Tiny Beach House On Sleds

Most people familiar with tiny homes have heard of the type that come on a trailer and can be towed from place to place. But what about a tiny house that sits on large sleds and can be drug around the sandy beach? This little hut was designed to have that exact purpose.

Sitting on the beach of New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula, this tiny house was designed to be removable out of necessity. Being in the beach’s coastal erosion zone, it is a requirement that all dwellings be removable. It can be towed anywhere on the site it rests and onto a barge to be floated away if necessary.

The hut was built as a holiday home for a family of five with modern aesthetics and is completely sustainable. The huge front window is opened and closed using a simple winch system that provides an awning to help block the summer sun while allowing off-seasion warm air in to heat the home. The tiny house has grey water and waste collection systems.

What’s great about this home is that it uses a small space to accommodate a relatively large family and was able to get around local building codes by making the structure removable from the property as required.

The hut feature a large front window that can be opened and closed with its’ winch-driven system.

Mounted on large sleds, the tiny house can be dragged to different locations, including a nearby barge to be floated away.

The beach hut with all windows and doors closed.

The living area of the hut with a loft above. The hut also featured three bunk beds, one above the other in the rear of the dwelling.

The master sleeping area.

The front window allows for lots of light to flow into the home and the views are an added bonus.

The home features a water reservoir along with grey and black water holding tanks.

You can view more photos and learn more about this tiny houses here.

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7 Comments → “Tiny Beach House On Sleds”

  1. Deek

    May 08, 2012

    Awesome! Clever too- although the back end of it looks like a nuclear power plant!? ‘Love the front and interior though!

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  3. brian

    May 12, 2012

    coolest beach shack i have ever seen


  4. Paul

    May 12, 2012

    Love it! Beautiful and really clever designs!


  5. James

    May 22, 2014

    How much??


  6. Pamela Wolf

    Apr 25, 2015

    Can I purchase the plans for this?


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