New housing types, the addition of extra storeys, small plots of land and the scarcity of energy resources: the “Tiny House” from Holzbau Schweiz takes up these challenges – and naturally in wood. Environmentally friendly, flexible and inexpensive. These are the arguments in favour of this renewable building material, alongside a balanced and pleasant indoor climate.
The project template for the Tiny House was developed in an accompanied student architectural competition at Bern University of Applied Sciences in Burgdorf as part of a semester paper. The "Porch” project by architecture students Antonella Carfi and Sela Farner was selected as the house to be built. The execution planning and implementation were conducted by S. Müller Holzbau AG.
The compact two-person house built in timber was constructed in just three days in the exhibition hall. On the fourth day, the interior finishing work was completed. The well-versed team of project managers and craftsmen made it possible to comply with the tight time schedule. Forward-looking planning and precise execution of the prefabricated elements were key requirements here. The partners working on the installation were deployed as early on as possible. While the facade was being mounted on the outside, work on the interior had long since commenced.
After the exhibition, the Tiny House will be rebuilt at its definitive location in Bazenheid (SG). The characteristics of this small building plot were key constraints for the two architects. Building permission was given for the project and interested purchasers have already come forward.
The Tiny House is certified with the “Schweizer Holz” and “CO₂-Institut” labels.
Location: Hall 1.1, Stand D30