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Family of 5's Modern Tiny House Packed With Clever Design Ideas

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Francois and Sarah-lee live in a stunning, modern tiny house together with their 3 children. At only 21 m2 (226 ft2) fitting a family of 5 into the home was no easy task. Thankfully, Francois, a tiny house designer and builder was up to the challenge! Become a Living Big Patron: https://www.patreon.com/livingbig In this episode we tour the home and learn how this tiny house on wheels has cleverly been designed to accomodate a large family living in a small house, while exploring what family life is like in a tiny home. For more on this story (and others): http://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/family-of-5-tiny-house/ This home is packed with clever small space design ideas, tricks and features which help the home to not only be very functional for this family, but also visually beautiful! Le Workshop Website: http://www.leworkshop.co.nz/ Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/livingbiginatinyhouse/ Follow us on Twitter: @TinyHouseNZ Follow us on Instagram: @livingbiginatinyhouse Please subscribe for more videos on tiny houses, DIY, design, and sustainable, off-grid living. Music in this video: http://www.youtube.com/brycelangston 'Living Big in a Tiny House' © 2018 Zyia Pictures Ltd
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Pooja Rajbhoj (4 hours ago)
It's beautiful and it's so smartly design, I'm just loving it
Karen Harvey (2 days ago)
I love your ‘together’ house. It’s great that you have the extra craft room and that you are home tutoring.
David Bradley (2 days ago)
mean while the government tax rapists give them selves a 30k pay rise each year and are able to live in a real house.... people are being forced into small homes or homeless...or living in cars or vans....what a life right ?, bring your family and friends over and hang out at your car and public toilet. but hey lets make laving in a shoe box look fantastic right ?.... yeah f..k off.
Truth Juice (3 days ago)
Sweet.
chakraboosters (3 days ago)
Wow, what a sweet family. And I love the tiny guest tiny home. I want one of those!
Eusebia Santiago (4 days ago)
These Tiny homes cost sometimes about the same as having a large home
Celia R (4 days ago)
It’s probably easier to live in the summer time because the kids probably will play outside a lot
Yo Yin (4 days ago)
I want a handy man who is romantic intelligent poetic and kind to marry and have 2 children with in a tiny house with a beautiful herb and kitchen garden, free range rescue hens for eggs. I dont like competitive sports but i do love walking. Do you also like the colour blue and rain? Ok bye.
Richard clarke (6 days ago)
Ah yes! Where people willingly live in dog kennels and think it’s trendy! Thanks Al Gore! Mean while Al Gore has 4 Manson’s, one of which is right on the pacific coast of the USA! So much for him saying the coasts are going to be drowning due to global warming! 🤣
Insolent Nik (6 days ago)
New sub. Love this channel
Robert Hill (6 days ago)
When I was a kid I grew up in a huge house there were three TVs...guess where we all spent our time... makes me sad to think about it now.
Romane Queen (7 days ago)
the dad is french
donkeyenvious (8 days ago)
Where’s the guy from? Why is Francois pronounced like that??
Star (9 days ago)
Sweet little family and home. I will however, get as much as space and me time as much as I can. 😃😃
BEC MORAN (9 days ago)
uggh the fellas accent though.
Katelynn McDonald (11 days ago)
I m homscholed to!!!!
Belinda McDaniel (11 days ago)
Couldn't deal with the loo
MAMADUCK (12 days ago)
When the Hell do these people get to have sex? You're in the same room as your three kids all the time...they don't even leave for school lol
Mary M (14 days ago)
Love your house and giving me great ideas to combine a child's bed space with a guest space! The outside wood is gorgeous! Where do you cook and bake?
Gina M (15 days ago)
0:34 bit of a rude delayed reaction there...
Veronica G.L (17 days ago)
Amazing! So inspiring 😍
Reina The villain (19 days ago)
What a lovely family. Amazing video! I’m sure to be a long time fan of this channel.
NZScruffy (19 days ago)
This isn't really just a tiny house. They have multiple buildings around, and a large workshop. All of which can be utilised for day to day things, and space to get away from each other... It's awesome that they have made all that work for them though. Very smart, very cool. And i love the house. this builder really knows what he's doing.
Z Z (19 days ago)
Did they own that land they are living on or are they renting in somebody’s backyard. I don’t know where I would park this kind of house in my city. I don’t think they would allow it
Lotus W (21 days ago)
I love them!! Sweet couple and family. Great home
Final Ranger (21 days ago)
I just want a family example where the kids are all in their late teens. see if they enjoy the bunk beds ;]
im marjorie (21 days ago)
a lot here are so worried once these kids becomes teenager..in my country we always share a room it's not a requirement that each kids/teenager should have their own rooms and if you're unlucky you will sleep on the couch😂..they can move out once their 18 or once they get a job..as long as these parents gives all the things they need & good education..a lot of family putting most of their money in Mortgage/rents makes them hard to provide the needs of their kids plus the time being with them coz they have to work hard or work extra just for the mortgage..I hope someday i could have a 'tiny house' with my future kids..the bond in this family are amazing..💖
Ezgi Zeynep Tataroglu (21 days ago)
I just love it!😍❤️
Maggie Buchanan (22 days ago)
As always, a great interview Bryce. Such a lovely family and a very nice home. Thanks for sharing !
