Havenwood Tiny Homes to host open day at Jamberoo on May 18

Living in a 3.6m by 7.2m home probably doesn't sound appealing to some.

However, for Jhettaya Warner and her family, the "tiny home" lifestyle has proven ideal.

"We also own a house outside of the property, and we do not want to go back to a full-sized house any more," Mrs Warner laughed.

"We love the lifestyle for our kids to be predominantly outside and in nature, but yet we feel like we're not forgoing any... We feel like every single thing is included."

Jhettaya Warner with her children Beau, two, and Red, one, in their tiny home based at the family property in Jamberoo.

Jhettaya Warner with her children Beau, two, and Red, one, in their tiny home based at the family property in Jamberoo.

A few years ago, Jamberoo builder Rick Smith was approached by his daughter Jhettaya and her husband Luke to build them a tiny home prototype.

Mr Smith said they sought a stress-free, simplistic lifestyle, "that encompassed all the things I grew up with - being outside in creation, spending more time with family, living debt-free".

His daughter and son-in-law, as well as their two young children Beau and Red, have been living in the tiny home, which sits on Mr Smith's Jamberoo property, for about 18 months.

"Because it's built with huge, open, exposed ceilings, it feels really light and airy."

"Because it's built with huge, open, exposed ceilings, it feels really light and airy."

"We have a full-sized kitchen, a room for the kids, a bathroom and a loft upstairs for our bed, like a private area for us," Mrs Warner said.

"I always wanted to have a really close family, so when my husband is down watching TV and I'm upstairs, we're still in the same area, and I love it. I love how it brings our family together.

"I'm a claustrophobic sort of person, I hate tight spaces... But because it's built with huge, open, exposed ceilings, it feels really light and airy."

Mr Smith said the tiny home concept is gaining traction in Australia, with the first Tiny House Festival held recently in Victoria.

The Warner's tiny family home in Jamberoo.

The Warner's tiny family home in Jamberoo.

Mr Smith established his new company, Havenwood Tiny Homes, earlier this year, and built a tiny home model that will be showcased at an open day later this month.

Their tiny home model is fitted with a full kitchen, including a 1500mm high refrigerator/freezer, a washing machine, pantry and storage, and a loft bedroom with queen size bed.

There's a lounge area, a fold-away dining table, and another bedroom/office space.

A Havenwood Tiny Homes model by Jamberoo builder Rick Smith. The homes start from $98,000.

A Havenwood Tiny Homes model by Jamberoo builder Rick Smith. The homes start from $98,000.

This fits into 31sqm, with the added option of an extra 10sqm of deck with awning.

"With these towable homes, you can go totally off-grid; all you need's a block of dirt," Mr Smith said.

"You don't have to put services in (because) they have compost toilets in them. It also has the solar power, and your own water, because our homes have gutters all the way around so you can collect your own rainwater."

Their homes start from $98,000.

The open day will take place in Jamberoo tomorrow (Saturday, May 18) from 10am to 4pm.