“Like in many European countries, there is quite a financial leap to go from renting your student apartment to owning your own house [in the Netherlands],” Daniel Venneman tells Gizmag. “It seems almost impossible to find a nice place of your own, in closer contact to a natural landscape. Luckily Jelte wasn’t scared of taking some risks, so we went on an adventure together. In the end the project was all about finding a more affordable and qualitative way to live more sustainably.”
The tiny home most certaintaly won’t be a solution for everybody, but it is a clever model for those who are up for the challenge of living in a micro space. Described by Venneman as an example of “bio-based construction,” the home was built using a timber-frame, steel roof, and is clad with wood which will naturally wear over time with minimal maintenance required.
The Porta Palace comprises of an open multi-purpose living and dining area which features built-in furniture, storage space and large floor-to-ceiling hinged glass doors which open outwards, extending the living area onto to the surrounding landscape. The sofa in the living area can double as a bed for a guest or child and also offers convenient storage space. There’s also an elevated double loft bed, kitchen, bathroom with dry toilet and LED lighting throughout.
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