Brief

The latest tiny house from Baluchon measures just 6 meters long and can sleep up to two people full-time, with an extra sleeping space for a guest too. It also has a skylight in the loft bedroom so the owner can fall asleep while stargazing.

 

Insight

The latest model from French tiny house firm Baluchon measures just 6 m (19.6 ft) long. Despite its compact dimensions (Minimaliste’s Magnolia V6 is almost twice the size, for example), the home can serve as a full-time residence for up to two people and shoehorns in a spare sleeping space for a guest too. The interior layout is simple and quite basic, though one notable feature is a skylight in the loft bedroom positioned so the owner can fall asleep while stargazing.

Named Tiny House Nottingham in honor of its Anglophile owner, the towable dwelling is based on a standard double-axle trailer. It’s finished in cedar, with quite a lot of glazing that helps naturally light the interior of the home. Insulation is a mixture of cotton, linen, and hemp, and it gets power from a standard RV-style hookup.

Visitors enter into the living room, which contains a window seat that doubles as a guest bed in a pinch and has some integrated shelving and a large drawer underneath for storage. There’s also a coffee table nearby and a small wood-burning stove that provides warmth, along with a small electric heater.

Notwithstanding the nation’s reputation for culinary excellence, most of the French tiny houses we’ve seen have a very basic kitchen by North American tiny house standards – perhaps they’re all eating out in those wonderful French restaurants – and this is indeed the case with the Tiny House Nottingham, too. It’s packing a simple two-burner propane stove (no oven), a sink, fridge, and a washer/dryer, plus some storage space. The kitchen also connects to a compact bathroom with a shower and toilet.

 

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