Tiny house opens up to the sun with sliding roof
France's Optinid recently caught our attention with its La Tête dans les étoiles (or Head in the stars) tiny house, which is topped by a roof that slides open to expose its bedroom to the elements. The firm's latest model has the same standout feature, but sports a different exterior design and a new layout inside that provides an additional loft.
The Cécile tiny house, named after its new owner, is based on a double-axle trailer and is part of the firm's Tribe line of models. It measures 6 m (20 ft)-long, and 2.55 m (8.3 ft)-wide. Its exterior is clad in fir siding, with black polycarbonate accenting.
On entering the home, a living room that includes a sofa and a coffee table lies to the right. Nearby is the kitchen, which is pretty small and has a propane-powered stove, sink, storage space, and a compact retractable dining table. At the far end of the home is a bathroom with a shower, as well as a separate toilet.
The home's storage-integrated staircase functions as an office desk, as well as providing access to the main bedroom. This is topped a large sliding roof section that can be unlocked and manually slid open. We're guessing it will get a lot of use on sunny days.
The Cécile also features a secondary loft above the living room that's accessed by ladder. We've no word whether it fits a double or single bed, but judging from the photos, would guess the latter. There's also some shelving in there.
The home gets power from a nearby solar panel array installed on the ground. It features a gas central heating system connected to radiators and is insulated with recycled clothing.
The Cécile starts at €54,000 (around US$62,500).
Source: Optinid (in French)