Back in the day, the choices for movable homes are limited to RVs and motorhomes. But thanks to Estonia-based design firm Kodasema, it is possible to take your tiny house with you! The firm developed the Koda, a 269-square-foot micro-home that can be assembled and disassembled in 7 hours or less.
The Koda may be tiny but it sure is durable and energy efficient! The Koda’s frame is made from concrete while its components are pre-fabricated. All of the tiny home’s components are crafted at Kodasema’s factory in Harkujärve.
Kodasema understands how hard it is to move homes that’s why the design firm was inspired to develop a mobile home that can be assembled and disassembled rapidly. Not only does the Koda moves with you, it is also energy-efficient, eco-friendly, and versatile.
According to its maker, the Koda is designed to make the most out of every square inch of space with each component adjusted to meet the purpose of the dwelling.
“Much of our quality of life depends on both our home and its location meeting our needs. In our minds KODA can become whatever you want – a city-centre home, a lakeside summer house, a cosy café, an office, workshop or studio or even a classroom,” said Kodasema.
Since the Koda can be dismantled in just a few hours, moving from one location to another isn’t as taxing as it used to be! The portable home needs no foundation and is assembled on-site by a small crew.
Thanks to its durable structure, the Koda can be built on a variety of surfaces. The 7-inch thick structure boast of quadruple glazing and vacuum-insulated walls to regulate the internal temperature. Its walls are made with concrete-timber composite panels. What’s more, all finishing materials are 100% non-toxic.
Now let’s take a virtual tour inside the Koda:
If living in a cube home is making you feel positively claustrophobic, don’t worry. The Koda is a modular dwelling. One structure can be connected to another to create a larger living space for you and your family. Once assembled, the Koda offers an open-plan living space with a built-in terrace and glazed front.
Thanks to its glazed front façade, the living room is bright and cheerful with natural light. The glazing is slightly recessed to protect the interiors from the harsh light as well as to make room for the built-in terrace.
The bedroom, the bathroom, and the kitchen are located in the rear of the Koda to boost privacy. The lofted bedroom, set above the kitchen, is accessible via a ladder.
The kitchen boasts of an oven, a stove, and color-coordinated cabinets. On the right side of the kitchen are the bathroom and shower. It also comes with a laundry room, which is located near the bedroom.
All lighting fixtures utilize LED bulbs to maximize energy. Solar panels are also installed on the rooftop to power the home. If you think you need to make do with modest power, that’s not the case at all. The solar panels harness more energy than the unit consumes annually. This goes even when there’s little sun in the winter season.
The Koda can be used off the grid for short periods of time but the water, sewage, and electricity can be installed in case you’re no longer on the move. This tiny house also comes with its own IT system, allowing the Koda to “learn” and adjust to different surroundings.
The Koda is available in three different configurations: Koda for Living, Koda for Studying, and Koda for Working. These models could be converted into a studio, a cafe, an office space, even a classroom. All configurations are furnished with pieces designed by the Floyd IFS, an Estonian manufacturer.
So, how much for this mobile home? The Koda will set you back $130,000 for the basic dwelling and as much as US$190,000+ if it comes with all the bells and whistles.