Tiny Footprint – The Mayflower 2018

Tiny Footprint – The Mayflower
Kinglake West VIC 3757
Full address will be displayed on 05 Sep 2019
10am – 4pm
House Open Style
Open House – No booking required
Entry fee or Donation
Gold coin
Donations supporting
Transition Village Wallan
Housing Type
Tiny Home – Transportable
Project Type
New Build
Tiny Footprint
Tiny Footprint
House Size
Number of bedrooms
Number of bathrooms

Note to visitors: It is a rural property you will be coming to. The last 500m are on unsealed road; please be aware of this if it is raining and follow the directions of volunteers for parking. The ground is uneven and there will be some potential hazards on-site. Also please bring your gumboots if it is raining. We will have a raffle, BBQ and a coffee cart and we are raising money for Transition Village Wallan, so bring your coffee mug and gold coins!

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.

Planned use: By owner part-time throughout the year, AirBnB when not occupied by owner, house it on a friend’s large property.

All donations on the day will go to Transition Village Wallan .


Previously 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
Size of PV system
Passive heating cooling
Cross ventilation
Active heating cooling
Beautifully crafted gas boat heater
Energy efficiency
Draught proofing
Efficient lighting
Efficient appliances
Water harvesting and saving
Grey water system
Composting toilet
Garden / Outdoors
Bee hotels/friendly
Edible garden