[VIDEO] The French Like It Petite

Is Europe Already One Step Ahead?


The “Tiny House Movement” that has become all the rage lately in North America seems like old news to a lot of Europeans, who have been living in smaller spaces for ages.  Compactness and efficiency…. it just makes more sense there, and always has.  “LA Tiny House” (in France) is one such specialist that builds tiny homes, such as this one, which happens to be mounted on a trailer so as to be mobile.  Cute, high quality, and very functional, we bet you’ll adore this petite little french cabin too.  Take a look and let us know what you think on our facebook page!



For the last few years, most of the tiny homes we hear about are based in North America — at least the ones with the recognizable “tiny house on wheels” aesthetic. But the tiny house movement does appear to be catching on elsewhere, even in places in Europe such as Austria and France — places where people are already familiar with smaller living spaces. French builder La Tiny House is one of these European tiny house pioneers, having started a couple of years ago and completing about 15 small dwellings since. For starters, in France one has to deal with a maximum allowable weight of 3.5 metric tons (7,700 pounds), compared to the American standard of around 10,000 pounds. But there’s a silver lining: it means that French builders need to be a bit more innovative in finding ways to shed weight. The Tinystream features wood and lightweight aluminum cladding on the outside, with a distinct, split-curved roof that gives the house a more aerodynamic form. They can be built to be hooked up to utilities or to a solar kit, and can be offered partially finished for do-it-yourselfers who are on a tighter budget.





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