Estelle and Gaëtan are the proud owners of Perseverance, a 19.6-foot or six-metre tiny home built by French tiny house company Baluchon. Estelle, Gaëtan, and their cat Mina live in the home year-round in Loire-Atlantique and purposely chose to have it designed for their current and future requirements.
So, while it has one bedroom area for their immediate needs, it also has a second for if they decide to grow their family to include a child.
The tiny home is positioned on a double-axle trailer and has many standard features you’d expect from a standard RV. However, there’s more to this tiny house than meets the eye, and it has everything to do with a hammock.
A hammock or taut net connects the first bedroom to the second and functions as a safety feature and an area to relax. The second bedroom is only accessible from the first, with access directly via the hammock hanging across the living space below.
Perseverance looks like a standard tiny house from the outside, but wait until you see inside. Prepare to have your mind blown!
Perseverance is a 19.6-foot or six-metre tiny home owned by Estelle and Gaëtan, who reside full-time in Loire-Atlantique with their cat, Mina. Their home features spruce, an aluminium roof, and insulation consisting of hemp, cotton, and linen. This beauty is set upon a double-axle trailer and is powered with a standard RV-style hookup.
The warm, welcoming, and country-style kitchen is charming in every sense of the word. The forest green cabinetry works in harmony with the oak workbenches and blends in seamlessly with the walls, ceiling, and floors.
While the hammock on the first floor functions as a safety feature, it also allows natural light from the ground floor to brighten the first floor. This tiny home has no shortage of windows for plenty of natural light.
The kitchen is the most spacious part of the home and has a fold-out table that functions as a dining table for two. Estelle and Gaëtan can also enjoy views of the outdoors, no matter where they choose to park up.
If they have guests over, Estelle and Gaëtan can fold up a second table and dine up to four people. These tables have built-in storage for extra convenience.
Estelle and Gaëtan can fold up the tables and enjoy all the free space for activities like yoga when the dinner dishes are cleared away. There is also an electric heater next to the tables to keep the tiny home at a comfortable temperature year-round.
Staircases can often take up a lot of space while also being an unintentional feature. Estelle and Gaëtan decided to buck the trend by including floating stairs. They lighten the area and take up minimal room. The bottom step also functions as shoe storage, and an armchair comfortably fits under the top step.
A taut net was installed between the first and second bedrooms. This allowed for safe access to the second bedroom while also providing extra space for relaxation. It also makes the space safer.
There is a deceiving amount of space on the first floor, with light wood and natural light enhancing the area.
The child’s bedroom has enough space for a single bed, a small amount of storage, and an area to play. The taut net removes the safety risk of them falling to the ground floor.
The bathroom takes on the same charming country theme as the kitchen, with forest green paired with wood. Although, a darker wood is present in the bathroom with a dry toilet and chip compartment.
Storage is certainly not lacking in the bathroom, with an abundance of natural wood shelves featuring large seagrass baskets.
A pentagonal shower suits Estelle and Gaëtan’s needs perfectly. It’s tucked away in a corner with a shower curtain for privacy.