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Koda House, Minimalist Luxury in Sustainable House

Koda House Interior

Koda House interior, used as a hotel suite. Photo by Oliver Moosus.

The original idea at the early stages of Kodasema was to stop wasting energy and start reducing the energy consumption also in the construction industry. Small living spaces often automatically mean less energy is required leaving a smaller footprint. These ideas eventually resulted in the KODA. — Hannes Tamjärv, Founder of Kodesema

Beautiful website about the Koda House by Kodasema based in Estonia with many photos. “Designed for minimalist luxury living in a spaciously sustainable house.” Intended to addresses the global conflict between a growing population and the growth of the average Western home. Almost 26sqm (~85 SF). The house feels twice as big from the inside because of its luminous atmosphere and high ceiling.

The site preparation is minimal— needs ground with leveled footing, access using a crane, and connections for water, sewage, and electricity. The house is dropped in with a crane, is moveable, and often categorized as temporary.

And can be built on a pontoon as a houseboat, or stacked for multi-family living.

Available as of this date in Estonia, Austria, Netherlands, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK.