TINY HOUSE - M5 Smart space for living


TINY HOUSE for a minimalistic lifestyle or scaling down from a larger house into a smaller and smarter one is a perfect solution with this proposal - M5. The prefabricated TINY HOUSE is a limited blueprint building sitting on a 25 m2 space. The structure comprises of five main modules which are deliberately designed to accommodate a kitchen/dining, living, sleeping and sanitary areas. This project is purposely tailored to accommodate two persons comfortably and could be easily expanded to meet further wishes and it also serve as a platform to strengthen and explain the importance of building with Kerto LVL wood and modular systems. Without site specificity, the TINY HOUSE showcases the possibilities of living big in a small space with great comfort. Further, it acts as a strategy to reduce the human footprint on the environment and save energy as well. The deliberate design with an extra ceiling height 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 disposition with full height sliding doors. In other words, furniture for this project are crafted with space saving design ideas 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
  • Airbourne sound reduction factor (dB)
  • Impact sound transmission (dB) 38
  • Resistance to fire class
  • Thermal properties 10 R 0.1 U



Filename Size


  • 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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