Set in Hohenecken, Germany, this tiny house is just 9.8 feet wide (3 meters) and only contains two rooms over its two storeys. The house has been designed by local architecture studio, Architekturbüro Scheder.
The house is sandwiched between two adjacent properties on the edge of a forest. Building regulations stipulated that the house had to be positioned 9.8 feet (3 meters) from the neighboring properties, which left the architects with a site that was just 11.5-by-39 feet (3.5-by-12 meters).
To make the most of the tiny site, they raised the house off of the ground level to create a sheltered car parking bay underneath. The exterior has been finished in vertically clad Douglas fir siding, and the grey finish makes it resemble concrete from a distance. However, as you approach the building it takes on a more shed-like appearance.
The asymmetric roof follows the slope of the hill, and creates a less jarring impression than if it was finished with a flat roof. From the architects: “Depending on the angle it appears small and compact or long and slim. A space continuum with differentiated spatial impressions ranging from narrow and wide, low and high to small and large.”
On the inside there are only two rooms. The lower level contains a kitchen placed in the center of the home, with the spaces to either side presumably being used as the living and dining room. The upstairs leads to a bedroom with a bathroom tucked away behind the stairs.
For more tiny houses check out this converted 1950’s silo that’s been transformed into a modern tiny home. Or, this mechanics garage that now serves as a tiny getaway retreat in Seattle. See all tiny houses.
Photos: Maya Wirkus
Just what we need in a quaint little village of 300-year-old houses. A giant doorstop.
I must agree with Dee. There are so many ‘perfect’ designed homes, but someone should be teaching the architects that form and function only work if the client is living on a deserted island. Many architects, including this one, seem to disregard curb appeal and the community ombiance. This structure is beautiful on the inside and a sore thumb on the outside. To bad, it looks like a cheap oversized shed.
I understand what you are saying for outside the structure. It would look better if the structure if it can be painted possibly a light blue and greenery around the exterior. The steps need a railing again especially if visitors come and visited. Inside, the stairs again need a railing. What is the length of the stairs? I would be questioning the length of trying to get a bed or furniture upstairs like a dresser or chest of drawers. Nice house but needs a few fixtures to make it better.
I would propose a small change.
The community would not be less happy I think, if the house had more traditional or at least simulatin of such roof (red, or green may be).
People leave in houses, whatever their form and room number is, There are elements that connect people through place and time. In the same way there is in each country a regular evening children tv pogram named “Good night, children!” or like this, that connects all the generations.