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376 Sq. Ft. Modern Brick Tiny Home with Ocean Views

This is a 376 sq. ft. modern brick tiny home built on a hill in Alassio, Italy. This design/build is called Three Levels by Studioata.

When you go inside, you’ll find a unique layout with a living area, built-in floor storage, kitchen cabinets built right onto the floor, overhead sleeping area, and a bathroom behind the bed.

Not only is it a beautiful layout and creative design, but you also get ocean views from anywhere inside the house! Please take a look and let me know what you think in the comments! Wouldn’t it be incredible living in a place like this? Even without the ocean views…

376 Sq. Ft. Modern Brick Tiny Home with Ocean Views

376 Sq. Ft. Modern Brick Tiny Home with Ocean Views

Images © Beppe Garden via Studioata

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Images © Beppe Garden via Studioata

What do you think? Isn’t it amazing? Can you imagine if there were such a thing as a community filled with homes like this?

Well, we here at Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter believe that things like this are the future of housing. But housing is an industry that takes a long time to adapt. So please be patient while we transition to smarter housing options.

The hope is that this website inspires you and others in a way that it ripples into these ideas coming into reality. So what do you think, can you imagine a future where beautiful small homes like this are more normal?

SEE ALSO: Historic Modern Apartment Renovation in Turin, Italy

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  • Avatar Nancy
    November 11, 2015, 7:38 am

    Brick, I love it! Wow what a great concept for the kitchen. And you could use a murphy bed allowing for more space for entertaining or you could use the bed design we saw the other day that had a closet underneath the bed. Wonderful that the bathroom is at the back of the house.
    This one got my creative juices flowing, thanks Alex!

    • Avatar sharee
      November 19, 2015, 6:23 pm

      Exactly. Best idea yet. Saving this plan with Murphy bed. Love the hidden kitchen.

    • Avatar Melissa Robinson
      April 25, 2019, 10:45 pm

      I realize I’m 4 years behind the times posting on this particular tiny house but I think I may be the only person that absolutely abhors this design. I read all positive comments, people totally in love with the design. I couldn’t finish looking at the pictures fast enough. This is definitely not for me but that’s what makes the world go round- we’re all unique individuals and have our own likes and dislikes! Glad some people loved it- hopefully it kept this company in business since this originally came out.

  • Avatar Dominick Bundy
    November 11, 2015, 8:31 am

    Oh yeah! I like this one a lot especially that huge window in that front.. Very well organized ..

  • Avatar Kristina H Nadreau
    November 11, 2015, 8:43 am

    The material is stone, not brick. The design is excellent, bathroom is perfect, kitchen is ok, closet small, living area is not large but can be whatever one wants. Comfortable. I would love this.

    • Avatar Randy
      November 11, 2015, 9:54 am

      Why do you try to correct somebody like that ? We all know the diff with out all that . But since you did my question is do you realy know that is stone or is it want to be stone ( fake)

      • Avatar spike
        November 11, 2015, 11:50 am

        My money is on real stone. Check the corners carefully.

      • Avatar Kristina H Nadreau
        November 11, 2015, 4:54 pm

        Randy, look at it. brick and faux stone look different. This looks like stone to me. I was not correcting a person, only an idea. When I posted my comment no one else had commented. Why are you wanting to argue with me rather than enjoying a beautifully designed dwelling? This architectural firm has gorgeous things on their web site.

  • Avatar Kay
    November 11, 2015, 9:41 am

    So many new and unusual ideas. It looks beautiful!

  • Avatar Lynn Duvall
    November 11, 2015, 10:39 am

    What is the rosy red “knot” near the black chair and ottoman? A floor cushion? How does one use it?

    • Avatar Deadrock
      November 11, 2015, 11:04 am

      I noticed that thing too. It looks like it’s hugging itself. And I’m not convinced it was being moved for these staged photos…I’d bet it’s moving all by itself… 😐 I shall name it “Knotty.”

      • Avatar Lynn Duvall
        November 12, 2015, 5:49 pm

        So, Eric. An Italian bean bag chair, modified. To pinch bottoms?
        Deadrock named the chair Knotty. Naughty Knotty?

    • Avatar eric
      November 12, 2015, 3:27 am

      Just a bean bag chair… slightly modified. Come on, this is Italy. They stuff around with original ideas all the time… now come on, make me an offer I canna refuse huh.

      • Avatar Lynn Duvall
        November 12, 2015, 5:49 pm

        So, Eric. An Italian bean bag chair, modified. To pinch bottoms?
        Deadrock named the chair Knotty. Naughty Knotty?

  • Avatar Pam Olson
    November 11, 2015, 11:13 am

    I really like the ability to put everything out of sight. Love the bathroom and the light from the windows. This definitely in spires more ideas.

