Los Angeles-based tiny house company Vika Living has recently revealed a compact Accessory Dwelling Unit called the Vika One, which is fully prefabricated and delivered flat-packed on-site, to simply unfold into position within an hour.
Los Angeles-based tiny house company Vika Living has recently revealed its compact Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) that pops up within an hour. Dubbed Vika One, it’s named after the Swedish word for fold (vika) and is designed to do exactly that. Made with structurally insulated panels (SIP), the tiny home is fully prefabricated (wiring and plumbing included) and delivered flat-packed on-site, to simply unfold into position.
“We recognize that today’s permanent construction solutions cannot solve for all of our complex housing needs,” said Vika Living co-founders Scott Kevern and Jeff Howard. “We’re focused on providing a flexible and economical housing alternative, without commitment to decades-long time frames or permanent structures… Vika One units unfold to set up in one hour each. No foundations or heavy equipment needed.”
The 144-sq-ft (13.4-sq-m) floor plan comprises an open-plan shared bedroom, living, dining, kitchen area, and a hidden compact bathroom. The tiny home boasts 8.5-ft (2.6-m)-high ceilings, a floor-to-ceiling feature glass wall, a 42-sq-ft (3.9-sq-m) outdoor terrace, and comes complete with furnishings and fixtures such as double bed, table, chairs, kitchen, heating/cooling system, shower, toilet, storage units, and all hookups for water, power, and sewage.
Buyers also have the option of purchasing an off-grid model, which comes complete with rooftop solar panels and batteries, water collection and off-grid waste systems, which can all be adjusted according to site needs.
Apart from being a good fit for a home office, glamping sites, eco-retreats or backyard housing, since it can simply unfold on site and its delivery/installation costs are greatly reduced, the Vika One is also designed to provide shelter during an emergency situation.