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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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Jenn Garcia (23 hours ago)
My siblings and I would have murdered eachother
Khayne Miguel (1 day ago)
Is it just me or it really looks big and spacious? 😂
NoNameWriter 237 (2 days ago)
First people of all these tiny house videos I'm watching to acknowledge that they'll need to readjust when their tiny kids turn teenagers...
Megan Latham (2 days ago)
Stunning home
OOMackica 1000 (2 days ago)
One open basket for the adults' clothes. My underwear alone wouldn't fit into that! The sofa fits the adults, where do the children sit -in their beds? No TV. They probably use the second house for their nocturnal activities. Not practical as the kids get older.
noname needed (3 days ago)
Bored to sleep
Gabrielle Martin (3 days ago)
How does the husband bang his wife with the kids directly under lol. It's like camping 24/7.
Gayle-Heather Condo (4 days ago)
I love that tiny home
RozanneMiller (5 days ago)
Tiny house, massive storage space behind. The garages they have are huge, no doubt, have a games room, utility room and all sorts of storage space in there. Lovely house, but bogus claim that that's all they live in.
Janine Vine (6 days ago)
The kids beds is nothing short of genius
SavvyLikeThat (7 days ago)
One thing that is rarely if ever discussed in these videos is how much doing this depends on the climate. Sure you can build a tiny house and live in it with 3 kids if you can make your property the rest of your house and play areas and have warehouses for play zones. In Ireland, we'd go barking mad with the wet climate and everything rotting and no storage.
venice liston (8 days ago)
where is this ?
Laly Bernard (8 days ago)
he's French, recognizable accent
Schindlabua (5 days ago)
Not sure if you're right about that. It's super subtle
Rosie Robert (8 days ago)
Ils parlent clairement fançais
The RCK Channel (9 days ago)
I have been wondering about Tiny House living: With those gorgeous windows, what do you do for the security of the home? At night with glass windows and glass doors, how do you keep it locked and covered, so no one is looking into your house at night?
Our Little Adventures (9 days ago)
it's a beautiful little home but what happens when the kids get older, they're going to want their own room, space and privacy when they're teenagers
Wolf Pak (10 days ago)
Love the stove/heater
SerenityGamesToo (11 days ago)
Basically, they are just living like the pioneers used to live. They would find a plot of land, build a small house on it, put everyone in it, (because back then they had more kids), and spend all day outdoors, or doing chores, and getting educated by the parents since the government didn't provide schooling at the time. So, they've just gone back in time with their lifestyle, that's all.
julissa rodriguez (12 days ago)
Liesbeth De Vries (14 days ago)
My kids, 12 and 14, would love it.
Shannon Molina (15 days ago)
Bruh you dont have a big family i have a family of 5 too. Their is my mom, Sister, Me, And my two brothers. And then theirs 5 family members at my other home. Dad, Me, 2 Brothers, Then a cat. Stop trippin
aliyamoon80 (16 days ago)
I love how they built their space! And that granny flat....
cupcake168 (16 days ago)
Ich dachte immer, dass ich fließend englisch verstehe, aber das ist ja mal eine ganz neue Erfahrung. Ich glaube, ich musste die Stelle wo die Länge und die Breite des Hauses genannt wurden, acht mal wiederholen, bis ich es verstanden habe.
BrittKatSlat (16 days ago)
I see “space” (great open yard, even the tiny home looks spacious) but I do not see privacy to House their growing kids that will bloom into teenagers. Teens need privacy to understand themselves and their bodies in a more healthy fashion.
Solène R (16 days ago)
The fact that his name is Francois and he has the biggest French accent is so funny
Frida Trolle (17 days ago)
Those kids are gonna become teenagers one day though
Tabata 135 (17 days ago)
oh my god this French accent is terrible
Jasminb101 (18 days ago)
are they kiwis
Donna G. (18 days ago)
Love the kitchen idea at the end!!! leaves so much space in the living area...haven't seen this anywhere!
Rachel Soaz (18 days ago)
Beautiful family❣️. He melted my heart when he said we always want to be together ❣️...good husband!
Sarah Mottram (19 days ago)
The older girl will need her own space as she gets older.
SophToi (19 days ago)
Ahahha l'accent francais de ouf mdr
Cynthia Nolder (20 days ago)
The bathroom is sweet-cozy.    Personally, I like having a tub too
Cynthia Nolder (20 days ago)
Great idea for the bunks, for spaciousness.
VictorMyDudes ._. (23 days ago)
Cheapest thing I’ve ever seen
Yes, but those kids will grow older
I mean, you know TEenAgeRs
Briana Luana (24 days ago)
Y cuando quieren tener sexo?
