A wildly hyped $95,000 'Loft' tiny home will be available in the US soon — see inside

  • Koda will ship its first North America-based Koda Loft to a customer in California this December.
  • The Koda Loft can be moved on a trailer in one piece, though a crane is required to fit the home into place.
  • The 396-square-foot home has a living room, kitchen, bathroom, and upstairs bedroom.
  • The $95,000 US version will be 86 square feet larger than the Europe iteration to accommodate a stacked washer and dryer and some towel space.
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Estonia's Koda will ship the first North America-based Koda Loft, the company's tiny movable home, to a customer in California this December.

Koda, which is a part of Kodasema OÜ, said it received constant messages from US clients requesting that the company deliver its movable tiny home overseas. The positive response from prospective customers prompted the company to do just that.

Koda currently has satellite offices in Europe, Canada, and now New York. 

The global tiny home builder has been focusing the majority of its production and sales on the Koda Loft, and US-based customers will have the option to pick between the original timber framed tiny home, or one constructed with structural insulated panels (SIPs).

The company also said that it's trying to expand beyond selling single Loft units by creating clusters of these Koda Lofts to create a Koda Park, which could come in the form of movable communities, shopping centers, villages, or business centers.

Keep scrolling to see inside the Koda Loft, which will soon be found in California and New York by the end of this year.

The Koda Loft that is being produced for US-based customers is slightly bigger (by 86 square feet) than the original European version, allowing the tiny home to fit a stacked washer and dryer and some towels.

Otherwise, the interior retains the original design as presented to Europe-based customers.

The Koda Loft can be moved in one piece on a trailer, though it requires a crane to fit the home into place.

However, there are a few requirements for where you can place the Loft.

For example, the building needs to be placed on land that has level footing and can support the weight of the home.

And to use certain amenities, the home needs to be plugged into water, electricity, and sewage points.

But otherwise, the Koda Loft takes only one day to install.

The exterior color and interior finishes can be customized according to the client’s requests.

The exterior of the home includes a ladder that drains rainwater, an open mailbox, and a bicycle holder.

There's a small patio attached to the home for outdoor relaxation.

The interior of the open-concept home has plywood-lined ceilings and walls, as well as laminate flooring.

The wool-insulated home can also withstand all four seasons.

For warmth during the winter, the floor in the living room, bathroom, and kitchen are all electrically heated.

The tiny home also comes with a ventilation system, and Koda specifically used a lighter interior color palette to prevent the home from overheating under direct sunlight.

The windows in the kitchen — and the upstairs bedroom— can open to let in fresh air.

According to Koda, the home has a "Nordic feel."

Source: Koda

Other than the mobility and minimalist living approach, the Koda Loft isn't too different from a normal home.

For example, there's a full kitchen equipped with a sink, refrigerator, induction cooktop …

… large counter space, and several storage cabinets.

A kitchen hood, dishwasher, and washing machine all come optional.

The tiny home also includes a dining table, which sits at the end of the kitchen beside the living room.

The bathroom comes with a toilet, sink, and shower.

Hot water is supplied via the water boiler.

The back wall has large windows that fill the home with natural light.

But at night, LED lights brighten up the tiny home.

KODA says the Loft is also multipurpose.

Besides serving as a home, the Koda Loft could also be converted into an office, cafe, store, or coworking space.


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