Slide 1
Welcome to Arohanui Tiny Homes
Where Design & Affordability Meet
OPENING HOURS SHOW HOMES

Motueka, 362 High Street
Sunday 12.30pm - 3pm
Richmond, Church of Christ
Saturday 12pm - 3pm
And by appointment

Ring us: 0210 857 4591

OUR SHOW HOMES ARE DISPLAYED AT 362 HIGH STREET MOTUEKA AND NEAR SH6 IN FRONT OF THE CHURCH OF CHRIST IN RICHMOND

Slide 1
Welcome to Arohanui Tiny Homes
Where Design & Affordability Meet
OPENING HOURS SHOW HOMES

Motueka, 362 High Street
Sunday 12.30pm - 3pm
Richmond, Church of Christ
Saturday 12pm - 3pm
And by appointment

Ring us: 0210 857 4591

OUR SHOW HOMES ARE DISPLAYED AT 362 HIGH STREET MOTUEKA AND NEAR SH6 IN FRONT OF THE CHURCH OF CHRIST IN RICHMOND

About Us

Arohanui Tiny Homes  was born in 2021 (aroha nui = deep affection) with a passion to design affordable, stylish and innovative tiny homes on wheels - Tiny Homes, Big on Love. We aim to meet the need of people, especially in the Tasman / Nelson regions.

We are also partnered with the charity organization Habitat for Humanity. Together, we help low to mid-income whanau achieve home ownership. Our current project is the building of four new homes in Blenheim, two of them for disabled people.

We share the same goals as Habitat for Humanity, and aim to provide, healthy, comfortable and affordable housing solutions. We help people who wish to:

  • Own their own home (with little or no debt, mortgage or rent)

  • Derive an additional income via tiny house rentals or land leasing.

  • Down-size their lives and live a more affordable, sustainable and simple lifestyle, closer to nature.

  • Land share with other like-minded people and build tiny house communities

  • Live off-grid independently of traditional utilities like water and electricity 

  • House their family members (grand children, children, parents)

5 Reasons To Choose Us

1. Affordability

 

Affordability is a major concern in New Zealand, where there is an ongoing housing crisis and rental crisis.

Many people struggle to find affordable and suitable housing, and high mortgage interest rates make it even harder to own a home.

Our tiny houses offer an affordable and practical solution to this problem, providing a comfortable and functional living space at a fraction of the cost of a traditional home.

By embracing the tiny house movement, you can break free from the cycle of high rent and mortgage payments and take control of your housing and financial futures.

2. Innovate & Stylish Design

 

We pride ourselves offering unique features that are not commonly found on other tiny home designs, such as;

  • slide-out sections and folding decks that maximise living space and enhance outdoor living;

  • our Golden Bay model is clad with sleek and durable aluminium cladding;

  • walk-in-wardrobe (Little Giant)

  • self-contained options mean you can enjoy off-grid living with ease;

  • bedroom skylights in our Golden Bay offer you natural light and sky gazing.

These features making our homes truly unique and modern, with advantages for everyday life.

3. Quality Materials

 

Our tiny homes on wheels are built on a light steel frame, providing strength and durability while also being lightweight and easier to transport.

We use German brand (Siegenia) double glazed doors and windows, which are known for their exceptional quality and energy efficiency.

To ensure the safety of you and your tiny house on the road, we install German AL-KO breaks on our trailers.

And for a beautiful and sustainable interior finish, we use Nordic pine panelling.

We believe that by using high quality materials, we can ensure that our tiny homes are not only beautiful and functional but also long-lasting and backed by our 2-year warranty.

4. Light Steel Frame

 

One of the major benefits of using a light steel frame for tiny home construction is its durability and strength.

Unlike wood frames, steel does not warp, shrink, or split over time, making it a long-lasting option for your tiny home.

The steel frame is also lightweight and easy to assemble, which can help reduce construction time and labor costs.

Additionally, steel is a sustainable building material, as it can be recycled and reused, making it an eco-friendly choice for those who are conscious of their environmental impact.

With a light steel frame, you can have peace of mind knowing that your tiny home is sturdy, reliable, and built to last.

5. Land Sharing

 

We know that not everyone who can afford a tiny home has the land to put it on. A suitable location to park your tiny home on wheels can be a challenge.

That's why we are working with local Tasman & Nelson landowners to provide our clients with land share solutions.

We can connect you with landowners who are willing to lease land for your tiny home.

This offers an affordable and flexible solution for those who want to live in their own tiny home but may not have the means to purchase or own land.

Testimonial

Katy's Story 

 

"   I’m Katy, I’m 42 and solo Mum to River, who is 9. We’re from the Manawatu originally.

We’ve been living in our little van for two years. It’s been ‘pretty cosy’ in the van, you could say. We’ve been travelling around looking for a place to live. We packed up our stuff two years ago and were searching for the place that felt like home.

For two years, I walked the length of New Zealand in that time, whilst River had some time with her Dad. Once I got back from walking, River was like “I cannot live in that van anymore Mum”. It was not a good situation for her.

The van was tiny and freezing, there was a lot of condensation, a lot of mould, and we drove each other crazy living in a small space. We felt like we were always moving but it never really felt like home. We didn’t have connections. We were isolated and I had no support - unless I parked up next to family, which we did often. But it was really hard as a solo Mum - in a mouldy van.

I always had a dream of living in a tiny home. I think renting a place is throwing your money away, basically. So, I never wanted to rent, I just wanted to own my own home. But didn’t have enough finances for an actual house AND land but I could afford a tiny home So, we didn’t know what to do.

It felt overwhelming to look for lease on my own. I was just stuck. But that was what drew me here.

When we walked into the Redwood, it just felt like home. We liked the spaciousness, after being in such a tiny space - it felt like a mansion, and it still feels like a mansion.

We how have a land lease in Lower Moutere. We just love it. It’s an idyllic spot for the tiny house. We have the community there, that my daughter feels a part of. And we just have everything we need in the tiny house. After having to go to the dump-station every 3 days, and we couldn’t even cook in our van. So, we barely leave our tiny house at the moment.

I got so much help - getting the transportation arranged and help with moving it, getting the plumber - someone was there doing everything and I didn’t have to worry. I actually felt you lived up to your name - Arohanui. "

Be part of the sustainable

Tiny House Revolution

Which of the following best describes you?

With the current housing market making it tough for first-time home buyers, tiny homes offer a smart solution.
Our tiny homes are an affordable and practical option for those seeking to get on the property ladder.
With a significantly lower cost of entry compared to traditional homes, our tiny homes are an excellent way to own your home without having to take out a large mortgage.
Additionally, our tiny homes come equipped with all the necessary amenities, making them a smart investment for those seeking an affordable, yet comfortable living space.

Moreover, our tiny homes can be placed on a variety of properties, including a backyard, leased land or even shared land - offering flexibility and a chance to live a more sustainable lifestyle.

About Us

Arohanui Tiny Homes  was born in 2021 (aroha nui = deep affection) with a passion to design affordable, stylish and innovative tiny homes on wheels - Tiny Homes, Big on Love.
We aim to meet the need of people, especially in the Tasman / Nelson regions.