since its inception — circa 2000 — the tiny house movement has been offering affordable housing solutions that are ecologically friendly as well as a living style that advocates simplicity and minimalism. last week we saw a tiny house on wheels with a rising roof that revealed a second floor. for this week, we have la tête dans les étoiles (or head in the stars) by optinid, a tiny house featuring a sliding roof that opens up the bedroom to the sky.

optinid tiny house features a sliding roof that opens to the sky designboom

 

 

designed by french builder optinid, la tête dans les étoiles tiny house is clad in spruce and measures 7.2-meters-long (23.6 feet). as for the interior, it includes all the necessary space for single or double occupancy; a living area with a daybed and folding desk, a folding dining table capable of seating three people, a kitchen with a sink, a propane-powered cooker, a fridge and some limited storage space. at the other end you can find the bathroom with a shower and sink, and a separate toilet.

optinid tiny house features a sliding roof that opens to the sky designboom

 

 

the bedroom is located on the second level and can be accessed through a staircase. equipped with a sliding roof, the owner can unlock it and manually move it to open it and spend the night under the stars as well as under the sun. as for electricity, the house is powered by a solar panel array and it collects rainwater that is then pumped and filtered for drinking.

 

the optinid tiny house costs €54,000 ($62,500) but if lucky, you can go now and ask for a reduced price of €47,000 (around US$54,000).

optinid tiny house features a sliding roof that opens to the sky designboom

optinid tiny house features a sliding roof that opens to the sky designboom

optinid tiny house features a sliding roof that opens to the sky designboom

optinid tiny house features a sliding roof that opens to the sky designboom

optinid tiny house features a sliding roof that opens to the sky designboom

optinid tiny house features a sliding roof that opens to the sky designboom

optinid tiny house features a sliding roof that opens to the sky designboom

optinid tiny house features a sliding roof that opens to the sky designboom

optinid tiny house features a sliding roof that opens to the sky designboom

optinid tiny house features a sliding roof that opens to the sky designboom

  • I love this open roof !! I live in Lubbock Texas south of City in the country the stars are beautiful this would be perfect for me . I’m single with two small animals dog & cat . Gotta keep mice out but my cat just plays with it! Lol can I advertise for you I know a lot of single people that would love the tiny house we talk about it all the time .

    Dawn Barber says:
  • How tall is the ceiling? I am wheelchair bound & would need an elevator. Can an elevator be accommodated by this tiny house. I realize there would be extra costs. Thank you for your time. Debby

    Debby says:
  • Very tempting house…love the opening roof…please send a dozen of that…

  • I think this an awesome design. Is it weather tight?

    John Edward Royal says:
  • Is a tiny house subject to property taxes, as a traditional larger house is ? How do you protect the tiny house from strong hurricane force winds from flying away ? Can you park a tiny house in a NYC street ? What are options to use to heat the house ? How do you protect the tiny house from vandals, thieves & burgulars ? I would like your reply /opinion. Thank you for your time.
    Sincerely,
    Ken Nieves, nyc, Manhattan resident.

    Ken Nieves says:
  • I would love to , build my own Tiny house…and encorporate the sliding roof.

    Jannette Beam says:
  • $54,000.00 ????
    Great!
    Can they come to Hawaii?

    Georg says:
  • Amazing idea! I’d love to have that open sky over my bed too. I just wonder how cold is with the roof closed, if the sliding rail let’s some air in or is it sealed?

    Francesco Piffari says:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

comments policy
LOG IN
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

PRODUCT LIBRARY

a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

architecture news