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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 2019 - 1 July 2021 

 

BEST DIY BUILD

Open to all diy built tiny homes completed between 30 June 2019 - 1 July 2021 

 

MOST CREATIVE DESIGN

Open to all tiny homes completed between 30 June 2019 - 1 July 2021

 

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

Nominations close on 25th August

All nominations will then be open to the public to vote from the 1st September - 15th October

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 18th October 2021.

All semi finalists will be given complimentary tickets the the Tiny House Conference held at the Auckland Show Grounds on Saturday 4th December 2021 where the winners of each Category will be announced. 

 

Award Prizes

All category semi finalists will receive complimentary VIP tickets to the Tiny House Conference held at the Auckland Showgrounds on Saturday 4th December 2021. Where the winners will be announced live on stage. Each Category winner will be invited onstage and presented with their trophy, award certificate, and $500 prize money. With the Overall Tiny House Of the Year winning an extra $2000

 

How they are Judged

Nominations close on 25th August

All nominations will then be open to the public to vote from1st September - 15th October

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 18th October 2021.

All semi finalists will be given complimentary tickets the the Tiny House Conference held at the Auckland Show Grounds on Saturday 4th December 2021 where the winners of each Category will be announced. 

Entry Criteria 

  • Tiny Homes must not exceed 40m² this does not include any lofts, decks, verandas, or porches.

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

  • The Tiny Home must have been built between 30 June 2019 - 1 July 2021.

  • Judging will be based off photos and video tours supplied. You may upload 6 photos on the entry form but can send links to additional photos and videos. When sending photos make sure you include exterior photos and internal photos of each room. 

  • Commercial Builders can enter up to 3 different tiny homes.