daniel venneman completes one of the first tiny houses in the netherlands
 
daniel venneman completes one of the first tiny houses in the netherlands
dec 15, 2015

daniel venneman completes one of the first tiny houses in the netherlands

daniel venneman completes one of the first tiny houses in the netherlands
(above: everything you need within 2,55m width, 4,00m height and a max weight of 3500kg)
all images courtesy of daniël venneman

 

 

 

‘porta palace’ is one of the first tiny houses being constructed in the netherlands. dutch designer and builder daniël venneman constructed it together with jelte glas, its future inhibitor. with two generous glass façades, plus bed and bathroom windows, you can see through this house from all sides. its open interior emphasizes the sense of spatial continuity inside, generating a common reaction when people step in the house of finding it larger than expected — proving that living in a tiny house does not have to feel tiny.

daniel venneman tiny house
the wide glass façade allows for natural light and close contact with the surrounding landscape

 

 

 

the project serves as a showcase for bio-based construction. its timber-frame construction is isolated using a hemp-flax combination and clad with pretreated wood which will age naturally. the steel roof and glass parts are almost 100% recyclable. in a later stage, solar panels and a battery kit will be added, which will enable the house to supply its own electricity, enough to power the integrated LED lighting, a small fridge, the ventilator of the dry toilet and to charge a laptop and other small electrical devices.

 

jelte and daniël are currently implementing the idea of ‘tiny villages’ in the netherlands
video courtesy of woonpioniers 

 

 

 

jelte and daniël are currently implementing the idea of ‘tiny villages’ in the netherlands. currently, they have a collection of five to ten small qualitative and mobile forms of housing on unique temporary sites. previous projects regarding this lifestyle have been covered by designboom and you can find them here and here

daniel venneman tiny house
dutch designer and builder daniël venneman constructed it together with jelte glas, its future inhibitor

daniel venneman tiny house
the project serves as a showcase for bio-based construction

daniel venneman tiny house
the staircase is disguised as a cabinet and uses the side table as the first step

daniel venneman tiny house
the addition of glass on every side of the house gives it a sense of airiness 

daniel venneman tiny house
the end of the kitchen countertop also functions as the office table

daniel venneman tiny house
the practical steel countertop is combined with wood

daniel venneman tiny house
located on the second level, the bed offers great views to different sides

daniel venneman tiny house
integrated LED’s provide atmosphere

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: juliana neira | designboom

  • Nice Job!!! I like it

    Fra Ro
  • A carefully considered design. I like it!

  • Really open with all the windows. In a village of tiny houses this would be the one with the least amount of storage. Better for a remote site than urban.

    john
  • Clever and fun. Not sure the “stairs” to the loft bed meet code, but you can always just move to another jurisdiction.

    Mort d'Urban

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