Meow Now (25 days ago)
Not good for the kids. They made sure they had their own seperate area but not their older daughter? Smh
Nuch lazada (25 days ago)
I like this idea of stay together all the time. I mean still see what each kid do. It feel safer this way. :) cool
Karina Serrano (27 days ago)
I'd love to have a tiny house like that!
Patou007 (27 days ago)
Oh là là, l'accent du type, au secours! L'espace pour les 3 enfants est inconfortable! c'est une blague ou quoi? L'arnaque. le reste est bien sinon… mais pour moins cher, il y a mieux en tiny house.
kok zi (27 days ago)
It is a good example to have a united family. May I know if you need to buy the land?
Gorgeous cosy home, beautiful colour scheme, and happy loving cosy family.
wayshower13 (30 days ago)
When their kids start growing though....
Tammie Parrish Miller (30 days ago)
This is wonderful! I'm wondering how zoning worked in order for so many tiny homes to be in town. It seems that city zoning tends to work against tiny house living in so many places, which is such a shame.
He must be French. I live in Louisiana and I'll call this "The Cajun Love Shack."
dany hofer (1 month ago)
Oui, une belle réalisation pour une belle famille. Vie simple, fonctionnelle, heureuse. J'aimerais bien savoir comment ce couple gagne sa vie, quel boulot font-ils ? Un français en Nouvelle Zélande ... Merci
Susan K. Austin (1 month ago)
Now they show the bathroom
Susan K. Austin (1 month ago)
They don't show a bathroom and a washer and dryer .
Jeannette Oliver (1 month ago)
That's not living in a tiny house. They should've make a normal house
zewdae (1 month ago)
oof such a quaint little space. im jealous,,
Rhonda Potter (1 month ago)
Dont be jerks. People.
Lora Lynn (1 month ago)
You can feel the love that this family has for one another. Beautiful home.
Joe Bilek (1 month ago)
Cannot sound more self involved than her
Mateo Sabio (1 month ago)
I would find the kid beds so cramped!!
Paris Golec (1 month ago)
a beautiful tiny home for a family- and to keep it in perspective is that one parent can stay at home to teach the children skills and what family truly is. This is true homesteading . The garage etc I thought was rather unique at first but that is their family income and their well-being. This is how people used to live and were content. Not always striving to work more and being resentful and bitter towards their spouses because of a larger house or a larger mortgage. Home is where the family is -not how big the house is. I loving seeing all of these homes just beautiful and families realizing that experience and family being together is far more important than trying to strive for money or larger house, car, job, etc the material things depreciate. Well done !
Am I Tue only one also swing past this beautiful home into the more hidden part of this families reality in an environment with an abusive husband almost borderline sociopathic tendancy disorder and a complete control Barron watch back and look at the body language of both of them especially the wife her hand eye body movement and facial forced expressions are alarming as if this has been her reality for a very long time and with him using the word forever all the time it seems it won't stop
valerie quiriny (1 month ago)
What a french accent !
Pablo Fontecilla (1 month ago)
ejejej, French people speaking English!!!
aries wicaksono (1 month ago)
Outdoor design look poor, need more decoration
Dee Manfre (1 month ago)
Did I miss the fridge
tamarin (1 month ago)
Now this is a home.
Tamás Szabó (1 month ago)
I feel like the kids won't be happy once grown into a teenager and wanting to bring a boy or a girl home for a night
Claire Slater (1 month ago)
I'm sorry Bryce but I did'nt like that one, It was like a big packing case, there was nothing homely about it
Luciana Fernandes Lima (1 month ago)
perfeita a casa
Debi Ridgeway (1 month ago)
Really Cute!
Glad you like it!
aicram62 (1 month ago)
That pushing the bedrooms to the ends is a design feature I want as well.
KillershredsTK (1 month ago)
the psychological damage those kids will have by the time they 20.....
Susan Shiflett (1 month ago)
I’m so impressed! Awesome, you’re homeschooling! Yaaay! May God continue to bless all of you!
