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In Bulgaria, Sofia-based Ecobox Home offers another creative iteration of the tiny house genre – one with a multifunctional living room activated with nifty, bespoke flat-pack transformer furniture.
The company’s flagship, the functional-sounding EBH 659, offers a clean, modern look on its 22-foot exterior thanks to the combination of heavy-duty, dark metal siding and the warmer textures of wood siding.
If we pass the glazed entrance door, we enter the pleasant, wood-paneled interior of the EBH 659, which is 180 square meters in total. This tiny house has a loftless design that includes a master bedroom, living room that can serve as a dining and sleeping area for guests, and a kitchen and bathroom.
If we take a closer look at the multifunctional living room, we see that it has a convertible sofa that actually consists of two rolling upholstered benches, under which there is also storage space. When not in use, both sofa bench pieces can be rolled away and tucked under the raised platform that surrounds the master bedroom. As we’ve seen before, if you want to maximize every square inch, finding clever ways to store things in a tiny house is a must.
To transform the living room into a dining room, all you have to do is unhook the picture frame, which can be folded up into a dining table – a really ingenious design.
To add chairs, you can slide them out from under the benches.
The chairs are made in a flat pack design so they can be folded up into a flat piece, which really saves space.
Everything is set up here to create the “Dining” mode.
The two-part convertible sofa can not only be pulled out in different lengths to create different layouts (either a loveseat or an L-shaped cut), but it can also be folded out completely to create a comfortable double bed.
The adjoining kitchen is small but functional and has a sink, hob with two burners and storage space in the cabinets above and below – all arranged in an L-shape. The smart TV is high up in a corner so occupants can sit and watch from the sofa or dining table.
To optimize the look of the kitchen, the small refrigerator is hidden behind a wooden cabinet door.
Go up the two steps (one of which has built-in closet space) into the master bedroom where we have a large bed and two built-in reading lights on the wall.
The bed is surrounded on two sides by windows that offer a view of the outside.
The bathroom is at the opposite end of the house. There is sufficient storage space for toiletries and other items on the built-in shelves as well as in the wooden vanity unit under the washbasin and behind it in the mirror cabinet. The shower in the corner is quite large and has glass doors which makes it feel quite spacious.
Overall, this modern and loft-free little home has a lot of smart space-saving concepts that are best for those who don’t mind moving things around to switch from one mode to another. The EBH 659 is offered at three different prices: Either the shell, in which only plumbing, electricity, doors and windows are installed (price: 24,923 USD); or the mid-range pricing ($ 30,884) which includes the previous features plus folding furniture and shower stall; The full-featured version of the EBH 659 ($ 39,234) comes with all fittings, furniture, plus a built-in sound system, air conditioning, and built-in LED ambient lights. For more information, see Ecobox Home.