A Small Prefab House Intended To Change Our Way Of Living

Meet Hüga, a new and innovative type of prefab house developed by studio Grandio. It’s a compact and small house inspired by minimalism and the philosophy based on the idea that happiness doesn’t have to be linked to the material things that surround us. 

A large folding mesh screen adds an another layer of protection for the front of the houseView in gallery
A large folding mesh screen adds an another layer of protection for the front of the house

Living peacefully in a small and cozy home is what many of us crave and we also want to be able to make changes to our living environment as we grow and change. This prefab house offers all of that and more. It was developed over a period of 2 years and one of its main attributes is versatility. It has a living surface of 45 square meters and it can be reduced or expanded upon in order to adapt to the needs of its inhabitants. 

The design as a whole is simple and intended to put a focus on modestyView in gallery
The design as a whole is simple and intended to put a focus on modesty
The mezzanine is where the sleeping area is, just bi enough for a two-person mattress and some basic furnitureView in gallery
The mezzanine is where the sleeping area is, just bi enough for a two-person mattress and some basic furniture
The rest of the functions are clustered on the ground floor in an open floor planView in gallery
The rest of the functions are clustered on the ground floor in an open floor plan

The structural shell of the house is made from a lightweight polymer which allows it to be transported on site via truck. Once there, a reinforced concrete layer is added, bringing the house to a total weight of around 55 Tn. Thanks to this process the house can be installed in only one day. It doesn’t require any additional work to be done on the site such as installing a foundation for example and it can be brought to virtually any location. 

The living area is oriented towards a large window which is intended to serve as a focal pointView in gallery
The living area is oriented towards a large window which is intended to serve as a focal point

Inside, it’s a 3.90 x 3.90 x 11 m volume organized into several areas. There’s a mezzanine floor where the bedroom and relaxation area are and the kitchen, living and dining area and the bathroom are on the ground floor. Large windows fill the interior with natural sunlight and allow the small space to appear bright and airy. The house comes fully equipped, ready to become a home. 

The structural frame of the house is lightweight and can be transported via truckView in gallery
The structural frame of the house is lightweight and can be transported via truck
The installation process is easy and can be completed in one day without the need for a foundationView in gallery
The installation process is easy and can be completed in one day without the need for a foundation
The house comes fully equipped and ready to be moved into with everything in place for its new ownerView in gallery
The house comes fully equipped and ready to be moved into with everything in place for its new owner
Light colors were chosen in order to give the interior a spacious and airy feelView in gallery
Light colors were chosen in order to give the interior a spacious and airy feel
The occasional accent color adds a cheerful vibe to the interior and gives character to the houseView in gallery
The occasional accent color adds a cheerful vibe to the interior and gives character to the house
Large mirrors also help to emphasize the impression of spaciousness, particularly in the bedroomView in gallery
Large mirrors also help to emphasize the impression of spaciousness, particularly in the bedroom