We strive to build as close to the Passive House standards as possible. Read more about 5 principles of building a Passive House here.
Frame + cladding
The main frame and 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 follow the Passive House principles when choosing insulation. We use rock wool with thickness of 25 cm. All 6 planes of the house are insulated. Overall wall thickness is approximately 30 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, window sills and gutter kit.
Windows and doors
PVC triple-glazed windows and doors - energy efficiency is the main objective when windows and doors are selected. Wooden doors and windows also possible.
We opt for plywood that is made in Latvia. This material creates even surface, can be painted in your desired colour and is very durable and long lasting. Also, it hold bolts very well in case you want to add extra shelfs on your walls.
Wooden floors are what we prefer on the main floor as well as loft floors, but Click-vinyl is another good option.
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. Extra warmth in the house is provided by a heat pump technology. Water is heated with flow-through water heater.
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.