Konga, a Lithuanian manufacturer of kitchens, had a creative idea when faced with a consistent supply of leftover materials: why not use the extra building materials to create its own line of prefabricated tiny homes? The end result is a lovely non-towable home that can function both on and off the grid and has a reasonable starting price of about US$59,000.
It’s important to notice that Konga isn’t implying that the house’s entire structure is composed of offcuts; rather, she is saying that they were, sensibly enough, utilized to build the kitchen of the tiny house.
The overall layout of the cabin was created by Danish architect Mette Fredskild, and it is completed with charred wood, which is intended to preserve and protect the wood while giving it a unique appearance. It has a lot of operable glazing that is large in size. Konga claims that it is also well insulated and capable of withstanding snowfall and cold temperatures.
A common open-plan living area takes up the majority of the interior, which is 28 sq m (301 sq ft) in size and appears to be done to a high degree. With oak flooring and hardwood oak veneer panels covering the walls, the space looks to be flooded with natural light.
The kitchen has a fridge, a gas burner that is fueled by propane, a sink, and a tonne of cabinets and shelving, as you might anticipate. A modest dining table and a living room space with a sofa and a wood-burning stove are nearby. Each side of the kitchen is home to one of the two bedrooms. The bedrooms are all open by default, but one of them might be converted into a home office with the addition of sliding doors for seclusion.
Separate rooms hold the toilet and bathroom with shower. The compact house also has a small utility room and a few hidden storage spaces.
Despite having a starting price of about $59,000, the off-grid equipment raises it to about $73,000. It’s only available in Europe as of this writing, but Konga is collaborating with US architects to make sure it complies with regional laws and standards. The company anticipates selling its first unit in the US in May.