Unlike Rome, This House in a Box Can Be Built in a Day

All you need is level footing and some elbow grease

August 30, 2016 9:00 am

How many houses can say they make you healthier? Your skin better? How many houses can move with you — without wheels?

Meet Koda, the prefabricated tiny house from Estonian design company Kodasema. Koda can be an office, guest house, summer house, house house, coffee house … anything you could dream up for its 269 square feet of floorspace, really.

Its perks are many. Koda is free-standing, so it does not require a foundation (it can be built atop gravel, asphalt or most everything else). From the brand: “All Koda needs is a level footing and connection points for water, electricity and sewerage.”

And about that construction? It’s a cinch. The house can be “dismantled or reassembled in seven hours,” so your neighbors won’t even have time to get annoyed by the construction.

It’s green, too. Solar panels on the roof return energy to the grid often in excess of what’s used, and the windows are quadruple-glazed for energy efficiency and keeping out excessive amounts of carbon dioxide, which can lead to accelerated aging and a foggy mind.

And if you’re a ramblin’ man, she’ll meet you more than halfway, because all those amenities? They pack away for relocation just as quickly as they’re assembled.

Rome wasn’t built in a day, but the Koda House can be.

Seven hours, to be precise.

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