French Tiny House Fits a Family While Watching Its Weight


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.

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