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Simple tiny house strips down small living to the bare essentials

• arclein

The Freedom (aka Freedom 6m) is designed by Australia's Lusk Tiny Homes and is based on a double-axle trailer. It comes with an understated steel or wooden exterior that incorporates generous glazing to maximize natural light inside. Its walls and ceiling are decked out in either birch plywood or tongue and groove paneling. It has a length of 6 m (20 ft), which is the same as Baluchon's recent Mirasol, however though the French model aims to cram as much as possible into the available space, including an upstairs bedroom, this tiny home's layout showcases a much simpler approach that offers airy spaces and a high ceiling. Most of its available floorspace is taken up by a relatively large central kitchen unit, which includes custom cabinetry finished in fingerprint-resistant laminate, with quite a lot of counter space, plus a sink, a microwave, a small fridge, and storage. A ceiling fan helps keep the area cool.