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Published in Around the World on 24/10/2016

KODA – A Solar Powered House That Can Move

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Much of our quality of life depends on both our home and its location meeting our needs. When choosing where to live however, we may take risks on both fronts. It can be difficult to make major changes to a conventional home as inconvenient and extensive repairs are often involved, or even full demolition and reconstruction.

Moreover, houses and apartments can’t be moved – but KODA can. KODA is free-standing, not fixed to the ground, and its design and structure allow it to be assembled and disassembled many times over. Dismantling and preparation for transport can therefore take as little as four to seven hours – even less if you simply want it to face a different direction. All of this gives you more freedom to make changes to suit your needs.

KODa-Design

Living in a KODA house is neither a drain on the environment nor your bank account. With solar panels on the roof, KODA returns more power to the grid than it uses. Features like these mean that little or no energy is wasted:

• use of smart systems
• thin but well-insulated walls (with a U value of 0.1 W/m²K)
• quadruple glazing (with a U value of 0.3 W/m²K) and
• innovative LED lighting and architecture (which makes maximum use of sun).

Materials are also used sustainably. For example, the construction of one unit requires as little as 9 m³ of concrete and, at the end of its life, components can be disassembled and reused easily. Erecting or relocating a KODA house doesn’t require extensive digging and laying foundations either. In fact, as roomy as it is, KODA has a very small footprint – little more than 25 m2.

Yours in Just Seven Hours

KODA’s components are manufactured in a controlled and optimised factory environment. As a result erection on a chosen site takes no more than seven hours sparing the neighbours and surrounding area the noise, dust and other inconvenience of ongoing construction work. KODA doesn’t need any special finishing once built either – allowing you to move in straight away.

Thanks to its solid structure a KODA house can be assembled on different surfaces (gravel, asphalt and others) without the additional work of digging up the ground and laying foundations. All KODA needs is a level footing and connection points for water, electricity and sewerage.

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