What Our Clients Say about us

“Grant and the team at Designer Eco Tiny Homes were just fantastic. So incredibly helpful and supportive throughout the process of buying my first Tiny Home. They were always there for advice regarding transport, installation, plumbing, power, gas and any of the other questions I had. Buying a Tiny was the best decision I have ever made. It’s structurally sound, the interior is beautiful and I haven’t had a single problem with it. I’d recommend Designer Eco Tiny Homes to anyone looking at buying one to live in, share with family, use as a holiday home or rent out for extra income. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.”

Martin Henry

We were fortunate to find Designer Eco Tiny Homes as we had a unique problem and they had unique solutions. Our family had just extended with the arrival of a grand-daughter, and we needed to be able to accomodate her along with my son and daughter-in-law. Living in a bushfire prone area of Sydney we had absolutely no chance of doing the renovations we would need, so were actually considering moving till we happened on the idea of a Tiny Home. Because we already had some living space available in a converted large garage/storage area, we had our tiny built to be sleeping/eating/washing/bathing and not so much around living area. That has given us sleeping for 5 in a proper bedroom with a queen, a loft with a queen and another with a single. We have full laundry facilities and a quite large galley kitchen.
Despite constant changes, colour matches and so forth we never had any response other than yes from Grant and the team. We visited the factory a couple of times and found the whole team extremely friendly and accomodating, even when it was “rip that one out, we need to do it another way now”.
Grant’s experience as a builder shows…these are not cookie-cutter “sheds” but scaled down houses with the finish you’d expect from a first class outfit.
Shout out too to Marc who delivered the tiny to our quite difficult site, and made the finish as positive as the start.
I cannot speak more highly of this company, safe yourself a lot of hassle and go direct to them, and don’t even think through your design too much first either, as it’s not till you see what they can do that you really know what you should be looking for. 5 out of 5

Jessica Bo
I honestly could not be happier with the result of my tiny house build with Build Tiny, I’d have to say the whole process has been one of the best experiences I have had. From my very first contact with them, right until delivery they were such a pleasure to work with. My build took place during such an uncertain time with covid, with supply delays and covid level changes and all the madness that was so out of anyone’s control, and they were so communicative of everything that was going on, updating me daily at times. Amy does an amazing job as the liaison for the team, she’s so easy to talk to, it was always exciting to get a call or an email during the build. I work in a creative industry so I came into the build knowing I wanted to do something unique. The design process with Karen was so easy and fun and the whole team was so welcoming and enthusiastic of all of my crazy ideas and did an amazing job bringing them to life. They even couriered me the bathroom door mid build so that the mural could be painted and ready to be installed for the finished build. So much care was taken in the small design elements, from the angle of the windows to the negative detailing, everything just lines up and flows and the house is such a comfortable space to work in or relax. I have since filled it with plants and my dog loves that she has her own door and little set of stairs. One day I’d love to add a second tiny house, so I’ll be back!


Cam Oliver

“From the moment we contacted Designer Eco Tiny Homes, with our need to get a tiny home – quickly, they couldn’t have been more helpful and friendly. From our first phone call to delivery, they were professional, reliable and our Tiny Home exceeded all of our expectations.”

Martha & Glenn

“We purchased our Tiny Home from Grant at Designer Eco Tiny Homes in July 2018 and from day one, it has been an absolute pleasure liaising with Grant and his friendly team. Our intention was to use our Tiny Home as guest accommodation on our 10acre property – with 180degree views of the Great Dividing Range. This was a new venture for us and we were both a little nervous and yet very excited!! A few months later our Tiny Home was ready to host our first guest! Although not entirely off grid, our gorgeous compact little treasure (with all the comforts of home) has surprised guests with how spacious it feels – it punches well above its weight for style, comfort, views and location. Our guests are also enjoying toasting marshmallows over the fire pit, coupled with the stargazing in the loft bedroom. Feeding our very friendly cows is completely optional!! We have been so humbled to receive such positive feedback!!. Thank you again to Grant and the team at Designer Eco Tiny Homes – keep on doing what you’re doing, because you are doing it right!! Sincere best wishes for your future growth.”

