This air-tight energy efficient 33cm thick wall design creates a couple important benefits for the owner:
Lower bills - this house requires minimal heating
Longevity - the same building quality as large well-made houses
Pleasant climate - you are protected from all elements
Withstands harsh conditions - constructed to Norwegian standards
To read more about Pasive house standards, click here!
Cross section allows you to see what lies inside the wall of our tiny houses!
Frame + cladding
The main frame is made using C24 certified timber. Outer cladding is made with locally sourced solid wood planks which is a relatively inexpensive material in Latvia. The frame is durable and sturdy. Another bonus for a wooden frame is an option to attach another tiny house module to your existing one.
We use rock wool with thickness of 25 cm - also provides good soundproofing and is inflammable. All 6 planes of the house are insulated. Overall wall thickness is approximately 33 cm. Houses are suitable for harsh living conditions in the North and they also heat up a lot less in a hot sunny weather conditions.
Metal sheet roof and window sills. Can be built as single sloped or gable roof - according to client's needs.
Windows and doors
Triple-glazed wooden windows and doors. Frame made of pine wood. Clients can choose between European type windows or Scandinavian type windows that are opening outwards. PVC doors and windows also possible.
We opt for plywood that is made in Latvia. This material creates even surface, is very durable and long lasting. We use Osmo products to add shade and finish. Also, it hold bolts very well in case you want to add extra shelves on your walls.
Solid wooden floors are what we prefer on the main floor as well as loft floors. Wood and plywood is treated with Osmo products in your desired shade.
Furniture and cabinetry
As our homes are fully functional houses designed for a full-time living, so storage space is crucial. Most of the unique furniture and storage solutions are made by our carpenters using plywood. Kitchen can be custom made by our carpenters or furnished with IKEA cabinets.
Heating and ventilation
For any house to attain to Passive House standards it is equipped with an air recuperation system. That is a clever ventilation system that heats up the incoming air with the heat you already have in your house. We install Zehnder ComfoAir 70 in all our homes - saves money on heating and provides fresh air. Extra warmth in the house is provided by electric radiators. Water is heated with boiler.
Possible upon request. If you have solar panels on or near your tiny house, it can also charge your electric car - with free energy!
Estimated cost for an off-grid tiny house equipment and installation is 8000 EUR.
tinyhouse.lv houses are not just a getaway place or a fun short term project on wheels - our builds are affordable, solid forever homes.