Two-Bedroom Archer Tiny House Is Made for Small Families (Video)

The Archer Tiny House kitchen and stairs

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Equipped with two bedrooms and a secondary loft, there's plenty of space to grow in this small home.

Whether one calls it 'downsizing' or 'downshifting', the idea of living a happier, fuller life unencumbered by the tyranny of owning 'stuff' in order to keep up with the Joneses is catching on all over the world.

Over in New Zealand, Build Tiny (featured previously for their Millennial, Boomer and Buster tiny homes) just unveiled their latest build, The Archer, which incorporates a ground floor bedroom that's perfect for a young child or teen, a master sleeping loft, secondary loft and even a removable trailer. Here's the tour:

Optimizing the Space

The Archer Tiny House
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The main side entry on the ground floor of the 26-foot-long Archer opens into a flexible living area that could be used for eating, work or play.

Small table in living area with ladder to a loft and open doorway to another room
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To the right is a ladder that leads up to the secondary loft, which as pictured here is being used as a cozy living room for watching television.

View of the secondary loft with a couch
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Secondary loft with sofa and tv
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Television in loft
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Directly below is the ground floor bedroom, which can fit a queen-size mattress or smaller. There's overhead cabinets here to store things, and there's lots of headroom as well, compared to other children's bedrooms we've seen in tiny houses.

Small girl sitting in bedroom
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Storage next to the doorway in the bedroom
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Room for Appliances

On the other side of the home is the kitchen, which has been laid out to include a long counter, dishwasher, washing machine, refrigerator, stove and oven, and an abundance of storage all over.

Kitchen counter with sink and washing machine
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Kitchen with stove and fridge
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Beyond is the bathroom, which is hidden behind a space-saving pocket door. The bathroom includes a locally made Bambooloo composting toilet, and a shower that uses a handy rollaway shower screen.

View through the kitchen into the bathroom
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Sink and wooden toilet
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Shower
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The Upstairs Bedroom

Going up the staircase, one will find no space is wasted; a number of cabinets and cubbies have been integrated into the side and into the treads of the stairs here.

Stairs to the main loft
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Upstairs, one will find the master loft, which can accommodate either a king- or queen-sized bed. There's also a tallish wardrobe, plus a long "walking platform" beside the bed that allows one to stand up fully.

Bed and wardrobe
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Main loft bedroom
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Walkway next to the bed
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The Archer comes insulated with recycled Earthwool® glasswool and is steel-framed using locally mined iron-sand and recycled steel, making it a lighter tiny house; many options including solar power. Pricing starts at USD $40,275 (NZD $58,500) for just the shell, all the way up to USD $73,321 (NZD $106,500) for a complete build. To find out more, visit Build Tiny, Instagram and Facebook.