Mike & Stacy

“We can’t recommend Designer Eco Homes highly enough. Right from the moment when we called into their workshop and Jane gave us a guided tour of the tiny homes under construction we were so impressed. We loved the light and airy tiny homes on display. They were so well designed and the quality of workmanship was obviously high. The camaraderie amongt the workers appeared really high too, another very good sign.
Once we placed our order Grant kept us fully informed of the progress being made (including great photos). Any little change we wished to make was quickly accommodated. It seemed nothing was too much trouble for Grant. He’d always respond promptly to any requests made, and generously gave his advice when it was sought.
Grant’s brother Marc delivered our tiny home & he and Fred ensured it was another very positive experience.
We felt we were in very good hands right from the outset. We fully trusted Grant and are left with a strong impression that Designer Eco Homes is a highly professional, ethical and sustainable company.
We absolutely love our tiny our home.”

Billy & Mandy

The first 3 days living in Babbalucci were quite different,  then it soon got the feeling of home, now after a month it’s great, I love it. When I first had the idea and went to see Gina and the 6 houses in various stages of being built at tiny build I felt confident they would do a good job. I wasn’t disappointed. I sat down with Gina and worked out were I envisaged the stairs, the lounge and cabinetry,  a double bi-fold door for summer entertaining. The type of loo, I chose a composting, and it works well, no odours and the tank only needs swapping every 6 months. The craftsmanship and craftswomanship on the finished cabinets is absolutely 1st class, all made on site. I did look at some lesser quality homes, by other builders, but personally I would always find fault in them if I had bought one. To sum it up I’d say go for it, you won’t regret it. By the way i’m not being payed for this, but i’m sure I could score a free beer at Friday night drinks. Once again thank you, Ken De Falco

Ken De Faclo

“Working with the Build Tiny Team was a tremendous privilege. We totally understand now why they have a glowing reputation among the Tiny House community here in Aotearoa. The entire team are absolute professionals who were easy to communicate with and kept us informed throughout the design and building process. We felt included and valued throughout our tiny house journey. Their team were also excellent problem solvers, with creative solutions that didn’t compromise our wants and needs. As a result, our home is beautifully crafted and as efficient as you could imagine. This is a testament to the expertise of their designers and builders. We have recommended Build Tiny to all our friends and whānau interested in Tiny Houses. We could not be happier with our home. “



Leina and Peter

“I can’t wait to pick it up this Saturday. Bursting with excitement! 😁 All of you at Build Tiny have done such an incredible job, I can’t thank you enough for all the awesome communication and updates throughout the build 😁”

“Build Tiny made the process of building a tiny house such an exciting and seamless process. From discussing layout and material ideas, to keeping me in to loop via text and emails with progress photos to visiting the work shop during the build, it was all really fantastic and stress free. The team are so friendly and professional I knew my house was in excellent hands. The craftmanship is so amazing and I couldn’t be happier with my home. I highly recommend Build Tiny if you are gong tiny!”


“Firstly let me just say Designer Eco Tiny Homes have been extremely generous to the Salvation Army and without their support and Tiny home we wouldn’t be able to support a number of those in our community needing somewhere to stay.
The Tiny Home that we have has been able to house a gentlemen who was sleeping it rough in his car for a number of months as he had no where to stay. This Tiny Home literally gives people a place to call home until they can get back up on their feet.
It has everything, they can cook, there’s a shower and toilet and a place to sleep and watch TV and for those we help this is a tremendous gift to them in their time of need.
These are quality built homes and provide everything the people we assist need. Better yet it’s on wheels and provides us with flexibility and we can change location if needed.
I can’t speak highly enough of “Designer Eco Tiny Homes”. This family owned and run business has been one of the most professional and friendly company to deal with and strongly recommend anyone looking at buying a tiny home or working with them.  So thankful for their support as it’s changing lives”!

Mark Soper. Menai Salvation Army

“We couldn’t be happier with our Baxter! Every part of it has been designed with such great thought and the quality of workmanship is so evident. Gina was able to incorporate some excellent custom details to ensure it was enjoyable and safe for even the smallest member of our family. Getting it on-site in time for summer was wonderful but every stage beforehand was also enjoyable. Gina kept us involved with every stage of the build and she gave us the perfect amount of design input. We are so happy with it that we are already placing an order for our second Baxter!”

Shirley & Rodney

“Our Millennial re-design by Gina, Jason and the Build Tiny team is ‘spectacular’. It’s not an easy task to come up with ‘the goods’ when your clients are both designers where ‘attention to detail’ is ‘the bottom line’. Without exception… Build Tiny absolutely delivered; from initial discussions, design progressions and build quality… to completion and delivery. You will be hard-pressed to find a more professional approach from design through to construction for your ‘Tiny House build’….but the best part of all…They’re awesome people to deal with!”

