Tiny Houses

Sliding roof opens tiny house bedroom to the sun or stars

Sliding roof opens tiny house ...
The big draw with the Tiny House Franck is that its roof can be opened to the elements
The big draw with the Tiny House Franck is that its roof can be opened to the elements
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Storage-integrated staircase leads up to the Tiny House Franck's bedroom
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Storage-integrated staircase leads up to the Tiny House Franck's bedroom
The Tiny House Franck has a total floorspace of 20.4 sq m (219 sq ft)
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The Tiny House Franck has a total floorspace of 20.4 sq m (219 sq ft)
The Tiny House Franck measures 6 m (19.6 ft)-long
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The Tiny House Franck measures 6 m (19.6 ft)-long
The Tiny House Franck is clad in Douglas fir, with black polycarbonate accenting
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The Tiny House Franck is clad in Douglas fir, with black polycarbonate accenting
Visitors enter into a small home office area, which is really just a desk that's part of the storage-integrated staircase
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Visitors enter into a small home office area, which is really just a desk that's part of the storage-integrated staircase
The big draw with the Tiny House Franck is that its roof can be opened to the elements
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The big draw with the Tiny House Franck is that its roof can be opened to the elements
The Tiny House Franck has a total floorspace of 20.4 sq m (219 sq ft)
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The Tiny House Franck has a total floorspace of 20.4 sq m (219 sq ft)
The Tiny House Franck's kitchen includes a pull-out table 
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The Tiny House Franck's kitchen includes a pull-out table 
The Tiny House Franck's bedroom opens up to the elements like a car sunroof 
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The Tiny House Franck's bedroom opens up to the elements like a car sunroof 
The Tiny House Franck measures 6 m (19.6 ft)-long
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The Tiny House Franck measures 6 m (19.6 ft)-long

France's Optinid continues its line of novel tiny houses that feature sunroof-like sliding roofs with its Tiny House Franck. The recently-completed home can be opened up to the sun or stars when the weather's nice and also comes with underfloor heating installed for when it isn't.

The Tiny House Franck, named after its owner, doesn't stray very far stylistically from previous models by the firm and measures 6-m (19.6 ft)-long, 2.55-m (8.3 ft)-wide, and 4-m (13 ft)-high. It's based on a double-axle trailer and is clad in Douglas fir siding, with black polycarbonate accenting.

The interior has a total floorspace of 20.4 sq m (219 sq ft) and visitors enter into a small home office area, which is really just a desk that's joined onto the storage-integrated staircase. This leads up to the bedroom. The roof is closed as standard but can be unlocked and slid open to allow the owner to open the home to the elements.

The Tiny House Franck measures 6 m (19.6 ft)-long
The Tiny House Franck measures 6 m (19.6 ft)-long

Back on the ground floor lies a living room with a sofa bed that has storage underneath and can sleep up to two people, plus there's a small secondary loft bedroom above that sleeps one.

Elsewhere is the kitchen. This includes a fridge, which is placed on the counter, a pull-out table, and a sink. We've no word on any oven but hopefully there's a two-burner stove or some other means of cooking food tucked away somewhere. Further into the home is the bathroom, which has a toilet, shower, and sink.

The Tiny House Franck has a total floorspace of 20.4 sq m (219 sq ft)
The Tiny House Franck has a total floorspace of 20.4 sq m (219 sq ft)

The home features an electric 1,000 W underfloor heating system, gets power from a standard RV-style hookup and insulation is made from recycled clothing. Tiny House Franck's total weight comes in at a relatively light 3,290 kg (7,253 lb).

There are no details available on the price of this one but previous similar models by Optinid have cost in the region of €54,000 (roughly $60,000).

Source: Optinid

1 comment
TomLeeM
I like the sliding roof. It allows one to sleep under the stars. I like the stairs instead of a ladder. As I get older, the knees don't bend as much as they used to. I like how compact it is. The downside would be that when one has the roof open, one is exposed to insects and/or animals. Perfect one could get some kind of netting to protect one from bugs and/or animals.