These Tiny Prefab Homes Float on Pontoons

Consider this mail-order waterfront housing

March 18, 2019 9:00 am

Apparently, you’re not making the best use of your waterfront property. How about adding some living space ON the water?

That’s the idea behind the Koda Light Float, a tiny house resting on pontoons and attached to the shore. It’s the latest release from the Estonian design company Kodasema, makers of prefab tiny homes that don’t require a foundation and can be assembled in seven hours.

Here, your foundation is all that unused space on the water. These turnkey properties are handsome but minimalist — 277-square-foot insta-lofts with 11-foot ceilings and all the usual tiny amenities (kitchen, open-space living room, full bathroom) and a wooden terrace. A ladder on the outside gets you roof access, and your bed is up a small flight of interior stairs.

The company suggests turning the Koda Light — which is also available to install on land — into a “harbour cafe, artist’s studio … summer retreat or a fisherman’s dream.” Our take? It’s an ideal Airbnb rental.

Available in a few parts of Europe for now, Koda sales in the U.S. will begin at some point.

Photos: Kodasema

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