Tiny home living often seems like it’s a couple’s dream living arrangement. Although, French tiny house company Baluchon is here to show you that tiny home living with children is possible.
Valhalla is one of their many popular designs, and this one, in particular, is home to Léna, Lambert, and their son Isaac. It features an inverted loft space, an upstairs lounge, and a child’s bedroom on the main floor. There is also more to this tiny home than meets the eye, as you are about to find out below.
Valhalla by Baluchon is a six-meter tiny home with a striking two-tone cladding of red cedar and white-painted siding. Five open support beams are present on each end of the house, along with two panoramic windows and three circular ones. Adding a burst of color is the blue front door, roof, and window frames.
Even though Valhalla looks small on the outside, looks can be deceiving. Thanks to single-slope architecture and extra height partnered with roof ladders, a family’s everyday needs are well catered for inside this home.
Black cabinetry in the kitchen contrasts beautifully against the solid oak worktops and exposed beams above. In the heart of the tiny home, this kitchen also has everything a family needs to cook up a storm.
There’s a fridge, sink, mini-oven, hot plates with a gas bottle, hot water tank, and a double-flow CMV. At the end of the cabinets is a staircase that offers access to a mezzanine floor used as a living room.
Opposite the kitchen, you’ll find a spacious office fitted with an RJ45 socket. Above the office space is a seamless set of floating stairs leading up to the master bedroom. The first two steps are located under the desk so that traffic isn’t obstructed.
For the lucky couple who gets to call Valhalla home, a gorgeous bedroom awaits. A window stretches from one end to the other to allow plenty of natural light, while the light wooden walls add to the brightness. This bedroom is accessible via the floating staircase from the office area, and it has plenty of room for a double bed and a removable oak nightstand.
You will also notice that the master bedroom is deceivingly spacious. You can remove the nightstand to include a bigger bed or more storage.
The height of this tiny home allows for multiple areas of separation. Living space is located just above the kitchen on a second layer, which sits adjacent to the third storey leading to the master bedroom.
As quaint as the living room is, it still has plenty of space for two shelves, a coffee table, and a sofa that can be folded out to provide space for a guest to sleep. Plenty of natural light is also let in with three windows on either end.
As if a guest sofa and master bedroom weren’t enough, there is another bedroom for a child on the ground floor. This has two wardrobes and can fit two children’s beds or a double bed. Thanks to vibrant yellow curtains in place, it can be separated from the rest of the tiny home.
This room, too, benefits from natural light, courtesy of a long window and light color scheme. Contrasting wooden beams add to the character.
As connected as this room is to the rest of the home, it gains all its privacy from the two wardrobes and centrally positioned curtains.
The bathroom carries on the natural color scheme of the rest of the home. It features a dry toilet with a stainless-steel bucket and chip compartment and shelving for toiletries. A large, opening window is also well positioned for air and light.
An 80 x 80cm shower completes the picture, with as much room as you would typically have to wash in a typical home.