Tiny house life is looking ever more enticing.
As people everywhere seek out ways to live more affordably and sustainably, an Estonia-based company has designed a unique low-cost dwelling that’s winning fans all over the world.
Iglucraft’s adorable wood shingle cabins and saunas have been snapped up by celebrities including David Beckham and Gordon Ramsey, who have been using them to create a design statement in the gardens of their vast homes.
If you happen to own a small piece of land and you suss out the relevant planning permission however, one of these could make a cosy tiny home, office or guest house for a great deal less than the average new build.
The transportation cost of getting your completed cabin from Estonia to Cork is €2,800 (+ VAT) for the smaller cabins and €4,440 (+ VAT) for the biggest cabin.
Built by skilled craftsmen, who have remastered Nordic spruce-shingle techniques used by their forefathers hundreds of years ago, Iglucraft create outdoor saunas in three sizes, as well as a selection of fabulous cabins in five designs to accommodate guests, holidaymakers and families.
First things first; all Iglucraft cabins come equipped with electric heating, hot and cold running water, openable windows and TV cables. The wooden frames are finished with internal wooden panelling and insulated flooring.
The smallest cabin (€16,590 +VAT and delivery) is 10sqm in size and features a double bed, kitchen and dining room.
If you don’t fancy venturing into the woods in the dead of night, to include a bathroom you’ll need to plump for the 19.7sqm ‘Model 3’ cabin (€25,950).
A similar design with a little extra space, this one includes a loo, shower, one double bedroom, a kitchen and a dining room.
The largest cabin model is the Family Hut (€36,590), which boasts two double beds, a fully functioning kitchen and bathroom and a smart dining room that converts into a bedroom at night.
You can bet they’re cosy too; every cabin is insulated and tested in the severe Nordic climate.
How do they get here?
All Iglucraft cabins and saunas exit the factory on a standard articulated lorry in one piece, ready to use. They can be lifted by forklift and moved to position or can be craned directly into place.
The Beckhams installed the €13,290 Triple Sauna, which features a steam room, changing room and a wash room in their luxe Cotswolds estate. At €8,290 however, the Single Sauna accommodates four people, making it the more affordable choice if you’re keep to add a little Iglucraft magic to your garden.