Tiny Houses

La Bohème tiny house squeezes a lot of home into a little space

La Bohème tiny house squeezes ...
La Bohème tiny house is based on a double axle trailer and measures just 6 m (19.6 ft)-long
La Bohème tiny house is based on a double axle trailer and measures just 6 m (19.6 ft)-long
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La Bohème tiny house is based on a double axle trailer and measures just 6 m (19.6 ft)-long
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La Bohème tiny house is based on a double axle trailer and measures just 6 m (19.6 ft)-long
View from La Bohème's loft bedroom
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View from La Bohème's loft bedroom
La Bohème's bathroom includes a toilet and shower
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La Bohème's bathroom includes a toilet and shower
Closeup of the detailing on La Bohème's toilet
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Closeup of the detailing on La Bohème's toilet
La Bohème's bathroom
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La Bohème's bathroom
La Bohème doesn't appear to have a TV but who needs one with a view like that?
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La Bohème doesn't appear to have a TV but who needs one with a view like that?
Top-down view of La Bohème's main living area
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Top-down view of La Bohème's main living area
La Bohème's kitchenette
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La Bohème's kitchenette
La Bohème's loft bedroom is accessed by ladder
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La Bohème's loft bedroom is accessed by ladder
La Bohème measures just 6 m (19.6 ft)-long
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La Bohème measures just 6 m (19.6 ft)-long
The interior of La Bohème looks surprisingly spacious, given its size
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The interior of La Bohème looks surprisingly spacious, given its size
Plenty of shelving and storage space in La Bohème
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Plenty of shelving and storage space in La Bohème
La Bohème is topped by a bright green roof
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La Bohème is topped by a bright green roof
La Bohème's shower
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La Bohème's shower
La Bohème tiny house is based on a double axle trailer and measures just 6 m (19.6 ft)-long
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La Bohème tiny house is based on a double axle trailer and measures just 6 m (19.6 ft)-long
La Bohème's loft bedroom
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La Bohème's loft bedroom
View towards the bathroom from La Bohème's kitchenette
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View towards the bathroom from La Bohème's kitchenette
View of La Bohème's main living area
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View of La Bohème's main living area
La Bohème is topped by a bright green roof
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La Bohème is topped by a bright green roof
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As we've mentioned before, French laws require tiny houses to be very small and light compared to their counterparts over in North America. With this in mind, it's all the more impressive that French firm Baluchon managed to squeeze so much into its latest project, La Bohème.

La Bohème tiny house is based on a double axle trailer and measures just 6 m (19.6 ft)-long, which is roughly half the size of the appropriately-named Tiny Giant from Alpine Tiny Homes. Stylistically, it's a slight change from the firm's previous output and we like the bright green roof and generous glazing, though that loft window above the door does look a bit awkward.

Inside, the home seems relatively open and roomy. A small lounge area includes a sofa bed facing the windows, which sleeps a couple of extra guests. A dining table that seats four is nearby and a bookcase is across from this.

The adjacent kitchen includes propane-powered stove, sink, and fridge, plus some storage space. A small door reveals the bathroom, with toilet and shower (the owner decided the nearby kitchen sink was the only sink he needed). Finally, a removable ladder provides access to the sole loft bedroom, which is typical tiny house style and looks very snug.

The interior of La Bohème looks surprisingly spacious, given its size
The interior of La Bohème looks surprisingly spacious, given its size

As with the firm's previous work, La Bohème tiny house gets its electricity from a standard RV-style hookup and has LED lighting throughout. Insulation comes in the form of cotton for the floor, a mix of cotton, linen and hemp for walls, and wood fiber for the ceiling.

La Bohème is installed on the owner's land in the beautiful Vendée region of France and serves as his full-time home, year-round. It cost roughly €60,000 (US$70,500).

Source: Baluchon

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3 comments
Bob
The interest in these inefficient tiny houses and their exorbitant cost amazes me. There are so many RVs, travel trailers and boats that are light years ahead in design and livability by comparison. For less than $15,000 you can buy a travel trailer that is so much more comfortable with heat, air-conditioning, self contained water and waste tanks, a generator, and a low voltage electrics that can easily go off grid for extended trips. These tiny houses should be renamed tiny cabins because I sure wouldn't want to spend more than a weekend in one.
Leonard Foster Jr
Very Nice but once again Price killer, someone is making a killing if they are selling these things, as Bob stated you can buy an Rv for far less, but what i don't get is a Tuff Shed runs from $2,500 and up and it's a tiny home 80% done.
Helios
Love to see others that are not infatuated with these things as the writers at New Atlas appear to be. I wish someone would put a stake in the heart of this tiny home trend and let's be done with it. Beyond a novelty for a builder home show, these "homes" are expensive, unsustainable, not eco-concious, not energy efficient, in short... not cool. Anyone who buys one of these definitely has more money than common sense.