Tiny Houses

Tiny home's unusual layout maximizes available space

Tiny home's unusual layout max...
The Odyssée is sold as a turnkey model, including furniture, for €43,500
The Odyssée is sold as a turnkey model, including furniture, for €43,500
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The kitchen is split into two sections, with the two-burner stove in one area, and a sink in the other
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The kitchen is split into two sections, with the two-burner stove in one area, and a sink in the other
The pull-out dining table
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The pull-out dining table
There's a reasonable amount of storage space inside
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There's a reasonable amount of storage space inside
The shower
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The shower
The bathroom
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The bathroom
The upstairs lounge
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The upstairs lounge
The Odyssée is clad in cedar siding and features sheep's wool insulation
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The Odyssée is clad in cedar siding and features sheep's wool insulation
The composting toilet
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The composting toilet
The rather snug second bedroom
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The rather snug second bedroom
The Odyssée sits atop a double-axle trailer measuring roughly 5.5 m (18 ft) and has a total floorspace of 20.2 sq m (217 sq ft)
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The Odyssée sits atop a double-axle trailer measuring roughly 5.5 m (18 ft) and has a total floorspace of 20.2 sq m (217 sq ft)
View of the tiny house from the upstairs lounge
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View of the tiny house from the upstairs lounge
View of the tiny house from the main sleeping area
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View of the tiny house from the main sleeping area
Not much room in the second bedroom, but at least it offers a little privacy
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Not much room in the second bedroom, but at least it offers a little privacy
The kitchen is split into two sections, with the two-burner stove in one area, and a sink in the other
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The kitchen is split into two sections, with the two-burner stove in one area, and a sink in the other
View from the entrance
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View from the entrance
It weighs a total of around 3,350 kg (7,385 lb), including furniture
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It weighs a total of around 3,350 kg (7,385 lb), including furniture
The Odyssée is sold as a turnkey model, including furniture, for €43,500
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The Odyssée is sold as a turnkey model, including furniture, for €43,500
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France's Baluchon recently put the finishing touches to its latest tiny house, the Odyssée. In a bid to make use of every inch of available space, the firm designed an unusual interior layout that includes an upstairs lounge, a kitchen that's split into two, and an additional small bedroom that could serve as a child's room or guest room.

Sat atop a double-axle trailer measuring roughly 5.5 m (18 ft), the Odyssée comprises a total floorspace of 20.2 sq m (217 sq ft). Access is gained by a small porch. Once inside, a two-burner stove and some shelving lies directly to the left, while the rest of the kitchen (sink, countertop, fold-down dining table, etc), are a few footsteps away on the opposite wall.

Like the Sheriff tiny house, the lounge is located upstairs and accessed by stairs. Beneath this space is a small guest room or child's room. It looks pretty snug in there, but at least should allow for a little privacy – something that's often distinctly lacking for families living in a tiny house.

It weighs a total of around 3,350 kg (7,385 lb), including furniture
It weighs a total of around 3,350 kg (7,385 lb), including furniture

Elsewhere in the home, the primary sleeping loft is accessed by ladder (which is fixed to the wall when not in use), and the tiny house also includes a small composting toilet and shower.

Lighting comes via energy-efficient LEDs and heating is provided by a standard electric heater. Water is warmed up by a tankless water heater, and the tiny house gets its electricity from an RV hookup. The Odyssée is clad in cedar siding and insulated with sheep's wool. Weight comes in at around 3,350 kg (7,385 lb), including furniture.

The Odyssée is sold as a turnkey model, including furniture, for €43,500 (US$49,000).

Source: Baluchon (in French)

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beekeeper1
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