Architect launches miniseries to show Kiwis how to build own tiny homes
A NEW miniseries, starring celebrity British architect George Clarke, has been launched to help New Zealanders build their own tiny house.
The architect first partnered with building supplies company Mitre 10 to help one New Zealand couple fulfil their own tiny build — a luxury holiday home, within a mere 35sq m plot.
Now, he is back in a second fourpart series teaching Kiwis how to design their own tiny 2.4m x 7.2m house and build it from scratch.
Tiny houses have become increasingly popular, not just with those looking for a luxury crib, but also with people looking for a cheaper, smaller alternative.
In this series, Clarke, along with Mitre 10 builder Stan Scott, will take viewers through the build before it is taken on a trailer on a public tour around Auckland city.
The house has a large kitchen and lounge area, washing
machine and dryer, bathroom, master bedroom and a child’s bed on a separate mezzanine.
Mr Scott said it was about making every little bit of space in the house count.
‘‘The brief was spacious, so we had to maximise every bit of space and the final result is surprisingly roomy.’’
Clarke said living small can bring with it so much freedom.
‘‘There’s storage everywhere, a greatsize kitchen and no compromise on the shower room whatsoever.’’
Compact . . . British architect and Amazing Spaces presenter George Clarke stands outside the Mitre 10 tiny house, and Interior views.