Mike Razzano and Chantal Berot are founders of the environmental organization Bolivian Amazon Land Trust Alliance that motivates people to reduce and prevent deforestation of the Bolivian Amazon. Besides the social work, they run a tiny coffee house on wheels named Le Bon Café that is made from 75 percent recycled and salvaged materials. The duo keeps moving their tiny house cafe around Asheville and surrounding areas with a biodiesel-fueled vehicle. Curvy roof, lighting and a lovely color palate add artistic essence to the café on wheels.
Deeply influenced by coffee carts of Montana, Chantal wanted to make her own boutique coffee shop. To turn her dream into reality, she collaborated with Mike, the man behind the tiny house company, Rolling Roots. It took them a lot of time to collect unused wood pieces, scraps, and other construction material to transform that junk into a beautiful tiny house cafe.
The cafe, however, looks small from outside, there is more space than expected on the inside. Due to its curvy appeal, an extra 2-feet space is gained indoors. Both sides of the tiny café have countertops and shelving to keep necessary things within the arm’s reach. They have kept two mini fridges, a mini espresso machine, sink and a lot of counter space to prepare the finest cups of coffee. Big windows are used to serve orders to customers waiting outside.
Designing such a uniquely-shaped structure is a challenging task, but the duo completed it nicely. Le Bon Café is a good example of artistic vision and craftsmanship. If you have enough passion to accomplish your dreams, then there is a lot you can do, just like these two.