Tiny Houses

Compact tiny house casts a net for some extra space upstairs

Compact tiny house casts a net...
Tiny House Sïana's secondary bedroom is accessed from the main bedroom by using the net
Tiny House Sïana's secondary bedroom is accessed from the main bedroom by using the net
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Tiny House Sïana is finished in cedar, with aluminum accenting
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Tiny House Sïana is finished in cedar, with aluminum accenting
Tiny House Sïana is based on a double-axle trailer
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Tiny House Sïana is based on a double-axle trailer
Tiny House Sïana measures just 6 m (19.6 ft) in length
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Tiny House Sïana measures just 6 m (19.6 ft) in length
Tiny House Sïana's bathroom includes a shower and toilet
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Tiny House Sïana's bathroom includes a shower and toilet
Tiny House Sïana's bathroom has a large window and some storage space
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Tiny House Sïana's bathroom has a large window and some storage space
Tiny House Sïana's secondary bedroom is for the owner's child
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Tiny House Sïana's secondary bedroom is for the owner's child
Tiny House Sïana's secondary bedroom is accessed from the main bedroom by using the net
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Tiny House Sïana's secondary bedroom is accessed from the main bedroom by using the net
Tiny House Sïana's net is also used as an additional hangout space, says Baluchon
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Tiny House Sïana's net is also used as an additional hangout space, says Baluchon
Tiny House Sïana's secondary bedroom includes a bed and some shelving
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Tiny House Sïana's secondary bedroom includes a bed and some shelving
Tiny House Sïana's main bedroom includes a double bed and some storage space
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Tiny House Sïana's main bedroom includes a double bed and some storage space
Tiny House Sïana's living room includes a sofa bed that can sleep two guests
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Tiny House Sïana's living room includes a sofa bed that can sleep two guests
Tiny House Sïana's living room contains a small wood-burning stove, which should be sufficient to heat the compact home
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Tiny House Sïana's living room contains a small wood-burning stove, which should be sufficient to heat the compact home
Tiny House Sïana's interior looks quite light-filled thanks to generous glazing
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Tiny House Sïana's interior looks quite light-filled thanks to generous glazing
Tiny house Sïana's kitchen is basic and includes an oven with four-burner propane-powered stove
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Tiny house Sïana's kitchen is basic and includes an oven with four-burner propane-powered stove
Tiny house Sïana's main bedroom is reached by storage-integrated staircase
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Tiny house Sïana's main bedroom is reached by storage-integrated staircase
Tiny House Sïana's interior is finished in spruce and oak
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Tiny House Sïana's interior is finished in spruce and oak
Tiny House Sïana's living room includes a dining area with stool seating
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Tiny House Sïana's living room includes a dining area with stool seating
Tiny house Sïana serves as full time home to a mother and daughter in southeastern France
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Tiny house Sïana serves as full time home to a mother and daughter in southeastern France
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The latest tiny house by French firm Baluchon measures a mere 6 m (19.6 ft) in length but serves as full time home to a mother and her daughter. Its compact interior squeezes in space for a living area with a sofa bed for guests, and the firm also added a net floor upstairs that provides an extra place to relax.

The home is named Tiny House Sïana (the name of the owner's daughter, spelled backwards), and is based on a standard double-axle trailer. It's finished in cedar with aluminum detailing and features a timber frame and a mixture of cotton, linen and hemp insulation. Power comes from a standard RV-style hookup.

Tiny house Sïana serves as full time home to a mother and daughter in southeastern France
Tiny house Sïana serves as full time home to a mother and daughter in southeastern France

Visitors enter into the home near the living room. This contains a sofa (which pulls out into a double bed for guests), a dining area with stool seating, and some storage space. A wood-burning stove provides heat. A storage-integrated staircase nearby offers access to the main bedroom, which is a typical tiny house loft bedroom with a low ceiling. It has a double bed, some storage space, and operable windows.

The second bedroom is on the opposite side of the home and is reached from the main bedroom by the net, which Baluchon says also doubles as an additional area for reading and relaxing.

Tiny House Sïana's living room includes a dining area with stool seating
Tiny House Sïana's living room includes a dining area with stool seating

Back downstairs, the kitchen is basic but functional. It contains an oven with four-burner propane-powered stove, a small fridge, sink, cabinetry, and some shelving. The bathroom is adjacent and has a shower and toilet inside.

We've no word on the cost of the Tiny House Sïana but the firm says its homes start at around €65,000 (roughly US$78,000)

Source: Baluchon

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NASA and Elon should be engaging Baluchon to create living spaces for the Moon and Mars... Not are they space efficient, they're organic and attractive. A little real wood and comfort would be deeply appreciated 40 million miles away.
Ornery Johnson
Basically, someone builds an extra-heavy trailer with wood-siding and square windows and calls it a "tiny home". For 78K, I'd prefer a 30ft fifth-wheel with twin recliners and a theatre.