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“The Smell of Rain” THOW by Baluchon Offers a Fresh Start

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It’s always an exciting day when we have a new Baluchon build to show you. This lovely tiny house was built for Claire, a client who is starting a new chapter of her life and calls her home, “The Smell of Rain” in French — that idea of fresh waters falling on formerly parched ground. Beautiful, really!

Claire wanted a very traditional tiny house, with a gable roof and standard living-kitchen-bathroom layout underneath a sleeping loft. But like always, Baluchon elevates the ordinary with beautiful craftsmanship and a pop of color — the barn red roofing and interior cabinets contrast beautifully with the light natural wood tones. What’s your favorite part of this build?

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Barn-Red Cabinets, Roofing & Trim In This Home Sweet Tiny Home

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What a lovely aesthetic inside this home!

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Storage stairs take you up to the loft.

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A little bench surrounded by windows.

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Storage loft on one ends for whatever you need.

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Storage drawers underneath.

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There’s a refrigerator under the stairs.

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I love the itty bitty oven they tucked in!

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Lots of storage/pantry space!

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Beautifully-handcrafted table.

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Now you can seat four!

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Lots of space in the loft and these long windows make it feel so open!

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Now that’s handy storage!

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Partial divider up in the loft.

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Looking down at the lovely view.

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Cool oval-shaped mirror in the bathroom!

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Composting toilet and linen shelf.

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Sleek tiled shower stall.

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Love the window box off the front!

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And the blend of horizontal and vertical siding.

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  • Traditional style
  • Gable Roof
  • Metal roofing
  • Barn red cabinets
  • Storage couch/bench
  • Storage stairs with fridge
  • Mini stove/oven in kitchen
  • Huge loft windows
  • Loft bedroom with secret storage
  • Bathroom with shower stall
  • Composting toilet

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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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  • Marsha Cowan
    May 25, 2022, 11:00 am

    This is absolutely beautiful! What length is it? I love the kitchen cabinet color and design, and the stairs stopping at the top allowing some light into the space. The windows intrigue me. Can one order those, or are they specially made? The exterior is very pretty. It’s a great home!

    • James D.
      May 25, 2022, 12:36 pm

      6 mètres, so basically 20 feet… It’s getting easier to order European windows, so you should be able to order them if you can track down a state side supplier, there’s at least one in Canada, or have them imported… These use mixed wood/aluminum joinery and are double glazed.

  • Susan Poole
    May 25, 2022, 3:32 pm

    I absolutely love this! It would be a perfect fit for me and be so comfortable! How much did it cost?

  • Eric
    May 25, 2022, 4:07 pm

    I like it… bar 1 thing. The entry door opens in and will inevitably crash into the cupboards damaging them. But kudos to the French. They’ve done an excellent job, no doubt about that. Now if only I could order that in New Zealand and not pay the freight. In only…

  • Kathy
    May 25, 2022, 10:57 pm

    As I have said so many times in the past, there isn’t a single Baluchon tiny house that I wouldn’t just move right in to, not a one since I started watching tiny houses in 2014. Baluchon is the BEST at using 20 feet in the most efficient and usually the best-looking way of any house builder. No offense to the others……there are some other good ones I have seen, but usually they have been longer than 20 feet. This is another one I could move into tomorrow. The best thing on the main floor in this house is the placement of the small (but not tiny) refrigerator, allowing the fully usable storage closet on the other side to be so large. i also love the storage compartment in the loft bedroom. And overall. The looks and design of the exterior is one of Baluchon’s best. Please can I have it now? : )

  • Lyn Ayre
    May 26, 2022, 3:52 am

    I used to make natural perfumes so the description at the top of the page really spoke to me. The smell of rain. I used an ingredient I purchased from India to make a few of my perfumes. It’s called mitti attar, and it is sweet and earthy… just like the colours inside this home. Thanks for these wonderful memories flooding my brain right now.
    Great looking rig, all in all. And I think someone’s gotta tow one of these over the Kathy right now. 🙂
    Love Lyn

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