I thought you’d like this tiny house that’s in Yport on top of a cliff in Normandy, France. My favorite part about it is not only the location but the rooftop terraces that are accessible on the second floor from the bedroom.
Directly underneath the rooftop terraces are some covered patios. These are available as wings on opposite sides of the home. It was created by architect Franklin Azzi and can actually be finished in a variety of ways which I’ll show you below.
Don’t miss other exciting tiny homes – join our FREE Tiny House Newsletter!
Tiny House w/ Rooftop Terrace in France
Tiny House with Rooftop Terrace Wings
I thought you’d like this home too. My favorite part about it is the rooftop terraces and the hilltop location with view. It must be so nice to be up there to enjoy the breeze, relax, etc.
Materials & Construction
It’s built mainly of wood with some masonry. The home features a rainwater recycling system, hillside solar panels to power almost everything inside and it even uses geothermal energy.
All of the materials that were used to build this house were locally sourced from within 62 miles of the area. Plant fibers were chosen as the form of insulation so everything chosen is as natural as possible.
Heating & Cooling
The ventilation and cooling in the Shelter House are passive and it’s heated during the winter by a wood-burning stove and underfloor heating.
It’s great how the home is so open. The floor to ceiling sliding glass doors, large windows and other openings make it a great place to enjoy. In a place like this, it’d be hard for me to leave home. I could be there just about all day and enjoy it. It’s so nice!
Upstairs Sleeping Loft Bedroom with Rooftop Terrace Access
Other Variations of the Shelter House
Notice the solar panels up on the hill and all of the different options for expanding the home’s footprint in case you needed or wanted more space later.
Architect: Franklin Azzi
Learn more: http://www.franklinazzi.fr/en/projects/house-v-w
What would you add or take away from this design to make it better for you? I would add an area to function as an office so I can write from there although I can think of lots of cozy spots that would be inspiring here. How about you?
If you enjoyed this Shelter House you’ll love our free daily tiny house newsletter!
You can also join our Small House Newsletter!
Also, try our Tiny Houses For Sale Newsletter! Thank you!
See The Latest: Go Back Home to See Our Latest Tiny Houses
Latest posts by Alex (see all)
- 4-Story Off-Grid Tree House on 10 Acres in Sagle, Idaho - September 14, 2020
- Our Podcast Interview with Tim Mastic (He Moved Into A New Tiny House Community in Florida) - August 17, 2020
- 20-ft. Tumbleweed Cypress Tiny House - August 11, 2020