Architecture · 18/09/2019

Barefoot ..Eco-friendly tiny house in Tunis Village.

Barefoot is a home that considers the health of the planet we live on.

Barefoot is a handmade tiny wood house in beautiful Tunis Village. The house is nestled right in the heart of Tunis Village, only a short drive from Wady Rayan or the UNESCO heritage site “Valley of the Whales” Barefoot was built in the spirit of scaling back in protest to the conventional maxim of “bigger is better”.

Much of the Barefoot was built with reclaimed wood

Barefoot was built with great consideration for the environment and following the ideas of the “tiny house movement”. The tiny house opens up to a private deck, a private outdoor BBQ and a heated tiny pool in the backyard of the house. Much of the Barefoot was built with reclaimed wood. The skeleton of the house used to be old support beams of an Egyptian villa. All balcony doors, which there are two of, used to beautify old Egyptian buildings. Same with the entry door. All Grey Water of the house is used to water the plants at the back of the house.

During the construction process, we tried to build as resource efficient as possible by using as many reclaimed or upcycled materials as possible, ensuring a proper insulation of the house while trying to downsize on unnecessary electric appliances. It also features a homemade grey water recycling system and as many solar lamps as we could collect so far”.

The cottage opens out onto a veranda and outside fire pit for watching the sunset and sitting around at night.

For more info about barefoot, check their website, Facebook page and follow them on Instagram @barefootintunis