TINY LIVING MAGAZINE

    The Resources

    THE Resources

    Architects & Builders-

    Tiny Houses

    Sam Booth – Echo Living

    Sam’s clean, contemporary designs feature hand-built structures and fixtures with an eye towards sustainable materials. They contain elements of playfulness and originality. His 30+ years of building experience, and his mission to “Build small, build smart, build beautiful,” has made him a trailblazer in the world of small space living. His work has been featured in several international architectural and design publications.

    http://www.echoliving.co.uk

    Niall Burke – Humble Homes

    This UK based architect sells plans for Tiny Houses which include the foundation plans and schematic for electrical wiring. His plans are both innovative and reasonably priced. Be sure to check his online blog.
    http://humble-homes.com

    Jonathan Avery – Tiny House Scotland

    Jonathan operated a highly successful design firm which created extremely functional furniture with beautiful design. He believed in the concept of tiny homes so much, that he now devotes all his time to building the ultimate tiny house. The innovation he was known for in his furniture designs, has been extended to include the entire home plan.
    https://tinyhousescotland.co.uk

    Mark Burton – Tiny House UK
    One of the most prolific and well-known tiny house builders, Mark Burton produces structures known for their quality and will build them onsite. He also offers a kit for tiny homes which allow the client to design the interior space to their liking. He also has a blog with tons of useful archived information.
    www.tinyhouse.co.uk

    Rhys Wright – The Welsh Den Company

    This company builds tiny houses in Wales that can be delivered anywhere in the UK, including Northern Ireland. They can be either mobile or static, and are made with locally sourced materials and products wherever possible. The roofs are made of slate for longevity and durability.

    http://www.thewelshdencompany.co.uk

    Ric Frankland – dwelle

    Ric Frankland, a seasoned architect has created at least three models of varying size and design for tiny houses, including a mobile version. The homes are built from a kit, but many features can be customised. The homes are affordable and sustainable in both building and function.

    www.dwelle.co.uk

    The Wee House Company

    Based near the west coast of Scotland, The Wee House Company builds very attractive tiny houses, with an eye towards sustainability and offers The Building Skills Initiative to educate young people with hands-on training, as they work with experienced craftsmen.

    http://www.theweehousecompany.co.uk

     

     

    Caravans, Roulottes and Shepherd Huts 

    Blackdown Shepherd Huts

    Lovely, bespoke shepherd huts, which are also available in a kit for a money-saving option to build yourself!

    http://www.blackdownshepherdhuts.co.uk

     

    Fernhills Huts and Wagon Builders

    Fernhills’ caravan range includes a Vardo Caravan and Mini Showman Caravan which are the perfect size for a Shepherd’s Hut at 4.6 meters in length. Beautiful designs with great use of interior space and built to last!

    http://www.fernhills.co.uk

     

    Round Hill Shepherd Huts

    Based in Chichester, each hut is a bespoke creation. They are especially known for their custom painted murals on the ceilings and interiors of their huts. Each one is truly a work of art!

    www.roundhillshepherdhuts.co.uk

     

    Jeanne Bayol and Jean Marie Marechal – Les Verdines

    Known for their restoration of beautiful vintage roulottes (or verdines as they are called in France), they also have a boutique filled with artwork, unique pieces and ancient textiles that would be at home in any Bohemian style décor.
    www.les-verdines.com

    Financing-

    Narrowboats

    There are several lending institutions which will finance narrowboats, those listed below are known for special loans on various types of houseboats.

    Arkle Finance Ltd.

    Barclay’s Marine Finance

    Collidge & Partners

     

    Studio Flats

    With small flats, there is often a minimum square metre requirement imposed (usually 30 sq.m)  before money will be lent. Some financiers are willing to lend money on dwellings smaller than this, and they are listed below.  If you find other lenders willing to work with qualified buyers on small dwellings please email us at info@tinylivingmagazine.co.uk

    Santander

    Nationwide

    Woolwich (Barclay’s)

     

    Furniture-

    Clei Compact Living Solutions

    Based in the UK, Clei Compact Living Solutions sells ready-made Murphy beds and fold down beds. Many are multi-purpose, serving as desks or dining tables which fold down into a bed. They also offer a unique swivel bed option.

    http://www.clei.co.uk

     

    Peter Dunham – Dunham Fitted Furniture

    This bespoke furniture maker with over 20 years of experience, can help you maximise space with creative furniture pieces and customised cabinetry.
    www.dunhamfittedfurniture.co.uk

     

    Narrowboats-

    ABC Boat Sales
    ABC Leisure Group has been building boats for over 40 years and provides full marina services to those who live on and travel the canals. They own nine strategically placed marinas.
    www.abcboatsales.com

    Boatshed Grand Union

    Boatshed has 700,000 registered boat buyers and personally visits every boat they list, taking a plethora of photographs and videos which are available online to registered users anywhere in the world.

    http://grandunion.boatshed.com

     

    Studio Flats-

    The Collective – Communal Living at Old Oak

    This property group is redefining the way we think about living in London. They offer small studio flats, with phenomenal communal areas for socialising, dining, working out and relaxing, including a rooftop terrace.  They are contemporary and remarkably affordable.

    https://www.thecollective.co.uk

     

    Rentals to Provide a Tiny Living Experience for a Holiday-

    Avril Berry and Alan Fraser – Roulotte Retreat
    This husband and wife team has a fleet of beautifully decorated French roulottes for a weekend or holiday let, which have been handcrafted in Provence. Their location near the Eildon Hills of the Scottish Borders area is perfect for a chance to get close to nature while enjoying local wildlife.
    www.roulotteretreat.com

    London Escape – Covent Garden Studio, #104

    For a great urban escape, this studio offers a modern studio with a bright and airy feel in a prime area of London. A great place to experience tiny living for weekend or holiday.
    www.londonescape.com

     

    Adrian Leeds.com – Paris Pied-a-Terres

    For a wonderful holiday experience in Paris, Adrian Leeds offers beautifully furnished pied-a-terres in some of the most exclusive areas of Paris. They also have an extensive listing of properties for sale. Magnifique!

    http://www.adrianleeds.com

     

    Suppliers-

    Holman Specialist Paints-

    Specialised coatings for wood, metal, floors and creating textured surfaces, along with a knowledgable staff to offer advice on painting techniques.

    http://www.holmanpaints.co.uk

     

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