Gonzalo Madeira Marote from Madeiginch comes from a family of carpenters and worked as a carpenter himself, so it makes sense that his tiny house is defined by the use of wood. This is once again the case with the off-grid Baleia, which has an attractive understated wooden exterior and serves as a home for a mother and her two children.
The Baleia measures 7 x 2.5 m (22 x 8.2 ft) and is based on a two-axle trailer. Like the previous Madeygincho Adraga model, its power needs are met by a solar panel connected to the batteries. It also has water tanks.
The tiny house has two entrances: the main double glass door opens the house to the outside and connects to the kitchen, while there is a smaller door to the side that leads to the hallway and contains storage space for clothes and provides direct access to the bathroom – perhaps this could be a useful way to clean children after playing outside without spoiling the kitchen.
The interior decor is quite simple and finished in utilitarian plywood, with wooden details throughout. The kitchen area itself serves as the center of the home and includes a washer/dryer, four-burner propane stove and oven, sink, refrigerator, custom cabinetry, and several shelving units. The sitting room is adjacent and has some seating and some storage, as well as a dining table/table.
On the opposite side of the tiny house from the living room is the bathroom with sink, shower and composting toilet.
Baleia has two sleeping lofts, both accessible by wooden stairs. One is occupied by an adult and the other by two children, but both are typical tiny house-style loft bedrooms with low ceilings and plenty of room for beds.
Baleia is located in Portugal. We don’t know how much this model cost to produce, although the firm’s previous models cost around €45,000 (about US$46,000) plus tax.
A tiny wooden house allows a family to live off the grid
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