Estonian collective Kodasema designed KODA, a tiny mobile house with prefabricated elements, assembled on site without the need for foundations. This allows residents to really follow their dreams and relocate at the blink of an eye, as the house can be assembled and dismantled in less than 7 hours.

Image by Paul Kuimet

Image by Paul Kuimet

KODA is a super ode to minimalism, with its 26.4 m² designed to accommodate all necessities for smart living and working, doing away with unused spaces. 

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.
— Kodasema
Image by Paul Kuimet

Image by Paul Kuimet

Sustainability was an important aspect of KODA's design. Solar panels on the roof, the high thermal isolation value of VIP insulation (U-value of 0.1 W/m²K), and four-layered glass facade (with a U value of 0.3 W/m²K) that maximise natural light while preventing heat loss make the design a Plus-Energy House, able to generate and conserve its own energy and function off-the-grid short periods of time.The concrete developed by the collective exceeds the compressive strength of commonly used concrete by more than 3 times, it is waterproof, UV-radiation-, all-weather-proof and maintenance free. While concrete gets stronger over time, painted wood would require re-painting in some years.

 

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