Cheap mobile homes and over-the-top portable houses: move over. Leave it to the French to find the middle ground when it comes to small space interior design. Clearly these creative designers have learned from the cramped-but-cozy quarters of small Paris apartments in the design of these neat residential vacation retreats that make tiny living spaces seem comfortable – if not downright luxurious.
The concept from the company (Carre Detoiles) here is somewhat atypical: though these are portable places to stay they are also planted in specific sites, taken to locations all around France and set up as homes-away-from-home for miniature vacations. At 10’x10’x10′ these are truly tine modules, yet the green-themed decor, playful round porthole windows and light wooden walls and paneling make the inside feel bigger than it is.
Each modular housing unit in this vacation-home series comes complete with sleeping space for four with built-in and fold-out beds and other attached furniture, shower, sink, toilet as well as a flat-screen television, audio player, telephone and internet connection – a kind of cross between a small rustic and high-end luxury cabin.