Petite Maison, Longueil
Written by Laura Mauk
A tiny cabin in France makes 215 square feet feel nearly boundless
With its emphasis on the outdoors, the petite shelter in Normandy offers room to roam.
Situated about a half mile from the sea and the limestone cliffs of Normandy, France, the compact cabin that architects Jean-Baptiste Barache, Sihem Lamine, and Pierre Gourvennec of arba designed in Longueil is a kind of homecoming (...)Surrounded by walnut trees, the tiny home is wrapped in blackened timber. Large glass doors slide open and disappear behind walls, joining the home with its verdant surroundings. "It’s as if the garden is passing through the house," Barache says.