The possibility of DIY building one’s own home has encouraged the movement, particularly for tiny houses on trailers (essentially, houses on wheels).
Tiny houses on wheels are similar to caravans, but built to last as long as traditional homes. Unlike traditional homes, tiny houses on wheels do not always require building consent – eliminating compliance costs and construction delays.
Small homes are cheaper in terms of taxes, building, heating, maintenance, and repair costs. In addition to being inexpensive, smaller houses encourage a less cluttered, simpler lifestyle while reducing ecological impacts.
Abodo has seen a surge in demand for lightweight, low toxicity “eco” wood cladding, specifically for building Tiny Homes.
Learn more about the Tiny House movement in New Zealand here.
We applaud the winners of this year’s Timber Design Awards, many of which made use of Abodo timbers.
To help save time and money for builders, alongside reducing timber wastage, a range of selected set lengths are now available to order.
Alison brings a wealth of experience to Abodo with over 30 years spanning architecture, building, and joinery.