Thursday, June 21, 2018

Could Coodo Become Popular in the US?

The latest in tiny home innovation comes from LTG Lofts to Go – a German-based company who recently designed the Coodo 64. Using almost all recyclable materials, the Coodo is a prefabricated home ranging from 200 to 720-square feet and can be used as a retail space, restaurant, studio, office, or social space. Without any limitation on location, this is an ideal home for the adventurer interested in exploring parts of the world without sacrificing the comforts of home.

With design options ranging from one-room pods to entire stand alone tiny houses, LTG Lofts wanted to give homeowners the gift of flexibility. The prefabricated house is pretty much a blank canvas and since it’s box-like structure is modular, you can set the Coodo down in highly congested urban settings or right along the water’s edge in remote areas. With a small footprint, the house can be easily installed with minimal impact on the building site and the environment.

The Coodo could be the answer to FEMA’s problem of getting homes to disaster sites faster by stockpiling these non-HUD IRC compatible units in stacks instead of side by side like HUD units waiting for the next natural disaster. With one of the units holding the ‘wet’ areas such as the bathroom and kitchen as well as the living room, a second Coodo featuring 2 or 3 bedrooms could be stockpiled making it easier for large families to get more bedrooms.

LTG offers different Coodo types depending upon its intended use. The “Watercoodo,” for example, functions as a houseboat whereas the “Saunacoodo” is designed as a luxury one-room retail pod.

Installation in Minutes

The Coodo installation process is on-site and can take anywhere from a couple of minutes to a few hours. Transported on a flat bed truck to its final destination, LTG’s tiny home can be up-and-running within days of ordering. Since the assembly process is like stacking LEGOS, relocation is a breeze. In other words, homeowners can take their Coodo to their new location with minimal effort.

As for the home itself, everything is designed around reducing the environmental impact of the inhabitants inside. Whether it’s the multifunctional heat pump that doubles as a premium air filtration system, the triple-glazed full-length windows, or the premium insulation materials designed to reduce energy loss and heating/cooling expenses, the Coodo is built around sustainability. According to LTG’s website, all units are equipped with “low-pollutant, ecologically compatible, and mostly natural materials.” This includes the outdoor shaded deck which is built from recycled planking.

Smart Home Features

If you’ve always loved the convenience of a smart home, the Coodo will not disappoint. Homeowners can control their electrical devices by connecting their smartphone to LTG’s built-in wireless system. With optional features that include a security camera, movement sensor, temperature sensor, door and windows sensors, and smoke detector, owners will have the perfect balance between safety and comfort – with just a press of a button. All of the electrical components come pre-installed – meaning no additional wiring needed upon arrival.

LTG will soon be making a “Coodo 96,” which is larger than the “Coodo 64.” The company is also coming out with a “Coodo 64 Up,” which is a larger two-story model, and a “Watercoodo,” which sits on a floating platform in the water.

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