Luxury Modern Small Home Built In Suburban Backyard

күнү жарыяланды 2019-ж., 12-апр.
Hidden in the back yard of a bustling suburban neighbourhood is a remarkable small family home. A sanctuary and haven designed to give the family a better quality of life, and yes, the swimming pool is larger than their house.
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Wanting something different for their family, Dan and Marnie were inspired by tiny houses and minimalism and wanted to choose a different lifestyle for their family. With a large backyard, the couple decided to construct a new, small home for themselves to enjoy.
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The design of this small home, located in Sydney is modern and perfectly suited to Australian life. Centred around outdoor living and the fantastic feature swimming pool, this home utilises some very clever small space design ideas inspired by the tiny house movement to create a compact home which is functional, beautiful and perfectly meets the needs of this young family.
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  • I love this house! So perfect for the family and everything you need is there! :)

  • Esta hermosa la casa y se ve muy comfortable y con mucha Luz. Felicidades!

  • Wow. Money perfectly well spent

  • All I got excited about was they Marie Kondo'd their wardrobe. Lol

  • hate the "active" interviewing style, i want to meet the people, let them show the space.

  • Why did i hear ”there are lots of reasons white people choose to downsize”

  • Why not just keep ur regular size house and be minimalist in that house and just down size there. Could have changed everything design wise there too as well. Like a whole other construction kinda just seems over the top.

  • You want to see a tiny house? Come to nyc, they only pay like us$2,000 monthly 😂😂 but they are all over the place.

  • nice house but her voice pisses me off

  • I'm your biggest fan from the middle east. I wish you bring your creative way of the tiny house to our community. we are suffering from wars and rent in safe countries is above 3k USD :(

  • Can someone plz make me this house in Canada :(

  • Love the accent!

  • I love the house Love from Kenya 🇰🇪

  • Your wife is so calm and quiet wonderful, and your home is beautiful.

  • I love this home but the bed playpen looks hazardous. I’m scared it will snap or trap the little ones in. Also they could have down size the livingroom or kitchen for more space in the kids room

  • i love the idea you put the speaker outside so you can watch movies in the swimming pool

  • I love this family oriented tiny home. it is very versatile and will allow to customise as their needs change. Well thought out space!

  • I love this house! And love the pool, the windows, I could totally live in this

  • they dont have any friends.

  • "... three levels..." Yeah, but what's that doll on the right about at the 13:10 mark?😒

  • I love this ! Probably wld for myself add another replica bedroom shower toilet for guests and also somehow adapt.that bedroom for kids so you cld change it as they get older or the second guest room becomes theirs etc

  • 400 seems steep ?

  • I could live in the patio/ pool area. I have a vision of a floating bed 😁...

  • I dont want to sound like I'm a bit pickier to much, but there's so many red flags with this setup for there kids to get hurt. Little kids with no fence around the pool, a play area under the adults bed if that thing collapses you got a hurt kid and lastly the baby on the bellow 2 girls beds? Earth quake or unstable top boards means 1 dead baby.

  • Shes so ugly

  • Wow!

  • Question: I love your home; so wonderful, what was the build cost? thanks. the build cost was 400K

  • oh no that golliwog doll :-( 14:00

    • jurukiki Yep a racist symbol.

  • Did he say, $400,000!! The idea of small was small $ but my god.

  • It keeps getting better and better

  • The only thingI don't like, the bedroom , it is so tight for the children. It will be very tight in 5 years.

  • Gorgeous!

  • Isn’t this just an apartment

  • Hi i am from India Ooo what a house what’s the cost of the house sir

  • Beautiful house. But check out @ 13:54 and I really wish they would not have had that doll there. It is a very unpleasant caricature to people of my racial background. 🤦🏿‍♀️

    • meatstickk Ever heard of blackface and minstrel shows? If you are trolling or simply blind towards overtly racist symbols, then I don’t think there is much any of us can do in helping you see it for what it truly is.

    • I see a doll. How many people see it as anything else? Mind explaining what is so racist about it?

    • Deemond H I agree! That golliwog doll has a very racist history that many people in the comment section seem to be blind at recognizing.

  • Only one bathroom

  • Only a couple of things. First no pool safety for young children. The tree behind them must be a bear for keeping the pool clean. Last how do you keep Australian critters out of such an open house? The cat makes it look like they built the house for it. I cannot wait until they have two teenage daughters fighting for that bathroom.

  • This is so great

  • Wow Such an amazing 🏡 house

  • I’m so jealous of that home! Whoa!

  • Pool party

  • really cool, but how would the kids live up there when they grow older?

  • Where is the building code mandated laundry tub and washing machine? Since it's not an apartment is this categorized as a Granny Flat? Asking for a friend...

  • Small house, that's such a cool idea

  • I would never give up my very large house for a pokey shoe box like that. My bath is bigger than their paddling pool.

  • So amazing house love it

  • Best tiny house ever, lovely home, lovely family

  • 400k? Holy shit

  • I love this house in general not just as a tiny house, it's perfect. It has such a calming vibe to it, I love how it connects to the outside too and the pool with that big window.

  • Love that place!! But I think it will be inconvenient for the kids as they grow older ... like I need a lot of place when I study I would totally get it if I grow older tho

  • This is very awesome

  • Price for the construction ?

  • This works right now. but may no longer be suitable as the kids grow.

    • They'll surely adjust

    • They will eventually move out in 17 or 18... and will build their own tiny house

    • I mean.... in 5 to 10 years I'm sure they could just go back to the house that they are renting out... I feel this is quite the smart way of doing it, then they can rent the house they are living in, feels like a water tight plan.

