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I already wrote once about prefabricated tiny houses KODA from Estonia, and let me tell you, the interest of that post was insane! And this is not surprising. As I mentioned before, the popularity of such houses is increasing year after year, keeping the cost pretty low.
Today, I am going to talk about another European company that creates different types of prefabricated tiny houses. If Estonian company KODA build houses from the concrete (and I was on and on about how anti-sustainable it is), the company Wikkelhouse builds them using the most sustainable material there are – wood.
Prefabricated tiny houses Wikkelhouse
What does make tiny houses from Wikkelhouse so special?
- Sustainable design. 60 % of the tiny house is made of wood. The rest is renewable materials.
- Insulation is made of flux, one of the oldest sustainable fibers. It protects the house from the outside noise and keeps it warm inside.
- Wrapped in cardboard, which gives the house exceptional constructive strength. Fun fact, cardboard retrieves 4 times more material per tree than if you were using only wood.
- The solar panels will be installed on the roof to make your house self-sustainable in terms of energy. You will get electricity from the nature around you. How cool is that?
- The house consists of 5 sq. meters blocks, or “segments”, that you can attach to each other depending on how big or small you want your house to be. Each segment weighs only 600kg.
- Assembled within only one day. When the house segments are delivered to your piece of land, the specialists from Wikkelhouse will assemble it within only one day, so it is ready for your usage nearly immediately. It is only about connecting the segments together.
- You create your own home, by adding special segments (kitchen? shower? toilet? bedroom? you name it!).
The price of Wikkelhouse depends on your configuration, because it is modular and only you decide which modules you want to have, but the average price would be between 50 000 and 85 000 EUR per house (excluding VAT, transport and assembly).
You can make your house as big as you want, due to modular concept. Each segment will be attached together.
Due to a massive demand, there is a waiting list of 10 months (currently, 24. Nov 2022).
Where to buy? Wikkelhouse.
Want to try it before buying it? Book an overnight stay at Klepperstee in the Netherlands, Germany, France.
Photos by Wikkelhouse and Klepperstee