NZ Tiny House Awards

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The Tiny House Awards celebrates New Zealand’s best tiny house builds. Excellence is rewarded in three categories, with the best tiny house receiving the premier award of New Zealand Tiny House of the Year. The awards are one of the industries most sought-after accolades in the tiny house industry. Each year, the Awards entries provide a unique insight into tiny house design and the contribution New Zealand's architects and designers make to enhancing the innovative movement in New Zealand.

Award Categories

BEST COMMERCIAL BUILD

Open to all commercially built tiny homes completed between 30 June 2021 - 30 June 2022  

 

BEST DIY BUILD

Open to all diy built tiny homes completed between 30 June 2021 - 30 June 2022 

 

MOST CREATIVE DESIGN

Open to all tiny homes completed between 30 June 2021 - 30 June 2022 

 

TINY HOUSE OF THE YEAR

Overall winner with the highest score from both the public vote and the judging panel vote

Key dates and timings

  • Entries 1st July 2022 - 25th July 2022.

  • Public voting 1st August 2022 - 25th September 2022.

  • Judging Panel on 28th September 2022.

  • Award winners announced 29th October 2022.

 
 

Award Prizes

All category semi finalists will receive complimentary VIP tickets to the Tiny House Conference held at the Vodafone Events Centre on Saturday 29th October 2022. Where the winners will be announced live on stage. Each Category winner will be invited onstage and presented with their award and $500 prize money. With the Overall Tiny House Of the Year winning an extra $2000

 

How they are Judged

Nominations close on 25th July

All nominations will then be open to the public to vote from 1st August - 25th September

The three highest-voted entries in each category will make it through to the semi-finals.

All semi-finalists will be judged by the Judging Panel on the 28th September 2022.

All semi finalists will be given complimentary tickets the the Tiny House Conference held at the Vodafone Events Centre on Saturday 29th October 2022 where the winners of each Category will be announced. 

 

Entry Criteria 

  • Tiny Homes must not exceed 60m² this does not include any lofts, decks, verandas, or porches.

  • All Entries must be of tiny homes that have actually been built, we will not accept renders instead of photos.

  • Tiny Homes can be on a fixed foundation, skids, or a trailer.

  • The Tiny Home must have been built between 30 June 2021 - 30 June 2022.

  • Judging will be based on descriptions, photos and video tours supplied in the entry form.

  • Judging will be based on the entire entry form not from any external websites or links.

  • When sending photos make sure you include exterior photos and internal photos of each room.

  • Commercial Builders can only enter up to a maximum of 3 different tiny homes into the Awards.

  • Best Commercial Build Category can only be entered by the builder who built the tiny home, not the owner who brought the build off the builder.

  • The Best DIY Build category cannot be entered if it was built by a professional builder.