Is This Pop-Up House Just Two Smaller Houses in a Trench Coat?
Finland's micro-cabin is the footprint of a parking space
In the big city, a really good parking spot is one of the most coveted commodities you can find.
Possibly becoming even more in demand in the future? A really good parking-spot-sized home like this.
Created by Casagrande Laboratory in Finland, the 8.2-x-16.4-foot Tikku (Finnish for “stick”) has 403 square feet of space spread over three floors. Built for Helsinki Design Week, the Tikku contains a work area,
Made from cross-laminated timber, which Casagrande claims is five times lighter
Tikku Tiny Home (7 images)
“I would like to emphasize how easy it was,” Casagrande principal Marco Casagrande told Fast Company. “It’s almost ridiculous. Usually, building a house is really a pain in the ass, and it takes so much effort … In this case, it just popped up.”
Here’s a clip showing the first Tikku coming together in Helsinki. Crank up the volume. Or not.
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