Johanna & Aaron

“I had an amazing experience buying my first Tiny Home from Grant.  It’s early days in the Tiny House movement here in Australia, so it takes a lot of trust to invest in a builder at this point in history.  However, Grant’s experience building eco homes inspired me to take the plunge!  The quality of his builds are outstanding, his ethics are commendable, and his willingness to work with me on customising my design was well appreciated.  Personally I think Grant should be recognised as one of the pioneers of Tiny Homes in Australia – just quietly getting on with building great houses without any fuss.”    

John Paul Lopez Taberdo

“Right from the beginning we saw evidence of the reality of the company’s culture of honesty and integrity and felt safe doing business with Grant and his team. This did not change over the building process and we are very happy with the finished product as well as the prompt, friendly communication and support from the whole team.”

Stuart & Rachel

“Becky and Grant were warm, friendly and responsive via phone and email to our design needs and endless questions. We thoroughly enjoyed the process of interacting with them over a Tiny House design and we believe they are genuine, honest and decent people with modest prices. They considered our needs and were very flexible to our requests for certain designs.”

John & Vivien

“Our Tiny Home has landed safe and sound 🙂 We have had a wonderful experience with Grant and his team. Friendly and professional from start to finish. We highly recommend Designer Eco Tiny Homes and are delighted with our finished Tiny Home. Nothing was a problem with this company and we look forward to replicating the experience. Thank you all.”

Jessica Conway

“We had a great experience with building our Tiny Home with Designer Eco. Grant and his team are just brilliant and really down to earth folks. The process was super easy and the team even went beyond to get the TH completed. I would highly recommend A+++”

Brian & Karen Bennett

“Grant and the whole team at Designer Eco Tiny Homes have been a pleasure to deal with – right from design stage, through to final delivery of our tiny house. The finishes on our house truly are designer quality with beautiful timber used throughout. Grant wasn’t afraid to push the boundary of what our Tiny Home could be and kept communication open throughout the design process, taking every small detail into the customisation of our roaming home. Grant’s insight and experience, not only into building, but his tips for towing and manoeuvring the tiny house have been invaluable. We are so happy with our Tiny Home!”

Nadia Clifton

Designer eco tiny homes appealed to us because of the finish and fittings in the homes. Distinctive and great quality. As our orders progressed we really appreciated the service of all at the factory and the delivery by Marc and his dad was a highlight for us. We did quite a lot of research across a number of companies before choosing Designer Eco Tiny Homes.

Bruce Pascoe Black Duck Foods

“Hey guys, Just a message to say how pleased I am with my new home, it’s everything I wanted and more! You were all amazing to deal with and I’ll be recommending you to everyone! Watching the tiny home getting into place was definitely one of the scariest moments of my life, Jason will see when he comes on Monday, the driveway is STEEP! Started the deck today and moving in next week, cannot wait. Thank you again, this is life changing and I couldn’t be happier”


“Build Tiny have been an absolute joy to work with! They patiently worked with us as we ironed out our custom tiny home design and they produced an amazing finished product. Very pleased :)”

Joana K.

“Today I walked into my new house for the first time and it was actually super emotional. Thank you @buildtinyhomes for turning my dreams into a reality” 

Tash’s tiny house journey was documented by a TV3 show called ‘Moving out with Kanoa’. During the show, Tash talked about how and why she came to choose to build her custom tiny house with us, and we were chuffed with her response:“I found one particular builder who’s designs just really resonated with me, and what really blew me away was how much time they put into getting every last little bit of space out of their designs”


“To the Build Tiny Crew. Thanks so much for making my tiny house dream a reality. I truly appreciate the quality of the build, and how easy you all have been to deal with. If you are ever around in Wellington, feel free to come and see the tiny house in its new spot.”



“Gina, Jason, Amy, and the team of Build Tiny, have been a pleasure to deal with. From the conceptual ideas, through to getting the design finished, and completing the build with an outstanding finish.  A memorable moment for us was when asking for the delivery date to have the reply that the date was in our contract…. We actually asked for an extra week to finish our site work. Team of Build Tiny… Well done, and we are grateful for having found you when exploring building our Tiny House”

Robert & Carola

“Hi Gina, Amy, Jase and the rest of the Build Tiny team, Thank you sooo much for building this beautiful house for me! I am totally in love with it!!!!!!!!! A dream has come true for me!
It was also such a great help that Jase came down and delivered the goods and helped me set up! Thank you for the housewarming present too, it’s great! Keep up the great work and lots of love from Motueka”

Stella Kay

“I just wanted to express our thanks after the delivery of our beautiful tiny house on Monday.  We have just spent our first night and it was amazing waking up to a gorgeous sunrise!  Everything in the house is finished to such a high standard and we know we are going to spend many wonderful weekends here… Again thanks so much for everything you really all did a wonderful job from design to delivery.”

