Doris Jean was the second Tiny House build that I embarked on. The clients had been left money from their grandmother - Doris Jean - and they wanted to build something special in her honour. Hence the name behind this cute little home. I wanted to build a tiny house that was possible to have a loft bedroom and a separate downstairs bedroom for kids - even in a tiny home. Doris Jean has been an incredibly popular design and when most people see her in real life they comment "She feels so big!".  

The Doris Jean Layout

Built on a 2.4x7.8 trailer

Please note, Doris Jean has 2 slightly different versions. One with a secondary back door - and one without. You choose which is most suitable to your lifestyle. 


Shell Stage

The exterior completely finished with trailer, framing, windows, cladding, roofing, flashing, plywood floors & internal walls complete




Your tiny house completely finished with the specs below. 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 and Roof Framing - Steel framing

  • Greenstuff or Autex  insulation in walls and ceilings

  • 40mm polystyrene insulation under the floor

  • Dimensions of the trailer are 7.8 x 2.4 (We can also price this model at a larger 2.7x8.0)

  • Lightweight high grade interior Poplar plywood painted with low VOC paints

  • Cladding combinations of cedar, coloursteel and palisade weatherboards. We are also open to talking about alternative cladding of your choice. 

  • Double glazed aluminum windows. 

  • Gutters and downpipes

  • High grade finish plywood flooring with professional seal - other flooring materials available on request

  • 1900 x 700 hollow core cavity sliding door into bathroom


  • Stainless steel kitchen sink and tapware

  • Custom built high quality lightweight Europly kitchen cabinets

  • Your choice of Choice of Plywood or solid timber benchtops

  • RobinHood Slim Extractor fan

  • Subway tiles across bench top for splash back 

  • Breakfast bar​

  • ​Large Built in panty

  • 4 burner gas hob


  • Size: 2.4 meters wide by 7.8 meters long

  • Top of the range Bay Engineering Solution trailer

  • Electric braking system 

  • 3500 GVM

  • 3 year Warrant of Fitness

  • 1 year registration

Custom Designed Cabinetry/storage

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

  • Loft ballustrade shelves

  • Storage loft​

  • Full height cabinet in downstairs bedroom


  • Alcove corner shower

  • Custom built corner basin

  • Bambooloo composting toilet or ceramic flush toilet

  • Large mirror installed on the wall to expand the feeling of space

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 areas

  • 3 way spotlight in the kitchen area

  • Hanging feature pendant in the living room 

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

  • Mains water hookup

  • Hookup for LPG Gas cooking

  • Fridge and oven not included however we can offer an appliance package

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