Tiny Houses

Sliding roof opens tiny house bedroom to the sky

Sliding roof opens tiny house ...
La Tête dans les étoiles' loft bedroom is a typical tiny house style but with one exception: the roof slides open
La Tête dans les étoiles' loft bedroom is a typical tiny house style but with one exception: the roof slides open
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La Tête dans les étoiles measures 7.2 m (23.6 ft)-long
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La Tête dans les étoiles measures 7.2 m (23.6 ft)-long
La Tête dans les étoiles runs off-the-grid with a roof-based solar power array
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La Tête dans les étoiles runs off-the-grid with a roof-based solar power array
La Tête dans les étoiles is based on a double-axle trailer
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La Tête dans les étoiles is based on a double-axle trailer
La Tête dans les étoiles includes a small terrace area
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La Tête dans les étoiles includes a small terrace area
The La Tête dans les étoiles model shown is currently up for sale at a reduced price of €47,000 (around US$54,000) but the home usually starts at €54,000 ($62,500)
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The La Tête dans les étoiles model shown is currently up for sale at a reduced price of €47,000 (around US$54,000) but the home usually starts at €54,000 ($62,500)
The La Tête dans les étoiles model shown is a display model and has been used by builder Optinid as bed and breakfast accommodation
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The La Tête dans les étoiles model shown is a display model and has been used by builder Optinid as bed and breakfast accommodation
La Tête dans les étoiles' loft bedroom, shown with the roof in the closed position
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La Tête dans les étoiles' loft bedroom, shown with the roof in the closed position
La Tête dans les étoiles' loft bedroom, shown with the roof in the open position
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La Tête dans les étoiles' loft bedroom, shown with the roof in the open position
La Tête dans les étoiles' loft bedroom is a typical tiny house style but with one exception: the roof slides open
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La Tête dans les étoiles' loft bedroom is a typical tiny house style but with one exception: the roof slides open
La Tête dans les étoiles' roof is secured with clasps, which are unlocked to allow the owner to slide the roof open
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La Tête dans les étoiles' roof is secured with clasps, which are unlocked to allow the owner to slide the roof open
Enjoying some fresh air in La Tête dans les étoiles
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Enjoying some fresh air in La Tête dans les étoiles
Visitors to La Tête dans les étoiles are greeted with a living area that contains a folding office desk and a daybed 
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Visitors to La Tête dans les étoiles are greeted with a living area that contains a folding office desk and a daybed 
La Tête dans les étoiles interior finish is basic but clean
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La Tête dans les étoiles interior finish is basic but clean
La Tête dans les étoiles' kitchen includes a sink, oven with propane-powered stove, fridge, and some cupboard space
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La Tête dans les étoiles' kitchen includes a sink, oven with propane-powered stove, fridge, and some cupboard space
La Tête dans les étoiles' folding dining table seats three
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La Tête dans les étoiles' folding dining table seats three
Visitors to La Tête dans les étoiles are greeted with a living area that contains a folding office desk and a daybed
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Visitors to La Tête dans les étoiles are greeted with a living area that contains a folding office desk and a daybed
La Tête dans les étoiles' dining table and office desk both fold up to save space
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La Tête dans les étoiles' dining table and office desk both fold up to save space
La Tête dans les étoiles' kitchen includes a sink, oven with propane-powered stove, fridge, and some cupboard space
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La Tête dans les étoiles' kitchen includes a sink, oven with propane-powered stove, fridge, and some cupboard space
La Tête dans les étoiles' bathroom includes a shower and a sink 
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La Tête dans les étoiles' bathroom includes a shower and a sink 
La Tête dans les étoiles' toilet is separate
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La Tête dans les étoiles' toilet is separate

La Tête dans les étoiles (or Head in the stars), is one of the most unusual tiny houses we've seen in a while. It's topped by a roof that slides to open up the bedroom to the elements. The off-grid towable home also features solar panels and a rainwater collection system.

La Tête dans les étoiles measures 7.2 m (23.6 ft)-long, including a small terrace area, and is 2.55 m (8.3 ft)-wide. It's based on a double-axle trailer and is clad in spruce.

Visitors enter into a living area with a daybed and folding office desk that has some storage space and a chair. Nearby is a folding dining table that seats three, as well as a kitchen with a sink, propane-powered cooker, fridge, and some cupboard space. Finally, at the far end of the home lies a bathroom with a shower and sink, and a separate toilet.

The loft bedroom is reached by staircase and looks like a pretty standard tiny house-style bedroom at first glance, however the roof can be unlocked to allow the owner to manually slide it open and sleep under the stars, or perhaps get some sun if the weather's nice.

Visitors to La Tête dans les étoiles are greeted with a living area that contains a folding office desk and a daybed 
Visitors to La Tête dans les étoiles are greeted with a living area that contains a folding office desk and a daybed 

The tiny house gets power from a roof-based solar panel array and features a rainwater capture system with built-in pump and filter for use for drinking. Water is heated with gas and the home is warmed with a gas heater.

The model shown is a display unit and has been used as bed and breakfast accommodation. Reflecting this, builder Optinid is selling it at a reduced price of €47,000 (around US$54,000), but the home usually starts at €54,000 ($62,500).

Source: Optinid (in French)

1 comment
tomtoys
Lovely idea. Maybe a roof window for when it's better to have the roof shut.