Tiny Houses

Compact French tiny house goes big on light and views

Compact French tiny house goes...
Tiny House Insoumise measures a total length of 6 m (19.6 ft) and finished in cedar, with aluminum detailing and roof
Tiny House Insoumise measures a total length of 6 m (19.6 ft) and finished in cedar, with aluminum detailing and roof
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Tiny House Insoumise features generous glazing
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Tiny House Insoumise features generous glazing
Tiny House Insoumise measures a total length of 6 m (19.6 ft) and finished in cedar, with aluminum detailing and roof
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Tiny House Insoumise measures a total length of 6 m (19.6 ft) and finished in cedar, with aluminum detailing and roof
Tiny House Insoumise features a wooden frame and has cotton, linen and hemp insulation in the floors and walls, with wood fiber insulation in the ceiling
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Tiny House Insoumise features a wooden frame and has cotton, linen and hemp insulation in the floors and walls, with wood fiber insulation in the ceiling
Tiny House Insoumise is located in a rural area of Aix-En-Provence, southern France
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Tiny House Insoumise is located in a rural area of Aix-En-Provence, southern France
Tiny House Insoumise's bathroom includes a toilet, shower, and a small sink
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Tiny House Insoumise's bathroom includes a toilet, shower, and a small sink
Tiny House Insoumise's bedroom is a typical tiny house-style loft bedroom with a low ceiling, and is topped by a generous skylight that frames the view
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Tiny House Insoumise's bedroom is a typical tiny house-style loft bedroom with a low ceiling, and is topped by a generous skylight that frames the view
Tiny House Insoumise's small dining table will fit four at a squeeze
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Tiny House Insoumise's small dining table will fit four at a squeeze
Tiny House Insoumise's kitchen may be lacking by North American tiny house standards but it's more fully-featured than many French tiny houses we've seen
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Tiny House Insoumise's kitchen may be lacking by North American tiny house standards but it's more fully-featured than many French tiny houses we've seen
Tiny House Insoumise's interior is light-filled thanks to its generous glazing
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Tiny House Insoumise's interior is light-filled thanks to its generous glazing
Tiny House Insoumise's simple and clean interior is finished in pine and spruce
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Tiny House Insoumise's simple and clean interior is finished in pine and spruce
Tiny House Insoumise's kitchen connects to a small bathroom
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Tiny House Insoumise's kitchen connects to a small bathroom
Tiny House Insoumise's sole bedroom is reached by storage-integrated staircase
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Tiny House Insoumise's sole bedroom is reached by storage-integrated staircase
Tiny House Insoumise's living room includes a sofa bed that sleeps two
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Tiny House Insoumise's living room includes a sofa bed that sleeps two
Tiny House Insoumise is based on a double-axle trailer
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Tiny House Insoumise is based on a double-axle trailer
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With the compromises required to meet the country's strict towing laws, French tiny houses are a tough sell for all but the most dedicated downsizers. However, this contemporary tiny house by Baluchon is one of the more practical examples from that part of the world and fits a home for two with separate kitchen, dining area, and living room into a total length of just 6 m (19.6 ft). It also has generous glazing, including a skylight that lets owners fall asleep gazing at the stars.

The Tiny House Insoumise (or Tiny House Insubordinate) is based on a double-axle trailer and finished in cedar, with aluminum detailing and roof.

Visitors enter the home via a glass sliding door to find a snug living room that contains a coffee table, chair, and a sofa bed that sleeps two, with a large window framing the view. The kitchen area is nearby and features a small dining table that can just about squeeze in four people (again there's a large window), plus a sink, mini fridge/freezer, and an oven and propane-powered four-burner stove. There's also some cabinetry and storage space and the kitchen area connects to a small bathroom with a toilet, shower and a sink. The home looks light-filled thanks to all the glazing and the simple decor is made up of pine and spruce.

Tiny House Insoumise's small dining table will fit four at a squeeze
Tiny House Insoumise's small dining table will fit four at a squeeze

There's just one bedroom in the Tiny House Insoumise, which is reached by a storage-integrated staircase and is a standard tiny house-style bedroom with a low, sloping ceiling, a double bed, and a little storage space.

It features a large skylight that frames views of the stunning location in Aix-En-Provence where the home is located and allows the owners to fall asleep under the stars and wake up early with the sunrise.

Tiny House Insoumise's bedroom is a typical tiny house-style loft bedroom with a low ceiling, and is topped by a generous skylight that frames the view
Tiny House Insoumise's bedroom is a typical tiny house-style loft bedroom with a low ceiling, and is topped by a generous skylight that frames the view

The tiny house gets power from a standard RV-style hookup and features cotton, linen and hemp insulation in the floors and walls, with wood fiber insulation in the ceiling. We've no word on the price of this one.

Source: Baluchon

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