What Tiny Homes Are like Around the World
A tiny home is an awesome way to see the world at a reasonable rate.
Louve Barge: Paris
This tiny home is in a historic Dutch barge, moored on the left bank of Paris, between the picturesque Pont Neuf and Pont Des Arts bridges. Enjoy a glass of wine on the deck, or under the deck at the gorgeous reclaimed wood bar in your fully equipped kitchen. Here’s a list of the most popular Airbnb in each U.S. state.
Glass House, Freetown Christiania, Denmark
Christiania, Denmark is an interesting place to begin with, so a glass house isn’t out of character for an area in Denmark that is self-proclaimed autonomous. It’s home to around 1,000 people and began in 1971 when people started squatting in what was a military area. Feel the freedom of the open road in a tiny home. Here’s how you can incorporate the Danish philosophy hygge into your everyday life.
The name might conjure ideas of space-themed rooms but really it’s just a rebranding of a repurposed container in the Netherlands. For $63 a night on Airbnb, it might be the perfect spot for someone who loves a handy hint for a frugal homeowner.
Architect Piet Blom designed a series of cube houses in the Netherlands set at an angle to optimize the space inside. These are located in Rotterdam and there are others in Helmond. The houses are around 1,000-square-feet and are meant to resemble an abstract forest. The homes are three stories tall and have an open kitchen and living room on the first floor, a bathroom and two bedrooms on the second floor and some have rooftop gardens. This is the real reason why splitting the bill is called “Going Dutch.”
Futuro #001 Espoo, Finland
The Futuros, as seen in this photo, have airplane doors that fold down. This is the first Futuro manufactured after the prototype and is on display in Espoo, Finland at the WeeGee Exhibition Center as part of the 50th birthday of the Futuro. Finland is also one of the most peaceful countries in the world.
The Gnome Home, Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands
The gnome village with the mushroom houses in the fairytale forest in the theme park Efteling in the Netherlands. The Fairytale Forest opened in 1952 with 10 fairytales in it and it has expanded through the years. Here are 14 places that look straight out of a fairy tale.
Terre et Toi
A yurt is an excellent way to experience nature and this yurt in France comes designed with a number of organic materials. From straw to earthen plasters to lime and hemp plasters, this little getaway in southern France that overlooks a lake on 20 acres is quite the retreat to nature. It’s also available on Airbnb.
An upside-down boat has provided a dry place onshore for centuries but who knew it’d be such an attractive lodging option. The Boatel in Wales sits on the southern end of the Snowdonia National Park and provides a beautiful view. The Boatel is actually a few facilities. A boat turned right side up serves as a bedroom, the upside-down boat is more of a living room complete with nautical knickknacks. These Airbnb houseboats are like living in tiny houses.
If smaller living is a notion you’ve entertained for a while, get acquainted with it by checking out this recycled container home in Australia. Set in the country, the container home has sheep nearby on the farm, along with a wide variety of flowers.
The Daisy House, Subiaco, Australia
Located just outside of Perth, Australia, The Daisy House used recycled bricks and old steel railway lines for joists and lintels.