Tiny home


PHOTO: ROSA WOODS/STUFF A battle between Hutt City Council and tiny home builder Jono Voss over his Taita build has taken another turn, with the council saying Voss knew the rules before beginning the build.

A homeownership dream several years in the making has turned into a nightmare for a Taita man in the process of building his own tiny home.

Facing a large resource consent bill from Hutt City Council or the prospect of having to demolish the almost-$100,000 build, Jono Voss has vowed to fight the consent charges on the basis that his build should be considered a vehicle rather than a dwelling.

The structure, which measures 8 metres by 3.2m and 4.5m high, currently sits on a friend’s Taita property and is able to be moved off the site “in about a day” once it’s wheels are affixed.