More and more people are moving away from conventional living arrangements and opting for something a little out of the ordinary. It’s called the tiny home revolution, and it’s easy to see why it’s gaining momentum. With a house on wheels, you can enjoy lower living costs and a house that moves wherever you want it to go. Mother Blandine and daughter Anaïs are some of the latest tiny home purchasers who have discovered this way of life is for them.
They contacted French company Baluchon, who got to work creating a beautiful tiny home on wheels they could call theirs. They named it Sïana, which is Anaïs backwards. Now, they live in it in Haute-Savoie, southeastern France, where it constantly turns heads.
The tiny home, Sïana, built by French company Baluchon, boasts beautifully oblique wooden cladding with the upper section and roof covered with anthracite grey aluminum trays.
The teal window frames add a lovely burst of color that breaks through the natural wood and grey.
In the center of the tiny home’s ground floor is the kitchen. It consists of a sink, refrigerator, storage space, and a gas stove. Its natural wooden theme also sets the scene for the rest of the home.
The gorgeous oak worktop in the kitchen provides Blandine with plenty of space to prepare the family meal. The kitchen window also opens out to let in the fresh air.
Adjacent to the kitchen is a staircase with storage. Against a backdrop of natural wood, these stairs lead to the first floor of the tiny home.
The living area is set in a small space next to the stairs and kitchen. It boasts a vibrant yellow sofa that folds out to a bed to house guests comfortably. This area also benefits from plenty of natural light, courtesy of the windows on three sides.
Once the family meal is prepared, Blandine and Anaïs can sit at the solid chestnut table that spans the width of the room. Above it are shelves and cupboards for additional storage. This area also features a charming wood stove that heats the entire home in winter.
Utilizing a lot of wasted space and making the most of it are two mezzanine floors. These allow Anaïs and Blandine to have their own bedrooms. There is also a hammock net that lets you move from one room to the next safely.
The unique net feature is strong enough for the home’s occupants to use it for sleeping, reading or playing. Its natural color scheme allows it to blend in with the rest of the décor seamlessly.
The natural wood colour scheme throughout is broken up by a lovely teal wall in one of the bedrooms. This matches the teal of the interior and exterior window frames.
The opposite bedroom boasts a wall-to-wall window to the rear and side to let in plenty of natural light. There is also a bookcase for storage and plenty of space to move around.
The second floor of the tiny home is surprisingly spacious, with an easy-flowing layout from one bedroom to the next.
The master bedroom boasts floor-to-ceiling wood panels, with the bright teal window frame adding a much-needed burst of color.
No stone was left unturned in creating a tiny home of complete convenience. There is a bathroom suitably located to the left of the main entrance. Within it, there is a dry toilet featuring a stainless-steel bucket and chip compartment.
Adjacent to the toilet is a comfortable and spacious 80 x 80cm shower. The bathroom is also home to a washing machine and wardrobe. The same natural theme is continued into this space, with white walls to add a sense of lightness and space.