If you don’t want to spend all your time living in one location but still want a place you can call your own, a KODA house might just be the answer. This is a tiny solar-powered home that comes from Estonian design collective Kodasema, and it could be suitable for those who wish to move around to different places for periods of time or have their own vacation home.
Made primarily of concrete, the 250 sq ft modern prefab has a living room, bath, storage and a terrace on the lower level, and a sleeping area on the one above that is accessed by ladder. While owners need to locate it in a site with suitable water, sewage and electricity points, the tiny house is also designed to generate and conserve its own energy, so it can be used in remote settings for short periods of time.
As it can be assembled on-site without the need for foundations, the designers say that both assembly and dismantling can be achieved in under seven hours. So it wouldn’t be suitable for your backpacking holiday, but would be great if you wanted to spend longer periods of time in particular locations.
While its portability makes it easy for the house to be relocated, the designers say that it can be used as anything from a lakeside summer house to an office or studio.
The house has been shortlisted for the Small Project prize at the World Architecture Festival 2016. The basic model will cost €85,000 (plus VAT) and the price includes furniture and automated IT functions.