This is “La Librairie Itinérante” or, roughly translated into English, The Traveling (Tiny) Bookstore.
It was built by Pauline and Roman of La Maison Qui Chemine, a tiny house company in France:
“We are a young couple (24-27 years old) who have decided to build Tiny Houses for one year now. We’ve just made our first Tiny house for a bookseller: “La librairie itinérante.” He and his Tiny House are now moving from place to place, mostly villages without books or forsaken by shops, to sell used books at middle price, and to tell stories in the evening, free of charge, in the Tiny House. You just have to bring your slippers!”
Besides being beautiful and wonderfully clever, I love that the bookstore also includes a bathroom, office and loft bedroom for the owner. Enjoy the pictures and get more details below!
La Librairie Itinérante: The Traveling (Tiny) Bookstore
Waking up to a good book from the traveling library.
Rows and rows of books in the coziest little atmosphere.
The ladder moves all around the whole store.
Canvas keeps the books in place when in motion.
The office/bathroom/kitchen underneath the loft bed.
Comfy chair for visitors to peruse the books.
A glimpse of the library and adjoining living area.
The live-edge desk shape is my favorite. I’d love one!
Awww! Look at this furry friend peeking over the ledge.
Time for bed, but the cat is standing guard.
Free story-telling at night! You can fit a decent crowd.
More pictures of folks inside the traveling library.
View from the cozy loft bedroom. Ready to curl up?
Love all that headroom! Makes a loft more inviting.
Tiny shelf and storage for Jean’s personal belongings.
Rustic mirror in the bathroom/kitchen area.
Kitty trying to steal mugs. Love that you can have coffee or tea here!
Quaint tiny space.
Open the door to the composting toilet.
An electric kettle provides the only water in the space (no plumbing).
Edison bulbs are a perfect complement to the library.
Would you visit a traveling library? I might need one!
Description (Translated from French):
This Tiny House bookstore has as main constraint the daily load of about 700 pounds of pounds. Jean-Jacques has planned to wander from city to city, from festivals to festivals. The Tiny has a dry toilet, a kitchen, an office, and a bedroom on the mezzanine with personal storage.
The ladder, which allows access to the mezzanine, also hangs on a handrail that runs along the library, allowing access to the highest books. The oculus, present in the chamber, makes it possible to circulate the air efficiently from the window. The dry toilet and the kitchen are arranged discreetly under the mezzanine. According to Jean-Jacques’s request, no plumbing was installed.
- Dimensions of the Tiny: 540 x 255 x H 400 cm
- Trailer: 540 x 240 x 65 cm. Overall: 660 x 255 x 75 cm
- Estimated empty weight: 2,800 kg
- Turnkey value: from € 38,500 including tax
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