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Tiny DIY Rooftop Office in Paris Doubles for Leisure Too

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Anytime the folks over at Faircompanies publish a video I get excited because they’ve always got something new, exciting and interesting to share when it comes to living big in tiny spaces. Today I’m showing you a video tour of a small business in Paris who turned a rooftop elevator engine room into an amazing little office workspace that doubles for leisure, too.

It’s a 183 square foot space that had been completely ignored and unused for years since the elevator engine was removed years ago from the room. Once they discovered this space they started to get even more creative and started designing, gutting and building the space.

Today it’s an incredible little space that offers so much in terms of storage, sleeping, and workspace. Since this little 183 sq. ft. space is rooftop on a building they’re lucky enough to have plenty of ‘underground’ storage. This means they’re able to hide a lot of stuff out of sight. And they were also able to create some nifty little features that anyone might enjoy. Like the sofa bed that’s unveiled directly from the floor!

DIY Rooftop Office Conversion: Leisure & Work In One


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This little room often times has three or four people actively working in it- and sometimes even five or six- so there’s a flip up desk, whiteboard, and another large desk so that there’s functional space for the entire team (see more below):

Pop Out Bench or Mattress to Take Naps and Rest


Also notice the white board on the wall above the bed. And an extra pop up desk by the window.


Storage Underneath the Floor is Built In


Large Desk Supports 3 People Working


Outdoor Area Gives You an Escape from Busy Paris

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VIDEO: Tiny DIY Rooftop Office Tour & Interview with Creators

I know it’s not a tiny house, but it’s pretty cool and creative isn’t it? I thought you might get some creative ideas and I just think it’s so cool I had to share because small spaces aren’t always just for living. They can also be for working or even just for hobbies, right?


If you enjoyed this creative small company in Paris and their awesome little workspace you’ll LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with even more! And if you’d like to please do share this using the social (or email) buttons below. Thanks!

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • AIO
    July 8, 2014, 1:21 pm

    Love it!!! Too cool. 🙂 Yes, it would be a cool place to work/create there, but I would love to live there, also. Very efficient, simple & pleasing! Thank you for showing this.

  • Cahow
    July 8, 2014, 3:22 pm

    ~sniff-sniff~ Oh, did I get ‘homesick’ for Paris after watching this video. 🙁 Everything they say about that city is TRUE!

    The hidden mattress is sheer genius!!!! I’ve never seen that application anywhere. I must admit, I’m so envious of people who still have use of their knees. The ONLY way I could use that mattress is with a handicap grab bar to get up and down but I’d sure give it a go, just to say I used it.

    My hat off to the ingenuity of design, across the board with these blokes. And…for their still having working knees that they can use throughout the day. LOL

  • Marsha Cowan
    July 8, 2014, 3:35 pm

    So very resourceful! I am totally impressed!

  • Glema
    July 10, 2014, 5:17 am

    Very well thought out and completed. Might make the window one that opens more maybe like a door or sliding, so airflow can come in when too crowded and trying to work? Love the under storage and for Cahow, 🙂 maybe a bed that drops down similar to the desk off the wall itself. Help with the knees. Attach with cables that can lay flat when not in use.

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