Tiny House Scotland a UK tiny house builder

That quintessential 'Cabin in the Woods feeling'...
That quintessential ‘Cabin in the Woods’ Feeling…

Tiny House Scotland – the home of the NestHouse™ & NestPod™

Rethinking Housing Needs with Small Scale Architecture

Tiny House Scotland is a UK tiny house builder owned by Jonathan Avery who designs and handcrafts small scale architecture of the highest quality.  A lifelong passion for architecture, green design and sustainability prompted this project to research and design a beautiful wooden building with high quality materials, offering complete protection from the environment whilst being light-filled and snug. A key point here is creating a space which on an emotional level, delights and lifts the spirits…the result is the NestHouse™…a highly insulated moveable modular micro house system and the NestPod™ a mobile multi use tiny house on wheels – a new take on the caravan or living wagon.

The NestHouse is 3.4m wide and moveable on site while the NestPod is 2.55m wide and legally road towable on its trailer.

They are both built off-site as either a Shell Build or Complete Build


NestHouse™ Moveable Modular Micro House System by Tiny House Scotland.
NestHouse™ Moveable Modular Micro House System by Tiny House Scotland.

Tiny House Scotland completed building the prototype NestHouse  in June 2016 – a culmination of over two years research and development by designer and craftsman Jonathan Avery to produce…a highly insulated modular moveable micro house.

This energy efficient, eco-friendly, sustainable Small House or Cabin, can be on-grid, off-grid or hybrid powered.  It is a very comfortable 3.4m wide and is available in several lengths and module combinations giving internal floor areas from around 10 up to 50 m2, or more if two NestHouses are arranged as a double unit with a connecting module.

NB. The NestHouse is NOT a shed, glamping pod or shepherd’s hut but a proper heavyweight small scale house weighing 5-10 tons!

The NestHouse has primarily been designed for full time micro living or homesteading with starting prices for a shell build ranging from around £20,000 depending on size and options.

It is ideal for singles or couples who want to live lightly and sustainably on their land or as an affordable starter home solution in urban or rural areas. The light-filled cosy interior makes it a super-comfortable cabin or retreat or can provide extra living space. The NestHouse™ can also be used for a home based business such as holiday rental accommodation or home office, writer’s studio, yoga space or even a retail unit like a farm shop with huge kerb-appeal.   They are built off site and delivered as a fully finished building – all ready to furnish and move into!

Please note that I am a lone master craftsman producing a limited number of builds per year – I prefer to have control of every step of the process and I am passionate about the sustainability of an individual designing and making to produce uniqueness and beauty; no corner cutting, no reverence for profit – just an artisanal dedication!

If you are interested in commissioning your own Tiny House and are looking for a UK Tiny House Builder, then peruse my website,  watch the presentation, read the FAQ’s and then email me via the contact page.  New!  NestHouse models coming soon – space, solo, duo and link:

NestHouse Models can now be Announced
NestHouse models announced – Tiny House Scotland

It’s that quintessential ‘cabin in the woods‘ feeling…

…Pioneering for the Modern Age! 

This is about disruptive architecture – working towards answering:

– why can you not live in the house you want on your own land?

And why can this not be an affordable, sustainable housing model – small but beautiful – if you so choose?

See the NestHouse…


The NestPod – a new take on the mobile house, caravan or living wagon.

 I am currently designing and building my next prototype Tiny House called the NestPod which is a mobile multi use tiny house on wheels otherwise known as a caravan, living wagon, wagon etc.

There will be 3 models – the Solo, Outback and Venture.  See the NestPod™…

The NestPod by Tiny House Scotland
NestPod Models coming soon!

The Social Bite NestHouse designed by Tiny House Scotland going on display at the Edinburgh Festival
The Social Bite NestHouse designed by Tiny House Scotland going on display at the Edinburgh Festival

Social Bite Homeless Village – NestHouse™ Duo designed by Tiny House Scotland

Social Bite Homeless Tiny House Village Edinburgh – I am very proud to have provided the design concept for the tiny houses in this project; Josh Littlejohn from Social Bite visited my NestHouse prototype in October 2016 and felt that it embodied the qualities that he envisioned for his ambitious scheme…click for more info  the result is the Social Bite NestHouse Duo a two bedroom variant of the original NestHouse…

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 Tiny House Self Build Trailers for the UK

Tiny House Trailer for UK Self Build
Tiny House Trailer for UK Self Build

A purpose-designed Tiny House Trailer in two lengths: 5.4m and 6.0m for self builders. Tiny House Scotland is the exclusive dealer for this Tiny House Trailer for UK Self Build. I have sourced them from Europe because of the lack of anything comparable in the UK market.  They are the exact model that I use for my own NestPod™ and are fully road legal in the UK and Europe.

See Trailers…


Tiny House Scotland is the brainchild of Jonathan Avery who designs and builds on-grid and off-grid highly insulated wooden buildings including small and tiny houses, barns, cabins and garden buildings, for use as living accommodation, home offices and studios, holiday letting etc!  They are high specification architectural gems overflowing with character and craftsmanship but above all ecologically high performance.  At the root of all this is a lifelong love of green architecture and over thirty years as a designer, photographer, builder and furniture maker (see jonathanavery.com). Please note that I am a lone master craftsman producing a limited number of builds per year – I prefer to have control of every step of the process and I am passionate about the sustainability of individuals designing and making to produce uniqueness and beauty; no corner cutting, no reverence for profit – just an artisanal dedication!

Tiny House Scotland is Jonathan’s personal crusade to bring together the physics of building science with aesthetic design and individual craftsmanship to create a new alternative for small scale sustainable living. Whether it is an affordable starter home or a lifestyle micro living choice or the venue for a home based business.

This is about disruptive architecture – working towards answering: – why can you not live in the house you want on your own land? And why can this not be an affordable, sustainable housing model – small but beautiful – if you so choose?

BBC-News

BBC News – The NestHouse has had a lot of media coverage – click the photo to see…

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Tiny House Scotland is a UK Tiny House Builder – Home of the NestHouse™ – Moveable Micro House and NestPod™ – Mobile Tiny House. Pioneering compact architecture by designer builder craftsman Jonathan Avery.

The NestHouse is also the ultimate hygge space!