Eco-Design Tiny Homes Two-Bedroom Archer Tiny House Is Made for Small Families By Kimberley Mok Kimberley Mok Twitter Writer McGill University Cornell University Kimberley Mok is a former architect who has been covering architecture and the arts for Treehugger since 2007. Learn about our editorial process Updated May 31, 2022 Cassandra Sharp Share Twitter Pinterest Email Eco-Design Tiny Homes Architecture Interior Design Green Design Urban Design Whether one calls it 'downsizing' or 'downshifting', the idea of tiny living is catching on all over the world. People are interested in living happier, fuller lives unencumbered by the tyranny of owning 'stuff' in order to keep up with the Joneses. Over in New Zealand, Build Tiny (featured previously for their Millennial, Boomer and Buster tiny homes) just unveiled their latest build, The Archer. It incorporates a ground-floor bedroom that's perfect for a young child or teen, a primary sleeping loft, secondary loft, and even a removable trailer. Here's the tour: Optimizing the Space Cassandra Sharp 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. Cassandra Sharp To the right is a ladder that leads up to the secondary loft. Cassandra Sharp The secondary loft could be used for sleeping, but is shown here as a cozy TV nook. Cassandra Sharp The window allows light to stream in, which makes the loft feel brighter and roomier. Cassandra Sharp Directly below is the ground floor bedroom, which can fit a queen-size mattress or smaller. Cassandra Sharp There are 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. Cassandra Sharp 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. Cassandra Sharp The kitchen has everything one needs for comfortable cooking. Cassandra Sharp Beyond is the bathroom, which is hidden behind a space-saving pocket door. Cassandra Sharp The bathroom includes a locally made Bambooloo composting toilet, and a shower that uses a handy rollaway shower screen. Cassandra Sharp 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. Cassandra Sharp Upstairs, one will find the primary loft, which can accommodate either a king- or queen-sized bed. Cassandra Sharp There's also a tallish wardrobe, plus a long "walking platform" beside the bed that allows one to stand up fully. Cassandra Sharp Small details, like pockets on the bed frame, alleviate the need for things like a bedside table. Cassandra Sharp 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; with 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.