You don’t have to be Sherlock to deduct that there is a housing shortage in the UK. Property prices in London are sky high and you don’t get much space for your hard-earned cash.
Luckily, Estonian company Kodasema have a solution to the housing problem: A tiny DIY home that can be built in 7 hours. After initially being unveiled last year, the first example of the Koda house has been launched in the UK. The pocket size house has been installed at the BRE Innovation Park, a research facility where prototypes of sustainable housing are demonstrated.
The KODA ‘Walking Concrete’ made the World Architecture Festival's shortlist of the best "Small Projects" in 2016 and it’s easy to see why. At just £150,000 a pop these tiny houses are a steal. The price includes delivery, site preparation, installation and connections to water, electricity and sewage as well as the cost of planning and building regulations.
The mobile home can be assembled at the drop of a hat. Designed with comfort and style in mind, the two-story home consists of a double bedroom, a spacious living room and a neat bathroom. All finished with a minimalist flare to make the most of the space.
Kodasema built the houses to be lasting and sustainable. Solar panels located on the roof supply the property with energy and the materials used to build the house are reusable.
Each model comes fully furnished with pieces by the Estonian manufacturer Floyd IFS.
One side of the 269-square foot cube is made of four-layered glass which is thick enough to keep the house insulated.
There are three different models: "Koda for Living," "Koda for Studying," and "Koda for Working." So the space can be used for work and play.
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