Joyce & Andrew

“There has been a lot of interest in the house… It’s a bit of a novelty for everyone… I’ve provided quite a few tiny house tours already lol! Everyone wants to come look so I will have to organise a house warming party to get everyone through… I also want to say a massive thank you to all of you guys for the awesome work you’ve done and for all the help and advice you have given me throughout this journey… I am thrilled with my house and for once in my life I can’t even put it into words!!!! I am sooooooooooo happy! 🙂 I can’t thank you guys enough for everything that you’ve done… Not only did you build me my beautiful “DreamWeaver” but you guided me through the whole process and helped settle my nerves when I got overwhelmed with the decisions and choices that had to be made… Every single one of you are amazing and I will be forever grateful to all of you… Thank you so much for everything Cheers Jacknly xx”


“The team at build tiny were very professional to work with. They excelled at communicating and always went the extra mile! We knew we were in safe hands and couldn’t have been more pleased when our tiny Tawharau arrived safe and sound and finished to a high standard. Thanks again team!”… “We’re super happy with the build and can’t think of anything specific we weren’t happy with. All I want to do now is build more tiny houses it was so much fun 😆😆.”

The Albert family

Hi Build Tiny Team, I am happily plugging the nail holes in my beautiful new tiny home taking time to reflect on what a miracle it was getting her in place. Total kudos to Jason and Andy who patiently worked through each of the many challenges which presented themselves as my tiny was backed down the driveway. I was an exhausted wreck just watching by the time she got in place.  Thank you so much for making it happen. May your tiny home building empire continue to flourish. If I can help in anyway to promote what you do then please let me know. There sure was plenty of interest while she was parked on the street and even when blocking the road when being backed in. Not one person waiting in their car complained about the delay, they were so fascinated with my tiny home! Her name is “Total Grace”.  Thanks again for your creative design, quality workmanship and sincere “can do” attitude. With much gratitude, Mandra 


Hi Gina, Amy, Jason and the team at Build Tiny, I am so happy to be in my tiny house I’ve named the Daisy Vera Tiny Home after both my grandmother’s and all is working out wonderfully. I will (and have) recommended Build Tiny to anyone who is interested in tiny living. Thanks to all the team at Build Tiny for making the process from start to finish a joy it was great seeing the photo updates and progress from week-to-week and also quick email responses to any questions. The hardest part I think was watching it be put on the section. But great to see the experts at work. I wish you all the very best for the future and may your business thrive. I am so excited to be starting a new adventure in my new home with no mortgage. Kind regards Michelle xxx


“I love my tiny house Everything about it is perfect. It is remarkably spacious especially the bathroom and height and openness in the kitchen lounge area. We bought it for our beach property and it is a fully functional and delightful bach, quintessential NZ style with all the mod cons in a compact neat design” – Juliet.  “The whole experience with Build Tiny through design, build and delivery has been very easy even in these difficult times. Everyone we have dealt with has been incredibly helpful with ideas to guide us to the final product. We are really excited about the next steps of getting ourselves set up and enjoying our time at the beach” – Mike 

Mike & Juliet

Hi I’m William , Super host to 3 Airbnb’s in Hawke’s Bay, I’m always looking for an Airbnb with a difference!!! YAY!!!! I FOUND BUILD TINY after a two year search for the right style of tiny house plus the right people to design & work with. Without the good listening skills of designer Gina, patience of Amy, and the building skills of Jason and the team I don’t think I would have had the courage to trust that they would build exactly what I wanted. BUT GUESS WHAT? I got exactly what I wanted PLUS a beautiful design with top workmanship!! Build Tiny painstakingly positioned my little red C-Tiny into its prepared space beautifully.  My neighbours & friends were so amazed at the skill and quality of this wonderful company, and I know it’s a flourishing business. The information & research this team does for an individual client is tops! Gina’s guidance & expert design skills gave me exactly what I wanted. Having a clear build start date & delivery time was spot on for me. This team stands by what they promise, guides you to where you’re going on your journey & delivers you the BEST THAT THEY CAN BE. 


