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Pen Sardine Tiny House: An Aerodynamic, Teardrop-like THOW!

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This is a tiny house on wheels built with sustainable material by Ty Rodou.

The company is located in Landeleau, France and prices range from 27,000-45,000 euros.

What do you think of their Pen Sardine THOW below?

Aerodynamic Pen Sardine Tiny House by Ty Rodou Builder out of Landeleau, France

Pen Sardine Tiny House

Photos © Ty Rodou via Tiny House Town

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Photos © Ty Rodou via Tiny House Town


  • Curved roof
  • Dark stained exterior
  • Natural wood interior
  • Living room
  • Workbench/desk
  • Loft
  • No kitchen
  • Prices range from 27,000-45,000 euros


Named the “Pen Sardine”, the home features a unique dark-stained wood exterior with blue accents and a curved roof. The interior of the home packs everything you need to live comfortably into a small but functional space. There’s a living room with a built-in storage bench, ample desk space, and an upstairs loft. While there’s no kitchen in this one, you could easily add one to where the desk is and make the home suitable for living!1


  1. http://www.tinyhousetown.net/2017/11/pen-sardine-ty-rodou.html
  2. http://www.tinyhouse.bzh/

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  • Angela
    November 25, 2017, 2:16 pm

    Not a true house without a bathroom.

    • James D.
      November 25, 2017, 4:21 pm

      Historically, no… Houses originally did not have either the bathroom or the kitchen as part of the main structure.

      So it’s only odd for a modern structure to not have them integrated but not that strange, considering this is in France and it’s meant for living in the countryside…

      Even RV’s in Europe are pretty minimalistic by US standards, as they’re more into real camping rather than glamping and there are many parts of Europe that are centuries old and consequently the old ways are still evident in many places there.

      They also have more stricter limitations on what is considered road legal there as well… So builders there can’t make them as big or as heavy as we can here in the states or even Canada…

  • November 25, 2017, 3:51 pm

    This is nice, great work, I think of a phrase: ” Only you make me Smile…”

  • Marsha Cowan
    November 25, 2017, 5:49 pm

    Really pretty! Love the copper roof, and absolutely love the loft rail and steps. The kitchen is nice, too. Didn’t see enough of the bathroom. What do you do with the outside deck and steps when you travel?

    • James D.
      November 25, 2017, 10:06 pm

      Deck is composed of sections, and it looks like it just bolts onto the side, so it probably just disassembles and gets stored inside while traveling and then brought back out and assembled when parked.

      • Marsha Cowan
        November 25, 2017, 10:41 pm

        Thanks, James. That makes sense, and is very practical.

  • Marsha Cowan
    November 25, 2017, 5:51 pm

    Oops! That’s not a kitchen. . .my bad! Really nice desk area 🙂

  • Tom Osterdock
    November 25, 2017, 11:30 pm

    No kitchen, no bathroom and for me that is a deal breaker.

    • James D.
      November 26, 2017, 4:09 pm

      That reminds me, there are companies that make prefabricated bathroom and kitchen modules that you can just add to an existing structure for both permanent and temporary setups… Along with attached and detached options…

      Some of them are pretty compact as well… While some of the concepts they’ve been playing with include a module that can expand depending on what you need to do. So it only takes up as much space as needed at the time but can squeeze down to a very compact size when not being used.

      So should eventually be some better solutions for tiny spaces…

      • Tom Osterdock
        November 26, 2017, 4:42 pm

        I agree James but if I am buying a house I don’t want to buy one that I have to complete it later with livable necessities. When I buy it I want it complete. Still a deal breaker.

        • James D.
          November 26, 2017, 5:13 pm

          For something like this THOW, yes. Many would consider it a deal breaker, though that could easily be addressed with custom build and just let someone else buy the one already made…

          However, I was talking more about options that people may not know they have as well as what we may be headed towards, as I believe in the future we’ll move towards more modular designs.

          Mind, a bathroom or kitchen module can be mass produced and thus could be much cheaper than traditional built and integrated versions, along with being cheaper to update as you can just replace the whole module rather than go through a complicated renovation.

          Along with making it easier to customize houses even after they’ve been built as parts can be swapped and layout altered much easier with a modular design.

          While a cheaper way to get a bathroom and kitchen can really help lower costs because those together usually account for a large percentage of the total cost of a house and in a Tiny House they can sometimes account for most of the costs… So something to consider when working on the budget of a new build…

        • Tom Osterdock
          November 27, 2017, 1:48 am

          Well James, we are only talking about this trailer and not a totally different trailers which many you know I have liked. If we has more modules for this we would need more trailers which would make this unusable for the average family. Towing around the country means one trailer only. This one is still a deal breaker.

        • James D.
          November 27, 2017, 6:49 am

          Yes, sorry, I tend to think of things beyond the immediate but thought it was a good opportunity to point out for others that there may be some cheaper options to consider when designing and building theirs…

          Modular doesn’t have to mean transporting as multiple parts, however. A single structure can still be modular, like swapping out a battery, etc… But, yes, just things to consider and nothing more being suggested here…

  • Randall Ober
    March 17, 2018, 4:49 pm

    How can you call THAT a teardrop trailer?????? Not EVEN close!!!!!

  • Heather H.J.
    May 23, 2018, 10:01 pm

    They should have just called this a custom designed camper trailer. It doesnt even look like a tiny house. Its shaped like a trailer. No kitchen or bathroom definitely kills it for me. They could as least put in a mini fridge & hot plate for “kitchen” & 5 gallon bucket diy composting toilet. Looks like theres a back room that should be a bathroom.

  • Eric
    May 25, 2018, 7:44 pm

    I dunno… my first impression on seeing the first picture was of a cartoon whale. Certainly doesn’t trip any triggers inside either. But then, I ain’t French. ; )

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