A pop-up roof is a unique feature in this tiny home in New South Wales, Australia.
In 2019, Bryce Langston will be joined by Rasa Pucd of Living big in a tiny house visited Ben and Nat’s home in Byron Bay. The combination of corrugated Iron and Western red Cedar cladding as well as the blue and white paint make the house stand out from the outside.
The couple was finishing their tiny house project at the time of filming.
The home has a prominent wedge at the top that is meant to give them standing headroom in their sleeping space.
Nat and Ben felt it was very important for their long term livability in their house. It’s road-legal height with the roof level and pops up once the house is in position.
Ben said the whole build has been a “real labor of love.”
“It’s been probably six months of intense building. We’re unemployed at the moment, so this is pretty much all we’ve done for six months,” he said.
Ben’s dad also did a huge amount of work in the house, and his brother also helped.
The best thing about building your home is the freedom to be creative. They were able transform their ideas into a reality, creating the house they dreamed of.
Ben and Nat parked their tiny home on his mom and dad’s 260-acre property, but he said it wouldn’t be its final resting place as they plan to move it in the future.
They both love natural wood so the home has a lot of it. They wanted it to feel bigger than it really is.
The space is also enhanced by the presence of plants throughout.
The windows are strategically placed so that they can interact with the outside.
“We actually spend a lot more time outside the house as well, so engagement with the environment was really important to us,” Ben said.
The open-plan kitchen has plenty of storage and a full size fridge under the stairs.
The lounge area is built into a house and allows family members to comfortably sit together. To access storage space beneath, the seats can be lifted up.
The stairs behind the couch lead to their daughter Charlie’s loft, which has a bed, a desk, and a little cushion.
It is under the sink you will find the bathroom. It has a composting toilet as well as a waterfall vanity and a small tub-style shower.
Ben and Nat’s sleeping loft is spacious, and they can stand in it because of the ultra convenient pop-up roof.
The windows offer a wonderful view and let the breeze flow through the house.
“To be able to now live in a house that we have built with our own hands it’s hugely rewarding for us,” Ben said.
Ben and Nat have done such a great job with this home that it’s quite hard to believe it’s their first DIY building project. Check out the video below.
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