  • Avatar Sondra
    November 11, 2015, 11:32 am

    Old Bricks or Stone the home is stunning and what a great use of space. I’m with you Nancy, that special bed we saw the other day would be perfect in there ! With that ocean view, I could live there no problem, just need a hammock and tab le & chairs outside to relax and drink my morning coffee =)

  • Avatar katiei
    November 11, 2015, 11:35 am

    We may b***h about our country’s rules and regulations but those floating steps outside look waaay dangerous. What a beautiful piece of property. I could live there in a tent! But I may need a few more than three, black, artistically placed tops:)) Would make a great writers cabin or to just unwind and destress. Ahhh the sound of the ocean……

  • Avatar Brayboy
    November 11, 2015, 12:08 pm

    I love love love this. They should mass produce these and ship them to the US! Is there any way to get plans? I went to their website – unfortunately my Italian is limited to pizza and pasta

  • Avatar Nancy L
    November 11, 2015, 3:15 pm

    Very nice and I agree with Nancy and Sondra, this would be the perfect place for that closet under the bed we saw the other day. That would add a ton of storage space which is the only thing really lacking.
    Is that the heat source we can see peaking out in the side of some of the interior pics? It looks like it from the one pic from outside but it is hard to tell.
    I love that hidden kitchen.

    • Avatar eric
      November 12, 2015, 3:39 am

      Yes that is a heat source. Most likely an enclosed gas fireplace, although possibly (but unlikely) and alcohol burning fireplace.

  • Avatar Porcsha
    November 11, 2015, 4:19 pm

    Perfection! Love it!

  • Avatar Kim W
    November 11, 2015, 4:19 pm

    Wow! I was not expecting the kitchen to emerge as it did, complete with splash back! Bathroom looks fine. I thought the bed might fold back, but realised the shelves are too low. A Murphy bed or a clic-clac sofa would create more room for whatever you want to put there. I agree, the floating stairs look dangerous, but there’s a handy tree to hand on to if you stumble and fall!

  • Avatar Denise
    November 13, 2015, 8:01 am

    Very clever use of space welcoming in the view and sunlight. The disappearing kitchen is awesome and dirty dishes can be quickly hid in the event you have sudden company.

    One word of warning for anyone building a tiny home: Never, never, put bookshelves on the wall above a bed. In a freak situation, the studs or screws can give way and that whole shelf with all the books will come toppling down and it may be when you are sleeping underneath. This can kill.

    Especially so if one lives in earthquake territory.

  • Avatar Susan davenport-geer
    November 13, 2015, 9:45 am

    Oh stop it. It’s magic.

  • Avatar Chel
    November 14, 2015, 9:06 am

    Great planning and use of space.
    I would personalise it as I don’t like to go minimalist – hide the essential gubbins, but keep the books on display.
    Some comments about the bed miss that there are already drawers under the bed above; and that the house is an L-shaped box to fit against the slope leaving no space for underfloor storage at the upper level.
    Allow extra visitors to sit and sprawl on the bed as in a bedsit.
    Some extra low level storage could probably be incorporated at the edge of the upper level where the splash back rests. Cushions on that would add extra seating and it would prevent walking off the edge.

  • Avatar Rick
    November 20, 2015, 5:46 pm

    I like this! How does the kitchen back splash fold down with the long necked faucet?

  • November 22, 2015, 6:48 pm

    Awesome house!! Just love the way they designed it. Everything is so convient. I just love the brick outside! Thanks for sharing!! Carol

  • Avatar Gabrielle Charest
    February 4, 2016, 9:23 pm

    New and fascinating look at using space. I admire the way the home fits into the rugged hillside. The magnificent views are inspirational.

  • Avatar Margot
    May 5, 2016, 2:57 pm

    Question rather than comment: What is under the raised “Kitchen and even more raised bedroom with hidden bathroom?

  • May 5, 2016, 6:00 pm

    Synthetical, bright, spatial, architectural, clean, genial, rational minimalism. Perfedt ( too perfect) .

  • Avatar jake
    May 5, 2016, 9:24 pm

    Astonishingly beautiful.
    Crazy brilliant.
    Keeper ideas.

  • Avatar jake
    May 5, 2016, 9:48 pm

    Those are cantilevered stairs of what may be steal reinforced concrete. Some designs pass load tests of over 770 lbs on a 4 x 32 cantilevered step, which is what these might be. The rise without a vertical barrier seems too much to be safe, and there’s no railing on either the wall or fall side. So it seems structurally sound, but there are hazards, and did I mention it is beautiful.

    January 13, 2017, 9:59 pm

    Love it …! But is it affordable, I mean is it a via able tiny house for the new home owner or someone trying to get out from under the bills…?

    • Avatar Elle
      January 14, 2017, 12:56 pm

      Just guessing, but no. It’s not affordable. It’s a thing of beauty but even the foundation is expensive.

  • January 15, 2017, 10:10 pm

    Stunning ! And the stonework is incredible, now all I need is an airplane ticket and to build some garden space…well and to leave to make wine.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie
      January 17, 2017, 11:40 am


  • Avatar jm
    January 16, 2017, 7:49 am

    Killed by Shakespeare! No, if it was affordable I’d be moving for that view. But that foundation, stone exterior, floating steps,…my guess is 3 to 4 hundred thousand euros.

  • Avatar ROSEE
    January 18, 2017, 6:17 pm

    Very modern indeed! Well planned out as well as situated for a great view of the outdoors. Well done!

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie
      January 19, 2017, 6:19 am


  • Avatar Darrell
    April 26, 2019, 11:40 am

    If brick or stone was man made there would be consistency and there is non. I’ve looked really hard t find something and there is very few that might show some sine. Did anyone notice the concrete slab is off the ground? Most likely a pedestal holding the center starting a few feet in. How about the concrete stairs that protrude out of the stone wall. I think the engineering design is absolutely beautiful.

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