I thought you’d also like this tiny house on a foundation in Paris, France.
To me, it just goes to show how you can design and build tiny in so many ways other than on wheels (see our small houses, tiny cabins and apartment categories).
I’d like to see more and more homes like these being designed and built for people all over the world who prefer not to over-house themselves.
As soon as you walk in through the front door you’re immediately greeted by the living room and corner kitchen.
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215 Sq. Ft. Tiny Home in Paris, France
In total, we’re talking about 215 square feet of interior space. Let me show you around.
Entrance and Living Area
I really like the white cabinets because they blend right in with the white color of the walls. They’re also relatively thin so they don’t stick out and make the place feel claustrophobic.
I also really like antique leather style furnishings. Very cool for Paris!
The bedroom and bathroom are located right up those steps.
Staircase to the Upstairs Bedroom
Bedroom with Storage
Wouldn’t it be great to see more housing like this being developed today for people like us who appreciate small and more efficient spaces? I think so.
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This is really adorable, but I notice no fridge, not even a small one. I know there are many groceries around Paris, but I’d have a hard time with that one. Also, I imagine living simply in modern Paris would be a bit difficult these days. It seems so expensive and I wonder if one could garden properly on a site like this.
If you visit the airbnb.com page where you can book to stay in this tiny house, it advises that among other things that there is a fridge. So no worries there.
No garden space??? Geeze… it is designed & advertised as a VACATION RENTAL… rented by the day. Not sure what you’d be planning to grow during a 2 day to 2 wk vacation? The ad states there IS a refrigerator.
You know, not to complain, but for many months I’ve been a subscriber to the newsletter and for those same months I’ve been faced with a pop-up window in here every time I follow a link asking me to subscribe. These pop-ups are maybe the very worst thing about the web today, particularly since they don’t stop even though I’m a subscriber. Anything that can be done to obliterate them would be sooo appreciated.
Hey Keith, sorry about the peeving pop ups
I have them set so that they only show up ONCE per visitor.
But some computers are set up to clear your history/cache every time you start up your computer or browser (especially in work environments)
So in those cases unfortunately my system still thinks your new. 🙁
I hope you don’t mind clicking the little X at the top right when you get it and you can continue browsing everything for free with no issues.
I get the subscription every day in my email. Regardless, every time I see this little house, I have to come back and LOOK AGAIN because it’s just freaking beautiful and simple. Honestly, the amount of stuff I STILL have after downsizing TWICE since moving to Arizona in 2007 would fill this place with no room left for me, but… I still find it amazingly beautiful and tranquil.
I would love a little place like this. I would use it as a crochet/art studio though. In 2007 I bought an 1800′ house which I lost in 2008; rented a 2200′ house in 2008; moved to a 750′ condo in 2009, and just moved again into a 650′ apartment. Every time I have downsized my belongings (although the bigger house was because I had two teenage daughters at the time…)
My goal is to become so “clean” that I could easily live in a SMALL (not tiny) house of around 600′. I’m almost there. I do miss the washer/dryer but am living just fine without the dishwasher.
We, as human beings, are far too concerned with possessions – in the end, it’s just STUFF. However, my hobbies (crochet, knitting, beadwork) overrun me still and that’s why I would make something like this into a studio.
We in the US are so used to supersizing everything. Europeans live a much tinier and simpler life and have so much more free time because of it. This tiny house is absolutely perfect. If I could, I would move to Paris in a heartbeat to live in this little gem. I mean, IT’S PARIS!! This would be a dream come true.
I am working hard to capture this feeling for some of my designs…But it’s Paris…THAT can be captured nowhere…I couple of minor tweaks for me and it would only embellish the Gilded Lily. 1/2 bath down and a drawer base cabinet system with D/W, maybe an Ice maker fridge would add a total of 6 sq.ft. to the first floor footprint. I would put the 1/2 bath at the foot of the stairs. Maybe an oversize glass topped English Phone booth looking addition…frosted glass of course.
I live in an American motorhome in about 300 square feet, and never feel cramped. I have clothing for almost any weather, I can carry food for several weeks, and I even put my bicycle inside when I travel. I even have room left over to be able to store hobby stuff. What I don’t carry are a whole lot of books, relying instead on an e-reader and the web. I do miss having a full bookcase. But, I’m single and don’t need very much, with pretty simple tastes. It’s just what I do, not a recommendation for anyone else’s life.
Jim, you described the life my late husband and I lived in the year 2000. 260 square feet, towed car, 2 cats, and the whole country out our windows. He carried some books, I brought my dulcimer. I miss it.
If this Paris small house is indeed a rental, is it possible that you would have contact information?
Yes Susan you can get in touch and check availability here: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/638092?af=1726391&c=direct_link
I’ve tried that link and it keeps redirecting me to the main Air B&B page.
I have downsized to 1000 sq. ft and have lived very comfortably for the past 13 years. am totally enamored with these tiny houses tho and would love to have one. I have the perfect spot for one. Are there any builders of these in the Kawartha Lakes area Ontario Canada
Pat, I’m not sure when you posted your comment and if you are still interested in a tiny house. However, my son and his partner are experienced carpenters with green house-building and renovations companies and are building a tiny house for me near Hanover, Ontario. They wouldn’t be able to build you a tiny house right away, but if you are interested, please contact me and I’ll put you in touch with them.
