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Petrichor by Baluchon

Petrichor by Baluchon

In the quaint countryside of Vendée, France where the sweet fragrance of petrichor lingers after the long-awaited rains, Claire has found her sanctuary in a charming tiny house built by Balucon. A testament to her desire for a simpler, more meaningful life, this tiny house is not just a living space; it’s a reflection of her values and aspirations.

Petrichor, the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil, is a fitting metaphor for Claire’s new beginning. Just as the rain revitalizes the earth, Claire’s move to a tiny house represents a refreshing change in her life. Her new home, aptly named after this natural phenomenon, is a symbol of growth and renewal.

The Petrichor itself, with its traditional small house facade and gable entrance, embodies Claire’s love for simple yet elegant architecture. The exterior is adorned with a planter box under the living room window, where Claire nurtures aromatic plants. These herbs, easily accessible from the kitchen, add a touch of greenery and freshness to her culinary creations.

Wood Exterior - Petrichor by Baluchon

Inside, the living room boasts a 190cm bench that doubles as a guest bed. Hidden storage drawers make efficient use of the compact space. Above the entrance, a cleverly designed mezzanine provides ample storage for various items, illustrating the innovative use of space in tiny house living.

Winters in the tiny house are cozy and warm, thanks to an efficient electric heater that ensures a comfortable environment even in the coldest months. The warmth of the house contrasts beautifully with the cool, fresh scent of rain outside, creating a harmonious balance between indoors and nature.

The staircase, with its practical storage compartments and elegant oak steps, leads to the upper floor. The kitchen, extending from the staircase, is equipped with essential appliances and tools, showcasing the tiny house’s commitment to functionality and style.

The oak dining table, expandable to accommodate four, is a centerpiece for intimate gatherings. A long shelf above it doubles as a bookcase, adding a touch of intellectual charm to the dining area. A discreet electronic cat flap, installed between the table and bench, provides Claire’s cat, Wifi, with the freedom to explore indoors and outdoors.

Front Door - Petrichor by Baluchon

The bathroom, situated at the back of the house, is a model of eco-friendly design. It features a dry toilet with a stainless steel bucket and a compartment for wood chips, alongside a compact 80×80 cm shower.

Atop the mezzanine, the bedroom is a cozy retreat. It comfortably fits a double bed, and a multi-functional piece of furniture serves as both a bedside table and additional storage.

Claire and Wifi’s choice to reside year-round in this tiny house in Vendée is more than a housing decision. It’s a lifestyle choice that embraces minimalism, sustainability, and a deep connection with nature. In this tiny house, every rain brings the promise of petrichor, a reminder of new beginnings and the simple joys of life.

For more information about the Petrichor, please contact Baluchon.

Also available from Baluchon:

Gable Roof - Petrichor by Baluchon
Living Room - Petrichor by Baluchon
Storage Under Couch - Petrichor by Baluchon
View From Front Door - Petrichor by Baluchon
Fold Down Table - Petrichor by Baluchon
Dining Table - Petrichor by Baluchon
Storage Staircase - Petrichor by Baluchon
Kitchen - Petrichor by Baluchon
View From Kitchen - Petrichor by Baluchon
Large Kitchen Pantry - Petrichor by Baluchon
Stairs Detail - Petrichor by Baluchon
Bedroom Loft - Petrichor by Baluchon
Bedroom Storage - Petrichor by Baluchon
Loft Railing - Petrichor by Baluchon
Storage Loft - Petrichor by Baluchon
Bathroom - Petrichor by Baluchon
Shower - Petrichor by Baluchon
Bathroom Mirror - Petrichor by Baluchon

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