Paul’s Tiny House on Wheels 2018

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Location
Braeside VIC 3195
    • Housing Type:
    • Tiny Home – Transportable
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Builder
    • Tiny Houses Victoria
    • Designer
    • Tiny Houses Victoria

About Paul’s Tiny House on Wheels

My passion is REDUCE. Yes, the first and too-often-neglected R in ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’.

Sustainability needs a multi-faceted approach, and reducing how much ‘stuff’ we use is the most important step. This is, in part, what the Tiny House movement is all about.

My Tiny House can show people that it can be comfortable to live in a much smaller space than society portrays as normal. It also brings an incredible feeling of freedom from ‘stuff’, from a fixed location, and from financial strain.

Pop in and see for yourself – could you imagine living Tiny?

Designed and built by Tiny Houses Victoria. Click here for 180-degree views.

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2018
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Efficient lighting
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Tiny volume to heat and cool
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Split system air conditioner
    • Water heating:
    • Instantaneous gas hot water
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Greywater system
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight

    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • All lighting 12V
    • Window Protection:
    • Tinted glass
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Sustainable materials:
    • The sustainability of this home is the lack of materials compared to a standard home. The tree is still in the forest, the steel is still in the ground, and the items to fill up the home are still at the op-shop.
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      External walls
      Floor
    • Floor Type:
    • Reflective foil
    • Floor Rating:
    • R0.8
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Reflective foil
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • R3.0
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R1.0
    • External Walls Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • No
    • Renewable energy
    • Before renew, comes reduce :)
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • $80,000
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $200,000+ (cheaper than a standard home)
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 25.6m2
    • BAL Rating
    • BAL – 19: Increasing levels of ember attack and ignition of debris with a heat flux of up to 19kW/m2
    • Roof
    • Metal (colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Lightweight construction (steel frame)
    • Window and Door Types
    • Sliding windows/doors
    • Universal Design Features
    • This particular home is designed for fit and able occupants (as the stairs have large steps), and anticipates the occupants will lead a fit and healthy lifestyle full of outdoor adventures. They can also afford more healthy adventurous living due to low housing costs.
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 1
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 1
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Cross-flow ventilation
      Natural light and ventilation
      No carpets

    • Healthy Home
    • Designed for low 'housing affordability stress' living

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