    • Just send them to boarding school...they will live in will be more fucking spacious 🤣🤣🤣

    • as with most tiny houses sure they are all unsuitable when you are in your teens and privacy is so important

  • Wow, i love the idea and the outcome of their house, it makes me want to think of the building mine too Good work, i love how you explore different ideas that people have done

  • I think this is one of the nicest tiny houses I have seen on here, and I usually don't like th modern look, but this is so pretty and the space is so well utilized and kitchen so functional while at the same time bringing the outdoors in.. or should I say the inside to the outdoors... I am retired and think that I am going to build something like this.. very nice ! and they seem like such nice people and how they have accommodated their children is so cool ! bravo ! & God bless them.

  • wow um.. I’m just gonna build this on Bloxburg

  • This was totally awesome.....everything they needed and all in a compact way. Loved: All the individual pool!

  • I wonder if the ROI was worth it? How much to built and how much they get after taxes and insurance from rent?

  • Does anyone know where I can get the floor tile at 9:16?

  • not a big fan of this house tbh

  • So many things great about the house but the one negative thing is the lack of space for the bedrooms, especially for the kids. Kids grow up and faster than you think. They need their space and privacy. This can't be a long term arrangement. They should have taken away just a few square meters more from their pool area to make some extra space for the kids. Considering the placement, it still can be done in the future.

  • Not related to this vid, but you should do an update on your tiny house and your own experience, adjustments, pros and cons, etc. maybe things you would do differently and things you think you really nailed. Would appreciate it

  • That woman seems like an amazing mum :) it looks as though they both live for the children 💙

  • What did they do with the larger house they used to live in, at the front of their plot? Does renting it out cover part of their mortgage, maybe?

  • Lot of our food comes from our home = less than 1%

  • Wow! What a great living space! It's amazing how much thought has gone into the design.

  • I love this I just wish it was not as plain in the kitchen


  • Did anyone notice the ‘gollywog’ doll at 13:14?

    • Sarah Robbins I did and am surprised that most people have not noticed it or place inexcusable defense of that racist symbol by comparing it to a raggedy Anne doll. 🤦🏾‍♀️

  • I think their house is cool, sort of reminds of the family swiss robinson treehouse, but the only drawback is with kids, it's fine when they are wee, but as they get older, it's gonna be harder to make the space work for them. It's a shame aswell as they have put a lot of effort into making the space theirs but I don't think they would be able to live in it 10 years from now.

  • So how much did it cost to build??

  • My question is, when you live in a camper trailer or tiny house, how do you NOT get your home stolen if you need to unhook it from a vehicle to run errands, etc.? Anyone could pull up to your tiny house or trailer, hook up, and tow it off. It seems you'd need to park it in some secured area (like this one featured) unless you wanted to guard it 24/7.

  • the window in the kitchen is perfect is what i need. lovely space

  • Where can you buy the window with the gas jacks?

  • How much did this cost total??

  • i want it. so bad, so amazing, i wish them happiness in that gorgeous living space. my husband wants a house that is 5 bedrooms, and i want a tiny house like this, i feel this is a real palace.

  • Wouldnt them girls beds be hot as fuck small space (just a bed) and a fucking window the same God damn size as the space. In Australia too? Jesus that seems quite dumb to me

  • How much does it cost to build up this house?

  • Stunning!! Absolutely love it! Where can we find such bean bags that they have in the living room? Thank you Guys!

    • Thank you Marnie! :)

    • They are Ambient Lounge 😊

  • What a fantastic house! I'm officially jealous.

  • Australia has all the great architecture I love

  • This house is stunningly beautiful with that pool and those little carved out living spaces.

  • I wonder where they do they do the laundry?

  • In approximately ten years the girls are gonna hate their "rooms"....

  • It looks like a Sims 4 build

  • Very beautiful home

  • It _is_ a very clever design, and one that shows a tremendous amount of planning and space optimization. And while $400K AUS ($286K US) is very expensive for a 340 sq. ft. home and pool, it's likely not as outrageous in the hyper-inflated Sydney real estate market. And to get such a lovely, whimsical, simple-to-maintain dwelling and pool out of it all is something few other homeowners in the surrounding neighborhood can claim.

    • They said they did some work on the main house, and if it's renovated and big enough for a family of four I think it could be rented out for over $600 per week, especially in Sydney. So the $400k is getting paid off pretty quickly with their job(s) combined. I think it's quite smart!

  • 400K tiny home?!?

  • Really amazing house - I'm curious to see how the bedroom works for the girls when they're both teenagers

    • Not even teenagers. Doesn't lool like the girl will be fitting up those stairs comfortably in just a year or two. And the future play space is terrible. The girl will be too tall soon enough

  • What a great house! I really liked all of the space saving ideas they had throughout. Thanks for sharing

  • Love that. So cool for relatively small money. Got the income from the house to pay down the mortgage quicker, reckon these guys have got life sorted.

  • Much better than the 10M dollars houses in LA.

  • 400k for that tiny space....i could build 2 full size homes and a fibreglass pool for that much!!! Ripoff max

  • 400,000? Did I hear it wrongly?

  • Now this is what you call "LUXURY ON BUDGET" fuck 50cents house !!! these guys nailed it

  • Was liking this video until I saw the golliwog doll on the shelf in the little girls room.

  • Wow! This is real luxury! Great ideas for my future tiny house !

  • 12:50 need more of that

  • amazing

  • Wow so cute and beautiful house and well organized