Tiny Houses

Pint-sized tiny house has space for family and friends, and some fun too

Pint-sized tiny house has spac...
The Tiny house Kalzennig serves as a full-time home to its owners in western France
The Tiny house Kalzennig serves as a full-time home to its owners in western France
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The Tiny house Kalzennig serves as a full-time home to its owners in western France
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The Tiny house Kalzennig serves as a full-time home to its owners in western France
The Tiny house Kalzennig is finished in cedar cladding, with aluminum accenting
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The Tiny house Kalzennig is finished in cedar cladding, with aluminum accenting
The Tiny house Kalzennig measures 6 m (19.6 ft) in length, which is a lot smaller than most of the North American tiny houses we see nowadays
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The Tiny house Kalzennig measures 6 m (19.6 ft) in length, which is a lot smaller than most of the North American tiny houses we see nowadays
The Tiny house Kalzennig features a storage-integrated staircase, which provides access to the loft-based bedrooms
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The Tiny house Kalzennig features a storage-integrated staircase, which provides access to the loft-based bedrooms
The Tiny house Kalzennig's living room includes a folding dining table and a pull-down screen for a movie projector
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The Tiny house Kalzennig's living room includes a folding dining table and a pull-down screen for a movie projector
The Tiny house Kalzennig's kitchen includes a fridge/freezer and a
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The Tiny house Kalzennig's kitchen includes a fridge/freezer, sink, oven, and a four-burner propane-powered stove
The Tiny house Kalzennig's bathroom includes a shower, sink, and toilet
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The Tiny house Kalzennig's bathroom includes a shower, sink, and toilet
The Tiny house Kalzennig's main bedroom includes a double bed and has a typical tiny house-style low ceiling
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The Tiny house Kalzennig's main bedroom includes a double bed and has a typical tiny house-style low ceiling
The Tiny house Kalzennig's secondary bedroom includes a single bed, though has space for a double
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The Tiny house Kalzennig's secondary bedroom includes a single bed, though has space for a double
The Tiny house Kalzennig's secondary bedroom features a little storage space, in addition to the bed
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The Tiny house Kalzennig's secondary bedroom features a little storage space, in addition to the bed
The Tiny house Kalzennig's two loft bedrooms are connected by a net floor area
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The Tiny house Kalzennig's two loft bedrooms are connected by a net floor area
The Tiny house Kalzennig's interior is finished in spruce and it looks light-filled thanks to the generous glazing
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The Tiny house Kalzennig's interior is finished in spruce and it looks light-filled thanks to the generous glazing
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France's tiny houses are generally very compact even by small living standards, so it's impressive just how many features Baluchon manages to squeeze into its homes. The Tiny house Kalzennig is a good example of its efforts to maximize every inch of floorspace available and includes two bedrooms connected by a netted relaxation area, plus a sofa bed for guests and a projector for movie nights, too.

The home is based on a double-axle trailer, and comprises a spruce frame and cedar cladding, with aluminum accenting, and a mixture of cotton, linen and hemp insulation. Power comes from a standard RV-style hookup and its total length is a mere 6 m (19.6 ft). To put this into perspective, the Canadian Magnolia V5 is almost double the length at 11.5 m (38 ft).

Given the relative lack of space, Baluchon sensibly kept the decor throughout simple and unfussy. It does look quite light-filled thanks to the generous glazing installed though.

Visitors enter the tiny house into its living/dining room. This contains the sofa bed, plus a space-saving folding dining table. A projector screen is installed here too and can be used when it's time for movie night.

Nearby is the kitchen. This contains a fridge/freezer, sink, an oven with four-burner propane-powered stove, and cabinetry. The bathroom is adjacent and, though compact, does have a shower, sink, and toilet.

The Tiny house Kalzennig's interior is finished in spruce and it looks light-filled thanks to the generous glazing
The Tiny house Kalzennig's interior is finished in spruce and it looks light-filled thanks to the generous glazing

There are two bedrooms in the Tiny house Kalzennig, both of which are typical tiny house-style loft bedrooms with low ceilings that require the owners to crawl into bed. Access to the main bedroom is gained by a storage-integrated staircase and it has a double bed and some storage space. From here, the secondary bedroom is reached by crossing the netted floor area, which can also serve as a reading area or general relaxation space. The secondary bedroom itself has some shelving and just a single bed, though there's room for a double.

The Tiny house Kalzennig is located in Loire-Atlantique and serves as the owners' full-time home. We've no word on its exact cost, but Baluchon's tiny houses typically start at around €80,000 (roughly US$90,000).

Source: Baluchon

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4 comments
4 comments
Michael son of Lester
Heat rises and I suspect sleeping in the loft would be like sleeping in an oven set to broil. Fine in the winter, but in the summer it would be a bitch.
see3d
The very large opening windows in the lofts should make the heat escape and draw in cool air from below. I think the owners are covered for summer nights.
Michael son of Lester
@ see3d... You may want to take a hard look at what people who live in these "Tiny homes" are saying and stop buying the hype.

https://www.insider.com/dissapointing-photos-tiny-house-living-2019-10#some-homeowners-use-lofts-for-storage-instead-of-sleeping-but-it-can-be-quite-the-eyesore-7
Ornery Johnson
Interesting choice of door placement, right over the wheels. It appears that you would need to have a four-step custom-built stairway to reach the door. That's probably an added option, and let's face it, a rig like this probably spends 99% of it's time in the same spot.