The team at Build Tiny ARE THE BEST!!!! We got Gina to design  our Tiny House over the first lockdown with all the best intentions that we would then take away her epic design and build it ourselves with our extensive 3 day tiny house building course experience. Sure, we probably could have built something, but we are so so so glad we decided to instead take the last available slot Build Tiny had for the year to build it for us – zero regrets. Even with our 13+ design revisions Gina was dreamy to work with and always did her best to accommodate our requests – cat bridges, bathroom redesigns, expanding bifold doors to max width.  Even the promotional video tour Andy & his cat performed in was solid gold quality (watch it).  Living in, is  like being on holiday every day and we couldn’t be happier with what the team has built for us and will always remain friends and fans of the company.

Summer & Jason

“Hello Gina, Amy, and rest of the Build Tiny Team, Rhys and I were about to send you the below email, just before I got yours! We do have a name for our tiny, Scotty. Simply because it was on our travels in Scotland that we made the decision to come home from our overseas stint, and get the tiny house dream underway! Right from the get go when we first met Gina in January last year, til the very end, the Build Tiny team has been a absolute pleasure to work with. The care and thought that goes into the whole process is amazing. Rhys and I appreciate you answering all of our ongoing questions, giving us great advise and being honest and telling us when something just wasn’t going to work. Your communication throughout the whole process has been superb, and you were quick to fix the few small issues we encountered along the way. Our tiny house has turned out exactly how we wanted, and that wouldn’t have been possible without your team. Rhys & I cannot wait to move in, and we are so excited to show our family and friends our beautiful new home. With the crazy Auckland house prices buying a house wasn’t going to be possible for us for a very long time, and going renting and paying someone else’s mortgage really wasn’t ideal either! You have made it possible for Rhys and I to have our own home, without having to live with a crippling debt for the rest of our lives. You should all be so proud of the work you do, and the dreams you make come true. We cannot thank you enough for the beautiful home you have created for us. Wishing you all the very best in future, and we cannot wait to see all the amazing tiny homes you continue to create!”

Rhys and Rebecca

“Dear Gina, Amy, Jason and the rest of the team, the tiny house turned 1 year last week and I just wanted to say thank you! I am still totally loving the tiny house and wouldn’t change a thing about it. I love living and working in it, everybody who comes to visit comments on how great it looks and the professional workmanship.  I remember the 2nd of October last year and how happy I was when Jason came up the drive and then we waited for Jay to arrive who had been stopped by the police just down the road (*Who couldn’t find a single fault with the tiny house!)… Ha ha… Living in the beautiful Sonnenschein tiny house brings me so much joy and I am very grateful and content!  I have attached a couple of pictures from the tiny house birthday party. Keep up the good work!  Cheers and big hugs to you all, Sonja


“The guys up at Build Tiny have been amazing to work with over the past year – I did a lot of research before beginning the process and couldn’t recommend them more highly to anyone looking to do something similar. They’ve just posted my house into their portfolio today if anyone would like to see more below – and check out the rest of their builds too. And of course, give me a message if anyone would like to know more about the process”

Oliver p

“We are so grateful to the whole Build Tiny team, for making our tiny house dreams come true!! The fact that we were able to do the whole build/design process from start to finish whilst being overseas was just amazing & easier than expected. Gina and Amy were so great and quick with all the back-and-forth communications, they were flexible with our timeline and accommodating to our situation. Gina had so many great ideas and was so honest in terms of costs and what was possible. The Build Tiny team made tricky things happen such as a butler’s sink and built-in shower wall shelf which hadn’t been done before in any of their previous builds. We are also so grateful to Ian for going out of his way in helping us get our tiny house to its remote location. We are so happy we chose to have our tiny home built by Build Tiny, it looks even better than we had envisioned it and are beyond excited to move in!!”


“I am so pleased with how Nugget has turned out! The work is to a high standard and the first few nights living in it have been a dream! Many, many thanks to you Gina, Karen, Amy, Jason and the team for your exemplary customer service, creative vision, attention to detail, superb workmanship and making the whole experience supportive and easy. Everyone who has come to visit the last few days has fallen in love with it. They can’t believe that a tiny home can feel this spacious. They remark on how each component is so thoughtfully done and marvel at all the hidden storage. Well done BT team.”


“Becky and Grant were warm, friendly and responsive via phone and email to our design needs and endless questions. We thoroughly enjoyed the process of interacting with them over a Tiny House design and we believe they are genuine, honest and decent people with modest prices. They considered our needs and were very flexible to our requests for certain designs.”

Stuart & Rachel

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