Tiny Houses

Pint-sized tiny house has room for a family to grow

Pint-sized tiny house has room...
The Persévérance is finished in spruce, with aluminum detailing
The Persévérance is finished in spruce, with aluminum detailing
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The Persévérance measures just 6 m (19.6 ft) in length, which is about average for a French tiny house, but pretty small compared to most North American models we see
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The Persévérance measures just 6 m (19.6 ft) in length, which is about average for a French tiny house, but pretty small compared to most North American models we see
The Persévérance is finished in spruce, with aluminum detailing
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The Persévérance is finished in spruce, with aluminum detailing
The Persévérance is based on a double-axle trailer, while power comes from a standard RV-style hookup
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The Persévérance is based on a double-axle trailer, while power comes from a standard RV-style hookup
Visitors enter the Persévérance into a very small living room area with a chair and coffee table
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Visitors enter the Persévérance into a very small living room area with a chair and coffee table
The Persévérance features a relatively spacious-looking kitchen
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The Persévérance features a relatively spacious-looking kitchen
The Persévérance's kitchen includes an oven and a four-burner propane-powered stove
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The Persévérance's kitchen includes an oven and a four-burner propane-powered stove
The Persévérance includes a split dining table that folds away to save space
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The Persévérance includes a split dining table that folds away to save space
The Persévérance's bathroom includes a shower and toilet, as well as storage space
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The Persévérance's bathroom includes a shower and toilet, as well as storage space
The Persévérance's two loft bedrooms are typical tiny house-style bedrooms with low ceilings
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The Persévérance's two loft bedrooms are typical tiny house-style bedrooms with low ceilings
The Persévérance's second loft will eventually be used as a children's room
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The Persévérance's second loft will eventually be used as a children's room
The Persévérance's two lofts are linked by netting
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The Persévérance's two lofts are linked by netting
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The Persévérance tiny house was commissioned by a couple who wanted space for themselves, plus some room for a child too, in case their family grows. In response, Baluchon created a home centered around a relatively large kitchen and featuring a pair of loft bedrooms that are connected by a net.

The Persévérance measures just 6 m (19.6 ft) in length, which is about average for a French tiny house, but very small compared to most of the North American models we cover, which regularly exceed 9 m (30 ft).

It's finished in spruce, with an aluminum roof and detailing, and is based on a double-axle trailer. Insulation is made up of cotton, linen and hemp, while power comes from a standard RV-style hookup.

Visitors enter the home into the living room area, such as it is, which looks very small and consists of just a chair in the corner, plus a coffee table – and that's all. The kitchen is nearby and is relatively spacious. It contains a split dining table that seats up to four people and folds away to make the floorspace available for yoga and other activities.

The Persévérance includes a split dining table that folds away to save space
The Persévérance includes a split dining table that folds away to save space

Elsewhere, there's a fridge/freezer, an oven with a four-burner propane-powered stove, a sink, and cabinetry, plus some more storage units. The bathroom is adjacent and reached by a pocket sliding door, and this includes a shower and toilet, plus yet more storage space.

The Persévérance technically features two separate loft-style tiny house sleeping areas with low ceilings, though they're joined together by a net, creating one large loft space. They are reached by a "floating" staircase in the living room, and consist of the main bedroom, which has a double bed, as well as a nearby bedroom, which will eventually be used as a children's room, or perhaps could be used as a spare room or second living room in the meantime.

The Persévérance is used as a full-time home by the owners and their cat in Loire-Atlantique, western France. We've no word on its price, but Baluchon's tiny houses start at €65,000 (roughly US$75,000).

Source: Baluchon

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2 comments
2 comments
paul314
Whoever designed that floating stair has never met a toddler, and whoever designed the net has never had to put away children's toys.
Tristan P
It would certainly take an adjustment to live in it, but for digital nomads and minimalists, it's probably a dream home.