The Tiny House That Breaks All The Rules

This tiny house breaks all the rules in the most brilliant ways. Absolutely filled with tiny house taboos, this home is nothing short of spectacular.

Designed by owners Samara and James in collaboration with Samara’s father, famed house designer Frank Macchia, this home is an absolute masterpiece.

It’s separated into three different units, a bathroom, kitchen-dining and bedroom each with a modicum of separation which provides connection to the outdoors.

All zones of the home are connected with a living ritual, be it that of cooking, eating, sleeping or washing. Every space is intentional and well thought out.

When visiting this home, the word that came to mind to describe it was elemental. Solid, earthy materials are used in both the homes construction and the surrounding landscaping which help to further connect the house to the earth which surrounds it.

Beyond the tiny house itself, Samara and James live on a property together with extended family, bringing together the best elements of and showing why this is a concept that should no longer be shunned by the west.

To find out more about this home and the families various business ventures, you can find them online at

I’ve fallen in love with this home. It’s taught me a lot about intentional design and the beauty in breaking the rules. I hope you find as much value in this tiny house tour as I did.

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Presented and Produced by: Bryce Langston
Camera: Rasa Pescud & Bryce Langston
Editing: Sarah Binder & Rasa Pescud

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  1. This tiny house breaks all convention and the result is simply awesome. Samara and James are building the most beautiful lives for themselves. They have constructed a home which enables them to live intentionally and thanks to its small size, the tiny house has created space for them to be able to build their business and grow in the world. Again, the connection to family in this home is also really special. Not all are blessed with close families but for those that are, I would love to see multigenerational living more normalised in the west. I’d love to hear your thoughts about this home. Thanks for watching. With Love, Bryce & Rasa

  2. It’s wonderful that they can harmoniously live along side their family members like this. Honestly, even families that get on well can’t necessarily live so close together not to mention families that are unfortunately discordant. Their home is lovely also.

  3. I’m worried about this Ai technology. Yesterday I thought, nobody has showcased an elemental Japanese tiny house, and here it is. So now they can read your thoughts? I suppose they do it my watching your iris and facial expressions. I also reckon that we’ve been injected with nano tech that reads everything. Shocking

  4. I live in a tropical country and I’d like to know if my aversion to black … anything … in a house is personal or something taken from my environment. First of all, this is by no means a put down on the house design in the video! I just think if I have that house here, all that black will just absorb so much heat and light. I’m curious if that’s just me thinking it or does anyone else who live in a tropical place have the same thought?

  5. I’m always surprised what Americans call small. When I see these huge kitchens in normal houses, dozens of bathrooms or bedrooms etc., I ask myself why, for example, 2 or 3 people need such a huge kitchen? For us Germans, this is pure gigantism and completely superfluous.

  6. The more I see a Tiny Home, the more I want one! Seeing a black one reaaaaaalllyyy made me think and I think this looks fantastic with all the greenery. I’m a sucker for white but this one had me feenin on a whole nutha level!

  7. The house is nice but to me it looks like a big coffin with furniture. I also like black but it’s definitely too much and way too dark.

  8. It looks like a really great design and a space you would want to spend a weekend in, but I doubt it would work for a lot of people. Good on them for designing something to their lifestyle though. It is what tiny living essentially boils down to

  9. Being someone who loves lots of light, for some reason this home is so peaceful, like a retreat. I love it. I would never have imagined how peaceful this feels, just as an observer. I love everything about it.

  10. I do not like at all…why not a coffin right away
    so much heavy energy, nothing light, no joyfulness
    Boring and gloomy
    The only beautiful thing are the plants outside

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