The Arlo Story

This lovely little home was built for my third client, over 27 builds ago! I still love the design though and think it's a really effective mix of being spacious enough for a small family but compact enough to move around with relative ease. One of the key features in making this home successful for this family was having a downstairs bedroom for their gorgeous little son - a tiny sanctury of his own. Equally important was an indulgent and large sleeping loft area with plenty of storage for the parents. 

Built on a trailer size 2.4 x 8.0 meters with a bump out of 1 mater on the second loft area. (Floor plans coming soon)


Shell Stage

The exterior completely finished with trailer, framing, windows, cladding, flashing, ply wood floors and roofing all in place. 

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Your tiny house completely finished with the features mentioned above. Ready to drive to it's new spot and become your home!




Construction / Materials 

  • Exterior framing - 70 x 45mm Pine timber H1.2 treated 

  • Internal wall framing - 70 x 45mm Pine timber H1.2 treated

  • Loft Framing - 90 x 45 macrocarpa (this allows loft framing to be left exposed for extra heigh in the kitchen)

  • GreenStuff insulation in walls and ceiling

  • 40mm polystyrene insulation under the floor

  • Dimensions of the trailer are 8.0 x 2.4 x 4.25 - however "Arlo has a  1 meter overhang on second story small loft making it approx 9 meters long at the longest point of the build

  • Lightweight high grade interior falcata plywood lining on internal walls, painted with low VOC paint

  • Cladding combinations of coloursteel and palisade weatherboards which are available in many different colours. We are also open to talking about alternative cladding of your choice. 

  • Double glazed aluminum windows and doors

  • Large French doors and bi-folding window across the kitchen.

  • Gutters and downpipes

  • High grade Plywood flooring, sanded and sealed (Solid timber overlay options such as rimu/beech etc are available)

  • 1900 x 700 hollow core cavity sliding door into bedroom

  • Barn Slider bathroom door (doubles as pantry door when bathroom door is open). We like this door to be a real feature so will work with you to find something perfect. Past clients have used solid cedar or macrocarpa doors. Another option is a feature antique door which has been restored.


  • Stainless steel kitchen sink and tapware

  • Custom built lightweight Europly kitchen cabinets

  • Your choice of Choice of Plywood, Macrocarpa, or stone veneer benchtops

  • RobinHood Slim Extractor fan

  • Subway tiles across bench top and for splashback 


  • Size: 2.4 meters wide by 8.0 meters long

  • Hot Dip Galvanized for longevity and protection against rust

  • Electric braking system for safer travel

  • 3500 GVM

  • 3 year Warrant of Fitness

  • 1 year registration

  • 4 x stabilisers

Custom Designed Cabinetry

  • Storage Stairs made out of pine and Eurolite plywood. The setup of the storage stairs can be modified to suit your needs

  • Shelves that double as a loft ballustrade


  • 800 x 800 shower with bifold doors to save space

  • Custom built vanity

  • You can choose between a 'roll out' compost toilet that is hidden beneath a wide spacious vanity or a smaller vanity with a composting toilet positioned beside it. A flush toilet is also an option if you prefer

  • Attractive top mounted sink above vanity

  • Bathroom mirror 

Electrical, Plumbing and Gas fitting

  • All electrical and gas-fitting work will be carried out by qualified professionals

  • An electrical warrant of fitness and gas certification will be provided

  • Ample LED spotlights and power points in bedroom, bathroom and loft area

  • 3 way spotlight in the kitchen area

  • Hanging feature pendant in the living room - This is always a feature so we'll decide on it with you!

  • Water Heating will be via a Rinnai Infinity 16L Califont 

  • Mains water hookup

  • Hookup for LPG Gas cooking

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