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Tiny House Solutions is a partnership between ‘The Tiny House Guru’ Janine Strachan and residential builder Andy van Gemert.

Janine Strachan

2021 HIA Australian GreenSmart Professional Award Winner

Janine is President of the Australian Tiny House Association (ATHA), an Accredited Livable Housing Assessor, an expert in Sustainable House Design and Planning, Director of Green Design Solutions and host of ‘Tips from the Tiny House Guru’ podcast.

Intrigued by an article on ‘The Little House’ in Toronto, Canada in 2006, Janine always maintained a fascination for tiny homes and their spatial design possibilities. In 2018 Janine embarked on a journey to build her own Tiny House on wheels and started Tiny House Solutions to offer tiny houses as an alternative housing solution to respond to the housing crisis and committed to changing lives one tiny house at a time.

Janine partnered with Andy van Gemert a Residential builder to design and custom build Tiny Houses, where they specialise in assisting clients with disability and differing needs.

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Andy van Gemert


Andy has established his family business over 33 years as a trusted and reputable licensed builder. Having successfully delivered both traditional and diverse construction projects including stone building restoration, new two storey dwellings, extensions, renovations, as well as building and repairing transportable buildings for clients, it is with great enthusiasm Andy and his specialist team bring their expertise and down to earth ‘can do’ attitude to Tiny House Solutions.

Andy wants his business to be part of the solution to help those in need for offering an affordable housing option.