this beautiful, stylish tiny house to be built for a remarkably affordable budget. It’s inspiring to see what’s possible with a tight budget, but a lot of creativity.


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