summer house moselund

sustainable summerhouse of 35m2 with huge terrace of 35m2.
price for the wooden raw house in 70mm incl. delivery 105 000,- dkk
price for windows from a danish supplier 28 000,- dkk incl. delivery

The price for the wooden raw house includes some hours for architectural advice to an existing blueprint of a mini house, drawings for the building application, etc.

This house is a really good example, that it is possible to build a mini house with a small budget. Some things might take a little longer, but it is also nice to enjoy every little step of the building process.
Construction year: Aug 2015
architect: Susanne Benfer |

Our house just has 200mm of insulation in the floor, because our budget was exhausted. Now in the winter period a lot of energy is necessary to heat up the house, and the climate gets a little humid. So it was quite obvious that insulation would be the next necessary […]

intelligent steam barrier and after-insulation

selv bygg køkken kolo
We did built our first kitchen for just 105 €. Everything is a bit shabby, but we are quite satisfied. There is a material list beneath the pictures. I will try to post some more pictures from the inside of the cupboard as soon as possible. materials counter top , […]

Building a kitchen for 105 €

gulvvarme el fyr
Today it was finally possible to try our underfloor heating system, because we got an electrical heating boiler attached. It was a long process to figure out which kind of heating device we will use, also due to our economics. So we decided actually to get a heat pump. But […]

A heater for the underfloor heating

kolonihavehus med stor terrasse
After the winter it was time to finish the wooden terrace. Now it is also possible to enjoy the patio that got created. The big wooden terrace of 35m2 gives the house of 35 m2 a really spacious atmosphere. We used different substructures for our terrace. On top of the […]

finishing the terrace

skydedør kolonihavehus byg selv
After the winter break we are continuing our building project with new energy and money saved up. The loft needs a banister and the toilet a sliding door. We were building a low-price solution out of wood and acrylic glass. Mini house also designs  furniture and interiors. 🙂

sliding door and banister

hems i kolonihavehus
Finally we are attaching the loft inside the house and create some extra square meters and room.


overdækket terrasse
Building of the patio to connect the houses. Later on we are also planning a glass roof for the front part.


havelåge kolo
Our old gate was about to fall apart, plus that we wanted to have a gate, that would give us a little more privacy. We got an iron frame,  on which we applied wooden boards.

new gate

gulvvarme gør det selv
We are busy with establishing the underfloor heating. It is quite easy to establish. We can help you with the planning. You will receive a detailed drawing with the pipes position from us, and we can help you establishing it.  The system is very economical either.

establishing the underfloor heating

kloakering i kolonihave
Our sustainable house has a compost toilette.  A great decision. It is not smelly at all, and saving a lot of dirt water. For the rest of the dirt water, we need to establish sewage. As you can see on the picture, our earth is really full of clay. To […]


A round window is a strong design element for a house. Since it is also very expensive, we bought this one used on ebay. Now we painted it and finally installed it. The frame for the window was made with a laser cutter.  

round window

vinduer i bjælkehus
Finally we are busy with installing the windows and the roof. For the roof we have chosen EPDM, which is a synthetic produced rubber. It is long lasting and can easily take a grass roof, which is our goal in the near future. EPDM can be ordered in large pieces, […]

installing the windows and the roof

As you can see, we have professional equipment and staff to get started with our foundation. The house got delivered to the garden as you can see in the back of the picture, and the weather is dry enough to dig the holes in the garden without sinking totally.

We are finally starting

After 6 weeks of waiting the log house arrived on time today. Actually, due to the wet summer it even arrived to early, because the foundation is not even finished.  

The log house arrived

The drawings with the wood construction needs to be checked regarding all measurements. When everything is corrected and confirmed the houses will go in production. This whole process is really quit some fun. Nice to know, that we have chosen a profession we like. Hopefully after this “showhouse” more projects […]

wood construction

The wood construction of our little summer house will be a log cabin. To avoid poluttant emission, we changed the basic idea of building a wood frame house. We want to build as ecological as possible, plus that assambling a log house is quit some fun. We found a really […]

sustainable architecture

The building application for the little summerhouse got confirmed. Now we need to find construction workers that creates the foundation and a carpentry that can build the basic wood construction.  

building application

today our model for the little summer house got created with the laser cutter. The cutter does a very precise job, and is much faster than creating a model by hand. You just need an Autocad Drawing, and the cutter does it’s job. 🙂

model manufacturing with the laser cutter