It’s 14 square metres – 3.6 tonne and only cost $15,000.
Welcome to this tiny Waimate home.
In 2014 the pair found it difficult to find a place to live in Christchurch – inspiring them to go tiny Holmes said.
Once Holmes had completed her masters degree they started building the home – using a small plot of land at Rolleston.
Once a week the couple would travel from Christchurch with a picnic basket – tools and materials to slowly build their home.
No contractors or builders were used – every nail in the house hammered by Brunelle or Holmes.
‘It is nice to wake up knowing where every nail in the house is’ Holmes said.
The couple was residing in South Canterbury until Brunelle finished a six-month contract – then they would move south to Dunedin where they were planned to live at Blueskin Bay.
The house was powered through solar panels – batteries and gas.
The couple used power in their home just as frequently as any other kiwi home – computers were charged and speakers for music.
However a lot of people had been ‘shocked’ to learn they had no microwave.
Being atop a trailer there was no huge hassle when it came to moving.
Instead of moving all of their belongings out of the house they could just ‘move the house’.