Estonian designers build stunning, solar-powered tiny house that can move around

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Here at HEXAPOLIS, we have covered several mobile home designs that offer owners the freedom to move around, without having to sacrifice comfort. There was the brilliant ‘Transforming Castle Truck‘, which as its name suggests fuses fantasy with convenience and, creativity with imagination. Kasita is another, equally-innovative micro-home concept that allows the shipping container-based structure to be transported across cities.

The team at Estonian firm Kodasema have built a stunning prefabricated tiny home that, in addition to being movable, boasts an array of impressive eco-friendly credentials. Dubbed as KODA, the ingenious design ensures that the dwelling can be disassembled and transported to a different location in less than four hours. Built using concrete and factory-made, non-toxic materials that enhance its strength and stability, the structure can be erected on different surfaces without any foundations.

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As pointed out by the architects, KODA’s vacuum-insulated walls as well as special quadruple glazing help reduce its energy requirements by maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature. Measuring around 25-square-meters, the structure’s simple, modular design allows owners to create larger spaces by joining multiple units. It features an open floor plan that optimizes the available area, while a glazed facade ensures abundance of natural light.

The kitchen, bathroom and loft-style bathroom are located towards the rear part of the house, and are illuminated by energy-efficient LED lighting. The front of the structure is pushed back slightly to accommodate the terrace, while also minimizing solar gain. Roof-mounted solar array power the tiny home, producing more energy than it needs.

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The prefabricated abode comes equipped with electricity, water and sewage hookups, but is suitable for off-the-grid stay as well. KODA also features a futuristic IT system that makes the house responsive to different surroundings. The firm’s spokesperson was reported saying:

In our minds KODA can become whatever you want: a city centre home, a lakeside summer house, a cozy café, an office, workshop or studio or even a classroom. Its clever design provides the inspiration to make best use of every square inch of space and envisage how the built-in components, even the walls, can be adjusted to meet their purpose most effectively.

The developers are gearing up to sell the tiny home this fall at a price of around  €85,000 (approx. $95,000), which includes the cost of furniture as well as built-in systems like heating and ventilation, water, IT and electricity.

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Source: Kodasema

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