11/27 Get charmed by this woman’s self-built 150 sq. ft. home

Lily Duval's tiny house in New Zealand

Lily Duval’s tiny house in New Zealand

Duval, who had no previous building experience, constructed this tiny home last year in a small Christchurch community run by a land trust. She started from scratch, building over a trailer that she purchased for around $8,000. The scheme was designed around a custom-made bookshelf with cupboards that Duval made herself, and which she modified to fit into the new home…

It is a warm, welcoming space that exudes comfort and character. To maximize a 5.5 metres long, 2.5 metres wide and 4.2 metres high small space by adding some multi-functionality, Duval has a unwritten rule that everything has to have more than one function, or can be stored in unexpected places.

Read more and watch the delightful video – http://www.treehugger.com/tiny-houses/lily-duval-tiny-house-new-zealand.html

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Elaine Walker