Small But Mighty

Kit Markin Homes
New Home up to $500,000

New Home up to $500,000


National Category Winner
Top 100

Regional Category Winner
Regional Gold


The team at Kit Markin Homes were absolutely elated to pick up their award at the 2022 National House of  the Year competition.

“It’s reward enough to build a home that meets the high standard required to enter House of the Year but then to win at Regionals and Nationals was fantastic!” says Susan Wiltshire, Contracts Manager at Kit Markin Homes.  

“We believe that ancillary buildings are becoming very desirable, and it makes sense to utilise your land as efficiently as possible.  Whether you need more space for the family or an additional income stream for the household. This home stands out as proof that a small footprint can be light, spacious, smart, and very stylish,” continues Susan.


Susan and the team had to work through a few challenges while building this home.  

“The biggest challenge with this minimalist build was the high level of finishings which were required, as they took a little longer to achieve. Regardless, this win helps us to cement our brand as a building company of high quality, producing award-winning homes. We have been pleasantly surprised by the level of enquiry created because of the exposure from this competition.”

Judges comments:

This two-storey, two-bedroom and one bathroom home epitomises the meaning of a “Tiny House”. It is both stylish and practical with only a 53 square metre footprint. It has been excellently  designed with a minimalist vibe.

There is a 20 square metre mezzanine area that contains a remarkably large TV space, along with the adjacent second bedroom, all accessed via a bespoke timber stairway. Storage has been carefully considered with built in window seats containing drawers, bespoke stairwell cabinets, and a built-in home office area. Natural light is well captured using large windows in both the living and the ground floor bedroom.  The home has been perfectly crafted by the builder and his team.