Tiny house living has long been seen as suitable for individuals and couples. Now, small families are catered for with French tiny house company Baluchon’s latest build: The Gaia Tiny House.
Gaia is the latest build in their collection and boasts two loft bedrooms, a spacious living room, a kitchen and dining area catering to up to four people, and a large bathroom. This tiny home with an abundance of storage space has been built on an 8m agricultural trailer and is set to take the tiny home market by storm.
This model, in particular, is currently located in Loire-Atlantique. While Baluchon hasn’t listed a price online, tiny houses of this caliber typically sell for between €85,000-100,000, or around $94,600-111,300.
Gaia is a beautiful farm-style tiny home with pine and aluminum cladding built by the well-known French tiny house company Baluchon. It’s much larger than their previous models, with two loft bedrooms, a living room, kitchen and dining area, a large bathroom, and storage space.
As Gaia was built on an 8m (26ft) agricultural trailer, it offers prospective purchasers space galore. It’s 3.5m wide by 4.7m tall (11.5 x 15.5ft) with 36 m2 (388 ft2) of usable space, including the mezzanine floors.
A glass door provides access to the Gaia tiny house. The small entrance area guides you into the kitchen, with a dedicated storage unit for coats, shoes, and a mirror.
Baluchon is all about quality, which is why they opted for solid French oak flooring. It’s easy-care and rustic while also being beautifully contemporary. The same wood, which pairs beautifully with the stark white walls, has also been used to manufacture many furniture pieces throughout the home.
Baluchon knew that a tiny home catering to more occupants needed more storage space. They delivered with a gorgeous navy and oak storage unit with multiple cupboards, drawers, and a wardrobe. This unit also features oak steps that guide the occupants to one of the mezzanine floors upstairs. The other mezzanine floor is accessible by the storage unit and floating oak stairs.
The living area subtly bordered by the mezzanine floor stairs has plenty of space for a convertible sofa and a quaint oak coffee table. This area enjoys plenty of natural light courtesy of a large door and three generous windows.
While the living space can be a comfortable area for relaxing, it can also become a makeshift guest area at night. The sofa converts into a comfortable bed for two.
If the sofa doesn’t provide enough seating for your family and guests, there is also an additional armchair. A subtle electric inertia heater keeps this area cozy and warm in the winter months.
Baluchon thought of everything to maximize space in this tiny home. The living area opens out onto a raised outdoor terrace. This is all thanks to the innovative pocket window facing the sofa.
Tiny homes rarely cater for more than two people. Gaia bucks the trend. The dining table in the kitchen has plenty of space for up to four people to dine comfortably.
The kitchen is undoubtedly the star of the show. It carries on the oak theme with a gorgeous oak countertop and navy blue cabinetry. This L-shaped kitchen has plenty of space for kitchen essentials in its many large niches bordering the bathroom. Homeowners can also enjoy ventilation from the well-positioned window.
The largest loft bedroom of the two is the one positioned directly above the storage unit in the living area. This room has space for a double bed and two oak bedside tables. Occupants can enjoy standing room, crossbreeze from the two large windows, and a gorgeous warming feature wall.
Baluchon tiny home developers wanted to maximize light and space in the mezzanine bedrooms. This led them to install a Velux skylight window. It has integrated electric blinds for convenience.
The main bedroom is not short of storage space. There is a long two-drawer storage unit at the foot of the bed. This functions as a barrier to the living room below.
The smaller of the two loft bedrooms is set up with a rope balustrade to offer protection while maximizing the available space.
While small, this second bedroom has enough space for a single bed and a bedside table. It also feels much larger than it is, thanks to the light oak materials and large floor-to-ceiling window.
The single bedroom boasts an oak desk for the studious family member and a Velux skylight with an electric blind to let in as much natural light as possible.
You’ll find the surprisingly spacious bathroom through a pocket door adjacent to the kitchen. This oak bathroom with navy cabinetry has everything an individual, couple, or family needs, including a dry toilet with a stainless-steel bucket and shavings compartment, wall shelves, a vanity, and storage galore.
Alongside toileting and storage essentials, the bathroom is also home to a comfortable 140cm by 80cm (55 x 31 inches) shower. This is more than enough space to take care of your hygiene needs. There is also an electric towel dryer, which is a lifeline during the colder months of the year.