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Road Runner Tiny House by Baluchon


Elodie and Thomas used to live in New Mexico before returning to France to begin their tiny living journey. The “Road Runner” (inspired by the arch nemesis of Wile E. Coyote) is their custom Baluchon-built THOW.

The couple wanted lots of windows to let in natural light, and a comb-style bed/couch for guests. There’s a lovely loft bedroom that sits over their kitchen and bathroom. You’ll notice their kitchen has no fridge, and that’s on purpose! Instead they have a special drawer for veggie storage.

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Elodie & Thomas Living Full Time Tiny w/ Cats

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You can easily seat three at the table by the window.

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A ladder goes up to the loft bedroom.

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The couch has great window views.

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And now the couch is a bed!

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Love the details here.

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Here’s the loft bedroom with yet more windows!

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The recessed lighting is a great idea.

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The second loft is a good spot for reading or storage.

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A kitchen built for cooking.

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Here’s that special produce cabinet.

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A dry toilet in the bathroom.

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Great built-in linen storage.

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Simple shower stall area.

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I love the exterior that looks modern but still complements nature.

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Highlights:

  • FRAME
  • Baluchon trailer with paint option.
  • Useful length 6 meters.
  • FRAME
  • Spruce class 2.
  • INSULATION
  • Cotton, linen and hemp for the floor, the walls
  • and the ceiling.
  • WINDOWS AND DOOR
  • Mixed wood / aluminum joinery.
  • Double glazing.
  • HARDWARE STORE
  • Würth.
  • RAIN GUARD AND STEAM BRAKE
  • Proclimat rain screen and OuatEco vapor barrier (hygrovariable).
  • APPLIANCES
  • Saunier Duval gas water heater , Hotpoint gas stove.
  • PARQUET / FLOOR
  • Massive heat-treated Landes pine and solid spruce.
  • Blades screwed onto joists and glazed.
  • BLANKET
  • Aluminum trays with standing joints.
  • CLADDING
  • Cladding cedar with
  • UV saturator. Aluminum trays covering with standing joints.
  • PANELING
  • É white raw Picea natural planed spruce.
  • LAYOUT
  • Solid oak and spruce.
  • VENTILATION
  • Lunos dual-flow CMV + air extractor.
  • ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
  • Legrand switchgear and LED lighting.

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.

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  • jerry dycus
    April 6, 2021, 11:46 am

    Roadrunner? This is about the last thing I’d want to tow down the road at 4mpg or so. Not sure why people think such tall, sq units will be moved much at all?

    • James D.
      April 6, 2021, 2:26 pm

      Because they can be and often are in France… They’re really not much harder to tow than a typical Caravan, which can also be tall and square btw and you don’t see that stopping them from being towed all over the place…

      Most other countries impost stricter max weight limits. So they’re typically never going to be as heavy as THOWs in the States and Canada and countries like France the people are used to being more minimal. So they’re typically not going to be putting as much stuff into them.

      Typical caravan/mobile home in Europe usually doesn’t have as many appliances, like a microwave, etc. for example. So they’re more easily bottom heavy and that helps make them more stable to tow.

      While France doesn’t yet make it easy for people to live in THOWs. So being nomadic is often the solution to deal with the restrictions there and there’s also a market of people who just want to use them as fancier Caravans for a more cabin/cottage feel while they go to their getaways, etc. and that means they will be moved, sometimes often…

  • Eric
    April 6, 2021, 4:25 pm

    First impression was Meh! Cookie cutter. But inside wow!!! Everything in its place but doesn’t appear crowded. I think I’d buy it… at the right price.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      April 7, 2021, 2:15 pm

      I love just about everything Baluchon does.

  • Theresa Perdue
    April 7, 2021, 2:39 pm

    It’s light and airy and I love the little touches like the old fashioned looking radio and the built-in shelves in the bathroom. The only problem I would have is no refrigerator. I love icecream 😂

  • Alison
    April 7, 2021, 6:13 pm

    I enjoy the Baluchon esthetic. They strike a great balance between clean-and-open, and warm-and-cozy.

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