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In Meurthe-et-Moselle, a tiny house serves as a ticket office for the Compagnie des Bateaux de Metz.

The two words “tiny house” have almost become words in everyday language as these small houses begin to take their place in our landscape… Remember that this concept originated in the United States as an emergency solution for the relocation of those who have lost everything. , after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Five years later, in 2010, they arrived in France with the following principles: optimize space, achieve sobriety, use sustainable materials… And clearly lower costs compared to traditional home. In Meurthe-et-Moselle we opened the Tiny house l’Essentiel family business, specialized in the construction of light timber frame houses. And you can discover the Maison des Bateliers, a tiny house reimagined as a ticket office for the Compagnie des Bateaux de Metz… Presentation.

Who needs a tiny house?

This family business uses technology inherited from timber frame houses and builds to order. Therefore, you will not find a catalog of the company, but beautiful examples of their achievements… Tiny House l’Essentiel also strives to work with actors. and local materials. The company is first and foremost Compagnons du Devoir trained Romain, who has worked for 20 years in a roofing, carpentry and timber construction company… He is passionate about alternative habitats and started in 2019. And, c, this is also Antoine, shipbuilding technician which gradually turned into a profession of a draftsman and project manager. He joined the company’s adventures in 2021, returning to his native Lorraine.

Ticket office in a small house
Photo courtesy of Tiny House l’Essentiel.

Tiny company houses…

To keep the tiny house concept alive, Moselle builds small houses up to 20 m². Designers in the spotlight all their efforts for comfort even in a very small space. Thus, inside the tiny house there is a kitchen, a bedroom, a living room, a bathroom, heating, water and electricity. The Tiny ones are produced on trailers approved for road and road use. towed with BE approval. In addition, already at the design stage, they are equipped with high-performance insulation materials such as cotton fiber or wood wool … Of course, two ecological insulation!

Tiny boatmen’s house

The idea of ​​the Compagnie des Bateaux de Metz was to create a new checkout, different from the kiosks known to us. This tiny house is set on the water’s edge, in the heart of the city and therefore there is a ticket office for boat trips on the Moselle, departing from the port of Longeville-lès-Metz. Since it has become a “public place”, you will be able to see the work carried out by the company…

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