When Ludivine inherited rural property after the death of her mother, she decided to make it work for her by renting out the main home for income and building portable tiny homes on wheels to fit her changing family.
source/image(PrtSc): Kirsten Dirksen
Her then-husband built the first mobile home on top of a 150-euro farm trailer out of local wood, crafting a built-in bunk bed for their then-two-year-old daughter Prâan (below) and themselves (above), along with a shower, kitchen and mini-living room.
The 2.5-hectare (6-acre) plot is an “airial Landes”, a traditional barnyard from the region (Les Landes) that typically includes a main home, a caretaker cottage, a well and a outdoor bread oven. When Prâan turned six and outgrew the bed in their farm-trailer home, the family refurbished and moved in to the small (450-square-foot) caretaker cottage.
The family doesn’t have a televison or computer and choose to spend more time reading or in the surrounding nature, but when Rich wanted a place to watch Patriot’s games, the couple hired xx again to transform an old horse trailer into a two story tiny house on wheels. This mancave now serves as a rental in the warmer months./Kirsten Dirksen