This $55,000 floating tiny home can be assembled in one day
Recent years have ushered in the rise of digital nomads who conduct business out of restaurants, cafés, and subway cars instead of homes and offices.
But even a nomad needs somewhere to rest their head occasionally – a place they can consider, if not a home, then a home base.
Kodasema, an Estonia-based design firm, develops tiny homes that move with their owners. The homes can be assembled and taken apart in a single day, allowing them to easily be transported. This is useful for more than just wandering freelancers; in the face of rising sea levels or a hurricane, residents could ostensibly have the option to move their home to a safer location.
The firm’s latest model, a 278-square-foot structure that sits on a floating pontoon, can be built on both water and land. Take a look at its sleek, minimalist design.
Kodasema hopes to capitalize on what it sees as a growing trend of people downsizing to smaller, accessible spaces.
- 1 Kodasema hopes to capitalize on what it sees as a growing trend of people downsizing to smaller, accessible spaces.
- 2 The public might be ready for tiny living, but the construction industry has lagged behind.
- 3 The company wants to take matters into its own hands by producing homes that are designed for the masses.
- 4 Kodasema’s floating model starts at $55,000, but the price varies depending on the materials, hardware, and location.
- 5 The company said the floating home feels like a “Mediterranean villa.”
- 6 Since the model can be built on land, it could also function as a café, hotel, or small business, like an artist’s studio.
- 7 Mark said the home’s minimalist aesthetic caters to a growing trend of prioritizing experiences over material goods.