Have you ever dreamed of building an actual house using your very own grown-up, sustainable version of LEGO? Meet Brikawood, the company making that dream a reality and transforming the modular home business.
Brikawood creates wooden bricks that interlock to create walls. This allows builders to assemble and disassemble an entire home without the use of glue, nails or screws. The wood-brick walls then get filled with wood shavings left over from the manufacturing of Brikawood bricks. These insulate both temperature and sound, which improve energy efficiency and peace of mind.
The company’s bricks are made out of wood harvested from quick-growing Douglas fir trees. The trees are sourced from sustainable forests and certified as eco-friendly. Since the wood shavings produced by the manufacturing of the bricks are used as insulation, the entire Brikawood production results in nearly zero waste.
The French company sells studio kits, which send buyers all of the equipment necessary to build a small wooden studio in their backyard. It also sells tiny home kits, which can be assembled on wheels for the ultimate road trip. According to Brikawood, you don’t even need to be experienced in construction in order to build one of their homes.
Curious about how a LEGO-like wooden house springs up out of thin air? Take a look at the assembly of a Brikawood house below:
The gap between Brikawood bricks also allows individuals to easily add electrical sheathing to their homes, helping simplify the building process. According to Mashable, Brikawood’s tiny house can be built by a group of friends in a matter of a couple of days, and the Douglas fir walls can stand for up to 50 years.
Interested in building yourself a pop-up cottage? Curious customers can reach out to Brikawood online for a quote, letting them know what kind of house you’re looking for, where you’re planning to build, and what your budget looks like. Happy construction!