Designed by Argentina-based Grandio, a company run by a group of architecture and engineering teachers, HÜGA House is a safe, strong tiny home with the added benefits of affordability and flexibility. The prefab tiny house is made out of precast concrete to make it nearly indestructible, and it can be installed in just one day without a foundation.
After noticing their students’ intense aspirations to explore the world unhindered by debt or roots, the designers at Grandio used their 77 years of combined experience to create a transportable tiny home that can withstand even the harshest of environments. Inspired by the bitter landscapes of Patagonia, HÜGA House’s concrete shell gives it enough strength to combat anything from snow and fire to humidity and mountain terrains. According to the architects, the house can even stay intact after being buried.
Looking inside, you’d never know that HÜGA House was built to almost bunker-style standards. The 45-square-meter plan is complemented by a set of large, panoramic windows, giving it plenty of natural light. There’s enough space for a small bedroom, a living room complete with a couch, bar-style seating and several other creature comforts. The sliding windows can be shuttered with folding metal screens that act as an awning when folded upward.
The prefab tiny house comes in one- or two-bedroom models, though both options include the supplementary mezzanine, bathroom, built-in storage, a kitchen and a dual living or dining space. HÜGA House borrows its name from hygge, the Danish word for comfort in one’s own space, in nature and in the company of others — a concept that is all too apparent in the cozy atmosphere Grandio has created in such a small footprint.
Currently available for preorder in North America, HÜGA House is manufactured offsite and installed virtually wherever the client desires within just 24 hours. Additionally, the prefab tiny house doesn’t require any type of foundation, so it can be easily picked up and moved to multiple locations.
Photography by Gonzalo Viramonte via Grandio