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Biokabin: our modular eco-home to snap & build in backyard, Nature

People have asked us over the years, “if you were to build a simple home, what would it look like?” So we decided to build one. Enter Biokabin, a modular eco-home made of wood.

At first we didn’t know everything about it, but we were sure that house needed to belong to the place, to be healthy and to age well. But the real challenge was: could we build it ourselves without fancy tools, and to create a design that could work for other people as well?

Over the past couple years, with the help of architect and carpenter friends, we designed and built a modular home that can be as small as 100 square feet (one module) to as large as you’d like by simply adding modules. The components are cut in a factory and can be assembled with just a few people, and a wrench and a ladder (no need for a crane).

Living in small apartments and seeing very compact spaces we also realized that it’s not the layout, but the 3D-space that matters, so we wanted to design something high to allow for two-story setups. Style and quality were important so we used our collective experience of Scandinavian, Mediterranean and California design.

Soon we will be building the first three-module Biokabin Living as an ADU in our California backyard, but we would love to see it in other parts of California or Southern Europe (as a start). We can only produce ten the first year because we want to be able to focus on each one. Take a look: Biokabin.