ÖÖD: A Small Modern Abode You Install In Just Eight Hours
Prefabricated for anywhere, designed for everything.
The concept for ÖÖD, a prefabricated glass structure built to accommodate any creative housing idea, came to be through grassroots brainstorming. While looking for a well-designed, woodsy destination getaway, Estonian brothers Andreas and Jaak Tiik realized — there isn’t one. Well, there isn’t one that is completely private, made of mirrors, equipped with heated floors, and installable in under eight hours. Andreas and Jaak were hiking in southern Estonia hoping to find a camping experience that combines the beauty of nature and modern design. All of the abodes they came across were lackluster, dorm-like rooms for up to ten people. When they discovered options were slim, the Tiik brothers decided to take it upon themselves to bring their ideal habitat to life.
With ÖÖD, Andreas and Jaak are taking innovative lodging concepts to the next level. These 200-square-foot homes of steel, glass, and thermally treated wood are made in Estonia. And, due to their small footprint, the Nordic-outfitted spaces can be installed just about anywhere without harming its surrounding natural environment. In an official statement, the brothers described the ÖÖD living space as, "an attractive hotel room located amid nature that is an experience as well as accommodation." The glass homes melt into their environment. From the interior, folks can see through the UV-wrapped glass walls of the unit, while from the exterior, the walls are completely reflective.
The Insta-approved getaway is similar in appearance to Doug Aitken’s Desert X ranch house, “Mirage.” Aitken’s Coachella Valley installation, posted by thousands, appealed to anyone with a camera and desire for an experience.
Whether geared toward personal travel or residential development, ÖÖD houses are simple and versatile. At $65,000 a pop, the houses can be purchased in numbers to create multi-unit complexes and conference facilities, or as a single small home, restaurant, or office space. Clients from Estonia to Finland to Hawaii already placed orders for ÖÖD installations, and the first United States units will arrive in California this December. In an official interview, when asked how things are going, Andreas replied, “We have been so overwhelmed by all the crazy ideas that our customers want to bring to life in all their stunning locations. We absolutely cannot wait to help them get those projects off the ground and reach a wider audience.” Add us to the list, and we'll take our ÖÖD to-go, please.