Tiny Footprint – The Mayflower 2019

Tiny Footprint – The Mayflower
Narara NSW 2250
Booking required – see link below
10am – 4pm
House Open Style
Narara Ecovillage Event: Booking required
Entry fee or Donation
$10 (suggested donation amount to visit all houses open at Narara Ecovillage)
Donations supporting
Narara Eco Living Network
Housing Type
Tiny Home – Transportable
Project Type
New Build
Tiny Footprint
Tiny Footprint
House Size
Number of bedrooms
Number of bathrooms
Open with support of
Narara Eco Living Network

The house enters into a living area complete with a corner couch and generous-sized coat cupboard. The storage cabinetry underneath the couch converts into a comfortable double guest bed. The spacious kitchen is finished with stunning wooden benchtops with a bar extension for entertainment, a work-from-home area, or a craft sewing area. The kitchen features a full-sized oven complete with a gas cooktop and rangehood, double sink, three-way fridge, open display shelving in addition to the abundance of storage drawers.

Leading off the kitchen is a combined bathroom/laundry, which includes a compost toilet, sink, shower, washing machine, clothes storage and fold-down bench made from quality recycled timber.

The Mayflower also features a loft bedroom with enough space to comfortably fit a queen-size bed and sideboard for additional clothes storage. Recycled timber has been used where possible throughout this home.

Additional internal features include:

  • Complete insulation throughout
  • Exceptional air circulation via a ceiling fan and multiple windows and skylights
  • Instantaneous gas hot water
  • Enabled for living both on- or off-grid
  • Functional roll-out seats with storage
  • Pull-out coffee table
  • Beautifully crafted gas boat heater.

External features include:

  • Roof guttering to a freestanding water tank
  • Wall taps
  • Lights and power points
  • Use of greywater storage and disposal
  • Tri-axle registered trailer with brakes
  • Solid metal base trailer; underfloor insulation is installed so there is no opportunity for dampness.

Scope of services by Tiny Footprint: Advice, design, build, decoration, placement and setup.

Timeline: 8 weeks for build; completed end of October 2017.

This home is open as part of the Narara Ecovillage Open Day. To see other homes that are open at the village, click here. To visit this house and the ecovillage, book tickets here.

This home is supported by


Years Open
Total cost of home when constructed
$100,000 – $130,000 (built in 2017)
Roofing materials
Metal (Colorbond)
Wall materials (external and internal)
Window and door types
Pocket doors
180 degree opening doors
Window and door shading
Honeycomb blinds
Recycled and reused
Sustainable materials
Insulated throughout
Insulation - Ceiling
Type: Bulk - glass wool
Insulation - External walls
Type: Bulk – glass wool
Insulation - Under floor
Type: Bulk - glass wool
Healthy home
Cross flow ventilation
Natural light and ventilation
All electric home
Passive heating cooling
Cross ventilation
Active heating cooling
Beautifully crafted gas boat heater
Energy efficiency
Efficient lighting
Energy monitoring
Water harvesting and saving
Composting toilet
Garden / Outdoors
Bee hotels/friendly
Community vegetable garden
Edible garden
Waste Reduction
Compost all food scraps
Swap with friends and neighbours