This 215 ft2 home doubles as a design studio and even boasts a sauna

Imagine having a 215 ft2 (20m2)  space to work with, and needing to turn it into a showroom, home, and office. And, oh, it also had to have a sauna. It might seem impossible, but with a € 3,400 ($3,780) design budget and € 94,000 ($104,500) for renovations, it became a reality.

Design firm Studio A3 and twin company A3 Byggprojekt was tasked with the design and alterations of a 215 ft2 (20m2) tiny house in Gothenburg. The goal was to pull off a Japanese and Scandinavian style tiny home that was pleasant to live in but also inspired creativity. Project manager Daniel Wolgast and his team more than delivered.

To ensure all furniture, storage, and design aspects worked in harmony, everything was made to measure. Even the staircase and its railings, right through to the storage benches and bed frame were customs for this project. Believe it or not, there is even storage in the bed headboard and bathroom mirror.

There are drawers in the sofa, a table on wheels with storage in the center, and a staircase that walks over the kitchen bench to access the bedroom. The staircase is oak with steel beams for a seamless look.

tiny house studio a3 6 - This 215 ft2 home doubles as a design studio and even boasts a saunaA minimalistic approach was decided upon, with light colors, white oak, and concrete the preferred choice. Sticking with light hues would also maximise the high 4.5-metre ceilings and highlight the tall windows and glass doors.

tiny house studio a3 14 - This 215 ft2 home doubles as a design studio and even boasts a saunaThe open plan living, dining, and kitchen area is uncluttered and features white oak with MDF and concrete. Everything is built in – including the fridge, hob, oven, wine cellar, and dishwasher.

studio a3 tiny house 5 - This 215 ft2 home doubles as a design studio and even boasts a saunaThe living/dining area offers beautiful indoor-outdoor flow without compromising on space.

studio a3 tiny house 1 - This 215 ft2 home doubles as a design studio and even boasts a saunaEvery nook and cranny has been utilised for storage to alleviate the risk of that ”cluttered” look.

tiny house studio a3 21 - This 215 ft2 home doubles as a design studio and even boasts a saunaThe carpenter’s naval background certainly helped with this project, as he was able to offer storage space where it had unlikely been before.

tiny house studio a3 4 - This 215 ft2 home doubles as a design studio and even boasts a saunaThe kitchen is surprisingly large and functional, with all built-in appliances and a steel and wood staircase overhead to lead to the bedroom.

studio a3 tiny house 3 - This 215 ft2 home doubles as a design studio and even boasts a saunaSteel framework allows for a floating staircase to take the homeowners to their private bedroom.

tiny house studio a3 11 - This 215 ft2 home doubles as a design studio and even boasts a saunaThe conservative size of the bedroom doesn’t mean it lacks in storage. Everything from the headboard to the base is somewhere to put the owner’s possessions.

studio a3 tiny house 4 - This 215 ft2 home doubles as a design studio and even boasts a saunaThe bathroom is contemporary, elegant, and entirely functional with tiling and a rainfall showerhead.

tiny house studio a3 13 - This 215 ft2 home doubles as a design studio and even boasts a saunaTrying to fit a sauna into a 20m2 tiny house might seem impossible, but it’s not for the team at A3. It measures 1.5m2 and works harmoniously with the shower and toilet.