Tiny Houses

Petite beauty makes your average French tiny house feel small

Petite beauty makes your avera...
La Mésange Verte features a traditional tiny house exterior and includes a small planter
La Mésange Verte features a traditional tiny house exterior and includes a small planter
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La Mésange Verte includes a tiny wood-burning stove for heating the interior
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La Mésange Verte includes a tiny wood-burning stove for heating the interior
La Mésange Verte features a traditional tiny house exterior and includes a small planter
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La Mésange Verte features a traditional tiny house exterior and includes a small planter
La Mésange Verte is based on a double-axle trailer
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La Mésange Verte is based on a double-axle trailer
La Mésange Verte's living room includes a sofa and a small dining table that doubles as a desk
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La Mésange Verte's living room includes a sofa and a small dining table that doubles as a desk
La Mésange Verte's kitchen includes a small fridge/freezer, an oven, and a two-burner propane-powered stove
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La Mésange Verte's kitchen includes a small fridge/freezer, an oven, and a two-burner propane-powered stove
La Mésange Verte has two lofts: one has a bedroom and the other is smaller and used for storage space
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La Mésange Verte has two lofts: one has a bedroom and the other is smaller and used for storage space
La Mésange Verte's kitchen includes cabinetry and some shelving
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La Mésange Verte's kitchen includes cabinetry and some shelving
La Mésange Verte measures 6 m (19.6 ft) long
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La Mésange Verte measures 6 m (19.6 ft) long
Visitors enter La Mésange Verte into the living room
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Visitors enter La Mésange Verte into the living room
La Mésange Verte's bedroom is a typical tiny house-style bedroom with low ceiling
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La Mésange Verte's bedroom is a typical tiny house-style bedroom with low ceiling
La Mésange Verte's bedroom is reached by removable ladder
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La Mésange Verte's bedroom is reached by removable ladder
La Mésange Verte's bathroom includes a shower
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La Mésange Verte's bathroom includes a shower
La Mésange Verte's interior layout is simple, with the living room at one side of the home and the bathroom at the other
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La Mésange Verte's interior layout is simple, with the living room at one side of the home and the bathroom at the other
La Mésange Verte's living room includes a small desk/dining table. A cat flap is installed in the wall underneath
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La Mésange Verte's living room includes a small desk/dining table. A cat flap is installed in the wall underneath
La Mésange Verte is finished in cedar
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La Mésange Verte is finished in cedar
La Mésange Verte's bathroom includes a toilet and a tiny sink
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La Mésange Verte's bathroom includes a toilet and a tiny sink
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France's towing laws means that tiny houses over there need to be very small and light, even by tiny house standards, which often results in models with significant compromises. Baluchon’s Tiny House La Mésange Verte has fewer compromises than most of its previous efforts though, and features an improved kitchen and simple layout that suits one or two people.

The Tiny House La Mésange Verte is based on a double-axle trailer and measures 6 m (19.6 ft) long. To put that into perspective, some of the tiny houses available in North America are over double the length.

The home's exterior has a traditional tiny house design and features a small planter near the entrance. Visitors enter into the living room, which includes a sofa and a small desk that doubles as a dining table, plus some shelving. Nearby is the kitchen, which is well-stocked by French tiny house standards and has a sink, a very small fridge/freezer, a two-burner propane-powered stove, and an oven. A tiny wood-burning stove is also available for warmth.

The kitchen connects to the bathroom. This is small but contains a shower, toilet and a sink – which is also quite rare in a French tiny house.

La Mésange Verte's interior layout is simple, with the living room at one side of the home and the bathroom at the other
La Mésange Verte's interior layout is simple, with the living room at one side of the home and the bathroom at the other

There are two lofts in the tiny house, both of which are reached by ladder. The smaller loft is above the living room and is used for storage, while the second is over the bathroom and kitchen and serves as a bedroom. It's a typical tiny house-style bedroom with low ceiling and has a double bed and some storage space.

The Tiny House La Mésange Verte has now been delivered to its owner and her cat in a woodland area in Maine et Loire, central France. It gets power from a standard RV-style hookup. We've no word on the price of this one.

Source: Baluchon (in French)

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1 comment
windykites
This is a beauty! Lovely design. Great photos. I would say, no need to keep saying small this; small that. I would be interested to know the price.

This could be the answer to the housing problem! They could be built on whole estates, even as a permanent structure. Mass production would lower the cost.