Brief 

French firm Baluchon always manages to fit a lot of living space into its tiny houses, but its latest model can somehow sleep an impressive five people – plus a cat – in a home measuring just 19.6 feet long.

 

Insight

French firm Baluchon always manages to squeeze a lot of living space into its tiny houses, but its latest model can somehow sleep an impressive five people – plus a cat – in a home measuring just 6 m (19.6 ft) in length. The compact dwelling also features a focus on storage space and maximizing natural light inside.

The Tiny House Road Runner is so-named because its owners lived in the desert in New Mexico for a while. It’s finished in cedar, with aluminum detailing. It has a spruce frame and a mixture of cotton, linen and hemp insulation, and a modern style similar to Baluchon’s far smaller Tiny House Nano.

As visitors enter into the home, the living room is located on the left. This contains a sofa bed that sleeps up to two people, some storage space, and a small drop-down dining table for two. Additionally, a very small wood-burning stove provides heat. The glazing is generous in here and the room looks filled with natural light, helping to flatter the small space.

Nearby is the kitchen area. This contains an oven with a four-burner propane-powered stove, a sink, and cabinetry. Despite there being sufficient space to install a fridge, the owners didn’t want one, preferring a pantry to store their vegetables. A large wardrobe is nearby for storing clothes. The kitchen opens to a snug bathroom that contains a shower and toilet.

 

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