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Calypso Tiny House on Wheels by Baluchon

This is the gorgeous Calypso Tiny House on Wheels by Baluchon.

The custom home has a roomy loft bedroom, but also a specially designed first-floor bedroom for the family’s 6-year-old girl. I especially love their special eating space!

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Calypso Tiny House on Wheels by Baluchon

Images via Baluchon

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From Baluchon (Google-translated in English): 

The two lateral skylights of the Calypso tiny house give it all its character and ensure a very comfortable ceiling height in the upstairs bedroom. The Yakisugi siding highlights with distinction.

Inside, we discover a fully equipped kitchen with an oak worktop. To the left, a large table and height-adjustable stools allow three people to eat comfortably. An inclined red cedar paneling dresses the entire wall and contrasts with the white pine linings of the rest of the house. The entrance furniture shelters shoe storage, as well as raw clay lockers to keep cool some good bottles of wine. In the continuity there is a bench / chest of 1.80 m which can also serve as an extra bed. Several storage spaces are articulated in the living room and a ladder allows access to the floor.

The bathroom is composed of a hoof bath and dry toilets with compartment chips and bib / stainless steel bucket.

At the end of the house is access to the child’s room, with a raised bed and two wardrobes underneath. The room also hosts a small office so that the 6 year old can do her homework comfortably. A small removable staircase allows access to the bed and also serves as a toy box.

The Calypso was delivered to Cherbourg. This small house is the main residence of Florence, Sébastien and Klervie.

Highlights: 

  • FRAME
    Remorque Baluchon with painting option
    Usable length 6.5 meters
  • FRAMEWORK
    Spruce Class 2
  • INSULATION
    Wool of sheep for the floor,
    Cotton, linen and hemp for walls
    And wood fiber for the ceiling
  • WINDOWS AND DOORS
    Wood joinery, double glazing
    Black paint and lacquer
  • HARDWARE STORE
    Würth
  • RAINBOW AND VAPOR BRAKE
    Delta Wind and Intello (hygrovariable)
  • ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
    Water heaters, plates
    Cooking, refrigerator and air extractor
    PARQUET / FLOOR
    Solid fir
    Blades screwed on joists
  • BLANKET
    Black bacacier
    With anti-condensation felt
  • Cladding
    Red cedar class 3 with UV absorber
  • PANELING
    Natural planed northern fir
    Northern fir raw white
    Red crude oiled cedar
  • PLANNING
    Oak and spruce
  • ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
    Legrand appliances
    And LED lighting

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributing writer for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She is a coffee-loving wannabe homesteader who dreams of becoming self-sufficient in her own tiny home someday. Natalie currently resides in a tiny apartment with her husband, Casey, in Massachusetts.
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  • ZACHARY E MOHRMANN February 10, 2017, 5:28 pm

    Not Bad…!

  • Rusty Kerr February 10, 2017, 5:59 pm

    The little girls bedroom and the bathroom should have pocket doors, otherwise it’s a nice design.

    • Kevin February 11, 2017, 8:08 am

      I agree. It looks like two people coming out of the bathroom and back room at the same time will collide with opening doors. Pocket doors would be an improvement.

      • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee February 13, 2017, 8:51 am

        I thought the same thing. I just think with the bedroom on that other side they couldn’t do a pocket? In my parent’s home they have that “double door” problem in the mud room and the doors get hooked on each other quite often.

  • Randy Sharp February 11, 2017, 12:36 am

    I’m a residential designer. I would like to get some idea of how many people will ever move there tiny house to another location? I know very little about the tiny house movement and please forgive me for my ignorance, but what exactly are the benefits to the consumer of having a little house on wheels.

    I would prefer to recommend using a traditional foundation. Here in California these empty trailers start at $3000 and up. That’s a lot of money towards concrete.

    • Rick C February 11, 2017, 1:40 pm

      If I’m not mistaken a lot of the early impetus to building THOWs was to get around building codes, for example, minimum house sizes. With that in mind I think a lot of people would want the wheels even if they intended to never move.

      • Lantz February 12, 2017, 4:42 pm

        Yep building codes. Check with the building departments in your area and see what the smallest home you can build on a foundation. It’s ridiculous, you should be able to build whatever size home you want.

        • Sondra Peters March 30, 2017, 2:28 pm

          Agreed Lantz ! If you’re allowed to build 8,000 sqft house why not a 800 sqft house or less ? Long as it looks good and not cardboard shacks etc.

          Your property should be how you want it !

      • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee February 13, 2017, 8:47 am

        That’s true 🙂

  • Kevin February 11, 2017, 8:16 am

    It would be nice to see a photo from the main floor with the ladder in place to the loft, just to see how that all works together with the bathroom door and access to the back room.

    • Rick C February 11, 2017, 1:47 pm

      Too many people posting pictures don’t think to get a good photo that lets you see how everything fits together. The closeups are important, but I want to get an overview, too!

      • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee February 13, 2017, 8:46 am

        I mean, this has a picture from the loft looking onto the kitchen and then one from the kitchen looking at the loft/bed/bath. I don’t think you could get any more “overviews” in such a tiny space.

  • ROSEE February 11, 2017, 5:32 pm

    Beautifully done!

  • kevin February 13, 2017, 10:04 am

    it looks like there is storage for the child under the lofted bed, but I see no adult storage. also there doesn’t seem to be a sink the bathroom (which wouldn’t be an issue if it was closer to the kitchen) which seems unhygienic with a baby in the house.
    other than that, its cute

  • ZACHARY E MOHRMANN March 30, 2017, 2:47 pm

    It is something to look at… Very bright and and crisp with color…!

  • Alison March 30, 2017, 6:22 pm

    Very attractive mix of natural and painted surfaces. The painted red cupboard outside the child’s room might be for the adults’ clothes. Clever arrangement for the child’s room. About pocket doors: some people don’t like them because they don’t seal as well as swing doors, and they make noise when sliding. But I agree, they might have been good for this situation.

  • Danielle DiLisio March 30, 2017, 8:46 pm

    Another great design, I love the accent walls this builder incorporates into the houses. What a great room for a kid too.

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