TINY HOUSE for short vacations



The prefabricated TINY HOUSE is a limited blueprint building sitting on a 25 m2 space. The structure comprises of five main modulars which are delibrately designed to accomodate a kitchen/dining, living, sleeping and sanitary areas. This project is purposely tailored to accomodate two persons during short vacations and it also serve as a platform to explain the importance of building with wood and modular systems. Without site specificity, the TINY HOUSE can be built in any remote location, whether it's in Europe, Africa or any of the other continents due to it's simplistic design approach and straightforwardness in construction. The eco-friendly design proposal sits on just six reinforced concrete footings to elevate it from moisture. Air flow below the structure allows the building to remain cold during the summer and in winter hinders any accumulation of condensed water within the building. The deliberate design with an extra ceiling helps to create enough head room for living/kitchen areas and further ensures the penetration of sunlight into the building. Compact living space with enough daylight connects the interior structure to the outdoor. Hanging lights on the interior strengthens the brightness of the building particularly at night. As a design statement of the panels, it is suggested to have them prefabricated together with the door and window fittings in order to speed up the construction process. Space for the kitchen/dining is designed without interfering with the living space activities. The wooden interior helps to explain the charm of the ecological aesthetics of the building hence reducing any painting cost. Due to the limited blueprint of the building area space saving design ideas are reflected on the furniture desposition with full height sliding doors. In other words, furniture for this project are crafted with space saving design indeas to transform the interior of the building to a larger space. Sundeck is provided to maximize the outdoor living space and the creation of relaxation space during the summer periods. With the help of the prefabricated stairs, users can easily connect the ground level with the sundeck above. Rain water harvesting possibilities and the provision of simple water tanks is envisaged in the design.

Key benefit

A platform that provides a cheaper alternative means in spending quality vacations in a tiny house than expensive hotels. With the provision of wood and modular construction systems, value is added in tacklying climate change.

Material list

Roof elements from top
- Roofing material
- Breathing membrane
- Kerto Q LVL Panels
- Finnjoist FJI
Thermal insulation mineral wool
- Vapour barrier
- Fermacell plasterboard

Wall elements from out
- Kerto-Q closure panel
- Leno
- Thermal insulation mineral wool
- Finnjoist FJI
- Kerto-Q closure panel
- F30-B Fire rated plasterboard

Floor Elements from top
- Fermacell floor screed
- Mineral fibre impact sound insulation
- Fermacell Lime Splitter Floor Screed
- Kerto-Ripa Intermediate Floor Elements
- Spring rail
- Fermacell plasterboard

Ecological values

- Trees grow locally and are sustainable if well managed, hence providing a preserved ecosystem for future generations - Nature is always ready to partner with humans as trees provide oxygen - Construction with wood saves the environment - During manufacturing, construction and maintenance, wood requires very less energy than steel and concrete



  • Economical span (mm)
  • Thickness (mm) 345.5
  • Airbourne sound reduction factor (dB)
  • Impact sound transmission (dB) 38
  • Resistance to fire class
  • Thermal properties 10 R 0.1 U


  • A nice addition to the existing design M4 with the arrangement of the porch as a roof terrace. Note, that the load-bearing components which are directly exposed to weathering, such as the stairs should be planned with a suitable wood protection.
  • It looks very well developed as vacation living place concept. Optimization of spaces aligns with optimization of materials and optimization of vacations!
  • The idea is very well thought through and enables on the smallest space possible all the necessary living functions. The use of a light, strong material with the smallest of dimesions is essential for the this design. Kerto-LVL leans itself ideally to fullfill all these reuqirements.


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