Health professionals are self-isolating tiny houses so they don’t infect families with coronavirus

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to worsen, doctors are turning to novel ways to protect their families from the virus.

The business manager and property developer behind the Australian company The Tiny House Guys has noticed an upsurge in medical professionals seeking out tiny homes which they can live in while they self-isolate away from their families.

‘Yesterday, we delivered a tiny house to one of the most deserving clients we’ve ever had,’ founder Rick Steel posted on Facebook.

The business manager and property developer behind the Australian company The Tiny House Guys has noticed an upsurge in medical professionals seeking out tiny homes which they can live in while they self-isolate away from their families (pictured)

The business manager and property developer behind the Australian company The Tiny House Guys has noticed an upsurge in medical professionals seeking out tiny homes which they can live in while they self-isolate away from their families (pictured)

The business manager and property developer behind the Australian company The Tiny House Guys has noticed an upsurge in medical professionals seeking out tiny homes which they can live in while they self-isolate away from their families (pictured)

Founder Rick Steel said that just yesterday he and his team delivered a display tiny house to a doctor from Sydney's Westmead hospital (pictured)

Founder Rick Steel said that just yesterday he and his team delivered a display tiny house to a doctor from Sydney's Westmead hospital (pictured)

Founder Rick Steel said that just yesterday he and his team delivered a display tiny house to a doctor from Sydney’s Westmead hospital (pictured)

‘Dr Fen is at the forefront of fighting the coronavirus at the Westmead Hospital in Sydney, but due to her work, she was concerned that she could infect her husband and child.’

Rather than backing away from her work, Rick said Dr Fen decided to ‘buy one of our display tiny houses to isolate herself every day from her family in her own back yard’.

‘The sacrifice she is making on behalf of all of us is something to be admired, her spirit of doing what she needs to do for the greater good is second to none,’ Rick said.

'The sacrifice she is making on behalf of all of us is something to be admired, her spirit of doing what she needs to do for the greater good is second to none,' Rick said (the tiny house pictured)

'The sacrifice she is making on behalf of all of us is something to be admired, her spirit of doing what she needs to do for the greater good is second to none,' Rick said (the tiny house pictured)

‘The sacrifice she is making on behalf of all of us is something to be admired, her spirit of doing what she needs to do for the greater good is second to none,’ Rick said (the tiny house pictured)

Because the company is based in Brisbane and the woman lives in Sydney, Rick said he and his team had to drive through the night with the tiny home before the borders closed (pictured)

Because the company is based in Brisbane and the woman lives in Sydney, Rick said he and his team had to drive through the night with the tiny home before the borders closed (pictured)

Because the company is based in Brisbane and the woman lives in Sydney, Rick said he and his team had to drive through the night with the tiny home before the borders closed (pictured) 

Rick said he was proud to offer Dr Fen the tiny home for free, as well as a fridge, dining set, queen bed and sofa.

‘We also delivered it to Sydney for free from Brisbane,’ he said.

Due to strict new border restrictions between New South Wales and Victoria, his team had to drive through the night and sleep in a truck for a couple of hours.

‘We got it delivered, set up and then fast tracked home late last night before the Queensland and New South Wales border shut,’ he said.

The tiny house he delivered was six metres in length, 4.3 metres high and 2.5 metres wide.  

'We got it delivered, set up and then fast tracked home late last night before the Queensland and New South Wales border shut,' Rick said (the home pictured on the move)

'We got it delivered, set up and then fast tracked home late last night before the Queensland and New South Wales border shut,' Rick said (the home pictured on the move)

‘We got it delivered, set up and then fast tracked home late last night before the Queensland and New South Wales border shut,’ Rick said (the home pictured on the move)

Many online were hugely impressed with the efforts the small business had gone to to deliver the tiny home to Dr Fen.

‘Wonderful job guys,’ one woman posted. ‘Making a difference.’ 

Another added: ‘Supporting the supporters. So fantastic’.

Many were hugely impressed with the efforts the small business had gone to to deliver the tiny home to Dr Fen, saying the company is making a difference (the home pictured on the move)

Many were hugely impressed with the efforts the small business had gone to to deliver the tiny home to Dr Fen, saying the company is making a difference (the home pictured on the move)

Many were hugely impressed with the efforts the small business had gone to to deliver the tiny home to Dr Fen, saying the company is making a difference (the home pictured on the move)

While The Tiny House Guys as a company is just 12 months old, Rick previously told FEMAIL that an overflow of orders has continued to come through the door for the quirky custom homes. 

‘The business is more so for passion rather than profit; The Tiny House Guys predominantly aims to help people and create alternate forms of housing,’ Rick told Daily Mail Australia.

After working as a cabinet maker for 35 years and a property manager for over 20 years, Rick also currently works on local and international property projects but thoroughly enjoys the tiny house construction process. 

While The Tiny House Guys as a company is just 12 months old, Rick said that an overflow of orders has continued to come through the door for the quirky custom homes

While The Tiny House Guys as a company is just 12 months old, Rick said that an overflow of orders has continued to come through the door for the quirky custom homes

While The Tiny House Guys as a company is just 12 months old, Rick said that an overflow of orders has continued to come through the door for the quirky custom homes

Rick explained how ‘people’s perception of properties’ has changed over the years with the thought of buying smaller homes to suit your lifestyle and updating as needed. 

‘The dynamic of taking your house with you or buying a tiny home for convenience rather than leisure is slowly growing,’ he said.

‘Moving forward it’s going to take some time for the councils to get on board with the idea.’ 

Each tiny house takes four to six weeks to build and varies in pricing between $55,000 and $100,000.