Embracing the Tiny Home Revolution with Universal Plywood & Timbers

Embracing the Tiny Home Revolution with Universal Plywood & Timbers

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Embracing the Tiny Home Revolution with Universal Plywood & Timbers

The tiny home movement has been steadily gaining momentum across the globe, and South Africa is no exception. Cape Town is riding the wave of a transformative housing trend – tiny homes. This innovative approach to living embraces simplicity, sustainability, and efficient use of space, making it a perfect match for the dynamic lifestyles of modern South Africans. At the heart of this movement is Universal Plywood & Timbers, a company renowned for its quality timber products, now expanding its horizons into the exciting world of tiny homes.


In this blog, we spotlight three of our esteemed clients—Apex Glamping, TinyMods, and Bungalo—who are leading the charge in revolutionising compact living in South Africa. These companies are not only our clients but also our partners in driving the tiny home revolution in Cape Town.

Apex Glamping: Luxury in Nature

Apex Glamping is redefining luxury by blending the charm of outdoor living with the comforts of modern amenities. Their glamping structures, often nestled in picturesque locations, provide an idyllic retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life, with all the comforts of home. Utilising premium timber from Universal Plywood & Timbers, Apex Glamping creates beautiful, sturdy, and environmentally friendly accommodations that stand the test of time and weather.

Why Apex Glamping Chooses Universal Plywood & Timbers

For Apex Glamping, the choice of materials is crucial. They need timber that not only looks stunning but also offers durability and sustainability. Apex Glamping constructs durable and weather-resistant structures that stand up to the elements while maintaining a cosy and inviting atmosphere. Universal Plywood & Timbers’ products are sourced responsibly and treated to ensure longevity.

Material Used: Lunawood decking 26×117, Novatop CLT Panels, Birch Plywood

TinyMods: Customisable Tiny Living

TinyMods specialises in designing and building customisable tiny homes that cater to the unique needs and preferences of their clients, transforming dreams into reality. Their innovative designs often feature multi-functional spaces and clever storage solutions, making the most out of every square metre. Their modular approach allows for endless possibilities, whether you need a home office, a guest house, or a full-time residence.

The Universal Plywood & Timbers Advantage for TinyMods

TinyMods relies on Universal Plywood & Timbers for its versatile and high-quality robust timber products to create functional, stylish, and personalised homes. Our range of plywoods and laminates provides the perfect foundation for their creative and functional designs. The adaptability of our materials allows TinyMods to craft personalised homes that are both beautiful and practical, and feel like home.

Material Used: Material used – Litewood 2440x1220x9m(Walls), 12mm OSB 2440×1220(Walls), 21mm Shutterply(subfloor)

Bungalo: Modern Tiny Home Elegance

Bungalo offers sleek, modern tiny homes that don’t compromise on style or functionality, setting a new standard for luxury in tiny homes. Their designs emphasise clean lines, open spaces, and sophisticated interiors that appeal to contemporary tastes. Bungalo is transforming the way we think about compact living, blending style with sustainability.

Collaboration with Universal Plywood & Timbers

Bungalo’s commitment to quality and design excellence makes Universal Plywood & Timbers an ideal partner. Our premium timber products help Bungalo achieve the high standards they set for their tiny homes. The superior finish and strength of our timber ensure that every Bungalo home is a work of art that reflects modern elegance and durability. Our timber plays a crucial role in bringing Bungalo’s vision to life, providing the strength and aesthetic appeal necessary for their high-end builds.

Material Used: Lunawood UTV 19×90


The tiny home movement is more than just a trend; it’s a lifestyle choice that emphasises sustainability, simplicity, and smart living. Universal Plywood & Timbers is proud to support this movement by providing top-notch timber products to visionary companies like Apex Glamping, Tiny Mods, and Bungalo. Together, we are building a future where beautiful, efficient, and sustainable living spaces are accessible to all.

As Universal Plywood & Timbers continues to grow and adapt to the needs of the tiny home market, we remain committed to delivering quality and sustainability in every piece of timber we supply. With five warehouses throughout South Africa, we can supply your tiny home requirements effortlessly. Stay tuned for more updates on our journey and the inspiring projects of our clients in the tiny home revolution.

For more information on Universal Plywood & Timbers and our range of timber products, visit our website or contact us today. Let’s build a better, more sustainable future together!