WhatTheFridge 1o1 (1 month ago)
Oh my gosh there oldest is so cute😍😍!!
sukieyun 14 (1 month ago)
But that owner guy looked kind of chandler bing
P Spence (1 month ago)
So all of my comments have been about how good you look (tall presenter boy) and how clearly New Zealanders speak. To business, A lot of tiny houses have the second loft. Could you put in a bath(tub) at the apex, maybe locking off one of the sides for storage. I know the gravity would be good for draining. Any idea about the extra pressure needed to get the water up their? Need a bath. I have an idea about banisters for the outside of stairs that, when not needed, can attach to the ceiling! Is there a site, program you can try designs on? Loving all of your work, you all seem to work seamlessly together!
l\ (1 month ago)
Hmm, 3 kids and no washer or dryer? They don't even have a lot of crafts or toys. This is definitely not for long-term when the children become teenagers.
divyanshii ping (1 month ago)
How does the kid in middle bedfold his legs upwards in the bedroom
Mary Cate O'Malley (1 month ago)
Being a builder on his own land he can just make another tiny house for the kids when they get older.
Matthias Cerebri (1 month ago)
That is so funny: He says things like: "Merci, I do speak English-ey, cause we goooot this or daat" and she is like: "I caaan understaaand thaaat" like, let´ s say, in Southhampton.
Adebola Oni (1 month ago)
Ok, looks nice, but when do they get time alone.....Couldn't do it
Amin Samnani (1 month ago)
Lovely home and lovely family so cute
Amin Samnani (1 month ago)
Lovely home
Ivy Hunt (1 month ago)
oh my, this would be a huge house for me :D
Melanie Devon (1 month ago)
amazing house! Also I can’t believe how much that guy looks like chandler from friends
Kelly Lynn (1 month ago)
Lol I could also live in a tiney house if I had 3 other huge buildings dedicated to storage lol ! They just have a big house broken up into pieces.
jen scott (1 month ago)
Wait till those kids get older and want their own space. They also might outgrow their bed space, these parents will want to more then likely use the storage units and/or other tiny buildings to be the kids rooms.
Sandra Radosavljevic (1 month ago)
Oh, Transgender parents! Again! Sculls and bones don't lie baby! :) It's a disgusting New World, people. An abomination. They push them in all the shows all around the world, to desensitize people and they've already made it. Nobody cares about the truth any more. They care only about killing the truth. So bring it on haters! I can take it!
babygirl31 (1 month ago)
that land is good. beautiful gardens too
christine puerto (1 month ago)
Depends how one react.. Tiny house are actually very nice and it’s easy to tidy! Tiny houses are good for a small family maybe for people which are single or two. For me, I do love it💕👍I do wish I have one myself! I am not from your country and houses in my country are expensive, but if if I’m in your country, the figure of the price is reasonable and can get one beautiful lovely tiny house! 😍
Samantha Burns (1 month ago)
Jogie Arpafo (2 months ago)
That accent.
Katherine Rogers (2 months ago)
So this family has 3 kids ie more than replacement of the parents. They are adding to the overpopulation problem. Their plans for the future are to move to a bigger house. I dont really see them as the poster family for sustainable living.
Sri Murni Rettob (2 months ago)
This is great!!
Saahib Vlog (2 months ago)
New Zealand is not a rich country. It's a developed but not big economy, high unemployment, expensive to live and so much under Chinese influence.
Caitlin Antoinette (2 months ago)
I love the home! But why would they make it so small when they have so much space on the land?
Jonmichal Walker (2 months ago)
Not a good idea
Rob Pangilinan (28315) (2 months ago)
congrats to the Family (homeowners, builders), this is cute, well planned house... 👍👊😊
Bumblebee 13 (2 months ago)
They forgot the dog.. They have 5 people and 1 dog in the tiny house.. It's beautiful and intelligent. The landscaping is adorable. It's like right out of the Sims game. 🙂🙂 One question though :Why homeschooling? I mean I'm not from the western hemisphere and home schooling is a unique idea that I just heard. Not meaning to be rude or anything.. Pardon me
Sky Rayne (2 months ago)
Thought they could have done a little more with the space,and i thought they could be more creative...but overall its a beautiful home.Love it
Monica Pedigo (2 months ago)
These this are too expensive for me lol
Motivation Videos (2 months ago)
I want a tiny house now
Lee Stevens (2 months ago)
I wish I could just sleep in a cool tiny house like this, or spend a weekend in one.
Patsy Hodge (2 months ago)
Its nice on a sunny dry day with no mud anywhere. Its a nice design too. But I cant imagine if 3 kids gets sick with a vomiting bug how you would cope in these situations. Or coughing and snotting in the middle of winter. There is no where to go to isolate a sick one or just have some privacy. A family of five sick in the winter would just do my head on.
Martin (2 months ago)
Am I the only one who thinks "How the hell do you have sex when you have 3 children sleeping inches away from you?"... I bet the bonus guest house wasn't really built for guests if you catch my drift...lol...seriously though, lovely home! Well done!

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