Moving usually means leaving your old house behind.
But a new tiny house, called the Koda, is designed to move with you.
A construction crew from Kodasema, the Estonia-based design firm that created the 269-square-foot cube, can assemble it in less than seven hours, and disassemble it in four days.
The furnished house will come in three different models: “Koda for Living,” “Koda for Studying,” and “Koda for Working.” They will function as homes, classrooms, and offices respectively, Kodasema’s cofounder, Taavi Jakobson, tells Business Insider.
Jakobson says the company might expand sales internationally if Kodasema can manage to ramp up production.
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One side of the Koda is made of four-layered glass, which Jakobson says is thick enough to insulate the house from noise and cold. If owners want privacy, they can close the floor-to-ceiling curtain.
Each cube measures just 269 square feet. (For perspective, the average one-car garage is around 200-square-feet.)
Jakobson says the Koda for Living has everything you need in a home: a living space, bathroom, kitchen, and lofted bed.
The house is pre-fabricated, meaning its components are all built at Kodasema's factory in Harkujärve, then assembled on-site. In 2017 the team expects to be able to make three Kodas a week.
The parts will be transported to sites via trailer. When they arrive, Kodasema will assemble the building by crane. 'It can be put together like 3D puzzle by our staff,' Jakobson says.
The 7-inch-thick walls are made of concrete-timber composite panels. While casting the concrete, the team places yacht sails on top to give it a lively texture.
The roof's solar panels are expected to produce more energy than the unit consumes annually, Jakobson says. Even when there's little sun in the winter, the saved energy from the summer can light the home's LEDs.
In Estonian, the word, 'koda,' refers to a fast-built hut used by ancient nomads. Kodasema wanted to repurpose that with its Koda house, since it allows for rapid construction and disassembly.
When an owner wants to move, they can pay Kodasema a fee to take the house down, transport it, and re-assemble it in a new location.
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