Family of 5’s Modern Tiny House Packed With Clever Design Ideas

Francois and Sarah-lee live in a stunning, together with their 3 children. At only 21 m2 (226 ft2) fitting a family of 5 into the home was no easy task. Thankfully, Francois, a designer and builder was up to the challenge!

In this episode we tour the home and learn how this tiny has cleverly been designed to accomodate a large family living in a , while exploring what family life is like in a .

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This home is packed with clever small space design ideas, tricks and features which help the home to not only be very functional for this family, but also visually beautiful!

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18 Comments

  1. I wish there was a love button! We are a family of 5 living in a Lotus Belle while saving to build a tiny house and buy land to build a cob house and this just makes me even more excited to build a tiny house and live minimally!

  2. musical instruments, crayons, tools? my kids did not have a lot of toys, but a few things needed it. not with you?

  3. What I don’t get about these tiny homes with small children is that the parents never think that their kids will grow up past toddler stage and in some countries boys and girls can’t share the same bedrooms after a certain age. Are they going to build a bigger tiny home or get a conventional property?

  4. Where do they get the electricity and water from? Kinda curious about it though apart from that wonderful house wonderful family really like the idea of planting their own vegetables and the close bond between the family members.

  5. This is stunning . . . and almost unbelievable that a family of 5 can be comfortable living there. Clearly, they have plenty of room, though. This is amazing.

  6. I absolutely love the “spare” house for guests. Add some shelving and a bit more surface space and I’d live in that full time!

  7. Mr when nicer Steele, growing up we had a neighbour in a 2 bed house with a lounge and a kitchen diner. they had 3 kids, 2 bouts and a girl in the middle, all about 2 years difference in sage. they all shared a small bedroom until the girl left to live with her boyfriend aged about 23, both brothers were still at home, the bedroom was just big enough to house bunkbeds on one wall and the girls small single (2’6″) under the window. nothing unusual in this and many kids in school shared lots of kids in a room, same here in Ireland as well, difference is I grew up in Auckland, most places were 2 bed houses, occasionally you got a 3 bed but then there were usually 6 kids or more. what is really good here is the easy the bunks are made to make use of space, plus would be easy to add a tiny room onto the side of the house beside steps or behind kids room, make a door in wall of kids room so eldest still has her own space but the tiny house is only fractionally bigger, say 2m x 1.5m.

  8. Mrsjennifersteele, growing up we had a neighbour in a 2 bed house with a lounge and a kitchen diner. they had 3 kids, 2 bouts and a girl in the middle, all about 2 years difference in sage. they all shared a small bedroom until the girl left to live with her boyfriend aged about 23, both brothers were still at home, the bedroom was just big enough to house bunkbeds on one wall and the girls small single (2’6″) under the window. nothing unusual in this and many kids in school shared lots of kids in a room, same here in Ireland as well, difference is I grew up in Auckland, most places were 2 bed houses, occasionally you got a 3 bed but then there were usually 6 kids or more. what is really good here is the easy the bunks are made to make use of space, plus would be easy to add a tiny room onto the side of the house beside steps or behind kids room, make a door in wall of kids room so eldest still has her own space but the tiny house is only fractionally bigger, say 2m x 1.5m.

  9. While watching this video, I kept thinking, if they ever want to be intimate with each other they would have to be VERY quiet, but maybe they can have romantic dates in the guest house!

  10. My mom has one brother and three sisters. They grew up in a house that had three bedrooms, but two of them were really tiny. I imagine that the girls slept in bunk beds in a tiny space like that. I have a sister and a brother and we always had our own rooms. Then the people maybe ten years ago had to have a guest room and a study. I always thought that was excessive. Some might have even had a playroom dedicated to the kids. Now there is this big movement that is switching back to how my parents were living–at least to some degree. I find it quite interesting.

    After realizing my crazy dream home, that was more like a creative place to have fun in, would be too much work to keep clean…I found that I only want just enough space. 900 square feet is too much. 500 is plenty, but I think I could be happy with a tiny house that is 24 by 8 while having a partner. I’d probably knock off 4 feet if I was alone or even use a decked out stealth van since I’d want to use it for traveling first. The only thing with the van is the fact that I like cooking and wouldn’t be too happy with the amount of space I could allocate to that. haha Then again, if I am traveling I’d want to try the local cuisine–so how much would I actually be cooking? Maybe just some breakfast and simple sandwiches for lunch or something.

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