Jennifer, how wonderful to hear from you. I live outside Markdale, Ontario. I have been looking at downsizing a lot, mainly to save money (we are retired still with a mortgage yuk!) I have been having a problem finding out where you can build a small home. Townships seem to want bigger for more taxes. We cannot make a move like this, howerver, until about 2017, but need to get well informed by then. Would love to see your new home sometime.
all the best,
Lynn, I live in City of Kawartha Lakes, and the smallest you can build here is 1000 sq. ft., unless, of course, you go with a home on wheels.
I’ve seen this beautiful house before and love it to bits. To live in such a SH in the city would be beyond my wildest dreams.
What I love about this house is the exterior style. I love the details around the windows and above the front door. The color is beautiful as well. I’d love to see a picture from a higher angle to see if the roof is flat or has any kind of angle to it.
It gives me perhaps the best idea of what I’d like in my own tiny house as far as exterior aesthetics go. The interior would be quite different, as I would not require a shower as I like using the gym facilities, but would require a dedicated computer area for work. A mini fridge would be fine, but I would use a laundr-o-mat and I’d hand wash the dishes, as I already do.
Lovely tiny house! If I am ever in or near Paris, I would absolutely book this for a couple of nights.
I have never lived in any incredibly big house and so look forward to living the next phase of my life in my own tiny home BUT I do have to admit….there are very few ‘tiny homes’under 300ft that I don’t find claustrophobic. As ‘quaint’as i find this cute little house to be, I can’t even see myself renting it, except MAYBE if I were the only one to occupy it..for no more than a day or two. I truly do have a newfound sense of admiration and even find myself suffering from the occassional case of ‘little’ envy for those who can live so comfortably in such ‘tiny’ spaces. I guess some of us just need our own space bubble to be a bit bigger than others 😀
Alex Did I tell you how much I love this little wonder? I would add stuff for my needs( 1/2 bath down, ice maker fridge, drawer base cabinets) but really with some small Corbels addition below the eves and my favorite Awning over the Entry the outside is near perfect in looks and local. If it were mine I would even live with the stairs until I could no longer climb them(couple more years I hope). My remodel would take away nothing from the foot print or function…Ahhh..Paris..
Alex I would really like to see a floor plan for this. I have two or three modifications to do for some houses like this in the Pacific NW…Portland area as well. This appears to be set out on a bias to what is the normal set up of what we find in America. A great model for the Courtyard Cottage designs I am planning. You probably noted the 1/2 bath Idea so I have most of the issues handled. Can you help me out I got nothing from the owners?
Alex I have the work up on the remodel for this house study at 4Fathoms Designs. Using Columns instead of Corbels was a great inspiration and looks amazingly Art Nouveau which would really work where this is in Paris. I would change the balconies to an Art Nouveau style as well but the contract or did not understand my instructions. Using the Telephone Booth for half bath was also my contribution.
I assume the price is in euros so after the cleaning fee would be $180 US or so. Still a deal for a room in Paris and few have this level of charm. Add the kitchen and privacy to that. This as a home would make adorable living in Paris as well and more roomy than the average flat that rents for a fortune.
I like the picture on the wall. It’s amazing!
The prices are in American dollars. Five nights (the minimum accepted) at $106 a night is $530 plus a $28 cleaning is $558. Divided by two people it comes to roughly $55 per night per person. A steal. I have placed this on my Airbnb wish list. Just read about the location.
“It is located in the legendary bohemian neighborhood in a beautiful street filled with wine and cheese shops, fine restaurants, designer and vintage stores, historical cafes and hip bars.
You will love the diversity of people, the good restaurants and the friendly bars. The “atmosphère” is like a “French village”.
The street is full of bustle. You will love the markets, bakeries, chocolaterie and so on. Today this steep street in the 9th arrondissement is attracting gourmets.
Over a couple of years “rue des Martyrs” has become the foodie artery of the bobo-neighborhood called SoPi (for South of Pigalle).
Rue des Martyrs goes straight up Montmartre hill. Montmartre is primarily known for the white-domed Basilica of the Sacré Cœur on its summit and as a nightclub district.
Straight to the top where it is said Martyrs’ bones were found in ancient times – hence the name of the street and the name “Montmartre” (Hill of the Martyrs). The famous impressionist painter Degas had his last studio on this very street at number 37 on the fourth floor. Mary Cassatt and Renoir also worked here. I believe van Gogh worked/lived on the same street for a time. Toulouse-Lautrec had a studio in the nearby rue Frochot. Gustave Moreau’s studio was on the nearby rue de la Rochefoucauld. Rue Laffitte was where Degas’ principal dealers had their galleries. Here you would find paintings by Matisse and Picasso also.
Fast access to the main points of interest in Paris:
– Sacre coeur / Montmartre: 10 minutes walk
– Invalides: 15 min sub
– Opéra Garnier: 20 min walking
– Champs Elysées: 20 min sub
– Pompidou center / Marais: 10 minutes sub
– Pigalle : 4 minutes walk
– Notre Dame de Paris: 15 min sub
– Eiffel tower: 20 min sub”
Vive la France!