Meet our team

Shaye Boddington Company Director at shaye's tiny homes New Zealand

Shaye Boddington

Company Director

Tiny house obsessed, Shaye's days usually revolve around designing tiny's, discussing tiny's, building tiny's, and keeping the team guessing what her next crazy idea will be!

Sheila Boddington shaye's tiny homes New Zealand

Sheila Boddington

Business Manager 

Team mother hen. Sheila is the glue that holds the workshop together. Patient, caring, perplexed by all the different names for slops, thongs and jandals. Can't cook (not even boiled eggs).

Sarah Daly Account Manager at shaye's tiny homes New Zealand

Sarah Daly

Account Manager 

Brightest smile and brightest outfits. Cool, calm and collected. Company confidant and guardian of personal information. Sarah loves creating impossible passwords and keeping the books in order.

Becky Coup

Client Liaison Manager

Bringing the best of British to the team, Becky is our tea drinking, home baking latest tiny home convert! With three small boys at home, Becky’s specialist skills include endless patience, juggling multiple tasks, and ensuring clients achieve  their Tiny House dreams.

Emma Forgesson

Kaiwaka Admin

Self confessed Excel nerd. Fuelled by coffee, sustained by wine. Collector of pesky but "lucky they are cute" children. Emma dreams of building and hosting an Airbnb tiny house in magical Mangawhai one day.

Dan Forgesson Manager at shaye's tiny homes New Zealand

Dan Forgesson

Kaiwaka Site - Manager

Known as Dan the Man in the workshop, or Danimal at our Christmas parties. Dan suffers from hyperactive disorder when it comes to building tiny houses, his record is seven in one year!

Noel Boddington Workshop Manager shaye's tiny homes New Zealand

Noel Boddington

Workshop Manager

Noel loves a beveragino or ten. Jandal/footwear enthusiast. Forklift certified. Self appointed family cook... it was a life or death appointment.

Dylan Quayle shaye's tiny homes New Zealand

Dylan Quayle

Henderson Site - Builder

My Food Bag chef whose smoko meals highlight Sheila and Shaye’s questionable culinary skills. Dylan is at risk of being adopted by Noel.

Zach Millar Henderson Site Builder at shaye's tiny homes New Zealand

Zach Millar

Henderson Site - Builder

Laid back, no probs, can do man. Loves a good joke. Zach is almost as good with his fishing rod as his building tools. Provider of the best tuna steaks on the planet at smoko BBQ's.

Sean Newcombe

Henderson Site - Builder

Sean likes to complain about Zach because Zach's so awesome. In his spare time he likes to go sight seeing in his boat. Sean can’t tie his shoes properly, but he can build a pretty mean tiny house.

John Parsons Henderson Site Builder shaye's tiny homes New Zealand

John Parsons

Henderson Site - Builder

Long time builder. When he's not building tiny homes you’ll find John surfing or golfing. Dog lover and father of two, no job too big or tiny.

Tristan Melling

Henderson Site - Builder

Born and raised at Te Henga, the black sand is in his blood, in his hair, ears and bed (or so we've heard!). Tristan loves surfing and building tiny homes. Closet pigeon fancier. May or may not enjoy the company of plants more than people.

Kasia Walker


Lives, sleeps, breathes, fits out, blogs everything tiny houses. Kasia also likes to create plant products as an excuse to buy more plants, and her phone doesn’t recognise her fingerprint because she is too vigorous with sandpaper.


Jake is a clever cookie at furniture making. He also thinks his wife is the best thing since sliced bread...his wife definitely didn’t write this…

Tristan Dyer Electrician at shaye's tiny homes New Zealand

Tristan Dyer


Longest lasting lighting expert! Tristan has been with the company since the days of Lucy. Loyalty personified. Lights up our homes.

Sione Paeaia Tiler at shaye's tiny homes New Zealand

Sione Paeaia


Born and raised in the beautiful island of Samoa, Sione now calls NZ home. A family man who wins the biggest smile award. Contagious laugh and one of the best humans around. Big hearted, hardworking and a bloody awesome tiler.

Lara Boddington Photographer at shaye's tiny homes New Zealand

Lara Boddington


Photographer, storyteller and colour lover. Inspired by diverse cultures, mother earth and peoples unique stories. Lara is also Shaye's older sister and first ever friend.

Andrew Hunt Flooring Installer at shaye's tiny homes New Zealand

Andrew Hunt

Flooring Installer

Flooring expert extraordinaire. Andrew has put up with the Boddington family since Lara overstayed as a flatmate and became a partner in crime.

Alex Mckinnon


Alex is the man who makes our houses shine. Painter and finisher supreme.

Tom & Team


A lucky find these guys!! They know their stuff and get the job done. Looking after our plumbing and gas fitting since way back when.