Hadarah BatYah (23 days ago)
Great concept! Love it. Thanks for sharing :)
Scarlet LeMay (24 days ago)
There is no way that this will work in three years or so.
Jangan lupa makan ikan (25 days ago)
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duansong912718 (25 days ago)
wonderful home for beautiful family like yours. I love your ideas.Thanks.
S Albro (26 days ago)
@11:32- That RV is driving backwards!
Nadir (26 days ago)
So many storage space wasted hahahaha
Jens (26 days ago)
I mean I dont mean to judge these people, but I get anxious just thinking about this crammed living situation. Its kind of unfair to your children I think.
nandinos (27 days ago)
I just saw another tiny house video with a family of 5 as well, but their kids had the worst triple bunk situation (double really and the third was literally on the floor!). Yet they had a massive "master bedroom" for the parents. Francois and Sarah Lee did a brilliant job for their 3 kids to have independent spaces despite being in bunk beds.
Julia Of All Trades (27 days ago)
Sweetest, cutest family :3 <3
Arial Reberry (28 days ago)
They should've added curtains to each of the beds so that at least the kids could have some privacy. Bottom bunk would have curtain running from wall to side of the middle bed then for the top bunk and the middle bunk would have a t-intersection pipe and the curtain for the middle would be longer than the top bunk ones. Also why isn't there anything separating the bathroom from the kid's room or even the kid's room from the living room? I mean it probably keeps it open but they probably want separate rooms because there isn't any privacy between them and the outside rooms.
LadyScorpio39 (29 days ago)
it seems to me that in todays society, there are a LOT of people who are craving to get back to a more simple type of living, and also a more closeness to nature. its a clue as to how complicated and stressful society has become. and our spirits are guiding back to a more natural way of life. less excess. less technology, more solitude, more natural way of living.
Liza Breytenbach (1 month ago)
This is SO amazing. I would love to live in a space like this one day when I have a family.
Kathleen Johnson (1 month ago)
Couldn't you explain while you are video touring the place? I would like to see more instead of watching people talk.
Dr. Shyamala Manibalan (1 month ago)
I’ve been following your videos for 2 years now.. and you never cease to amaze me Bryce!! I feel it’s high time we embrace the ‘tiny’ concept in India.. planning to construct a fully functional tiny home in our newly bought piece of land in South India.. wish me luck!! Might take years to finalize our project.. but we ll invite you over for the house warming ceremony for sure!! Welcome to tiny houses in India..!! Keep up the good work and God bless!!
Micah Phoemela Guese (1 month ago)
This is awesome ! 😍
cigall (1 month ago)
Love it but couldn't handle the zero privacy for the parents at night! Sometimes the parents may want to...get loud :)
HeathiBee (1 month ago)
L'accent ><
Mona Liz (1 month ago)
👍😀🍀💖🌟
HEALING WITH SOURCE (1 month ago)
Soooooo beautiful ....lifestyle and being together .......can feel the love and sweetness of their space and life of sharing......
Mona Liz (1 month ago)
👍😀
Harumis (1 month ago)
This Tiny house was made with great taste. An advice though, you should try to engage more the women in the conversation. I noticed that in these videos, the tour is for its biggest part done by men, it could be a great idea to balance it out ! Thanks for your work
tristan pringle (1 month ago)
Beautiful! Love the finish of the plywood in the interiors, does anyone know how to treat ply to get that effect?
Perry Rose (1 month ago)
Stop talking with your hands!
Grace Tkach (1 month ago)
i’ve always never seen older kids in a tiny house so we’ll just wait and see
Lisa Jo H (1 month ago)
Such a nice close, loving family and a lovely home!
10-4That1 (1 month ago)
5thwheel has more room
Jimins Luscious Booty (1 month ago)
The kids bedroom is goals
Native Sojourner (1 month ago)
We’re a family of nine in a school bus. So ours is even tinier
Kanin Prajak (1 month ago)
I like
hot pepper (1 month ago)
This tiny house movement is. Not properly use as living homes . only as. Recreation and that is sad as many people live in homes like that. And are comfortable.american think it's new. But people are happy with the way things are going.so your fun house is only a game.
Gina Martindale (1 month ago)
Love the house and the family. Thank you all for the video.
priya sharma (1 month ago)
It's amazing to see guys.... Wonderful use of space.. I love children's room
Kristina Leonardo (1 month ago)
Lovely episode, Bryce. Thank you!
