Three meters ceiling height, a floating kitchen unit, panoramic windows with a view of the wild nature: The Tiny House Minimalus in Dessighofen is designed in such a way that the term "tiny" does not immediately come to mind. Here in the Rhein-Lahn district, nature-loving minimalists will find a lot of comfort in a small space. Outside, the treetops of the old oak trees sway gently in the wind, occasionally rabbits hop by, and deer also graze peacefully on the large property, which is embedded in a green valley. The perfect nature experience is rounded off by the happy chirping of birds and the gentle chirping of crickets: in Minimalus you can retreat, escape from everyday life and arrive at yourself and a new, simpler, but still comfortable attitude to life.
Host Marius built the house entirely himself, with the support of family and friends. "The idea of making sustainable living possible with innovative design in a small space has fascinated me for a long time, which is why I decided to study sustainable construction. As part of my master's thesis, my first tiny house was built in my parents' garden, and just two years later the slightly larger house here in Dessighofen was ready. By renting out my houses, I want to give my guests the opportunity to get to know life in a tiny house and get them excited about the topics of sustainability, regional products and minimalism," says Marius.
The light-flooded, minimalist-chic and yet cozy house consists of ecological, recyclable building materials, which the host Marius has cleverly combined with used elements. The glazed sleeping loft on the upper floor with a view of nature is one of the highlights. The living room with fully equipped kitchen and open dining area also appears spacious and airy thanks to the large windows. In addition to the daylight bathroom, there is also an outdoor bathroom.
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ArchitectureAs an engineer for sustainable construction, Marius built the tiny house almost entirely from old and new wood. Typical for wooden houses, the use of the natural material creates a pleasant, comfortable room climate. Due to the generous windows in all directions, the bright interior appears much larger than you would expect from the outside. Marius has skilfully built a bridge between modern design and comfort in a small space: light colors meet solid wood, the parquet floor, the wooden windows and some furniture were bought second-hand. Marius built other pieces of furniture himself. Marius' high demands on the materials used are complemented by amazing details, such as a floating kitchenette and a small library. He found inspiration for the outdoor bathroom in Asian architecture.
EnvironmentThe Tinyhouse consists mainly of wood. As an energy-efficient, renewable and recyclable building material, wood stores the CO2 absorbed by the trees in the long term and is therefore significantly more climate and environmentally friendly than concrete. With the installation of a used parquet floor and used windows as well as the purchase of some second-hand furniture, Marius shows that the sustainable raw material should still be used in a resource-saving manner. While digging for the foundation of the house, he found old quarry stones, which he cleaned and then used for the outdoor bathroom. Ecological wood fiber insulation and a green roof protect against excessive heat in summer and, together with a pellet heating system, ensure cozy warmth in winter. Only ecological cleaning agents are used. Kitchen waste can be composted in the garden.
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Unfortunately, the Tiny House is currently difficult to reach by public transport. It takes about 50 minutes to drive from Wiesbaden to Dessighofen (49 km). It only takes 25 minutes from Koblenz (25 km), from Frankfurt just under 1.5 hours (92 km), from Stuttgart a good 3 hours (271 km), from Kassel just under 3 hours (224 km) and from Cologne it is around 1.5 hours 1.5 hours (125km). The exact address can be found on the website.
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