Though the design is by no means a new one, as the Millennial was completed in 2017, it’s one of the most innovative mobile tiny homes I have come across so far and still remains relevant in today's market. It is simple, practical, and gorgeous inside and out, boasting some innovative features that make it stand out from the crowd, like a retractable staircase, a dedicated stay-at-home office space, and a large storage compartment under the living room floor.
Meeting all NZTA requirements for a light trailer, this modern mobile dwelling is built on a double-axle trailer with roll-formed steel framing and measures 24 feet (7.2 meters) long and 8 feet (2.4 meters) wide, offering a total of just 186 square feet (17 square meters) of space.
Millennial was Build Tiny’s very first model, and despite the limited living space, it feels much more spacious than it is thanks to the open design with large double-glazed windows and the clever use of every nook and cranny. Space-saving features such as the retractable staircase and under-the-floor storage solution really give it the functionality of a much bigger home.
Featuring a rather unassuming exterior, the compact tiny house includes everything you might need in a modern home, including a living area, a fully kitted-out kitchen, a gorgeous bathroom, a loft bedroom, and even a home office.
The big doors on either side of the house allow for natural light to get in, optimize airflow, and open the interior to the outside.
The galley kitchen is as gorgeous and functional as those seen in small modern apartments. It offers plenty of storage space and is equipped with everything needed for meal prepping, including a two-burner gas cooktop, a full-size propane oven, a sink, and a refrigerator/freezer. Generous cabinets and countertops complete the package, ensuring plenty of space for kitchen utensils and groceries.
tiny house is its custom-engineered retractable staircase, which slides into the wall to free up space. It is made from a lightweight aluminum frame and poplar-plywood and offers access to the main sleeping loft. When the owner needs to go to sleep, they just need to pull it out from the wall cabinetry and lock it into place for stability.
The main loft is big enough to fit a comfortable double mattress and allows for enough head height to sit in bed and read or watch your favorite shows.
A wall ladder in the kitchen area provides access to the second loft, which has been arranged as a home office with a built-in desk attached to the wall. There is a cut-out into the floor to allow the owner to sit comfortably at the desk with the feet down on a shelf in the kitchen below.
Build Tiny offers the Millennial tiny home at different price points, depending on the stage of completion. It starts at NZD59,750 (roughly US$38,593 at today’s exchange rates) and can go up to NZD120,500 (US$77,832) for the full turnkey-ready version.