Saba Rasta (1 month ago)
What’s up with the Mum mmmm mmmm mm mm mmmmmm what’s with the mmmm mm mm
Man I can't understand him
briana •ᴥ• (1 month ago)
Ello
sierah arredondo (1 month ago)
What was that stuff by the toilet???
Alejandra Briones (1 month ago)
Hola!! Me encantó pero podrías poner subtitulos por favor!!
Iñigo Hiroki (1 month ago)
Wide living space
alana Pilossof (1 month ago)
My favourite tiny house and family by far!
raquel v. (1 month ago)
I was impressed of the well-behaved of the kids and how simply they live with no toys and no gadgets they like books I love that that design! no clutter No Mess is wonderful thank you for sharing
Paxton Allen (1 month ago)
the best tiny house channel in the game
Gracie Turner (1 month ago)
I'm binge watching tiny house videos, and I'm realizing some of these "tiny" houses really aren't that tiny😕
Karen Harriman (1 month ago)
I guess once the kids get older, they can each have their tiny house. They will form a tiny family village 😸
Bebo sharma (1 month ago)
So fullfilling
Rupa Shakya (1 month ago)
I love this house and your children was so beautiful and cute😍
Clém Glld (1 month ago)
C est un français ?😆
Clém Glld (1 month ago)
+camille oui je sais
camille (1 month ago)
bien sûr que oui, t'as entendu son accent?
Thendral vinc (1 month ago)
Wats very impressive in this.? Just go to india and c how people are living ...
Ally B (1 month ago)
Such a wonderful video , very open , honest and realistic family which would be a pleasure to meet. How does a compost toilet actually work ?
mrsANGRYh (1 month ago)
💖 this family
Campbells Creek (1 month ago)
Could we please see a floor plan of this design? It looks great
Scarlett Poppleton (1 month ago)
I’m from NZ that’s my home
Cheeky Monkey (1 month ago)
I would love to see inside their sheds!
Stacey Christian (1 month ago)
Such a beaitiful little home.
Eileen Kenny (1 month ago)
How does this mum do the laundry? Would like to have seen the childrens' craft room...
BANGTAN IS OXYGEN (2 months ago)
L’ACCENT FRENCHYYYYYY
AHAVA ISRAEL (2 months ago)
I lived, in a bigger house, that these.
halley0413 (2 months ago)
Technically, it is not tIny house living because they have a cluster of structures that serve their different needs. The parents have their workshops, there is a guest house, there are store rooms in the workshops and then there is the main tiny house. You can really profess tiny living if you only have that one structure where you live, eat, sleep or work. The tiny house is very functional but it feels like a box and there is no causiness or warmth in the structure. Fortunately, the parents seem to be warm and loving folks so it does not matter really about the infrastructure of their tiny living.
Magdalena (2 months ago)
Such a lovely family, I love their values so much.
jerry talon (2 months ago)
awesome :)
Eveline Bovekamp (2 months ago)
Haha how much time do you spend in the bathroom anyways. Like forever.
FurnitureFan (1 month ago)
I think she hasn't met many teenagers.
بنت الاقصى (2 months ago)
Lovely home and lovely family 😍
it's varengan (2 months ago)
Love their tiny house and this family. It’s just, I live small, not tiny but small. I live alone with my now teenage son and he’s got the one bedroom we have, I sleep in the living room and we have two cats. It was kinda okay when he was little but it was horrible when he was sick!!! (Especially stomach flu😖) Laundry everywhere and even more horrible when we both were sick!!! And I only have one child. They probably manage or none of them ever gets sick? That would be my only thing I guess 🤔 Plus now that he’s 17, it’s almost as if our house got even smaller haha. But I’m thankful that I’m still able to pay for a roof over our head and it’s ours no matter how small 🤗 Apart from the being sick thing, they have a great tiny house 😍
Robyn Bogo (2 months ago)
The first one is a good day
Shiny Logic (2 months ago)
Thank you for not adding subtitles when someone speaks with an accent. Always bothered me when reality shows on TV add subtitles to anyone with an accent, even if there's no problem understanding them.
Facher205 (2 months ago)
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Amanda Capes (2 months ago)
Tjis is very good space i coud see my self living here
Lynda (2 months ago)
Elle est vraiment chouette cette tiny! Une de mes préférées.
Sarah Ripley (2 months ago)
Why tho
Caroline Chvn (2 months ago)
oh non l’accent 😭😭😂😂
I didn't understand a thing the man said.
barbie doll (2 months ago)
How can i cntct to tiny house maker?
previouslyachimp (2 months ago)
The website is in the description below the video. Le Workshop Website: http://www.leworkshop.co.nz/

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