Klein Prefab Housing
Delivered anywhere in the world within a 6 months lead time Klein´s mission is to give the possibility of combining city life with owning a sustainable tiny house designed with the utmost care for living quality and built with the highest standard of craftsmanship. – Today 54% of the world´s population of 7,5 billion people lives in major cities and while we urbanites work hard, the majority of us can´t afford to buy a second home. We love a great escape on weekends and holidays. We fantasize about a home outside the city, at our favorite vacation spot, being on the beach or deep in the woods. But the realities of renovation costs, annual maintenance, and hefty down payments keep us from fulfilling this dream, Søren Rose explains.
The first model for the prefab-housing startup Klein is created by BIG architects, and situated in Upstate New York . The prototype named A45 is a small, black cabin with an angular roofline, a building of 17 square meters that includes an open-plan living and sleeping with a small cooktop, bath and a lofted area. BIG’s cabin is built from modules that are assembled on site, resting on four concrete piers. This method is intended to allow owners to construct their tiny houses in remote areas, without the need for heavy machinery. The A45 cabin is available to be customized inside and out, and this prototype includes fixtures and fittings from various Danish firms.
– What would it take to make you fall in love, to make a commitment to and to give a bold, loud yes to the tiny house way of living? We believe it will take the ultimate proposal – a beautiful synergy of form, function and freedom, Søren Rose says. The first Tiny House by BIG will be available soon. Photo: Matthew Carbone.