Tiny Houses

French tiny house fits a family while watching its weight

French tiny house fits a famil...
The Sébastien & Géraldine tiny house measures 6 m (19.6 ft) long and 2.55 m (8.33 ft) wide
The Sébastien & Géraldine tiny house measures 6 m (19.6 ft) long and 2.55 m (8.33 ft) wide
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The Sébastien & Géraldine tiny house measures 6 m (19.6 ft) long and 2.55 m (8.33 ft) wide
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The Sébastien & Géraldine tiny house measures 6 m (19.6 ft) long and 2.55 m (8.33 ft) wide
The Sébastien & Géraldine tiny house is based on a double-axle trailer
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The Sébastien & Géraldine tiny house is based on a double-axle trailer
The Sébastien & Géraldine tiny house is finished in Douglas Fir, with polycarbonate accenting
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The Sébastien & Géraldine tiny house is finished in Douglas Fir, with polycarbonate accenting
The Sébastien & Géraldine tiny house has a small storage box at its front
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The Sébastien & Géraldine tiny house has a small storage box at its front
The Sébastien & Géraldine tiny house's living room is small and contains a sofa
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The Sébastien & Géraldine tiny house's living room is small and contains a sofa
The Sébastien & Géraldine tiny house's interior measures 20.4 sq m (219 sq ft), including bedroom lofts
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The Sébastien & Géraldine tiny house's interior measures 20.4 sq m (219 sq ft), including bedroom lofts
The Sébastien & Géraldine tiny house includes a storage-integrated staircase
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The Sébastien & Géraldine tiny house includes a storage-integrated staircase
The Sébastien & Géraldine tiny house's kitchen doesn't look overly cramped, but as usual with French tiny houses, is quite barebones, with no oven, dishwasher, and other appliances
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The Sébastien & Géraldine tiny house's kitchen doesn't look overly cramped, but as usual with French tiny houses, is quite barebones, with no oven, dishwasher, and other appliances
The Sébastien & Géraldine tiny house's bathroom includes a shower
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The Sébastien & Géraldine tiny house's bathroom includes a shower
Shot of the Sébastien & Géraldine tiny house's toilet
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Shot of the Sébastien & Géraldine tiny house's toilet
The Sébastien & Géraldine tiny house includes two bedrooms
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The Sébastien & Géraldine tiny house includes two bedrooms
The Sébastien & Géraldine tiny house has a small dining area
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The Sébastien & Géraldine tiny house has a small dining area
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Optinid's latest tiny house dispenses with the novel sliding roof that its previous models have boasted. Instead, the firm added a second bedroom to ensure the towable home could fit a family of three, while still conforming to France's strict towing laws.

The Sébastien & Géraldine tiny house (named after its owners) is based on a double-axle trailer and measures 6 m (19.6 ft) long and 2.55 m (8.33 ft) wide. Its exterior is finished in Douglas Fir, with polycarbonate accenting, and its insulation is made from recycled clothing.

Visitors enter into the living room area, such as it is, which contains a sofa with some storage space beneath. Nearby is a folding dining table. The kitchen has a reasonable amount of space available but is still quite basic – as are most of the French tiny houses we've come across. It contains a two-burner stove and a fridge, but no oven, dishwasher, or other appliances. Though there is a washing machine nearby.

Next to the kitchen is a small bathroom with a shower and a toilet.

The Sébastien & Géraldine tiny house's interior measures 20.4 sq m (219 sq ft), including bedroom lofts
The Sébastien & Géraldine tiny house's interior measures 20.4 sq m (219 sq ft), including bedroom lofts

There are two loft-style bedrooms in the Sébastien & Géraldine tiny house, which are accessed by a double storage-integrated staircase. The main bedroom is for the owners, while the second will be used for their child. Between the two is a storage area.

The Sébastien & Géraldine tiny house gets power from a standard RV-style hookup. During construction, Optinid was concerned about its total weight but in the end it came in at 3,340 kg (7,363 lb), which is below France's strict limit of 3,500 kg (7,716 lb). We've no word on the total cost of this one.

Source: Optinid [in French]

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5 comments
Wolf0579
I have been saying this since the beginning of this idiotic "movement"... this is nothing more than the 1% getting you used to ,living with less... less space, less possession, less money, less land, less everything, BECAUSE THEY WANT IT ALL FOR THEMSELVES.

Wake the hell up.
Tamra Fakhoorian
Beautiful, but was hoping for a pic and description of the sliding roof. Any links to that concept?
Wombat56
Lots of details of length and width and weight, but what's the height of this thing?

I wonder how it would go with the overhanging power lines etc in my area.
Kake2
WOW it amazes me how some people dont understand the tiny house movement. I dont care for the Tiny homes on wheels but I like the idea of downsizing to a tiny home on a permanent foundation. For some people no matter how much space we have we clutter it up. With less space I feel the needs are less and I like that.
Holger
@Wolf As far as conspiracy theories, yours gets 10/10 for creativity! :)

@Tamra: The sliding roof can be seen in the linked article: https://newatlas.com/optinid-tiny-house-franck/60718/