HÜGA, designed by Grandio is a tiny, precast concrete relocatable house on the ambitious mission to provide a cozy, comfortable, and indestructible home that is affordable for everyone in the world. Photography by Gonzalo Viramonte.
The company, Grandio, was founded 77 years ago in Argentina and is currently run by two architects and two engineers, university teachers. By observing their students, they have noticed that today’s young people desire to travel, explore, be unlimited by debt and social structures, live wherever they want, and align with what they believe.
So, they came up with a “HÜGA”, a fully designed and ready-to-move -home that can be placed wherever you want. The name spans from the Danish concept “Hygge,” a philosophy of life-based on living with alignment with yourself and nature and enjoying the company of your loved ones. The founders envision Hüga forming healthy communities of like-minded people, which would appeal to today’s conventional tiny-home crowd.
During the coronavirus pandemic, Grandio developed partnerships with precast concrete producers to be ready to supply Hüga throughout North America. During these troubling times, Grandio has seen growing customer interest in North America and Europe. People in all age groups are in the look for something affordable, convenient, and mobile-friendly.
45m2 Hüga (3,90 x 3,90 x 11m) is built with an appreciation of the outdoors by having large panoramic windows that blend into nature and allow more natural light.
Hüga is movable and stress-free maintenance. By modern construction methods and materials used, it is indestructible. It can be placed on the mountains; it will resist Quebec’s snowfalls and tornados of Florida or humidity of Louisiana. It can even be buried. Hüga was designed considering all kind of environmental conditions such as those we find in the Andes in the Argentinian Patagonia, a mountain chain shared by Argentina and Chile with a cold, dry climate, and powerful winds as well as in a very humid environment like Florida in USA. It is ready to be accredited with the best qualifications in energy efficiency standards.
Hüga was thought to accommodate the owners in all stages of their life. Initially, an owner can start by buying an original 45m2 Hüga, with one bedroom, relax zone (mezzanine with space for a 2-seater mattress), zoned bathroom, kitchen, and living-dining room. At a later stage in life, he can buy an additional Hüga-unit with two bedrooms or expand the living room and lounge area. There is a lot of space for flexibility and the ability to accommodate different budgets.
Hüga will provide a home for anyone around the world. Hüga is available for preorder in North America. Once produced, it will be transported and installed in the desired location in only one day without the need for the foundation.
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