There are few things I find more thrilling than tiny houses with unusual designs. Villa Hermina is located right at the edge of Černín, a village in the Czech Republic. The structure catches the eye instantly, both because of its unusual shape and its bizarre color—a shade of pink which is distinctly reminiscent of Pepto-Bismol. Actually, it looks more like a surreal sculpture than a tiny house!
Don’t let appearances deceive you though … there is a lot more going on with this odd little structure than meets the eye.
Hidden within this strange little gem of architecture is a surprising secret …
Don’t you love how the shape of the dwelling follows the slope of the hillside? Even the window (or door?) is slanted, along with the roof—kind of like the structure is frozen in the act of sliding down the hill.
Let’s step inside Villa Hermina and see what we discover …
This building is just as odd on the inside as it is on the outside! There is a lot to love here, though, and you can see that in some respects, the exterior was a bit deceptive.
For one thing, there is a lot of light inside this home. Those windows looked small from the outside, but they are actually quite large.
Another cool thing about the house is the way the space flows, with each floor sort of “wrapping” around the interior of the structure. I love the ramps!
There’s nothing I can say to convey the awesomeness of the bathroom in words. I’ll let the image speak for itself.
This image shows off more sleeping spaces along with a truly impressive amount of storage. Also note the cool hanging chair. This makes it possible to enjoy comfortable seating in a part of the house where the floor is sloped. Underneath that floor, there’s more hidden storage!
Let’s step behind the mesh partition to take a closer look at the bunk beds and the storage.
A curtain can be pulled across to provide privacy. You can also see the kitchen in this photo.
Cushions also can make for comfortable seating on the ramp.
Here’s another angle on the kitchen, and looking up to the right, you can see the loft bedroom.
I really love how the layout of this house creates private zones, but the space is all connected. I also haven’t gone to mentioning the color scheme yet, so I will now. The grey and the green contrast with each other in a beautiful and distinctive way, and help to draw the eye to the various zones of the house.
Now, I mentioned that Villa Hermina has a secret. Ready to finally find out what it is?
That’s right, it’s a movie theater! That’s why the bottom floor of the building has a slope which mirrors that of the hillside! It wasn’t just an unusual aesthetic choice—it is actually the angled floor of the cinema. I bet you didn’t see that coming!
In case you are wondering, here is the full layout of the house:
You can learn more about Villa Hermina by visiting the HŠH Architekti site here. This is definitely one of the most original and ingenious tiny houses I’ve ever seen!