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The tiny house movement is trending as never before for a few distinct reasons. Prefabricated tiny houses are cheap, minimalistic, luxurious, easy to relocate and they don’t require any finishing works after the delivery. They can be a wonderful solution in the years of pandemic and especially after it. The house is being developed near Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, by a small company Kodasema.
Prefabricated tiny houses KODA
What is so special about the tiny houses from KODA? Here are some highlights worth mentioning:
- Only 28 square meters, which means if you have a small space or a tiny piece of land, you can easily use it for the tiny house.
- Durable and they call themself sustainable, which I do not entirely agree with, because they use concrete, which is the opposite of sustainability. Nonetheless, it uses only 9 cubic meters of concrete per unit, which is a relatively small amount.
- The house is constructed with factory-made components and can be assembled on-site without the need for foundations.
- You can repurpose the house endlessly. You can live there, or make a place to quarantine for 2 weeks, you can move it to the land and use it as a summer house or a lake-side house. You can use it as a home office or to run a small café or a hotel unit, a workshop, a classroom, a gallery… Anything is possible.
- You don’t have a piece of land? No problem, Kodasema offers a unit that was designed specifically to float on water.
- Each unit has a well-designed kitchen and bathroom, a common area and a bedroom on the second floor. Technically it is one floor, but the bedroom is separated from the living space with stairs to go above the kitchen area.
- The house is designed to generate and conserve its own energy. The house is designed to prevent heat loss, and solar panels on the roof return more power to the grid than the building needs.
Tiny houses KODA in Europe vs North America
Due to differences in the construction regulations and the climates, the materials that are used in prefabricated tiny houses KODA are different in the EU and North America. In Europe, KODA houses use exclusively timber frames, where the US models can be engineered using panelized technologies with metal frames and/or SIP panels. Despite the differences in materials, the tiny houses KODA remain the same look, design, and architecture.
In the birthplace of KODA tiny houses, in the city centre of Tallinn (Estonia), right near the harbor and the Medieval Old Town, Kodastay launched a hotel to display their units. It’s a perfect opportunity to “test-drive” the house yourself before purchasing it! You can check and book your stay at kodasema.com. The prices start from 75€ per night for a house for two visitors. Each hotel unit is equipped with a Wi-Fi connection and Smart TV. For additional fees, you could have a parking lot. They are also children-friendly and pet-friendly.
Where to buy it? Kodasema
Showrooms and agencies are located in many European countries as well as in the US and Canada.