Baltic coast folding cabin

Latvian startup Brette Haus installed its first folding house in December 2019 at the Baltic sea coast. This part of the coast is also known as Amber road because it was an ancient trade road that connected Nothern and Southern Europe. Also, the Gulf of Riga is an endless beach line.

This tiny cabin was installed in the land, called Veczemju(translated - old land), with the permission of its owners to provide accommodation for pedestrian travelers and camping lovers.

For many years building a house meant spending much time and putting plenty of effort. However, in our world of modern technologies, people can get a comfortable living zone much faster with prefabs.

Brette Haus manufactures standardized folding prefabs from 18 to 49 square meters in 8 weeks. And the price starts at 700 €/sq.m which makes these cabins pretty affordable.
Folding feature allows delivering cabins by conventional means without any limitations. Up to 100 sq.m of ready-to-use space could be delivered by one 12-meter platform(up to 4 tiny houses at once). In the folded state, Brette cabins have a container-like size.

There is no need for a permanent foundation. Cabins could be placed on any levelled ground, however, screw piles recommended.

The installation process takes under 3 hours including hookups, and useful space increases by 149% with the unfolding.

Only cross-laminated timber used to manufacture such cabins. It makes them sustainable, weather-resistant, and low-impact.

Actually, the amount of carbon dioxide stored in CLT® construction is more than the manufacturing emission.

This cabin can survive up to 100 folding cycles.

All the sanitary equipment and electrical engineering are already prefabricated.


Folding cabins designed to be able to go off-grid with just a few adjustments: a portable waste tank could be ordered with the cabin as well as solar energy kit.

This is a perfect solution for glamping and event business.

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Modern home with Exterior, Cabin Building Type, Wood Siding Material, Shed RoofLine, and Shingles Roof Material. Photo  of Baltic coast folding cabin
Modern home with Exterior, Prefab Building Type, Shingles Roof Material, Wood Siding Material, and Flat RoofLine. Manufacturing of these cabins require 99% less water than concrete constructions. Photo 2 of Baltic coast folding cabin

Manufacturing of these cabins require 99% less water than concrete constructions.

Photo 3 of Baltic coast folding cabin modern home
Unfold and plug it in! Photo 4 of Baltic coast folding cabin modern home

Unfold and plug it in!

Every cabin has its personal number for future maintenance and problem-solving. Photo 5 of Baltic coast folding cabin modern home

Every cabin has its personal number for future maintenance and problem-solving.

80 mm thick cross-laminated timber manufactured by Wigo Group factory Photo 6 of Baltic coast folding cabin modern home

80 mm thick cross-laminated timber manufactured by Wigo Group factory

Modern home with Exterior, Shed RoofLine, Wood Siding Material, Beach House Building Type, and Shingles Roof Material. Photo 7 of Baltic coast folding cabin
Modern home with Bedroom, Floor Lighting, and Light Hardwood Floor. Compact mezzanine suits for bedroom Photo 8 of Baltic coast folding cabin

Compact mezzanine suits for bedroom

Modern home with Windows, Picture Window Type, and Wood. Location is the most important part of tiny house. Photo 9 of Baltic coast folding cabin

Location is the most important part of tiny house.

Modern home with Living Room and Ceiling Lighting. Photo 10 of Baltic coast folding cabin
Natural wood interior. Photo 11 of Baltic coast folding cabin modern home

Natural wood interior.

Photo 12 of Baltic coast folding cabin modern home
Photo 13 of Baltic coast folding cabin modern home

Credits

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Architect
Builder
  • Wigo Group
Photographer
  • Gennadii Bakunin

Overview

Location
  • Structure
  • Mobile Home
  • Style
  • Scandanavian
  • Year
  • 2019
  • Square Feet
  • 240
  • Press