French tiny house gives chef room to get creative in the kitchen
French tiny house firm Baluchon recently completed a new model named the Solaris. Despite its country's strict towing laws that require tiny houses to be small and light, the firm managed to shoehorn in a relatively spacious kitchen and dining room.
The Solaris tiny house is based on a double-axle trailer and measures 6 m (19 ft) long, with a wooden frame and cedar cladding. Insulation consists of cotton, linen, and hemp.
Visitors enter into the kitchen, which is well-proportioned by French tiny house standards and includes an oven with four-burner stove, fridge/freezer, sink, and a folding space-saving oak table. That said, it's still rather underwhelming compared to the larger tiny houses across the pond in North America, some of which boast additions like a dishwasher and washing machines.
The living room area lies nearby. This looks quite small and consists of a sofa with a large wardrobe used for storage. Further into the home is the bathroom, which is reached by sliding door. This contains a shower and toilet.
There's one bedroom in the Solaris, which is a typical tiny house style loft and has limited headroom. It's reached by removable wooden ladder and contains a double bed. However, there is also a secondary loft above the kitchen that's used for storage.
We've no word on the cost of the Solaris, though previous Baluchon models have come in at around €60,000 (roughly US$66,000).
Source: Baluchon [in French]