Wouldn’t You Love This Balcony Window For Your Tiny House?

Pinned on July 22, 2013 at 7:12 pm by Alex

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Wouldn’t You Love This Balcony Window For Your Tiny House?

It seems like almost everyday there’s a new cutting-edge design I run into that can be used in tiny houses and other small spaces. This window transforms into a balcony. Wouldn’t it be cool to have a feature like this on a tiny house?

Window design company Fakro developed this state-of-the-art window/balcony combination and here is how they describe it:

  • An innovative, large window whose sashes when opened crate a balcony in the loft. The upper top hung sash opens upwards, whereas the lower sash can be tilted forwards, allowing easy access to the balcony recess. The sash when rotated through 0° to 45° is supported by an innovative auxiliary mechanism which allows leaving the open sash in any position within this range.
  • The upper sash can be raised steplessly up to 45°. Side barriers are integrated into the bottom sash and slide out during opening. When closing the lower sash, balcony barriers are hiding in the window, thus they are not visible above the roof. Concealed under the window flashing elements, they do not collect dirt or spoil the aesthetics of the roof.

Read more about the windows characteristics here.

Could you imagine it as a window on the loft of a tiny house? How cool would that be?! I don’t know about you, but I’d love to see that done!

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S owen says:

Seems like it might be an awful lot of expense just for a space I might use once in a while when i feel like standing on one leg. Totally impractical.

S Riel says:

If installed on the roof of many of the tiny home designs with lofts, you will be standing on the loft’s floor. I think it is a great idea to gain a little more space and even standing room in those tiny lofts.

I don’t know if I would be willing to pay the high cost that they are probably charging for something like that though. If I install one, I think I would rather try to design my own.

cahow says:

Brilliant design! And THIS is why I continue to devour Alex’s postings: they can be used in any size home to make a better, more livable design. For an addition or tiny house that has no air conditioning, this could be a make or break deal for cooling and ventilation.

Alex says:

Thanks guys. Great idea, too. I know it’s not practical for tiny houses on wheels.. It would most likely need to be redesigned for one. But I thought it was great for a small / tiny cabin on a foundation where you’re not limited on the height of the structure because of road laws.


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